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U. Toledo Faculty and Students Unhappy With Large Payout to Departing President

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

The payout is worth over a million in cash and benefits. Nice work if you can get it.

Cleveland.com reported.

University of Toledo’s $1.3 million payout to departing president angers some faculty, students

The University of Toledo’s president is set to receive $1.3 million in salary and bonuses over t...

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American Colleges at Center of Newest “Housing Boom”

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

Those who say the “housing boom” is bust may want to take a look at American institutions of higher education.

Of course, the newest “campus housing boom” may go bust when the Higher Ed bubble bursts explosively.

Universities across the nation are in the midst of a campus housing boom.

Aging residence halls are...

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Occidental College Request To Seal Sexual-Assault Records Rejected by Judge

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Another nightmare scenario based on a false allegation of rape. At least the judge is siding with the accused.

Matt Lamb writes at The College Fix.

Judge Rejects Occidental College Request To Seal Sexual-Assault Records

School’s own investigation suggests accuser wasn’t “incapacitated” when she had sex with expelled student

Occidental College’s belated attempt to seal...

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Frat’s FIJI Moniker Latest Target of Campus Race-Based Activists

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

SHOCK: This fraternity is not willing to buckle under pressure.

At one California university, campus activists have combined two of their favorite targets for harassment — fraternities/sororities and cherished icons.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reports on one fraternity standing strong against the protests of a race-based group.

The 166-year-old Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which for more than a century has used...

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Swarthmore Alum Writes Open Letter to Board of Managers

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Writing at Real Clear Politics, Peter Berkowitz asks the board of managers at Swarthmore to use care when selecting a new president. He wants the school to return to real educational values.

An Open Letter to Swarthmore’s Board of Managers

Dear Members of the Board:

I read with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation...

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Dirty Dozen: A list of 12 bad teachers protected by tenure and unions

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

A Fox News reports offers 12 chilling examples of how tenure rules and unions protect truly awful teachers from the termination and other punishment they so richly deserve.

Academic tenure was put in place in U.S. school systems in the first half of the 20th century to protect teachers from arbitrary punishment,...

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Students Want Hillary to Return $225K Speaking Fee

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently told you that Hillary Clinton is being paid $225,000 to speak at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Some students at the school are unhappy about the exorbitant fee and want Hillary to return the money.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

UNLV Students Slam Hillary’s ‘Outrageous’ Speaking Fee

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas...

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Education Department has egg on its face after Tweet angers many

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

U.S. Department of Education has egg on its face after posting a tweet that some people found offensive because it appeared to mock low-income students.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford has the story:

On Tuesday evening, the Twitter account for the department’s Office of Federal Student Aid sent out a message that said:...

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Accrediting Group Puts Baylor College of Medicine on Probation

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

There seems to be a lot of this going around. South Carolina State recently had its accreditation downgraded too.

KHOU of Texas reported.

Group puts Baylor College of Medicine on probation

An accrediting group cited more than a dozen administrative areas of concern in placing Baylor College of Medicine on probation, a downgrade that...

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American Historical Association bars hiring committees from recording candidates during job interviews

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Leave no evidence behind!

An important historians group now prohibits hiring committees from recording job interviews at hiring annual conference.

Given the spate of successful lawsuits being brought by conservatives on campus, as well as the embarrassing videos of professors going on ultra-progressive rants that become instant YouTube hits, one can see the logic behind the...

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Video: Professors Read Mean Reviews About Themselves

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:30am

This is pretty funny stuff, via the TaxProfBlog.

Professors Read Mean Student Evaluations

Inside Higher Ed, Mean Tweets, Academic Style:

In the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” a Canadian university’s student newspaper posted a video this week that features professors reading aloud unflattering reviews from the website Rate My Professors.

 
 
 
 

Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh performance-based layoffs for teachers

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00am

I cannot wait to see the teachers union response to this bold idea from Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow school administrators to base layoff decisions in part on teachers’ performance, as measured by the state’s new evaluation system.

“My goal is to protect our high-quality educators, regardless of...

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Two Year vs Four Year Degrees: Which has Better Return on Investment?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

In The Wall Street Journal, Mark Peters and Douglas Belkin compare-and-contrast the return on investment between two-year and four-year degree programs.

Their conclusions can be useful to those contemplating the worth of a college education.

Who earns more, a recent graduate from a flagship state university with a bachelor’s degree or one who...

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Panel Says Epidemic of Campus Rape May Be Overblown

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

This report doesn’t conform to the preferred narrative so it’s likely to be challenged.

Stephanie Wang of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Panel: Campus Rape Epidemic May Be Overblown

A group of conservative feminists on Thursday agreed that the statistics being used to create the impression of a “campus culture of rape” are overblown,...

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2014 List of 10 Best Career Prospects for Recent College Graduates

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

For the rare college student contemplating future career options during their summer break, a list of the 10 best career prospects published by the University of California – San Diego would be worth checking.

Some career paths are going to be more beneficial and open to a recent grad. To help new...

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Video – Mark Cuban Explains the Higher Ed Bubble

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

You would be hard pressed to find a more direct, simple explanation of the student loan debt crisis than this one.

Kevin Boyd of the Independent Journal Review writes.

Mark Cuban Explains the Student Loan Crisis Better in 90 Seconds Than Democrats Have in Years

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave an interview to...

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Waynesburg Student: The Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner and the Lost IRS Emails

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Nika Anschuetz is a student at Waynesburg University pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in electronic media.

Armed with her scholarship, she takes an in-depth look at the “Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner and the Lost IRS Emails.”

The IRS’s latest mishap revealed that mysteriously somehow, Lois Lerner, former IRS official,...

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Law Prof Who Specializes in Poverty Makes Over $200K Teaching One Class Per Semester

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:30am

When this professor talks about income inequality, he’s obviously speaking from experience.

Lauren Cooley of the College Fix reported.

Law Prof Who Specializes in Poverty Makes $205,400 – Teaching One Class Per Semester

UNC law professor’s holdings include $1.5M in real estate, and meanwhile he chastises Republicans for their ‘unforgivable war on poor people’

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The Next Generation of Conservative Women are on Campuses Today

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00am

We recently reported that the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) was holding its 9th annual conference for conservative women on campus.

National Review Online contributor Alexa Moutevelis Coombs has this report from the event.

Can young conserv...

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Seattle Pacific U. Student Fisks Seattle’s New $15 Minimum Wage Law

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

TJ Jan is a student at Seattle Pacific University who should really consider becoming an economics major, based on this fisking of Seattle’s new minimum wage law.

…Students and graduates who are looking to have a leg up on the competition, stave off moving back to mom and dad’s place and start...

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Some Colleges Now Offering Students Loaner Puppies

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

If we’re going to let college students borrow drones, why stop there? Why not have loaner puppies?

Cory Weinberg of Bloomberg Business Week reports.

Loaner Puppies: The Latest Elite College Perk

At a certain type of college, students have come to expect coddling. Perks that enhance campus life, such as maid service, gyms with...

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Sexual Assault Education at UCLA Found Insufficient by State Audit

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

An audit of four campuses in the state, including UCLA and Berkeley, found faculty and staff are not properly trained in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Eu Ran Kwak, contributor to the Daily Bruin, compiled this report for UCLA.

UCLA fails to sufficiently educate its faculty and staff...

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