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Marian Court College Will Close Due to Financial Difficulties

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Posted by    Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:30am

The trend of colleges closing sadly continues.

The Boston Globe reports.

Swampscott college to close its doors

SWAMPSCOTT — Roderick Love-Smith was so, so close. The Marian Court College senior needed just two more classes to complete his degree in criminal justice; then he planned to fulfill his dream of joining the military.

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House Republicans Move to Block Higher Ed Rules and Ratings

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Posted by    Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Spending too. I hope they stick to their guns on this.

Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Block That Regulation!

Take your higher education regulations and shove them, Obama administration.

Republicans in the House of Representatives didn’t use exactly those words in the 2016 spending bill for the Department of Education they released Tuesday,...

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Under Financial Duress, SC State University Will Cut Employees

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

In an attempt to restore financial balance, South Carolina State University announced Wednesday it will cut both tenured and contract employees.

WLTX reports:

Employee Cuts to Come at SC State University

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) – The interim board of trustees at South Carolina State University declared financial exigency for the school on Wednesday.

After a...

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Yet Another Student Stopped From Handing Out U.S. Constitutions on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

It’s astounding that this has happened more than once at an American college.

What will it take for this to end?

David Deerson reported at the FIRE blog.

Another Student Stopped From Handing Out Constitutions: Q&A With Anthony Vizzone

Anthony Vizzone just wanted to hand out copies of the Constitution and recruit...

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How Title IX Went Terribly Wrong

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

Started as a well-intentioned law, Title IX careened off the tracks.

Christina Hoff Sommers writes at TIME:

Title lX: How a Good Law Went Terribly Wrong

A weary wrestling coach once lamented that his sport had survived the Fall of Rome, only to be vanquished by Title IX. How did an honorable equity law...

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Kirsten Gillibrand Admits We May Not Know Real Rate of Campus Rape

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

Lest you forgot, Kirsten Gillibrand is the senator who brought Mattress Girl to the last State of the Union address.

Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reported.

Kirsten Gillibrand Admits ‘We May Not Know’ The Actual Rate Of Campus Rape

New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is not sure what ratio of college students...

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Recent College Grads Should Head to these Cities

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

New York and San Francisco have some competition.

Forbes reports.

The Top Up-And-Coming Cities For Recent College Grads

It’s a message that’s being communicated loud and clear to recent college graduates: For the best combination of job opportunities and manageable costs, don’t limit your employment search to the coasts.

To identify the cities gaining traction...

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University in Britain Seeks Professor of Lego

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Yes, Lego. The infantilization of college students is now complete.

CNN Money reports.

Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor

The University of Cambridge is on the cusp of hiring a Lego professor.

The 800-year-old British university recently accepted £1.5 million ($2.3 million) from the Lego Foundation to launch a new research center focused on “play...

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Duke Summer Reading Includes Oral Sex Novel and Masturbation Cartoons

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:30am

Welcome to Duke, Class of 2019!

Campus Reform reports.

Summer reading: Duke freshmen to study oral sex novel and masturbation cartoons

Incoming freshmen at Duke University are expected to read a graphic novel with cartoon drawings of a woman masturbating and multiple females engaging in oral sex—as well as participate in group discussions...

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Wheelock College Faces Financial Troubles

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Is the Higher Ed Bubble coming to this New England college?

Laura Krantz of the Boston Globe reports.

Wheelock College report finds financial, faculty woes

Wheelock College faces financial challenges, an upheaval from overburdened faculty, and fallout from an exodus of top staff, according to a new report from a regional accrediting agency obtained...

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Tom Brady’s Speech Cost Salem State Foundation Almost $170,000

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

Seems like a good way to spend money…

The Boston Globe reports:

Salem State foundation paid Brady $170,000 for speech

For 40 days and nights since his platinum image was stained by football deflation allegations, Tom Brady has maintained his silence about the controversy, with one exception — a highly publicized appearance at Salem...

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University Designates Special ‘Texting Lane’ for Busy Staircase

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Well, that’s one way of dealing with what has undoubtedly become a problem.

Rick Couri of AJC News reports.

University introduces ‘texting lane’ on staircase

We’ve all seen pictures or video of mishaps happening when people text as they walk.

A Utah Valley University thinks it...

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Amherst College Creates Another Victim of Campus Assault “Investigations”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

“You’re done. Once you are accused, you’re done.”

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Amherst College Creates Another Victim of Campus Assault “Investigations”

We’ve discussed extensively the problems and scandals surrounding the campus sexual assault investigation process. Procedures that favor the accuser, and offer no protection to the accused, have led to lost academic...

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Prager University – Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Georgetown professor Haroon Ullah examines what motivates people to become Islamic extremists.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

What makes someone become an Islamic extremist? Is it poverty? Lack of education? A search for meaning? Haroon Ullah, a senior State Department advisor and a foreign policy professor at...

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Why the Cost of a College Degree is so High and Rising

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

It is often debt by degree. Find out why.

CNBC reports.

Why does a college degree cost so much?

In February 1970, with the school’s storied quadrangle by the Charles River still in the grip of winter, Harvard University broke the bad news to students and their parents: Tuition was going up.

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Suspect Identified in Anti-Semitic Graffiti Incident at Stanford University

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:00am

It’s amazing that such vile acts of hatred can happen in a place of higher learning.

JP Updates has the story.

Authorities Identify Suspect in Anti-Semitic Graffiti Incident at Stanford University

A suspect has officially been identified in the swastika painting incident at Stanford University in California. Public safety officials have released an arrest...

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The Average College Grad Owes $35,000

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:30am

Many are sinking in debt. What will help?

The Orange County Register reports.

For college graduates, average student owes $35,000 in debt: Here’s information on possible relief

The Obama administration last week unveiled a new loan-forgiveness plan for former students of Corinthian Colleges, the Santa Ana-based for-profit chain of career schools that went belly...

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Queens College Student Arrested for Planning Attacks on Behalf of ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:00am

How is ISIS getting a foothold on American college campuses?

7 News in New York reported.

Queens College Student Charged With Planning Attacks on Behalf of ISIS

A 20 year old college student from Queens has been arrested for allegedly taking steps to plan to attack targets in the metropolitan area on behalf...

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According to New Report, Utah College Students Borrow Less Money Than the National Average

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

A new report found this interesting little tidbit.

According to Desert News:

Utah college students borrow less money than national average, report says

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah college students are less likely than students elsewhere to have unpaid student loans when they graduate, and indebted graduates in...

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Even Retirees Are Now Worried About Student Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

According to a new study from LIMRA, student loan debt is no longer just for the young.

LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute Study Finds Student Loan Debt a Growing Concern for Retirement Saving

A new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study found that pre-retirees (55-64) and retirees (65-74) are carrying unprecedented amounts of student...

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U. of California Prof Warns Calling America “Land of Opportunity” is Offensive

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ah, California, where the “land of opportunity” constitutes microaggressing.

Fox News reports:

Calling America ‘Land of Opportunity’ offensive, University of California warns professors

Phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity” and “America is a melting pot” are “micro-aggressions” that could leave some students feeling discriminated against, according to a new faculty training...

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UNC Fires Coach Who Has Criticized Kangaroo-Court System for Rape Accusations

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

The school says he was fired for other reasons.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

UNC fires coach who is outspoken critic of kangaroo-court system for rape accusations

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has just made a powerful enemy in the wrestling coach it fired under suspicious circumstances.

C.D. Mock was fired, the...

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