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Colleges Where Grads Have The Least Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:30pm

Americans owed more in student debt than any other kind of household debt other than mortgages in 2013.

US News reports.

10 Colleges Where Graduates Have the Least Debt

At Princeton University, the average debt for 2014 graduates who borrowed was $6,600.

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular...

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Rhodes Statue to Remain at Oxford University

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00am

Angry alums and donors made their voices heard.

The Guardian reports.

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford University after alumni threaten to withdraw millions

The governing body of Oriel College, which owns the statue, has ruled out its removal after being warned that £1.5m worth of donations have already been cancelled, and that...

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These Colleges Have the Best Student Retention

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:30am

Leading is Columbia and University of Chicago at 99 percent.

US News reports.

Colleges Where Freshmen Usually Return

The process of finding the right college doesn’t always end once students move into their dorms and start their freshman year.

Some realize their chosen university doesn’t offer what they need or the time isn’t right for...

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UMass Students Can Earn Academic Credit for Building LGBTQ Themed Light Displays

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00am

Earn credit for promoting the progressive agenda!

The College Fix reports.

UMass students can earn academic credit for building LGBTQA-themed electronic light displays

Take some electrical engineering and throw in a little LGBTQA and what have you got? “Queer Lights.”

No, seriously. It’s the newest class at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students can earn...

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College Endowments Had A Bad Year in 2015

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 6:30pm

It was the lowest return since 2012.

CNBC reports.

US college endowment returns sink to 2.4% in fiscal 2015

U.S. college and university endowments earned an average return of 2.4 percent after fees in the fiscal year ended in June, their lowest return since fiscal 2012 and a sharp drop from the 15.5 percent...

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Campus Carry Initiative Takes Hold in Georgia

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

This seems to be cathing on in more and more states.

Online Athens reports.

Move to allow guns on college campuses resurfaces in Georgia legislature

A renewed effort to allow guns to be carried on college campuses has surfaced at the Georgia General Assembly.

Earlier this week, five Republican legislators filed a bill that would...

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College Clinton Backers Frustrated by Bernie Supporters

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

When it comes to the 2016 race, the left is tearing itself apart on college campuses.

The Boston Globe reports.

College students backing Clinton are frustrated with ‘Bernie Bros’

As the youthful cult of Bernie Sanders supporters continues to draw converts, college-age Hillary Clinton fans are feeling outnumbered.

“I wouldn’t say I’m completely alone in...

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Kansas U. Student Senate Almost Impeached Members Who Didn’t Support Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

Did they want these students to be forced to wear a special garment indicating their shame?

Campus Reform reports.

KU Senate declines to impeach executives who didn’t ‘stand in solidarity’

Three student government executives at Kansas University have emerged unscathed after Student Senate voted Wednesday to drop impeachment proceedings against them.

Student Body President Jessie...

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University of Tulsa Student Sues After Being Suspended Over Someone Else’s Facebook Post

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

His then-fiancee, who wasn’t even a UT student, posted criticism of two UT professors and tagged Barnett.

Washington Examiner reports.

Student suspended over someone else’s Facebook post is suing

A University of Tulsa student is suing the university after being suspended for Facebook posts that his fiancee published.

George “Trey” Barnett was suspended in late...

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Ex-Mizzou President Claims School Faced ‘Ferguson-Like Event’ to Get More Police

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:00am

The drama continues at the University of Missouri.

The College Fix reported.

Ex-Missouri president claims it faced ‘Ferguson-like event’; campus to get more police

No explanation how university will pay for grad-student benefit spike

The former president of the University of Missouri System abruptly resigned in November to preempt a “Ferguson-like event” on the Columbia...

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University of Denver Republican Presidential Murals Vandalized

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:30am

The only thing drawn on the Democratic mural was a smiley face near Bernie Sanders’ head.

FOX 31 Denver reports.

Vandals target Republican presidential candidate murals on DU campus

DENVER — Murals depicting Republican presidential candidates have been getting vandalized on the University of Denver campus.

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Some Cornell Students, Faculty, and Alumni Angry Over Proposed College of Business

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Oh no. Not a school that might result in employed graduates!

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Students, Faculty, and Alumni Outraged by… Proposed College of Business

Of all the things, the collective ire of Cornell students, faculty, and the all-important alumni-donor base has zeroed in on University President Elizabeth Garrett’s proposal of a new...

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Duke Suspends Sorority Activities Following Alcohol Related Hospitalization

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

A student is actually in critical condition.

ABC 11 reports.

Duke University Suspends Sorority Activities Following An ‘Alcohol Related Incident’

A Duke University official confirmed sorority activities have been suspended after a new member was hospitalized.

A letter to the Panhellenic Council sent out Wednesday morning stated a new member was hospitalized and “is in...

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Federal Government Sues For-Profit DeVry University

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

The allegation is that students were misled by the school.

The LA Times reported.

U.S. files suit against DeVry University, alleging students were misled

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the operators of DeVry University on Wednesday, alleging that the for-profit education group misled students about their job prospects and potential earnings...

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Baylor University Provost May Have Stepped Down Over Objection to Diversity Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

A provost at Baylor University wanted to hire a diversity officer but there were objections.

Colleen Flaherty reported at Inside Higher Ed.

Divided Over Diversity

Baylor University has had its fair share of administrative turnover in recent memory: two of its last three presidents were forced out after clashing with the faculty and the...

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Clinton and Sanders Try to Outdo Each Other on Free College

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

Let’s call this what it is – a vote buying scheme.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Debt-free vs. Tuition-free: Clinton, Sanders race to give away your money

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to win millennial votes based on their higher education plans, and to do so, they’re buying them off with promises of free...

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Oberlin College Alums Want Officials To Address Rampant Anti-Semitism On Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

They are led by Dr. Melissa Landa, a professor at the University of Maryland and a 1986 alumna from Oberlin College.

The College Fix reports.

Hundreds of Oberlin alumni demand officials address claims of rampant anti-Semitism on campus

Some 225 Oberlin College alums have signed an open letter calling on the university to address...

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Student Gets Death Threats After Criticizing Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00am

A college bound high school student criticized Black Lives Matter in his school paper and received death threats.

He tells the story at The Federalist.

I Criticized Black Lives Matter In My High School Newspaper And Got Death Threats

“If anyone wants to see a case study of the puerile politically correct campus culture...

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Amherst College Gets Rid of Its Mascot

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Lord Jeff, as he is known here, lost the support of students who saw him as a symbol of white oppression.

The New York Times reports.

Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

AMHERST, Mass. — Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the...

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Georgia Legislator Warns Colleges to Adopt Due Process or Lose Funding

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00am

It has gotten to the point where we need elected representatives to fight for due process on college campuses.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Georgia legislator: Adopt due process protections or forget about your budget

A Georgia legislator responsible for appropriating state funds to colleges and universities is threatening to halt budget...

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Former President of Chicago State Accused of Violating University Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

The former president of Chicago State apparently had problems with some members of the board of trustees.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

State report: Chicago State president violated university policy

The former president of Chicago State University acted without integrity and violated school policy when he made false allegations against two board members as they...

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Rivier University of New Hampshire Offers Students Employment Guarantee

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is a pretty bold move in today’s post-grad job market.

ABC News reports.

New Hampshire University Offers Grads Employment ‘Guarantee’

A small Catholic university in southern New Hampshire is becoming the latest college to offer a money-back guarantee of sorts to its students.

Rivier University, which has a total student population of about 2,600...

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