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‘Google Evangelist’ Gets Indiana U. Bloomington to Buy Google Glass for Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

I don’t know about you, but I find the term ‘Google Evangelist’ unsettling for some reason.

Crystal Hill of The College Fix reports.

‘Google Evangelist’ Gets Public University To Buy Google Glass For Campus

One of the most controversial tech gadgets to hit the market in recent years – Google Glass – is coming...

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10 Signs You are the Dreaded “Dirty Roommate”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

Khalea Underwood is a recent Howard University graduate who moonlights as a magazine intern and a freelancer in New York City.

Given that she is an intern living in one of America’s most expensive cities, learning to live with roommates is a critical skill.  She offers the following perspective:

Jezebel’s Year of the...

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What Can be Done About “Party Schools”?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00am

The short answer to that question is, probably not much. Still, See Thru Edu points to a piece by George Leef which examines that question.

Can We Do Anything About “Party Schools”?

(From PopeCenter.org):
A sociologist’s book explores the disturbing party culture at her university but sees no real solution.
By George Leef

Almost as much...

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College ratings proposal is already leading one university to avoid “risky students”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:30am

One university says it has already begun denying admission to “risky” applicants over fears of how it would be rated under the Obama ratings proposal.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report:

…Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his deputies who are currently developing the metrics for ratings system — a draft of...

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College Board Overhauls SAT Test – Students No Longer Penalized for Wrong Answers

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:00am

The SAT Test may be due for updating but look at the College Board’s bullet list of changes below. The fourth item jumped off the page for me.

Lynn O’ Shaughnessy of CBS News reports.

College Board unveils sweeping changes to SAT test

The College Board plans to overhaul the SAT test in a...

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Two Study Abroad Programs Evacuate from Ukraine

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Two study abroad programs evacuate amid intensifying tensions in the Crimea.

Inside Higher Ed’s Elizabeth Redden files this report:

Eastern European Study Abroad, which as recently as Thursday said it did not foresee a threat to students currently studying in the city of Kharkiv – this was before Russia’s parliament authorized the use...

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Florida’s Republican Governor Wants to Stop University Tuition Increases

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Well this doesn’t make any sense. I heard Republicans are evil, money obsessed people who care nothing for America’s college students.

Meredith Rutland of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Florida governor calls for end to university tuition increases

Placing himself firmly in the middle of a debate over cost and funding of higher education, Gov....

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Georgia elementary school principle caught in child sex sting

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports that John McGill, the principal at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglasville, Ga. was caught in a multi-agency sting called “Operation Broken Heart”, targeting online child sex predators.

The Daily Caller Education Editor Eric Owens has these details:

“The purpose of ‘Operation Broken Heart’ was to arrest...

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Liberal Spending Policies Betray America’s Youth

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

A wise man once said that something which can’t go on forever, won’t.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

How Democrats’ Policies Betray American Youth

Robert Samuelson writes today in the Washington Post about the unsustainable expansion of government programs on top of an aging American population:

Every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65. The...

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Paul Krugman Headed to CUNY

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Those interested in studying real economics may want to take note of the following news:

Paul Krugman, a Nobel-prize winning economist who has used his New York Times column to champion greater government action to stimulate growth and create jobs, is leaving Princeton University for the City University of New York.

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Entire U. Ottawa Hockey Team Suspended Over Gang Sex Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00am

The last time we heard from students at the University of Ottawa, they were trying to ban the Olympics, now this.

Tyler Conway of The Bleacher Report has the story.

University of Ottawa Hockey Team Suspended After Sexual Assault Allegations

University of Ottawa announced the suspension of its entire men’s hockey team Monday, amid...

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New Jersey High School Student Sues Parents for College Tuition

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:30am

Two New Jersey parents are facing a lawsuit following their “tough love” approach to disciplining their 18-year old daughter.

Perhaps “Judge Judy” would be the best one to hear the case.

A Morris Catholic High School honor student and athlete who claims her parents threw her out of their Lincoln Park home when...

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Faculty at Rutgers Urges School to Drop Condoleezza Rice as Speaker

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8:00am

So former Black Panther Angela Davis can be the keynote speaker at a University Minnesota Diversity event but Condoleezza Rice isn’t fit to speak at Rutgers? Explain that to me.

Via Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit who calls this racism, straight up.

Scott Greer of The Daily Caller reports.

Rutgers faculty urge school to drop...

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Two U. of Minnesota Students Invent “Snow Swimming”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Perhaps this will be an event at the 2018 Winter Olympics?

Two enterprising University of Minnesota Duluth students took advantage of the massive amount of snow in their backyard by trying out “snow swimming,” a feat as difficult as it may seem.

UMD seniors Shane Campbell and Steve Morris last only a couple...

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When Your Liberal Arts Degree Won’t Help

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Writing at National Review, Bernie Reeves imagines a scenario in which your college education might fail you.

You Thought You Were Educated

I said to a gathering of brainy undergraduates and graduate students: You will be attending a drinks party in London in your role as a freshly minted investment banking trainee. You...

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UC Berkeley Co-Ed: Modern Feminism is a “Load of Crap”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

“You are powerful, and you are equal. And so am I. And so are men.”

UC Berkeley student Claire Chiara joins conservative pundit Tammy Bruce in calling for a reboot of feminism.

Chaira’s brilliant essay starts by recalling an encounter that “did remind me of one of the glaring hypocrisies of our day: new-age feminism.”

…Women today march around kicking and screaming in a stubborn refusal to be...

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Academic Researchers Find Universities Need More Money

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Who could have imagined that they would come to such a conclusion?

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Universities Want More Money

A team of researchers from Penn looked at the condition of higher education and came to about the same conclusion that academics usually come to when pressed to make a self-examination: Universities...

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North Carolina School Board Gives Thumbs-Up to Book Featuring Abortion, Rape and Torture

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Most high school students think their literature assignments are torture.

For some North Carolina students, that is very nearly the reality.

A North Carolina school board will keep in its high school curriculum a book that tackles abortion, torture, rape and prostitution.

The Watauga County school board voted 3-2 on Thursday to keep Isabel...

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Iranian Grad Student at Georgia Tech Severely Injured Making Homemade Bombs

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00am

This story has gotten very little play in the mainstream press but the details raise some serious red flags.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Wanted: Answers On Iranian Grad Student at Georgia Tech’s Homemade Bombs

Conservative news watchers want more answers on why an Iranian grad student at George Tech nearly burned...

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Cal State LA faculty debate on who’s teaching new student diversity requirement

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9:30am

For those who wonder why some colleges are developing “proficiency ratings”, look no farther than California State University -  State Los Angeles.

Instead of focusing on teaching marketable skills, its professors just voted to require all students to take a course in race or ethnicity.  However, they but fail to adopt the...

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Tennessee State Forces Students and Staff to Wear Trackable IDs

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:00am

This story has privacy violations written all over it. Welcome to the brave new world.

Jaleesa Baulkman of University Herald reports.

Tennessee State University Policy Forces Students, Staff To Wear Trackable ID Badges At All Times

Students, faculty, staff and administrators at Tennessee State University will be required to wear and display official trackable...

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University of St. Thomas Student – Learning Free Market Lessons

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

During a recent lunch, University of St. Thomas student Vladimir Davidiuk was inspired to share some observations about the lessons children could learn from actually participating in the free market.

…When we went to pay for our bill at the cashier station, I was somewhat taken aback to see such a young...

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