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Did Pres. G. W. Bush Give the Best Commencement Speech Ever?

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

George W. Bush gave the commencement address to Southern Methodist University’s 2015 graduating class this past weekend.

He might have given the most encouraging piece of advice any mediocre college student could ever hope to hear…

Fox News posted the following video:

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Marquette University Honors Cop Killer With Mural

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

I think Michelle Malkin sums it up well in her tweet below.

Via Twitchy.

Marquette University honors ’70s cop-killer, prison escapee Assata Shakur with mural

Charles Sykes, editor-in-chief of Right Wisconsin, points his readers to a post in the Marquette Warrior by...

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High School Students Get College Credit from Cambridge

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s not credit from just any college. It’s Cambridge University!

WTSP reports.

Polk school to offer Cambridge college courses

It’s the equivalent of attending college at the University of Cambridge in England for two years, only students will do it from a Polk County high school.

The prestigious college program is being offered at Winter...

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Northeastern Prof Worried That Tsarnaev Execution Will Be Expensive

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Here are my feelings on the subject: So what?

Professor James Alan Fox writes at USA Today.

Tsarnaev death expensive justice: James Fox

After 10 grueling weeks of testimony, with over 100 witnesses taking the stand and over 700 exhibits being entered into the record, the long-anticipated verdict is finally in: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is...

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Free College Tuition Bill

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:30am

This goes further than Obama’s plan by making four-year colleges free.

Bloomberg reports.

Bernie Sanders to Introduce Bill to Make College Tuition-Free

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation on Tuesday to make public college tuition-free in the United States.

“We live in a highly competitive global economy and, if our economy is to...

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Arizona State Students Say ‘Walk Only’ Zones Are Ableist

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Do you get the sense that some people are always looking for new ways to be offended?

Pundit Press reports.

Students Petition ASU to Change Name of “Walk Only” Zones, Saying Name is “Offensive,” “Ableist”

Students at Arizona State University are petitioning the college to drop the name of “walk-only” zones, claiming the word...

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Law Suit Alleges West Chester U. Hid Millions and Cost Pennsylvania $146 mil

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

If the allegations are true, that’s an awful lot of taxpayer cash.

Alison Burdo reports for the Philadelphia Business Journal:

West Chester University hid millions, hoodwinked state for $146 million: Lawsuit

West Chester University’s former chief budgeting officer is claiming the suburban Philadelphia school lied about its budget for three years so it could...

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Feminist Student Group Fails to Change Policy of the Catholic Church

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Here’s an idea. If you don’t agree with Catholic doctrine, don’t go to a Catholic school.

Matt Lamb reports at the College Fix.

Feminists botch petition to get condoms on Catholic campus, blame government

Two stillborn attempts to seed DePaul with prophylactics

After having its bubble burst on an aborted condom initiative, a feminist group is...

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Purdue Trashes All of its Free Speech Codes

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Maybe there’s hope yet…

Purdue’s recent elimination of all campus speech codes, codes that serve to restrict first amendment rights, earned the university the top spot on on the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education’s (FIRE) free speech list.

From FIRE’s blog:

Purdue University Eliminates All of Its Speech Codes, Earns FIRE’s Highest Rating

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Kennesaw State Student Accused of Harassment While Waiting for an Advisor

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is just bizarre. I can’t figure out what the problem is here.

From the Huffington Post.

Kennesaw State Student Told That Waiting For An Advisor Is ‘Harassing’

Kennesaw State University is looking into a video circulating online of a staff member threatening to call security on a student who said he was waiting...

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Fewer Americans Feel A College Degree is Worth It

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:00am

Fewer people think going to college is worth it.

Rasmussen Reports reports.

Is A College Degree Really Worth What You Pay?

More Americans think it’s a good idea for everyone to get additional schooling after high school, even though they’re less convinced than they were several years ago that a college degree is worth...

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Complaint Says Harvard Discriminates Against Asian-Americans

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 9:30am

Are Asian-Americans discriminated against for doing too well in academics?

FOX News reports.

Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

A complaint Friday alleged that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants by setting a higher bar for admissions than that faced by other groups.

The complaint, filed by a coalition of 64 organizations, says the university...

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Columbia Student Complains About Going to An Ivy League School

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 8:00am

An article criticizing and praising the Ivy experience.

Vice reports.

Going to an Ivy League School Sucks

There have been few things in my life that I’ve wanted as bad as admission into an Ivy League school. Many students, especially children of immigrants (like me), conflate the American dream with going to an Ivy....

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University of Arizona Complaint Causes Ohio High School to Change Logo

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

A dispute over an all too familiar logo resulted in this Ohio high school’s graphic change.

USA Today High School Sports reports:

Ohio school to change logo after complaint from University of Arizona

Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, Ohio, is in search of a new logo, and it wasn’t the school’s choice.

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Maryland Bill Protects Online Privacy for Students

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

Online privacy is an issue that’s very important to college students today.

Shelby Emmett of the FIRE blog reports.

Maryland Passes Bill to Protect Students’ Online Privacy

On April 10, the Maryland legislature passed legislation to protect the online privacy rights of students enrolled in institutions of postsecondary education. The law was signed by...

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U. of Southern California’s First-Year MFA Class Drops Out in Protest

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

And entire first year class dropped out because of, “the University’s unethical treatment of its students.” All seven of them…

According to Matt Stromberg at Hyperallergic:

Entire First-Year MFA Class Drops Out in Protest at the University of Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Citing “the University’s unethical treatment of its students,” the entire...

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Obama Administration Wants New Rules for Campus Financial Products

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

The Obama administration sure is fond of creating new rules and regulations.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Fight Over Campus Banking

The Obama administration is taking on banks and other financial firms with new rules that would ban certain fees they can charge college students as well as restrictions on how they...

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Sweet Briar College President Will Not Attend Final Commencement

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00am

He says disruptions will occur if he attends.

Fox News reports.

Sweet Briar College president to be absent from final commencement, cites possible disruption

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – Sweet Briar College’s president has told students he will not participate in what is scheduled to be the school’s final commencement because he says there are...

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Student Accepted to All Ivy League Schools Chooses University of Alabama

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:30am

It’s good to have choices.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Student accepted into all 8 Ivy Leagues – why he turned them all down is brilliant

This. Is. Awesome.

Ronald Nelson was accepted into all eight Ivy League universities. Ronald Nelson then turned down every Ivy League school.

He’s headed to the University of Alabama,...

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Menlo College is Home for Saudi Elites and Royalty

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00am

Why are the Saudi elites and royalty heading to this small California college?

SF Gate reports.

Tiny Menlo College is like home for Saudi elite

More than half a century ago, a professor from Menlo College in Atherton took a vacation to Saudi Arabia, a struggling young country despite recent oil wealth, and spent...

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Hackers in China Target Penn State

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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:30pm

Someone in China, maybe more than one someone, attempted to hack into Penn State’s engineering school.

NBC News reports:

Penn State Hit by China-Based Hacker, University Says

The engineering school at Penn State was the target of two sophisticated hacking attacks, one of which cybersecurity experts say originated in China, the university announced...

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Brookstone College of Business to Close

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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

The higher ed bubble strikes again.

The Charlotte Observer reports.

For-profit Brookstone College of Business closing down

A small for-profit college with campuses in Charlotte and Greensboro said Wednesday that it is shutting down.

Brookstone College of Business cited the impact of federal regulations that aim to make career-training programs prove they lead to jobs...

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