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FIRE to Hold 2016 Summer Conference

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Posted by    Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 12:30pm

If you’re interested in free speech issues, you may want to check this out.

The FIRE blog reports.

Announcing FIRE’s 2016 Summer Conference!

FIRE is thrilled to announce that our eighth annual FIRE Student Network (FSN) Conference will take place this year from July 15–17 in Philadelphia.

FIRE’s annual conference is a weekend-long workshop designed...

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The Most Important Education Tech Meeting Has A Lack Of Educators

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Posted by    Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00am

College and university administrators and faculty members were better represented this week than in years past.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Scenes From Ed-Tech Heaven (or Hell)

SAN DIEGO — The ASU GSV Summit that was held here this week is easy to caricature. Robots roamed the hallways, thousands of attendees hung on every word...

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University Investigates Satirical Newspaper Because it Hurt a Student’s Feelings

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Posted by    Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9:30am

We can’t have hurt feelings on a college campus, can we?

The College Fix reports.

University investigates April Fools’ newspaper because it hurt a grad student’s feelings

Did you know that by refusing to meet with a grad student you have offended, you have “intimidated her in an attempt to take away her freedom...

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Harvard Law School Student’s Question To Former Israeli Foreign Minister Causes Outrage

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Posted by    Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00am

The outrage is occurring on campus and in Israel.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Minow, Law Students Condemn Perceived Anti-Semitism

A Harvard Law School student asked a question perceived to be anti-Semitic to former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during an event last week, provoking outrage at the school and in Israel.

The event, titled “The...

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Maybe You Should Avoid Being A Reporter After Graduation

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6:30pm

CareerCast’s outlook for both newspaper reporters and broadcasters predicts negative growth of 9% through 2024.

Accuracy In Academia reports.

Newspaper Reporter Still the Worst Job in America

For the second year in a row, and third out of the last four, being a newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America.

The Jobs Rated...

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Cecile Richards Calls Abortion a Human Right in Speech at Georgetown

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

Is Georgetown still a Catholic school? Why would they even invite Richards to speak?

Life News reported.

Cecile Richards Tells “Catholic” Georgetown University Abortion “is a Basic Human Right”

Georgetown University blocked concerned Catholics and reporters from attending today’s campus lecture by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but tweets from participating students revealed faithful...

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How Parents Can Help With The College Graduate’s Job Hunt

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 3:30pm

Here is the playbook.

Today reports.

Parents, here’s what your college grad needs to know about landing a job

For college grads going into the job hunt, there is good news: unemployment is down. There is also bad news: underemployment is up. So how do parents help their kids understand that the degree they...

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University in Paris Holds ‘Hijab Day’

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

Not everyone was happy about this school’s decision to celebrate the hijab.

FOX News reports.

‘Hijab Day’ divides students, faculty at top Paris university

Students at a top Paris university sparked controversy Wednesday by inviting classmates to wear a hijab, or Muslim veil, so they can “experience the stigmatization experienced by veiled women...

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Do Grades Even Matter Anymore?

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:30pm

It is not just money that explains grade inflation.

Pope Center reports.

COMMENTARIES Grades Just Keep on Inflating; Why Does It Matter? By George Leef

Every so often, the issue of grade inflation makes the headlines, and we are reminded that grades are being debased continuously.

That happened in late March when the two academics...

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Problematic New Chalkings Appear on UCLA Campus

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00am

The social justice warriors aren’t going to like this one bit.

The Daily Caller reports.

UCLA Chalk Writings: ‘Transgenderism Is A Mental Disorder’ And ‘ISIS Is Islamic’

The University of California, Los Angeles has been graced with chalk writings speaking out against transgenderism, ISIS, and college education.

Images posted to the UCLA Transfer Students Facebook...

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Sudden Departure For Head of Profit-College Accrediting Agency

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 9:30am

The announcement comes as the accrediting agency faces growing scrutiny on several fronts.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Head of embattled for-profit-college accrediting agency resigns

The head of an embattled national accrediting organization that oversees many for-profit colleges has resigned, the group announced in a statement Monday.

