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Ivy League Professor Will Trick You Into Eating Better

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:30am

He is the Ivy League food psychologist. He knows what makes you consume more calories.

Mother Jones reports.

This Fast-Food-Loving, Organics-Hating Ivy League Prof Will Trick You Into Eating Better

The Chicken Quesadilla Grande is calling to me. I am jet-lagged, starving, and fairly certain that a giant pile of melted cheese will dramatically...

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Students Shocked to Learn Their Share of National Debt

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform recently spoke with some students about their share of the national debt.

Take a look below.

VIDEO: Students shocked by their share of the national debt

Campus Reform hit...

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Obama’s Former Law Prof Says EPA Is “Burning Up The Constitution”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Straight from the horse’s mouth.

Ed Morrissey writes for Hot Air:

Former Obama law prof: EPA is “burning the Constitution” with its CO2 regulations

What happens when two Constitutional law scholars collide? Usually, the more learned of the two prevails, but don’t bet on it in this case. Harvard University Professor Lawrence Tribe, described...

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Concealed Carry on Florida’s College Campuses Grows Nearer

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

This could be a reality before you know it.

The Herald Tribune reports.

Concealed weapons on college campuses closer

TALLAHASSEE — Emotionally charged legislation that would allow concealed weapons on Florida’s college campuses gained momentum Monday, easily clearing a second Senate committee following impassioned testimony from gun control advocates and gun rights supporters.

The bill...

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Ivy League Grad Turns Down Amazon for Job in China

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

China is taking young talent from America’s tech giants.

Why one Ivy League grad turned down Amazon for a job in China

Fresh out of business school in the U.S., Belinda Chen had her pick of jobs — including a plum offer from Amazon. But she headed east instead to join online retailer...

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U. Michigan Frat That Caused Extraordinary Damage to Resort Disbanded

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is hardly surprising. The last time we checked this story, the damage had topped $400,000.

USA Today reports.

Party’s over for frat after ski-resort rampage

The University of Michigan’s Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity has been permanently disbanded by its parent organization for not only wrecking a northern Michigan resort but also for not...

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Florida Police Department Removes College Degree Requirement

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

No need for a diploma to get a badge.

WTSP reports.

Sarasota police no longer require college degree

Sarasota, Florida-The Sarasota Police Department is running low on police officers there are 12 vacancies and more are expected due mostly to retirements.

“Over the next 4 years we’ll lose 38 officers,” says Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette...

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California Community College System Signs Transfer Deal with Historically Black Colleges

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00am

As Inside Higher Ed reports, this deal is supposed to make it easier for students to move from school to school if they choose.

Crossing State Lines

California’s 112-campus community college system is making it easier for graduates to attend historically black colleges and universities across the country.

The system is launching a new...

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American University Probed By Feds In Sexual Violence Investigation

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 9:30am

This D.C. university gets the Title IX probe:

Nick Anderson reports for the Washington Post:

Feds launch a sexual violence investigation at American University

The U.S. Education Department has begun an investigation of how American University responds to sexual violence, officials disclosed Wednesday, pushing the total of colleges and universities under federal scrutiny...

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Dennis Prager Explains Why Students Voted to Remove American Flag at UC Irvine

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:00am

A need to find meaning in one’s life and left wing indoctrination combined to create the atmosphere at UC Irvine.

Dennis Prager explains at Real Clear Politics.

Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

Here are three reasons:

1. Outside of the natural sciences, math, and a few other departments, our universities are essentially...

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Fired Federal Student Loan Debt Collectors Still Getting Paid by Department of Education?

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

This report from Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics should raise a few eyebrows.

Report: Department of Education still paying fired federal student loan debt collectors

Like a case of bed bugs, this is a problem the U.S. Department of Education can’t seem to get rid of.

Two of...

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College in Maryland Suspends Five Female Lacrosse Players for Threatening Freshmen

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Further proof that bullying isn’t limited to boys and men.

FOX News reported.

5 university lacrosse players in Maryland accused of threatening teammates are suspended

Five women’s lacrosse players at the University of Maryland Baltimore County are accused of threatening freshman teammates in text messages and have been suspended indefinitely.

UMBC athletic director Tim Hall...

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Law Students Fight Anti-Semitism at Emory University

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

It’s heartening to see these students fighting back against such hatred.

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reports.

Law students combat anti-Semitic incidents at Emory with legal help and advocacy

Following a string of anti-Semitic acts on campus, Emory University law students last month formed a campus chapter of the Louis D. Brandeis Center...

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Evangelical College Defends its Views on Traditional Sexuality

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

Here’s a thought. If you don’t like this college’s views on homosexuality, don’t go there.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Embattled evangelical college sticks with its defense of traditional sexuality

Gordon College near Boston isn’t changing its theological approach to sexuality, even at the risk of losing its accreditation.

The evangelical school found...

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Oxford Taking Fire For Fossil Fuel Investments

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

Anti-fossil fuel tree huggers are all riled up over Oxford University’s decision to defer endowment investment decisions.

Karl Mathiesen reports at The Guardian:

Students occupy Oxford university in fossil fuel divestment protest

Students occupied an administrative building at Oxford university on Monday in protest at the university’s decision...

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Education Prof Defends Yik Yak on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:00am

The professor notes that anonymity can sometimes be a good thing.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

Education Prof Writes in Defense of Yik Yak and Online Anonymity

The popular phone app Yik Yak, which allows users to anonymously share comments with nearby app users, has been attacked by college administrators and student...

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Fraternity At Penn State Suspended For Allegedly Posting Nude Pics Of Women On Facebook

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9:30am

I really hope this isn’t true…

Ray Sanchez reports for CNN:

Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures

(CNN)A Pennsylvania State University fraternity has been suspended after allegedly posting on a private Facebook page compromising photos of women, including some who appeared to be asleep or passed out.

The suspension of Kappa Delta...

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Jewish Frat Building at Vanderbilt Defaced With Swastikas

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s hard to imagine what possesses someone to do something so vile.

Kelly Halom of the Vanderbilt Hustler reports.

Administration, Hillel respond to swastika graffiti at AEPi

Early Saturday morning, two swastikas were spray-painted in the elevator of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, and another swastika was painted on a...

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Is There Really A Gender Gap In Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

This Economist article argues it’s a matter of body chemistry.

The weaker sex

“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them...

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University of Georgia Drops Free Speech Zones

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is great news. Now if we can just get every other school with free speech zones to do the same thing, we’ll be in good shape.

Victoria Webb of Campus Reform has the story.

U. of Georgia abandons free speech zones

The University of Georgia released a new free speech policy earlier this...

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Higher Education Not in Crisis Says Janet Napolitano

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Some people would disagree with this analysis. Higher ed bubble, anyone?

Ms. Napolitano recently wrote at the Washington Post.

Higher education isn’t in crisis

So let’s be clear. Higher education in this country is not in crisis. Instead, it is in motion, and it always has been. Higher education evolves as knowledge expands, societies...

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The Campus Rape Epidemic That Doesn’t Exist

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Minding the Campus has published the transcript of an important panel on campus rape. Here’s the description.

‘The Rape Epidemic on Campus Does Not Exist’

This is the edited transcript of Manhattan Institute’s March 10 panel discussion of “The Truth About Campus Sexual Assault” featuring Heather Mac Donald (City Journal), KC Johnson (Brooklyn...

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