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Students at University in South Africa Demand the Expulsion of Jews

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is the most offensive and brazen example of anti-Semitism in the BDS movement to date. Professor Jacobson covered the story yesterday at Legal Insurrection but I wanted to address it here as well.

Stav Ziv of Newsweek reports.

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Yale Police Union Strikes Back at Ivy League University

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

We previously covered this story at Yale University, but now the police union adds their voice.

Stephanie Addenbrooke from the Yale Daily News reports.

Police union condemns University response to Blow case

The University’s reaction after a Yale Police Department officer forced Tahj Blow ’16 to the ground at gunpoint has caused friction between...

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Rutgers to Hold College Fair for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Academia is leading the fight for amnesty. Where else do you see events like this?

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Rutgers To Hold First Ever College Fair For Illegals

Rutgers University, the flagship state university for New Jersey, will be hosting what appears to be the first ever college admissions fair designed...

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Minnesota Debates Lowering the Drinking Age

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

21 or 18? That is the question being debated in Minnesota. Doug Belden from the Twin Cities reports.

Minnesota drinking age debate resurfaces with federal ruling

Longtime state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, who has tried for years without success to lower Minnesota’s drinking age, is back with two bills that would allow people younger...

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Brown Student Calls ROTC an Organization of Criminals

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00am

The young men and women of ROTC deserve so much better. I wonder what the young man who made these remarks has done for this country?

Taylor Grenawalt of Campus Reform reports.

Brown student: ROTC an organization of ‘criminals’

ROTC is an organization of criminals, according to a student at Brown University.

Peter Makhlouf, an...

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How The NLRB Is Digging Their Hooks Into Catholic Colleges

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:30am

What happens when Catholic Colleges ally with the SEIU?

Anne Hendershott of the Catholic World Report writes:

NLRB Makes Inroads at Catholic Colleges

While many Catholics have been concerned for decades about professors at Catholic colleges denying core Church teachings on theological issues, as well as about disputes over women’s ordination, same-sex marriage, and...

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UW-Madison Scholar Calls Out His Liberal Bosses Over Scott Walker Budget

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00am

You can read the bio of Jason Morgan, the author of this piece from the College Fix below. He makes a compelling case.

As budget battle rages, UW-Madison scholar calls out his liberal bosses

ANALYSIS: Jason Morgan, a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin and a Fulbright Fellow at...

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Michigan Gov. Snyder To Ask Legislature For Additional $28 Mil In University Spending

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

What’s another $28 million?

Kyle Feldscher of Michigan Live reports:

Gov. Snyder to propose increases to higher education and community college budgets

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder plans to ask the Michigan Legislature to approve a $28 million increase in state spending for university operations when he unveils his 2016 executive budget on Wednesday.

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Columbia Students Criticize New Required Sex Assault Workshops

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

We recently reported that Columbia is requiring these workshops. It turns out, not all the students like the idea.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Wrong Requirement?

Student groups advocating for changes in Columbia University’s approach to preventing sexual assault are again upset with the university’s attempts to address the issue, saying...

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Applications Skyrocket at Many Colleges

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

From the Ivy League to large state schools it is becoming harder to get in as applications soar. Cristiana Quinn from Go Local Worcester reports.

College Admissions: Applications Surge at Many Elite Colleges

Despite promises of a declining demographic in college age students, applications are up this year at many of the nation’s...

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Florida State Poli-Sci Prof Accuses FOX News and Wall Street Journal of Lying

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

The recording below was made by a student who has to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. That’s how far higher education has fallen.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of C...

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You Can See Why You Were Admitted to Your College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

Federal law allows you to see what made the admissions committee decide to admit you. Richard Pérez-Peña from the New York Times reports.

Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford

For as long as people have griped about college admissions, one of the biggest complaints has been that it is a...

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Illegal Immigrants Seek In-State Tuition in Massachusetts

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Knowing Massachusetts, they’ll probably get it.

Elizabeth Roman of Masslive reports.

Immigrant students in Massachusetts seek in-state tuition

The cost of higher education continues to increase and many students focus on getting into state universities in order to reduce their loans. Immigrant students illegally living in Massachusetts are not able to receive the benefits...

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Will Jeb Bush Run On His Educational Record?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Perhaps his greatest achievements as Florida’s Governor were his educational reforms. Will those reforms help or hider his likely presidential run?

The Herald Tribune explores the possibilities:

Education could define Jeb Bush run

As Jeb Bush edges closer to a presidential run, no issue may better def...

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UC Increases Vaccination Requirements for 2017

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Probably not a bad idea, considering all the Measles case we’re hearing about lately.

Larry Gordon of the LA Times reports.

UC widens vaccination requirements for 2017

All UC students will have to be vaccinated against measles, meningitis, whooping cough and several other diseases or they will not be allowed to register for classes...

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Faculty At Private Universities Now Able To Unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

What could possibly go wrong?

Alexandra Bradbury writes at Labor Notes:

At Last, Private Sector Faculty Get Green Light to Unionize

A new Labor Board ruling could finally unstick the unionization of professors in the private sector—a project that’s been stalled for 35 years.

“People for years have talked about when Obama’s NLRB finally gets...

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George Washington U. to Make Sexual Violence ‘Training’ Mandatory

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

It looks like George Washington University is taking a cue from Columbia.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Only one person showed up? Then let’s make sexual violence ‘training’ mandatory!

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Teach for America Has Trouble Recruiting College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Teach for America has a sudden decrease in interest after years of continuous growth. Max Ehrenfreund from the Washington Post reports.

Why Teach for America is suddenly having trouble recruiting college students

Teach for America, the well known program that recruits college kids for teaching gigs in disadvantaged schools around the country, said...

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Prager University – Does Science Argue for or against God?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, author and lecturer, Eric Metaxas examines the existence of God through the lens of science.

This is fascinating stuff. Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Why are we here? Liter...

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Michigan Students Getting High School Dimploma And Associates Degree In Five Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is Dearborn, Michigan creating a template for the rest of the country?

Brian Stone writes the Huffington Post:

How Dearborn Schools Became a Model for America

I woke up this morning to find out I’m the happiest gay Buddhist under Sharia Law, sipped my “America is doomed” latte (which tastes a lot like peppermint...

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Bryn Mawr College to Accept Transwomen

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00am

The all women’s college will now accept people who were born male but identify as female.

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Bryn Mawr Changes Admission Guidelines To Accept Transwomen

Bryn Mawr College, an all-women’s liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, clarified its admission policy on Monday to accept transwomen and individuals who...

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Cornell University Charges Health Fee for Administration Bailout

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Where is the money going? Cornell University’s health fee is not just for health services. Casey Breznick from the Cornell Review reports.

Student Health Fee is Administrative Bailout, Only Half of Fee Goes to Health Services

During the occupation of Day Hall, University President David Skorton confronted protesting students and fielded questions and...

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