Albert Gray, who was president and chief executive...

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USC Students Demand Tuition Freeze And Increased Diversity Spending

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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:00am

These students must be Bernie supporters. Math is hard, isn’t it?

Campus Reform reports.

USC student govt. simultaneously demands tuition freeze and $20M increase in diversity spending

The University of Southern California’s (USC) administration is promising to dish out millions of dollars in scholarship funds for Syrian and Mexican immigrants as part of a...

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Families Spend $1.5 Billion For College Students To Take High School Courses

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30pm

These courses cover material considered high-school level, typically in math or English composition.

NPR reports.

Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

When Andrea Diaz was applying to colleges, she got good news and bad news. The good news was that American University, a private four-year university in...

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White Privilege Conference Deemed Too White

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

This goes into the “you can’t make this stuff up” category.

Town Hall reports.

So, The White Privilege Conference Devolved Into A Total Cupcake Whinefest

The 17th annual White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia devolved into a precious snowflake whinefest when attendees noted that the conference was too white. No, I’m not kidding. To make...

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What Colleges Produce The Most Members Of Congress?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

It provides a strong indication of which university’s alumni are directly influencing U.S. legislation the most.

StartClass reports.

Colleges That Produce the Most Members of Congress

With the nation’s most important decisions hanging in the balance, it’s important that Capitol Hill be filled with the best and brightest America has to offer. A look...

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Student Triggered by Painting of a Gun With Flowers Coming Out of it

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

Doesn’t your heart just break for such a sensitive snowflake?

The Daily Caller reports.

Student At $63,880-Per-Year College: Mural Of Flower Gun Is ‘EMOTIONALLY TRIGGERING’

A student senator at Pitzer College sent an email to the entire campus this week denouncing a mural showing a handgun with flowers coming out of...

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Harvard Law Professor And Former Presidential Candidate Arrested

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

He was arrested during protests focused on campaign finance reform.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Lessig Arrested at Campaign Finance Protest in Washington

Police arrested Harvard Law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig last week during protests focused on campaign finance reform in Washington, D.C.

Organized by the nonpartisan group Democracy Spring, a movement dedicated...

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Emails Reveal There Was Fear on Campus During Mizzou Protests

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00am

More facts about the Mizzou protests of last fall are revealing the climate on campus was hostile.

HeatStreet reports.

Internal Emails Show Safety Fears Were Rampant During Missouri Protests

Just days after protesters successfully toppled the University of Missouri’s president and chancellor last fall, a white student forwarded her professor a disturbing tweet. “#Mizzou...

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Communists Touring Colleges Calling For ‘A World Without America’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:30am

An invitation to meet the revolution…

The College Fix reports.

Revolutionary Communist Party tours colleges calling for ‘a world without America’

An anti-democracy black activist teamed up with an anti-pornography white activist to convince Columbia University students to become communists and kill off America.

Though flyers spangled the hallways and scaffolding of Columbia’s campus promoting...

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Parents Place Classified Ad For Women’s Studies Tutor For Their Son

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00am

This is so absurd that it looks like something out of The Onion.

The Federalist reports.

This Parent’s Craigslist Ad For A Women’s Studies Tutor Proves America Is Over

If you ever doubted that a single Craigslist ad could capture the decline and fall of Western civilization, doubt no more. A Craigslist ad posted...

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Harvard Law School Students Want To End Tuition

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

The demand is the cornerstone of “Fees Must Fall,” a campaign activists launched several weeks ago.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Law School Activists Demand End to Tuition

In the most recent wave of activism at the Law School, some students are calling on the school to eliminate tuition completely as part of their new...

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Prof Considers Withholding Recommendation Letter For Pro-Gun Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

Can you imagine this scenario if the professor was a conservative and the student was an abortion activist?

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Guns, Pancakes, and Ambiguity

“Sarah” was a very nice young woman who turned up in one of my classes a year or so ago. Her academic abilities were not strong...

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