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UConn Building ‘Black Only’ Segregated Dorm

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00pm

Is this progress? It feels like we’re going backwards.

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

This Taxpayer-Funded University Is LITERALLY Building A Segregated Dorm

The University of Connecticut is building a new residence hall that will segregate black people away from the general student population.

The new, segregated, all-male residence hall at the taxpayer-funded,...

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Harvard Law Prof Criticizes Feds Saying They Use Title IX to Bully Universities

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12:30pm

Gersen explains why this kind of enforcement is not just problematic, but illegal.

FIRE reports.

Harvard Law Prof in ‘Wall Street Journal’: ‘Feds Use Title IX to Bully Universities’

In a weekend opinion piece for the The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law School professor Jacob Gersen criticized the federal government for enforcing its Title...

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Comedian John Cleese Criticizes Political Correctness on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:00am

The Ministry of Silly Walks would probably be considered offensive by some college students today.

Watch Cleese talk about PC culture on campus below.

Breitbart has more:

Veteran British comedi...

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Wisconsin Republicans Are Pushing To Make College Affordable

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:30am

Assembly Republicans moved their package of bills out of committee last week.

WBAY reports.

Republicans push for college affordability

Wisconsin Republicans have plans to make college more affordable for UW and technical college students.

They have a package of bills sailing through the legislature that would lift the cap on tax-deductible student loan interest, boost...

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Microaggressions at Columbia: White Male Professors and Stressful Situations

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:00am

Gee, Columbia sounds like a terrifying place, doesn’t it?

The College Fix reports.

What passes for microaggressions at Columbia: White male professors, ‘stressful situations’

A conversation with a self-described queer, multiracial, mentally ill sexual-assault survivor

As she describes herself, Avegail Muñoz is facing a stacked deck.

The Columbia University student is a “queer, multiracial woman of...

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Ohio State Requires Nursing Students to Learn About White Privilege

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6:30pm

This push for social justice requirements is getting a little ridiculous, isn’t it?

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

Ohio State Makes Nursing Students Learn About White Privilege, Police Brutality

A mandatory webinar for students studying nursing at Ohio State University (OSU) teaches police have “assaulted” racial minorities in the U.S. for generations,...

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These States Say Yes to Guns on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

Lots of states are considering guns on campus right now but here’s the straight dope.

The Washington Post reports.

If you want to carry a gun on campus, these states say yes

Debate continues to boil in Texas over a new law allowing concealed weapons across college campuses. This week a prominent physicist at...

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Ten Sororities Banned at Duke University

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 3:30pm

This ban is related to a recent alcohol related incident which left a student in critical condition.

Uloop reports.

Duke University Bans 10 Sororities, Greek Life Under Close Examination

After an alcohol-related incident landed a Duke University student in the hospital this past Wednesday, the school responded by suspending all 10 of their Panhellenic...

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You May Now be Able to Attend Harvard if You Want to Help the ‘Common Good’

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

New criteria may be introduced to Harvard applications that has nothing to do with grades or testing.

Boston.com reports.

Harvard wants to revolutionize college admissions. Will it work?

For parents of burned-out kids, the recommendations of a new Harvard report sound like a fantasy world: No more endless extracurricular activities. No more juggling six...

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College Students Are On Digital Devices A Fifth of Class Time

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 12:30pm

Texting is the main reason.

Phys reports.

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices

(HealthDay)—College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices—such as smartphones—for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.

The main culprit is texting. Almost nine out of 10 reported that texting was their main digital...

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GOP Congressman: Let Employers Pay $10K of Student Loans Tax-Free

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00am

This is actually a pretty good idea. Let’s hope it gets some attention.

Red Alert Politics reports.

GOP Congressman: Allow employers to pay $10,000 of student debt tax-free

Georgia Representative Austin Scott recently promoted his plan to relieve college graduates of the massive student debt burden.

Scott’s plan would allow employers to pay up to...

