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Missouri Lawmaker – College Presidents Should Answer for Schools’ Success or Failure

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

What a revolutionary idea. Of course, this is the way it has been done in the private sector since well, forever.

Alex Stuckey of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

College presidents should answer for schools’ success or failure, lawmaker says

JEFFERSON CITY • Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, doesn’t want to close Missouri colleges and...

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The 10 Colleges With The Most US Athletes In Sochi’s Olympics

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

With all eyes on Sochi, Russia for the Olympics, it is interesting to see which colleges have sent the most students to complete.

While all of the American athletes in Sochi can connect over a shared nationality, many teammates can bond about something more specific — their alma mater.

Whether they were classmates...

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UC Riverside Business School Slashes Tuition

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Not a bad idea and we can fully expect to see more of this in the coming years. Come on down and get your MBA, everything must go!

Sean Nealon of UCR Today reports.

Tuition Breaks Offered at Business School

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration has...

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UCLA Student Sets Record Straight on Bogus Racism Claims

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

College Insurrection recently shared a video in which some of  University of California – Los Angeles black students decried that  the school was not diverse enough.

We assumed that assertion was preposterous then; UCLA student Josh Hedtke shows that it also invalid.

….In 2012 in California, the total percentage of the black population...

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Kangaroo Courts – Update on Campus Judicial Systems

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00am

College Insurrection readers know how bad things can get for students who are accused of sexual misconduct.

Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed provides an update from Virginia.

Classrooms, Courts or Neither?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Since the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights affirmed in its 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter that colleges should...

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MIT sends email by mistake, erroneously telling some students they were admitted

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:30am

There was a big glitch at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology email system, and some hopeful scholars may be in for a big disappointment.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology sent an e-mail to prospective students, erroneously telling them in a line at the bottom that they had been admitted.

The university doesn’t know...

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U. Michigan Students Learn How to be Kinky, Engage in BDSM

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Posted by    Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:00am

These skills should come in handy for your future career… in porn.

The College Fix reports.

University of Michigan Teaches Students How To Be Kinky, Engage in BDSM

An event held at the University of Michigan on Wednesday night taught students how to be kinky and engage in Bondage, Dominance, Sadism and Masochism.

“Thinking of...

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Student Loans are a Drag on the American Economy

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Josh Freedman is a social and economic policy expert with the New America Foundation.

He recently published the second in a series of articles for Forbes focusing on how American families are now paying for college. His second part addresses a key component of the “Higher Education Bubble” – the easy access...

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Colleges Raked in $34 billion in Donations in 2013

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

That’s not a bad haul considering the state of the economy. Then again, Americans are the most generous people in the world.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Deeper Pockets

Donors gave about $34 billion to North American colleges in 2013, according to an annual survey by the Council for Aid to Education.

That’s...

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Greatest lines never uttered by college admissions counselors

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

College admissions officers seem so nice and polite.

However, this seems to be a thin veneer. One counselor recently sen an e-mail with the subject line “The Greatest Line I never Said,” asked others admissions professionals to share things they really, really wanted to say to students but didn’t.

Here are some of...

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The College Conservative Talks to Steven Crowder

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Thomas Novelly of the College Conservative recently had a chance to interview conservative comedian Steven Crowder. Read an excerpt below.

A Chat with Steven Crowder

Last Tuesday, Hillsdale College’s chapter of Young American’s For Freedom was proud to host Canadian-born comedian, former Fox News contributor, television and film actor, CPAC 2011 Master of...

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Student Free Press Rights Vindicated at U. of Alaska – Fairbanks

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announces a First Amendment victory for students in Alaska.

In a victory for freedom of the press, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has cleared The Sun Star student newspaper of any wrongdoing following a prolonged investigation of the newspaper’s content prompted by repeated...

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Increasing Number of Grad Students Turn to Food Stamps

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00am

The worst part of this story? It’s not like there are tons of jobs waiting for these students once they get their degrees.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

Obama’s Kids: More Grad Students Turn to Food Stamps

While young voters overwhelmingly supported president Obama’s reelection in 2012. Voters age 18 to 29 supported...

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New York University Plans to Protect Students From Shady Internships

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:30am

New York University has developed some new plans to protect its students from questionable internships.

May I suggest it start by looking into those offered by DHS?

After pressure from students, New York University’s career center has implemented a number of measures to improve screening of the internship listings it features online.

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U. Alabama Removes Pro-Life Display Over Complaints

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Maybe the pro-life students of U. Alabama should launch a complaint campaign against every other display on campus until administrators get the point.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

U. of Alabama Removes Pro-Life Display, Citing ‘Complaints’

In January, University of Alabama (UA) student group Bama Students for Life reserved a hallway display case...

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Princeton Student Says College isn’t for Everyone

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

It is heartening to learn that young Americans are beginning to recognize that they are being sold a bill-of-goods with the “everyone needs college” mantra.

Princeton University student David Will takes a hard looks at the numbers, and recognizes that college isn’t for everyone (hat-tip, Instapundit).

It’s time for a large number of...

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Alamo Colleges to Replace Humanities Requirement with Self-Help Course

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

What’s more important, studying English or a book about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Needless to say, some members of the faculty at Alamo Colleges are less than thrilled with the idea.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Humanities or Self-Help?

Lectures on “putting first things first” and “beginning with the...

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U. of Missouri Football Star Poised to Become NFL’s First Openly Gay Player

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Missouri Tigers’ defensive end, Michael Sam, is projected as a mid-round NFL draft pick.

Recently, he announced that he was gay, and is poised to become the the first openly gay player in the NFL if his career plans go forward as hoped.

Breitbart Sports files this report:

In interviews with ESPN and...

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University’s Construction Plans Halted After Discovery of Over 1,000 Dead Bodies

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Plans for a new parking garage at the University of Mississippi are now on hold after a gruesome discovery on campus grounds.

Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion Ledger reports.

Discovery of graves affects UMMC parking plan

Future progress for the state’s longtime medical school has collided with the ghosts of Mississippi’s past — the...

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Sonoma State U. to charge students an “Academic Success Fee”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

We featured a Sonoma State University story in which one of its students was forced to remove their cross at a campus event.

The reason is now apparent: The school wants to drain its scholars of their life’s blood.

What is the price of success? For Sonoma State University students, it might be...

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Students at U. Ottawa Try to Ban the Olympics, Fail

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00am

Have you ever noticed that it’s always the liberal students who are trying to ban things?

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Student council at Canadian university fails hilariously in effort to ban Olympics

The ban-happy student council at the University of Ottawa issued an edict in December banishing the 2014 Olympic Winter...

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U. of Louisiana – Monroe Offers Drone Flying Program

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:30am

Last year we reported that one Florida college was offering a Master’s Degree in drone warfare.

Given the likelihood that drones will be increasingly utilized for both civilian and military purposes, another school is opening up its own program.

Paul Karlowitz has spent more than 40 years...

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