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New Texas Law Threatens Academic Freedom

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

Transparency always looks good on paper, but what if it interferes with free speech?

Joseph Cohn writes at the FIRE blog.

Everything Is Bigger in Texas, Including Violations of the First Amendment

There have been numerous media accounts of the current threat to academic freedom and faculty free speech in Wisconsin. This attention is...

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Bowling Green and the Case of The Missing Turkish Mosaics

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

Does Bowling Green University have the missing pieces of an allegedly stolen Turkish mosaic?

Al Jazeera reports:

Ohio university grapples with case of missing mosaic

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — About 1,800 years ago, a rich resident of Zeugma, a Roman city in what is today southern Turkey, decided to install a mosaic in the dining...

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Students for Life Launches Campaign to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Naturally, the media will ignore this movement.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart reports.

Students for Life Launches #WomenBetrayed National Rallies to Defund Planned Parenthood

National pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA) and its partner organization Pro-Life Future are launching an initiative called #WomenBetrayed which urges citizens across the country to host rallies...

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Getting To Know The New SAT

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Here is what testers next spring should expect.

Forbes reports.

Get To Know The New SAT

For many students, taking the SAT® is a rite of passage. It has been an important part of the college admission process for millions of students since its introduction in 1926, and it remains an important part of...

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Barnard College Agrees to Let Adjunct Faculty Unionize After Giving up NLRB Fight

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 9:30am

Just what education needs. More unions.

The College Fix reports.

Women’s college agrees to let adjunct faculty unionize after giving up NLRB fight

Rather than keep fighting adjunct faculty who want to unionize, Barnard College is giving up.

The Columbia Spectator reports that the women’s college, affiliated with Columbia University, spent 13 hours in negotiation with...

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New Jersey Proposes Lottery to Pay Off College Debt

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Will this be a solution?

USA Today reports.

N.J. bill proposes lottery to pay off college debt

New Jersey could become the first state in the country to create a ‘golden ticket’ for student loan debt.

If N.J. State Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli is successful in passing his sponsored bill, a new lottery would be...

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College Student Blows Through $90K College Fund

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

As if spending $90,000 on shopping trips and trips to Europe weren’t irresponsible enough, she then blamed her parents for not teaching her to budget.

Mediaite has the story:

College Student Who Blew $90k Fund: My Parents ‘Should Have Taught Me To Budget’

For your daily dose...

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Los Angeles Prof Offers Lessons Exclusively for Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

She’s just teaching the classes ordinary American students won’t take, right?

Alexandra Zimmern reports at the College Fix.

LA professor offers lessons exclusively for undocumented students

Educator takes college student ‘Dreamers’ on trips to Mexico – with surprising results

This winter, a professor at Cal State Long Beach will take a group of undocumented students...

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How These University Experts Are Becoming a Thorn in the Anti-Tobacco Lobby’s Side

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

After years of litigation deciding in favor of claimants over Big Tobacco, these medical experts with university connections are turning the tables.

The Chronicle of Higher Education writes:

University Experts Renew Denials of Links Between Tobacco and Disease

After decades of legal victories by smokers over tobacco companies, some recent lawsuits are being undermined...

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Norwegian Mass Murderer Admitted to Oslo University

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

He won’t be attending in person, but studying in his prison cell.

Reuters reported.

Mass killer Breivik to study at Oslo University, from jail

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won a place on Friday to study at Oslo University from solitary confinement in prison, despite outrage at his massacre of 77 people four...

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Paul Smith’s College Wants to Change its Name for $20 Million

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Alumni and students are not too happy about the name change.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

$20M to Change College Name

Many colleges and universities are named for the donors who started them or who boosted them up. And many colleges have changed their names.

But such changes can be tricky when a college’s current name...

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The Onion Satirizes Delicate College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9:30am

Once again, The Onion hits the nail squarely on the head. This is pretty funny.

Parents Dedicate New College Safe Space In Honor Of Daughter Who Felt Weird In Class Once

In an effort to provide sanctuary for Lynnfield College students exposed to perspectives different from their own, a new campus safe space...

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Donald Trump Rises in the Polls and Millennials are Becoming Conservative

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Young voters have become more conservative since 2008.

The Blaze reports.

Donald Trump, His Rising Poll Numbers and Millennials

The windstorm that has been the candidacy of Donald Trump is nothing short of captivating. In typical Trump fashion he took the Republican field by storm rising to the top of the polls through his...

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University of Michigan Sued By Open Carry Advocate

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

When lawfare is turned in the other direction…

The Detroit Free Press writes:

Open-carry advocate sues U-M over campus gun ban

An Ann Arbor resident is suing the University of Michigan after being denied a permit to open carry a gun on campus.

Joshua Wade charges in the lawsuit that the university is in violation...

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Top Donor to Ohio University Accused of Urging School to Play the Race Card

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

This story is pretty amazing and shows what an influence the politics of the last seven years have had on day to day business.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Top College Donor’s Tip: ‘Play The Race Card!’

A major donor to Ohio University (OU) is under fire for his novel strategy to...

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Are Our Universities Failing at Ethics?

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Are ethics another value fallen by the wayside thanks to academia?

TIME writes:

American Universities Are Failing at Ethics

Ethics, an academic discipline that routinely arbitrates competing claims, is rarely invoked as a discipline to address university problems

The narratives that help illustrate the lack of professional ethics at American universities occur with greater...

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U. Missouri Says Confederate Flag Photo Not Actually a ‘Threat’

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

It looks like the school had second thoughts about this.

Alex Morey reports at the FIRE blog.

Mizzou Says Years-Old Confederate Flag Twitpic Not a ‘Threat,’ Retracts Statement

Officials at the University of Missouri said they will not take action against people photographed three years ago with a Confederate flag in a picture that...

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Armstrong State University Accidentally Bans the Disabled from Having Sex

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

The policy is still in effect.

The Daily Caller reports.

Georgia College Accidentally Bans Disabled From Having Sex

A sexual assault policy currently in force at a Georgia public college appears to say the physically disabled are unable to consent to sex.

The school in question is Armstrong State University, one of the many schools...

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Young America’s Foundation Urges You to Join Them

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:00am

There’s still time to join and attend their national conference this summer.

This is the group Professor Jacobson joined for a trip to the Reagan Ranch.

 
 
 
 

Bethel Prof Resigns Over College’s Stance on Human Origin

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:30am

The college prohibits faculty members from holding leadership positions or contracting with groups that don’t conform to the college’s beliefs.

South Bend Tribune reports.

Bethel Professor Resigns After College Stance on Human Origin

MISHAWAKA — James Stump, a Bethel College graduate, returned to his alma mater in 1998 and served as a teacher and...

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Prof Who Compared Scott Walker to Hitler Faces Shocking New Allegations

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:00am

The College Republicans allege that the professor sent some questionable tweets.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Wisc. prof who compared Scott Walker with Hitler faces shocking new allegations

Shocking new allegations emerged Wednesday against the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who tweeted that Scott Walker and Adolf Hitler share “terrifying” similarities.

The University of...

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Bottled Water Ban Backfires at University of Vermont

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Banning bottled water didn’t solve the problems it was supposed to. Isn’t that amazing?

The Huffington Post reported.

When The University Of Vermont Banned Bottled Water, Students Drank More Unhealthy Beverages

A ban on bottled water at the University of Vermont actually increased the number of bottles sent to the trash,...

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