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Man With Useless Degree Whines About Student Loans

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9:30am

It’s hard to feel sorry for someone when they’re complaining about their own choices.

The Daily Caller reports.

Guy With USELESS Degree From $62,965-A-Year College Whines About His Student Loans

Slate, a once-semi-readable website, published a 2,925-word tome on Tuesday by a guy who is really sad because he managed rack up $200,000 in...

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Mizzou Activist Group Thinks Melissa Click is a Civil Rights Activist

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:00am

Civil right activists don’t usually try to stifle the civil rights of others.

The College Fix reports.

Mizzou activist group compares ‘scapegoated’ Melissa Click to murdered civil rights activists

This will surely give a lot more credibility to the University of Missouri student activist organization Concerned Student 1950:

In a letter, they assert Mizzou’s administration...

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Loss of Master Keys to Cost College Of William and Mary $500K

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00pm

Losing your keys is frustrating but it’s worse when it costs a ton of cash.

USA Today reports.

Loss of master keys costs college $500K

The struggle is real at the College of William and Mary.

According to a Jan. 26 report by the college’s student newspaper, The Flat Hat, the college will have to...

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Mammoth Bones Discovered Under Football Field at Oregon State University

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:30pm

Those cheers of excitement you’re hearing in the distance are from the school’s science department.

WBUR reported.

A Mammoth Find At Oregon State University Football Field

Workers were in for a big surprise as they dug beneath the north end zone of Oregon State University’s football stadium this week. A crew member uncovered a...

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Mizzou Prof Melissa Click to do Community Service

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

She got a pretty lenient sentence for assault, don’t you think?

Campus Reform reports.

Mizzou prof. avoids jail time with community service deal

University of Missouri (Mizzou) professor Melissa Click will perform 20 hours of court-ordered community service in exchange for a dropped assault charge, according to a statement released Friday evening.

In November, Click...

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For-Profit College Grads Now Want Their Loans Erased

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12:30pm

More than 7,500 people have asked the federal government to forgive a total of $164 million in student loans.

CBS News reports.

Feeling burned, for-profit college grads want loans erased

For thousands of Americans with student loans, repaying what they owe may be the least of their problems.

More than 7,500 people have asked the...

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Karl Marx is the Most Assigned Economist at American Colleges

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00am

This might explain why Bernie Sanders is so popular among college students.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Data: Karl Marx is the most assigned economist at U.S. Colleges

Everyone knows that the foundation of a good education is reading, writing, arithmetic — and communism?

Market Watch reported that Karl Marx is the most assigned economist in...

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Bergen Community College to Offer a Drone Class

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9:30am

They just got clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate drones.

NJ reports.

Bergen Community College gets clearance for drone classes

PARAMUS — Bergen Community College became one of just three community colleges to get clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate drones, allowing the college to start offering educati...

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Anti-Capitalist Campus Co-op May Shut Down for Refusing to Pay Rent

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:00am

This place must be popular with Bernie Sanders supporters.

The College Fix reported.

‘Anti-capitalist’ campus co-op faces shutdown because renters refuse to pay rent

Call it dwell-and-dash.

The Campbell Club at the University of Oregon is $17,000 in debt because, well, people take its anti-capitalist bona fides seriously. Or they’re just lazy bums.

The Daily Emerald reports...

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Cornell to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

Like other schools, there is probably a small group of campus activists driving this whole thing.

Bloomberg reports.

Cornell University to Consider Divesting Fossil Fuel Investments

Cornell University’s trustees are planning to discuss divesting from fossil fuels, an issue that many of the richest U.S. schools have grappled with while only a few have...

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University of Kentucky Offers Course on Taco Literacy

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is a great class to take if you plan on working at Taco Bell after graduation.

Eater.com reports.

Get Schooled in Taco Literacy at the University of Kentucky

Students at the University of Kentucky now have the distinct privilege of being able to get college credit for eating tacos. According to Munchies, the...

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