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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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Boston College Student Loses $80,000 for Family by Bragging on Facebook

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

College students beware. You never know who’s reading what you write on social media.

One Boston College student is learning that lesson the hard way.

Jack Pickell of Boston.com has the story.

Reports: Boston College student’s Facebook brag costs family $80,000

It might be the costliest status update in Facebook history.

According to a Miami Herald...

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Feds sue for-profit ITT Educational Services for “predatory lending” practices

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

Given the fact that rates of federal student loan default rates are the highest since 1995, one has to wonder about the real reasons behind a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against ITT Educational Services, Inc.

The agency claims that the for-profit company engaged in predatory lending by...

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University of Iowa President Under Fire for Remarks About Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

U. Iowa president Sally Mason recently committed the thought crime of acknowledging human nature.

FOX News reports.

Regent blasts University of Iowa president for sex assault remark, lack of communication

The Iowa Board of Regents met behind closed doors Friday afternoon to evaluate the performance of University of Iowa President Sally Mason, who has...

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Evergreen State’s New Exit Requirement: “What I Learned in College” Essay

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

When everyone gets an “A”, how can schools distinguish true scholars from slackers?

One college has come up with an innovative exit assessment to make its final determination.

Assessment can be a dirty word, especially when it comes from the top down, and neither faculty nor students are convinced that it measures anything...

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U. Windsor Becomes First Canadian University to Approve BDS Through Undergrad Vote

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Jon Liedtke of The Urbanite reports that students at the University of Windsor have voted to approve a boycott of Israel.

Read all of Legal Insurrection’s BDS coverage here.

UWindsor becomes first university in Canada to approve BDS through undergraduate referendum

The University of Windsor Students’ Alliance has become the first student union in...

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UCLA Student Resigns from Student Gov, Citing its Focus on Political Activism

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:30am

“Time and time again, I was disappointed by councilmembers’ misplaced priorities.”

UCLA student Evan Moffitt is now the former director of community engagement for the General Representative 3 office of the Undergraduate Students Association Council.

He has just resigned in protest over the group’s focus on politics instead of students.

Time and time again, I was disappointed by councilmembers’ misplaced priorities. In meetings, instead...

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Purdue University Removes ‘God’ From Donor Plaque

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:00am

Apparently, the administration of Purdue University needs a remedial course on donor relations.

Todd Starnes of FOX News reports.

University removes ‘God’ from plaque

Purdue University, which once defended the right of a private speaker to blaspheme Jesus, has banned an alumni donor from using the word “God” on a plaque because it might...

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War on Women: CU Boulder’s Student Govt Denies Female College Republican Travel Money

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

It’s “War on Women”…conservative ones, that is.

Despite authorizing the funds for other student trips for political events, three female College Republicans at the University of Colorado – Boulder were denied their request for financial support from their student government to travel to CPAC.

The College Fix Associate Editor Jennifer Kabbany files...

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Higher Ed Groups Want to be Exempted From New IRS Rules on Political Activity

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Anyone else getting tired of living in an America where there are two sets of rules? Why should colleges and universities, which overwhelmingly lean left, be exempted?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Higher Ed Groups Ask IRS Not To Change Political Activity Rules

A coalition of higher education associations on Thursday urged the Obama administration...

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Liberty U. officer won’t be charged for fatally shooting hammer-wielding student

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

A Liberty University security officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a student who attacked him with a hammer during an incident last November.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeffrey Bennett ruled that the officer, A.S. Mulberry, acted in self-defense when he fired two shots at Liberty freshman Joshua Hathaway on...

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What Can be Done About the Cost of College?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Kathryn Buschman Vasel of the FOX Business Network suggests there’s one thing most people agree on, college is becoming too expensive.

College is too Expensive, But How Do We Fix That?

No one disputes that college affordability and accessibility are increasingly becoming an issue for students and their families. What’s not as clear...

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New York’s Governor Cuomo Wants to Reopen Prison U.

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 11:00am

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo believes paying for prisoners’ college educations can help cut costs.

Critics think the money is going to the wrong people. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has the details:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to bring professors back into prisons 20 years after Congress and one of his...

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Income Inequality – College Edition

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at Minding The Campus, Jonathan Marks points out that America’s most elite schools get the lion’s share when it comes to fundraising dollars.

In College Fundraising, the Rich Get Richer

College fundraising was up 9 percent last year, says the Council for Aid to Education, but there’s a worrisome...

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FBI Search May Become Part of U. of Tennessee “Sex Week 2014″

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Students at the University of Tennessee may be exposed to more than an “Aphrodisiac Cooking Class” during upcoming Sex Week activities.

A coalition of conservative groups has banded...

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Veteran Arrested at George Washington U. During Hillary Clinton Speech Files Lawsuit​

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Suit names the U.S. State Department and campus police as defendants.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reports that an Army veteran who dared turn his back on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2011 speech at the school, and then was arrested by campus police, has now filed a lawsuit.

He claims he was “forcibly and falsely” hauled off...

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Boise State Prof Op-Ed for the New York Times – When May I Shoot a Student?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Professor Greg Hampikian is clearly not in favor of students being allowed to have guns on campus. Naturally, the New York Times was happy to give him some space on their opinion page.

When May I Shoot a Student?

BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of...

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Columbia U. Sorority’s “Beer Olympics” Center of Latest Diversity Drama

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another sombrero-wearing sorority is in trouble after hosting a “Beer Olympics”.

A Columbia University sorority has come under attack following an Olympics themed beer pong tournament that many students said invoked offensive cultural stereotypes to portray various nationalities, including people from Mexico, Ireland, and Japan.

Student newspaper the...

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University of Utah Students Busted for Smoking Pot in Campus Igloo

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

College students getting busted for smoking pot is hardly breaking news, but a campus igloo? Really?

Breitbart News reports.

University of Utah Students Caught Smoking Pot in Campus Igloo

University of Utah police said officers peered inside an igloo built on campus and discovered a group of students smoking marijuana.

Garth Smith, spokesman for police...

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Harvard Student: How “Gay Pride” Backfires

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am

In the wake of the alarming veto of Arizona’s religious freedom bill, a recent op-ed by Harvard student Ian R. Van may be worthwhile reading for gay activists.

…Institutions such as the Office of BGLTQ Student Life here at Harvard are counterproductive because they promote the sort of separateness that must be...

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Presumed Guilty On Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:30am

A new piece by Peter Berkowitz at Real Clear Politics examines a legal case at Swarthmore and its implications for higher education.

On College Campuses, a Presumption of Guilt

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — On Feb. 22, in celebration of its sesquicentennial, Swarthmore College proudly hosted “The Liberal Arts in Action: A Symposium on the...

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