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Forget Microaggressions – Now it’s ‘Micro-Inequities’

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11:00am

If you’re having trouble keeping up with all these invented problems, you’re not alone.

The College Fix reports.

Now it’s ‘micro-inequities’ — they ‘do the most damage’

Australia’s Jill Rathborne may have added a new term to the already crowded field of politically correct academese: “micro-inequity.”

Not encouraged to study science while growing up, Rathborne...

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Heads of College Conferences See Salaries Soar

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:30am

Average commissioner pay in the so-called “Power Five” has soared from about $541,000 to $2.58 million.

Daily Gazette reports.

Salaries for top 5 college conference bosses soar

By 8:30 on the East Coast on Monday night, tens of millions of televisions across the country will be turned to the same channel, as the most-watched...

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Academia Has a Left Wing Problem

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8:00am

In her new column at Bloomberg, Megan McArdle examines the left wing bias of colleges and universities.

Academics Are So Lefty They Don’t Even See It

Consider this recent account of a graduate admissions committee meeting. An applicant to a linguistics Ph.D. program is a matriculating senior at a small historically black college...

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Applications Drop at University of Missouri Following Protests

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Who could have guessed that this would happen?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

SURPRISE! Mizzou Sees Application Drop After Days Of Protests, Illusory Klan Hoods, Poop Swastika

Applications for the fall 2016 academic year are down at the University of Missouri after last semester’s eruption of Black Lives Matter protests, which caused...

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Western New England University Opens Special Prayer Room for Muslim Students

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

They even held an event to “spread awareness of the Islamic religion to other students.”

Mass Live reports.

Western New England University opens Muslim prayer room on Springfield campus

Western New England University’s Office of Spiritual Life recently unveiled a new prayer space for Muslim students on campus.

Located in Rivers Memorial Hall, the prayer...

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Republican Senator Demands Answers from Dept. of Education About Controversial Mandates

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

Almost every time a story comes up about a politician fighting for the freedom of college students it’s a Republican.

The FIRE blog reports.

Senator Demands Answers from Department of Education About Controversial Mandates

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2016—In a letter sent today expressing “continued alarm” about the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights...

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Ohio College Enrollment Down for Five Straight Years

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

It is is happening across the country.

Cincinnati reports.

Fewer Ohioans going to college amid economic recovery

Ohio’s regional college campuses and community colleges are being pushed to work together to consolidate some services as enrollment drops for a fifth year.

Fall enrollment statewide was down 1 percent, according to preliminary headcounts, fueled by a...

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UC-Davis Medical Students Protest Racism in Healthcare

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00am

Have you heard that healthcare is racist now?

The College Fix reports.

UC-Davis medical students protest racism in healthcare, fail to say what’s racist

Putting tape on your mouth and standing in silent protest can make it hard for outsiders to figure out what your grievances are.

Students at the University of California-Davis School of...

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Drexel Is Happy It Avoids College Football

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:30am

Other schools spend big bucks on their teams.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

We’re Glad We Say No to College Football

The spectacle of the NCAA national-championship game Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz., between Clemson University and the University of Alabama is sure to inspire fresh dreams of prosperity and prominence at many universities.

That’s...

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Higher Education ‘Ripe for Disruption’

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:00am

The American Interest points to a disturbing report from Goldman Sachs on the state of higher education.

Goldman Sachs: Higher Ed Ripe for Disruption

A Goldman Sachs investment research report issued last month paints a very grim picture of the state of American higher education (h/t Bry...

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Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences Unveiled in Chicago

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Isn’t the current trend to not name college buildings after racists?

WGN News reports.

New Malcolm X College facility is unveiled

he brand-new, state-of-the-art Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences on the West Side is unveiled on Thursday morning.

The $251 million facility will prepare students for the fast-growing health care industry.

It’s eight...

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Northeastern Student Complains That Armed Campus Police Make Her Feel Less Safe

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s amazing that some students are still making this stupid argument.

In this case, it’s an op-ed in Teen Vogue.

Why My University’s Campus Police Make Me Feel Less Safe

On Tuesday nights, I sit down with my family to watch TV. One Tuesday in early December, I settled down in the middle of...

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Students Expelled for Rape Claim Alleged Victim Bragged About Having Sex With Them

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

Another fine mess over college sexual relations.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

Lawsuit: Student Bragged About Sleeping With Athletes, Then Got Them Expelled For Rape

A new lawsuit against the University of Findlay accuses the school of expelling students after rape allegations from a student who had bragged about sleeping with them.

Justin...

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Notre Dame Prof Thinks Lenient Gun Laws are Racist

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Some people have an amazing ability to see racism everywhere.

Campus Reform reports.

Notre Dame prof. calls permissive gun laws a ‘manifestation of racism’

A professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame published an op-ed in The New York Times linking lenient gun laws in America to racism.

Prof. Gary Gutting argued “permissive...

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Virginia and Maryland College Are Struggling With Enrollment

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

A struggle to survive.

The Washington Post reports.

Enrollment challenges at several colleges in Virginia and Maryland

Sweet Briar College, a small women’s school in rural Virginia, got much smaller in 2015 amid the tumult of a shutdown plan announced abruptly in March and then canceled three months later. Its fall head count was...

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Robocalls May Soon be Used to Collect Student Debt

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00am

As if people didn’t already have enough reasons to hate robocalls, they might be used to collect student loan debt.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Coming soon: Robocalls to collect on student debt

Congressional action has allowed those with student loan debt to receive robocalls from collectors, and their friends and family might get...

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San Diego State Muslim Students Demand Zero Tolerance Policy for Islamophobic Speech

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:30am

The demands are modeled after similar ones issued by black student associations at campuses across the nation.

The College Fix reports.

Muslim Student Association demands all ‘Islamophobic speech’ be punished

The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is demanding that administrators combat Islamophobia by developing a “zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic...

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Universities in Illinois Left With the Bill as Budget Crisis Looms

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:00am

This story has the higher ed bubble and the big government bubble in one story.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Burdened by a Budget Impasse

Some universities in Illinois don’t know how they’re going to make payroll in a few months if the state’s politicians don’t pass a budget soon.

Now halfway through...

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College President Blames Trump for Campus Race Protests

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

Isn’t it interesting how someone who leads a college could be so stupid?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Fancypants College President: TRUMP Caused Campus Race Protests

The president of one of America’s ritziest liberal arts colleges is blaming Donald Trump for the various race protests which cropped up on campuses across the...

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College Fires Prof Who Questioned Sandy Hook

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

This has been in the works for a while but now it’s official.

The Associated Press reports.

College Officially Fires Professor Who Questioned Sandy Hook

A Florida college has officially fired a professor who claimed the massacre of children at a Connecticut elementary school was staged.

Florida Atlantic University said in a release that School...

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Nike Pledges $13.5 Million to University of Oregon For Track Renovations

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

That’s a serious cash commitment. Good for them!

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Nike Pledges $13.5 Million to Help Renovate University of Oregon Track Facilities

Nike Inc. has pledged $13.5 million toward renovations of track and field facilities at the University of Oregon, part of an upgrade that would facilitate...

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Mizzou Faculty Members Stand by Prof Who Tried to Block Student Journalist

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

Republicans in Missouri want professor Melissa Click fired but her fellow professors are standing by her.

The Kansas City Star reports.

University of Missouri faculty support professor whom Republicans want fired

University of Missouri faculty members on Tuesday came out in support of Melissa Click, the embattled MU professor who famously asked for some...

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