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Potential Candidate for White House Poet Laureate Offers “1-800-White Man Privilege Hotline”

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Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Progressives around the country have gotten the memo: The newest meme to spread is “White Privilege”!

One of them, Denice Frohman, is a questionably talented poetess whose...

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College Foodies Find Success on the Web

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Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00am

This is a great story of college entrepreneurs finding a need in the market and filling it. They seem to be having fun, too.

Zainab Mudallal of American Journalism Review has the story.

College Isn’t Just About the Food, It’s About Writing About the Food

When Mackenzie Barth, a junior at Northwestern University Medill...

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Brown students can now focus on meditation in new “Comtemplative Studies” major

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Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Brown University may have set a new record…for the tendency of today’s schools to mollycoddle students.

On the other hand, for those select students who want to teach at a yoga school, perhaps the new degree may actually lead...

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Obama to Sidestep Congress on Student Loans

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Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 8:00am

This should come as a surprise to no one. Obama has been sidestepping congress quite a bit lately.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Obama Throws A Bone To Americans Crushed With Student Loans

College students and the rest of America’s youth voting bloc fell for candidate Barack Obama like a bl...

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The Wolf of Ball State: Cheating Investment Advisor Sentenced to 4 Years

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Many universities are facing daunting fiscal struggles because of the combination of escalating costs and declining enrollments.

However, one noted Indiana institution appears to had a little push from a crooked investment adviser.

Call him the “Wolf of Ball State”.

An investment adviser was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for...

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Koch Brothers Give $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Of course, leftists will find some way to make this seem like a bad thing.

Fredreka Schouten of USA Today reports.

Charles Koch donates $25 million to United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million donation Friday from two organizations tied to billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, whose conservative political...

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Southern Methodist student is grateful for Mayor Bloomberg’s free speech support

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Her grade on paper went up 20 points after challenging progressive prof.

We recently noted that Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the entire Ivy League of liberal political bias during a particularly fiery commencement address at Harvard University.

Southern Methodist University student Hayley Waring expresses her gratitude for the defense of speech, especially in light of a personal experience with progressive...

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Why the College Board is Changing US History

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last week we told you about a new development at the college board regarding US history.

Joy Pullmann has written an update at The Federalist. Here’s an excerpt.

Why College Board Is Revising U.S. History

Beginning in August, such a course will be offered to 500,000 of America’s most talented high-school sophomores and juniors...

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U. Akron students complain of “bait and switch” as school changes cash reward system

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00am

In an attempt to remain competitive in the distribution of financial aid to students, the University of Akron decided to stop converting unused scholarship awards to cash for students with other scholarships.

Affected students are complaining about “bait and switch”.

Officials at Akron, a 27,000-student public institution in Ohio, wanted to free up...

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George Will – Colleges Are Victims of Progressivism

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:30am

In his regular column at the Washington Post, George Will describes how higher education has become a victim of its progressive politics.

Colleges become the victims of progressivism

Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous...

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ACT Adds Test Subscores for Science, Technology and Career Readiness

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Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:00am

In wake of complaints that its exams have lost relevance in predicting college success, one noted testing firm is shaking up its approach and adding new sets of scores.

ACT, the most popular college admissions exam, is adding more subscores for science, technology and career readiness after criticism that the tests have...

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Students give Georgia Tech online master’s degree program a thumbs-up

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master’s degree, but students are giving it a passing grade.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higer Ed files this report:

Administrators at the Georgia Institute of Technology are optimistic but “not declaring victory” after one semester of its affordable online master’s...

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How the Higher Ed Bubble is Like the Holland Tulip Market

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Bernie Reeves of National Review uses the historic crash of Holland’s tulip market to explain today’s higher ed bubble. It’s an apt comparison.

Tiptoe through the Tulips

Holland’s Tulip Mania in 1637 and the cost of college today have in common the inevitability of a crash. Like a college degree, ownership of the...

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Innovative collaboration allows Vermont college students to self-publish books

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

“… future of higher education requires that colleges partner …with businesses in their community.”

An innovative collaboration involving a Vermont college is allowing students to self-publish books.

The project’s organizers believe it will aid give humanities students a concrete “deliverable” for the future as well as a tremendous opportunity for learning about the process of publication.

Inside Higher Ed’s Charlie Tyson has this report:

…[José] Ferreras’s writing career...

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Campus Taco Bar Deemed Offensive

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

No fun of any kind will be tolerated. Now get rid of those racist tacos.

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Campus Hispanic Group Demands Apology for ‘Offensive’ Taco Bar Study Break

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Mexican-themed “free finals food” study break event put on by student leaders at the University of Missouri...

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Eurocrats Start with Slovenia in Attempt to Control University Standards Across EU

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00am

When countries signed up to join the European Union, the promise of better trade and fiscal health seemed like a sweet deal.

Now, as the laws of unintended consequences come into play, EU bureaucrats are looking to extend their power and influence into the higher education systems of participating counties.

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NAS Announces Trigger Warning Contest Winners

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Earlier this week, we linked to a trigger warning writing contest held by the National Association of Scholars. They have now announced the contest winners.

Trigger Warning Contest Winners

It’s been a great week for NAS’s

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Are college students in the middle of America’s next Civil War?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00am

The recent spate of tragic slaughters on campuses across the country, including the spree killing near the University of California – Santa Barbara, has Chapman University student Haylee Barber reflecting on a potential historic analogy.

At age 21, I recently watched the 1939 film Gone with the Wind for the first time.

That...

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UC Berkeley Offering Online “Science of Happiness” Course

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

Given that many students are now on summer break, they probably don’t need to study why they are suddenly so happy.

However, the University of California – Berkeley is betting that some of them will tap into their inner geek and check out a new online course.

Students around the world will soon...

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Ohio State Spends $600K on Search for New President

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Wining and dining potential candidates can be expensive but over half a million dollars? Really?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Ohio State spent $600K on private jets, swank lunches in presidential search

Ohio State’s search for a new president came with a price tag — and a hefty one at that.

The Big Ten...

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One-Percenters: UPenn Refuses to Pay “Fair Share” of Fees for Essential Services

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

The administrators at one Ivy League institution seems to think  that “taxes are for the little guy.”

I wonder how their “1-percent” protesting students and faculty who support “Occupy Wall Street” feel about this news item?

Residents and activists in Philadelphia’s West Philly neighborhood, home to the University of Pennsylvania, recently gathered to...

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Law Prof Says Obama Has Assumed King-Like Powers

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Francis Buckley of George Mason University has some criticism for President Obama and he’s not holding back.

Jessica Berardino of CBS in Pittsburgh reports.

Law Professor: “President Obama Or King Obama?”

A Law Professor at George Mason University is afraid that we are on the horizon of a crowning government. Professor and author,...

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