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Protestors Project ‘Columbia Protects Rapists’ Onto Building

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Student protestors projected the words ‘Columbia Protects Rapists’ onto campus buildings.

Buzzfeed News reports:

“Columbia Protects Rapists” Projected Onto University’s Administration Building

Columbia University’s No Red Tape student group protested the school’s handling of alleged sexual assaults on campus Sunday night by projecting “Columbia Protects Rapists” on the main administr...

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Joe Biden: Let’s Make Community College Free Like High School

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

If we make community college “free” who’s really going to pay for it?

Doesn’t someone always pay?

From The Hill.

Biden: Make community college ‘free’ like high school

“It’s simple, folks — two years of community college should become as free and universal as high school is today if we’re to make this economic resurgence...

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Vandalism at Francis Marion University Prompts FBI Investigation

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

Red numbers mysteriously tagged across campus have officials baffled.

Joshua Lloyd reports for SCNow.com:

State Law Enforcement Division, FBI investigating vandalism at Francis Marion University

FLORENCE, S.C. – The state law enforcement division and the federal bureau of investigations have been called to investigate acts of vandalism on the Francis Marion University Campus.

Campus officials...

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UCLA Mandates Diversity Class Due to Bigotry

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Does anyone believe for a minute that there’s a ‘bigotry’ problem among students at UCLA?

Robert Wilde of Breitbart reports.

UCLA Mandates Diversity Class Because Students ‘Afflicted With Bigotry’

After twenty years of lobbying for a mandatory diversity class for all students, the University California Los Angeles faculty finally got their way.

Friday the university...

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The Daily Princetonian Profiles Ted Cruz

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

It looks like Ted Cruz’s interest in the constitution goes back to his days as an undergrad.

Katherine Oh of the Daily Princetonian.

Ted Cruz ’92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still...

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Chapman University Won’t Punish Vandals Who Defaced Reagan Statue

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11:00am

Good thing it wasn’t a statue of someone revered by Democrats or these students might be in real trouble.

The FOX News Insider reports.

College Won’t Punish Vandals Who Defaced Statues of Reagan, Thatcher

Statues of historic figures like Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Ayn Rand were defaced at a California college campus...

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New Law in Arkansas Gives Students Right to Counsel in Disciplinary Appeals

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Due process for college students? What an American idea.

Joseph Cohn of the FIRE blog reports.

New Arkansas Law Gives Students Right to Counsel in Disciplinary Appeals

In 2013,

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Screening of ‘American Sniper’ at U. Michigan Packs a Crowd

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00am

The College Fix reports there was applause at the end.

UMich screening of ‘American Sniper’ packs room, garners applause as credits roll

Movie screened under police presence, talks from campus ‘Bias Response Team’ officials

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan students thronged to the campus union on Friday night for the weekly UMix Late...

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Harvard to Launch Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Harvard is hoping to elicit a bevy of respondents in their latest campus survey.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

University Prepares To Launch Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

As Harvard prepares to launch a sexual conduct climate survey on April 12, administrators are emphasizing the confidentiality of the poll and are executing an aggressive publicity push...

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Northeastern Prof: If We Execute Tsarnaev the Terrorists Win

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

This sounds like a logical and well thought out position.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller.

Professor: If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Executed For Murdering This Little Boy, THE TERRORISTS WIN

A professor at Northeastern University has declared that a federal court should not sentence guilty Boston Mar...

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Former College Softball Coach Facing Charges for Sex With Players

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

94 counts, to be exact. This man is in serious trouble.

Lohud reports.

Fired Nyack College softball coach facing sex charges involving players

SOUTH NYACK – The former head women’s softball coach at Nyack College was charged Thursday with 94 counts of improper sexual contact with 13 players at the Christian school.

Kurt Ludwigsen, who...

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What is it About Free Speech and Due Process That Colleges Just Don’t Get?

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

The FIRE blog points to a few recent examples of free speech and due process violations in higher education.

Colleges Rush to Violate Free Speech, Due Process in Response to Speech Controversies

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2015—In the wake of the University of Oklahoma’s unconstitutional decision to summarily expel students involved in a racist...

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NJ Teacher Suspended After Having Class Send ‘Get Well’ Cards to Cop Killer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:00am

What kind of class activity is this for elementary students?

Fox Philly reports.

Teacher Suspended Following Get Well Cards To Convicted Cop Killer

ORANGE, NJ – An elementary school teacher has been suspended for having her third-grade students write “get well” letters to an inmate convicted of killing a cop.

In a statement to NJ.com,...

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Princeton Faculty Wants to Treat College Students Like Adults

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Expose students to ideas they might not like? What an innovative concept.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Princeton faculty take a stand against sheltering students from offensive ideas

Professors declare: ‘It is not the proper role of the university to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable,...

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Lauren Hill Passed Away After Battling Brain Cancer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Afflicted with inoperable brain cancer, Lauren Hill played women’s basketball at Mount St. Joseph’s in spite of her condition. Friday, it was reported that Hill lost her battle with cancer.

Shannon Russell reports for USA Today:

Lauren Hill dies at 19 after battle with brain cancer

Lauren Hill...

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Rand Paul to Speak at University of Iowa

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rand Paul will be paying the University of Iowa a visit.

Darshan Patel reports for KCRG:

White House hopeful Rand Paul to speak at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY – Presidential candidate Rand Paul will address students and the community Friday morning on the University of Iowa campus.

As part of the Stand with Rand...

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Condom Usage Dropping Among College Sophomores

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Sex without a condom was unthinkable to most college students in the 80′s and 90′s. Not so much today.

NPR reported.

Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

There’s research about sex in college – new research – and also on the precautions students of different ages and from different economic...

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Mad Men Actor Accused of Violent Hazing At University of Texas

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Events from 1990 might have just caught up to an Emmy-nominated actor.

USA Today reports.

Hamm was accused in violent college hazing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mad Men star Jon Hamm took part in a violent university hazing in 1990 at the University of Texas that led to criminal charges, according to court and...

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Who’s to Blame for the Rising Cost of College Tuition?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

I think Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of the Washington Post may be onto something here.

College tuition is getting more expensive. Here’s who’s actually to blame.

In an op-ed in the New York Times over the weekend, University of Colorado law professor Paul F. Campos offered a provocative answer to the frequently asked question: why...

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President Reagan Bust Among Those Defaced at Chapman University

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00am

Clearly a terrible decision by students.

Campus Reform reports.

Reagan, Thatcher busts defaced at Chapman University

Students at Chapman University awoke Wednesday morning to find many of the statues around campus strewn with caution tape and defaced with accusations of “racism,” “homophobia,” and “neo-liberalist ideology.”

The statues, depicting historical figures such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret...

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Indiana Student Accepted to Every Ivy League College

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Congratulations to Stefan Stoykov, who couldn’t even speak English when he came to America at the age of 8.

The Indy Star reports.

North Central senior accepted to every Ivy League college

On his first day of school in the second grade at Nora Elementary, Stefan Stoykov sat in the corner of the classroom,...

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Are College Financial Aid Letters Flawed?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00am

As if applying to college isn’t difficult enough, navigating through financial aid can be a journey of its own.

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post reports:

Five flaws with college financial aid letters

College acceptances — and rejections — are now out and millions of students are trying to figure out how they are...

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