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Oxford Taking Fire For Fossil Fuel Investments

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

Anti-fossil fuel tree huggers are all riled up over Oxford University’s decision to defer endowment investment decisions.

Karl Mathiesen reports at The Guardian:

Students occupy Oxford university in fossil fuel divestment protest

Students occupied an administrative building at Oxford university on Monday in protest at the university’s decision...

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Education Prof Defends Yik Yak on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:00am

The professor notes that anonymity can sometimes be a good thing.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

Education Prof Writes in Defense of Yik Yak and Online Anonymity

The popular phone app Yik Yak, which allows users to anonymously share comments with nearby app users, has been attacked by college administrators and student...

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Fraternity At Penn State Suspended For Allegedly Posting Nude Pics Of Women On Facebook

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9:30am

I really hope this isn’t true…

Ray Sanchez reports for CNN:

Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures

(CNN)A Pennsylvania State University fraternity has been suspended after allegedly posting on a private Facebook page compromising photos of women, including some who appeared to be asleep or passed out.

The suspension of Kappa Delta...

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Jewish Frat Building at Vanderbilt Defaced With Swastikas

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s hard to imagine what possesses someone to do something so vile.

Kelly Halom of the Vanderbilt Hustler reports.

Administration, Hillel respond to swastika graffiti at AEPi

Early Saturday morning, two swastikas were spray-painted in the elevator of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, and another swastika was painted on a...

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Is There Really A Gender Gap In Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

This Economist article argues it’s a matter of body chemistry.

The weaker sex

“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them...

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University of Georgia Drops Free Speech Zones

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is great news. Now if we can just get every other school with free speech zones to do the same thing, we’ll be in good shape.

Victoria Webb of Campus Reform has the story.

U. of Georgia abandons free speech zones

The University of Georgia released a new free speech policy earlier this...

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Higher Education Not in Crisis Says Janet Napolitano

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Some people would disagree with this analysis. Higher ed bubble, anyone?

Ms. Napolitano recently wrote at the Washington Post.

Higher education isn’t in crisis

So let’s be clear. Higher education in this country is not in crisis. Instead, it is in motion, and it always has been. Higher education evolves as knowledge expands, societies...

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The Campus Rape Epidemic That Doesn’t Exist

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Minding the Campus has published the transcript of an important panel on campus rape. Here’s the description.

‘The Rape Epidemic on Campus Does Not Exist’

This is the edited transcript of Manhattan Institute’s March 10 panel discussion of “The Truth About Campus Sexual Assault” featuring Heather Mac Donald (City Journal), KC Johnson (Brooklyn...

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Do Activities Outside the Classroom to Find Your College Major

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

Don’t just take classes to find your major, get out of school and try different things.

U.S. News reports.

Seek Out-of-School Experiences to Help Choose a College Major

Out-of-school experiences can be an excellent source of not just social, personal and emotional growth, but also of clarification. As high school students begin to consider...

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Prager University – Is This the Most Important Date in U.S. History?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Pierce College history professor Richard McMillan explains why the most important date in American history may not be the one you think.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

What was perhaps the most determinative date in American history? July 4, 1776? Pearl Harbor? September 11? How about…July 28,...

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Were These Students Kicked-Out Of An Anti-Racist Meeting For Being White?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:30am

According to The Daily Caller, two journalism students at Ryerson University in Toronto were not welcomed at an anti-racist meeting held on campus.

Blake Neff writes:

Two Students Kicked From Anti-Racist Meeting For Being White

Two white students at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada were barred from attending an anti-racism meeting at the school...

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Muslim Student Leader at U. Missouri Protests Campus Screening of ‘American Sniper’

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:00am

The student claims the film will make her feel unsafe. Oh, and it’s also a racist movie.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Muslim student leader protests campus screening of ‘American Sniper’

An upcoming campus screening of American Sniper at the University of Missouri has drawn fire for potentially offending Muslim members of...

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Did OU Break The Law When They Expelled Frat Members?

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

According to this law professor, OU chose breaking the law over bad publicity.

Glenn Reynolds writes in USA Today:

OU broke the law to avoid bad press: Column

It has been a bad spell for the University of Oklahoma. First, some members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were videotaped singing a racist s...

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New Net Neutrality Rules Will Affect College Students

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Do you enjoy watching Netflix movies in your dorm room?

Read this report from Zach Epstein at Yahoo News.

How the FCC’s great new net neutrality rules could ruin Netflix for you

You just can’t please everyone… The Federal Communications Commission issued its final net neutrality rules earlier this week, and some people still...

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Senator Attacks Penn State For Inviting Former Terrorist Bill Ayers to Speak

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

Bill Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground, is slotted to speak at Penn State on a panel.

Senator slams Penn State plan for Weather Underground speech

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s president should cancel plans to have a co-founder of the violent anti-war group the Weather Underground speak on...

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Interest Grows in College Shooting Teams

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is a fascinating development and is changing the attitudes of some students.

Michael S. Rosenwald reports at the Washington Post.

Gun industry’s helping hand triggers a surge in college shooting teams

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In between completing problem sets, writing code, organizing hackathons, worrying about internships and building solar cars, a group of...

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Berkeley Has Protest for Gender Inclusive Bathrooms

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

The group behind the protest is called the Bathroom Brigade. The workload must be light right now at Cal.

Dwinelle Hall bathroom protest addresses issue of all-gender restrooms on campus

On Wednesday morning, a small group of students posted signs and occupied bathrooms in Dwinelle Hall as part of an ongoing effort to pressure...

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Outbreak of Norovirus Hits Oakland University

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:00am

This report confirms a fundamental rule for good health. Wash your hands once in a while.

Paul Kampe of the Oakland Press reports.

Norovirus outbreak reported at Oakland University

A Norovirus outbreak is affecting more than a dozen students on the campus of Oakland University.

Thirteen students at the Rochester-area campus of more than 20,000...

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University Of Alabama’s Men’s Basketball Coach Canned

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 9:30am

The announcement was made late Sunday afternoon.

WBRC reports:

University of Alabama fires men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
The Director of Athletics at the University of Alabama announced Sunday that Anthony Grant would not be retained as head coach of the men’s basketball team.

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Washington State Student Group Drafts List of Demands for University President

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:00am

No surprises here, folks. From the College Fix.

Washington State group drafts list of demands for WSU president

At a meeting of Washington State University’s WSUWakeUp group, its leaders “expanded [their] campaign to other underrepresented groups on campus” as they developed a list of grievances to deliver to the school president, Elson Floyd.

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Stories From A College Dropout — Why She Believes It Was The Best Decision For Her

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

To college or not to college? This student chose the latter.

Eleanor Doughty writes at The Telegraph:

University: ‘dropping out was the best thing for me’

“I only went to university because it was expected of me” is an explanation that few dare to give of their experience of higher education. But this is...

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‘Sexual Respect’ Requirement at Columbia Inspires Mockery

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

Who thinks up these requirements and how are they supposed to enrich your college education?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Columbia’s ‘sexual respect’ requirement ignites frustration, mockery

A month ago Columbia University revealed its “sexual respect” education program — a requirement designed “to reinforce that community citizenship is a critical part of...

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