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Boyfriend of Ebola-quarantine-fighting nurse withdraws from Maine college nursing program

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

Formerly-quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox may have won her freedom from Ebola-based restrictions in court, but it appears that her win may have curtailed the educational plans of her boyfriend.

The boyfriend of...

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American Studies Association Conference is a Leftist Paradise

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00am

Topics included the BDS boycott of Israel, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and more.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reported.

More Than the Boycott

To Lisa Duggan, professor of modern U.S. social, culture and political history at New York University and president of the American Studies Association, this weekend’s annual ASA conference wasn’t “supposed...

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Disgruntled U. North Carolina Student Upset That University Won’t “Guarantee Academic Success”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:30am

He also cites “racist prerequisites” such as being expected to know algebra before attending university.

Ishmael Bishop at The Daily Tar Heel writes:

Column: Unequal upon arrival at UNC

After three years of attending UNC, an institution historically built upon the backs of countless unnamed black bodies, a few facts have come to...

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Public Universities in California Start Loan Program for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:00am

California taxpayers sure are generous with their money.

Mairead McArdle of the College Fix reports.

Public universities in California launch loan program for illegal immigrants

Students in the country illegally can now receive extra financial aid through California’s public universities under a new loan program recently approved by the state legislature that circumvents federal...

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Commission Says “Self-Serving” Governance is Ruining Academia

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges recently commissioned a report which said that, due to high costs and “lazy” governance, academia has lost the trust of the public.

Michael Cipriano at The College Fix has the story:

‘Lazy’ and ‘self-serving’ board governance is ruining higher ed, commission says

Dysfunctional governance of...

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Brown suspends frat after student tests positive for date-rape drug GHB

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Brown University officials report that a student who complained of memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party tested positive for a date-rape drug, while tests on another student are pending.

The fraternity that hosted the party has now been suspended.

The student’s test indicated the presence of GHB (gamma hydroxybutrate); a...

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Lehigh University Prof Charged With Wire Fraud

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

Authorities allege that the professor took $300,000 in federal grant dollars.

Not good.

Pamela Sroka-Holzmann of The Express-Times reported.

Lehigh University engineer allegedly pocketed $300,000 in NASA scam

A Lehigh University professor is charged with wire fraud after he and his wife allegedly pocketed $300,000 in federal grant money that was supposed to benefit a...

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San Diego student plunges 5 stories to her death after taking a dare

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

She was in the same sorority of the student who died recently of meningitis.

A San Diego State University student plunged to her death after responding to a dare.

Sadly, this tragedy comes hard on the heels of the meningitis-caused death of Sara Stelzer, who belonged to the same sorority.

A San Diego State University student died Friday morning after she fell from the roof of a...

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Students at Syracuse University Protest Closure of Sex Assault Advocacy Center

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

If these students think it’s bad now, wait until the higher ed bubble bursts.

Catie O’Toole of Syracuse.com reports.

Syracuse University student protesters continue weeklong sit-in, talk with administration

Entering the seventh day of a sit-in at Syracuse University, student protesters said Sunday talks are continuing.

For the past week, The General Body at SU...

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U. Michigan’s Athletic Director resigns amid concussion controversy

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00am

Outrage at his order to send concussed player back into game.

The athletic director of the University of Michigan resigned amid several controversies during Michigan’s football season, including his decision to send a concussed quarterback in back into a game this September.

The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon. The university’s 11th athletic director handed in his...

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An Inside Look at Yale Sexual Assault Investigation

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:30am

Just more proof that we should have professionals handling these things, not a bunch of poorly-trained academics.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

‘Hammered’ yet ‘enthusiastic’? Yale sexual-assault investigation revealed

The Yale Daily News has a must-read deep dive into one sexual-assault investigation at...

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Video: Catholic Students Attacked While Peacefully Protesting Gay Marriage at Johns Hopkins

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 8:00am

No matter how you feel about the issue of gay marriage, no one deserves to be treated the way these students were.

The price of free speech is having to sometimes hear things you don’t agree with.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix has more.

VIDEO: Man attacks students’ traditional marriage rally at Johns...

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Millennial Obama voter explains her Election Day apathy

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

As the Democratic Party assesses the reasons for its historic failure this November, it may want to consider the views of the millennials who failed to go to the polls.

If you have lost a George Washington University journalism major, then you have probably lost the rest of the millennial generation.

Robin Jones...

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Goldman Sachs Hires More Yale Graduates Than Any Other Company

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4:30pm

We once noted that frat brothers dominate Wall Street.

An analysis of one of the Street’s most famous firms new hires reveals this is not apt to change soon, either.

Goldman Sachs is the biggest employer of the Yale University Class of 2014 — aside from the university itself — hiring 23 new...

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80 Law Schools at Risk of Closure

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:30pm

Imagine, if you will, an America with fewer lawyers.

An analysis by David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Looking at the Law School ‘Crisis’ from the Perspective of the University demonstrates that  as many as 80 law schools are at risk of closure (via Instapundit).

…. But as many as 20 law schools could be...

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College Student Supports Ebola-Related Travel Ban

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

With 13 Americans returning from Africa now being monitored for Ebola symptoms, The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald suggests that it is time for a travel ban.

The current Ebola outbreak has been the largest in his...

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Seattle U. Suspends Student For Selling Brownies Made with Legal Marijuana

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:30am

Student has lost her tuition and will not graduate on time.

Talk about mixed messages.

Washington state has legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal use.

So imagine one student’s surprise at being suspended for selling pot brownies to defray the cost of her education.

This week, a Seattle University student was suspended when school officials discovered she had been selling medical pot brownies.

According to the...

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Columbia U. student group fined $1500 for disruptive mattress demonstration

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9:00am

A week after the Carry That Weight Together demonstration at Columbia University involving mattresses and victimhood concluded, the student activist group behind it finds themselves fined $1,500.

According to the Huffington Post, No Red Tape said the school levied the fine for not cleaning up after the sexual assault awareness demonstration. The...

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U. of Missouri student chased and beaten at Ferguson protest

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Posted by    Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30am

Perhaps the Ferguson protesters delivered their “Rules of Engagement” to the wrong group of people?

University of Missouri at St. Louis student Chris Schaefer was attacked at a Ferguson, Missouri protest meeting on Thursday night, and then chased down the street after other — fellow — protesters believed he was live-streaming the...

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Univ. of California Mulling Tuition Hike Over Next 5 Years

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Posted by    Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

The extra money is needed to pay for retirement costs for faculty and hiring more faculty and staff to service the increasing student body.

University of California Weighs Tuition Hike Plan

Tuition at the University of California’s 10 campuses would increase by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five...

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Christian College to Offer Scholarships to Victims of Human Trafficking

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Posted by    Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00pm

A worthy scholarship, unlike some you find at other schools.

From HuffPo:

Christian University Offers Full Scholarships To Human Trafficking Survivors

Point Loma Nazarene University wants to offer human trafficking survivors who want to earn a college degree a full-ride scholarship.

PLNU, a private Christian university located in San Diego, officially launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding...

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Penn Admissions Staff Trained to Spot Gay Students

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Posted by    Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00pm

Apparently their gaydar is working, because LGBT admissions to Penn have seen a marked rise.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Penn practices its gaydar in reading student applications

The Daily Pennsylvanian has one of the creepier articles I’ve seen on college applications: Adm...

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