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Iranian Georgia Tech Student Injured Making Bombs Has Died

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:00am

Last week we told you about Saamer Akhshabi, an Iranian grad student at Georgia Tech who suffered burns over most of his body when the bombs he was making exploded. He has died due to his injuries.

I’m really amazed this story came and went with no attention from national media. Jim...

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Money talks, and today’s incoming freshmen are listening

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

A new survey shows that the rising costs in a post-recession economy are significantly impacting  the college choices for incoming freshmen.

Allie Grasgreen of “Inside Higher Ed” has these details.

The 2013-14 academic year marks a half-decade since the economic recession hit, but concerns about the costs of attending college are influencing incoming...

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Who is to Blame for the Decay of Public Colleges?

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

According to a new op-ed by Karin Fischer and Jack Stripling at the Chronicle of Higher Education, just about everyone is to blame on some level.

An Era of Neglect

It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay.

But somewhere along...

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Harvard Professor Markets the “oPhone” for Scent-Messaging

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

Soon, college students will be able to hit the “scent” button.

If the aroma of sweet, buttery coffee is something you want to share with friends – even friends who live miles away – you soon may have the option of doing so through a device called the “oPhone.”

Harvard researcher David Edwards...

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Purdue University Student Busted for Grade Tampering

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

If this student was smart enough to hack Purdue’s computer system, why didn’t he just study and go to class?

Irving Dejohn of New York Daily News reports.

Purdue University graduate gets four-year sentence for grade-changing scandal

This Boilermaker got burned for trying to cook his grades.

A Purdue University graduate was sentenced to 90...

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California Students Protest Spa Vacay for Common Core Administrators

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the numerous problems with Common Core implementation, the fact that administrators are reviewing the issues seems most sensible.

But do they really need to do so at a luxury spa? Many of their students don’t think so.

Members of the Inglewood, Calif. community were outraged to learn that school district administrators had...

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Free Speech Becomes Focus in Georgetown Student Elections

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00am

One has to wonder if the IRS targeting of conservative groups will have any impact on college politics. Students at Georgetown seem fairly concerned with free speech.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Students Focus on Free Speech in Georgetown Elections

As Georgetown University students await clarification of the school’s policies governing campus expression,...

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Brown Student Rails Against “Obnoxious Activists” who “Rack Up Social Justice Points”

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:30am

Simply brilliant.

Brown University student Andrew Powers shares his thoughts about the hypocrisy of protesting companies while using the items they manufacture.

…I find it disheartening that, at Brown University in particular, playing the part of the obnoxious activist who racks up social justice points is so f...

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Oklahoma State Settles Lawsuit With Pro-Life Students

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:00am

Let this story serve as a lesson to all pro-life student groups on college campuses. Fight the power.

Billy Hallowell of The Blaze reports.

University Settles With Pro-Life Student Group Over Alleged Crackdown on Abortion Display

Oklahoma State University has decided to settle a civil rights l...

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Students pushing the use of bitcoin in higher education

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

A Japanese American man thought to be the founding father of Bitcoin recently led reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, college students are leading the charge for bitcoin in higher education. Inside Higher Ed’s Carl Staumsheim files this report:

Before the University of Puget...

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YOLO Letters Stolen From Loyola University Sign

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

YOLO is shorthand for you only live once. Someone obviously wanted those letters and took them from Loyola University’s sign as you’ll see in the image below.

Samantha Grossman of Time reported.

Someone Stole the Letters Spelling “YOLO” From Loyola University

You only live once. YOLO for short. It’s the motto Drake came up...

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Knox College Student on Illinois GOP Candidate for Governor, Kirk Dillard

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

There is a field full of Republican candidates in the Illinois gubernatorial primary; Knox College student Alex Uzarowicz sorts through the field and offers his pick.

…State Senator Kirk Dillard.

Dillard is a proven conservative with an extensive voting record. Most importantly, Dillard worked across the aisle on many occasions bringing Boeing’s headquarters to Chicago, sponsoring...

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Administrators at Public Colleges Get a Pay Increase

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

We learn this news despite the fact that administrative hires at colleges have more than doubled in 25 years.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Public Salary Recovery

After three years...

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College Grads Now Doing the Jobs High School Grads Used to Do

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:00am

File this under “The Obama Economy”.

Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high-school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s Corp. that she calls a “last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better.

Stephen O’Malley, 26, a West Virginia University graduate, wants to put his history degree to...

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Cal State Campuses Consider Implementing ‘Student Success Fees’

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

If there’s one thing today’s college students need to be more successful, it’s more student fees. Right?

Carla Rivera of the Los Angeles Times reports.

More Cal State campuses are considering ‘student success fees’

They are called “student success fees” and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates...

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New Jersey teen suing parents for college tuition loses first round in court

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 8:00am

We have been following the case of a high school senior who filed a lawsuit against her parents for financial support and college tuition.

The judge just gave her suit a solid F plus.

A New Jersey honor student suing her parents in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit had her motions for financial support,...

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Harvard Students Who are Experts on Ukraine Worry about Global Impact of Crimean Crisis

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

” We could face the dismantling of the global system of security…”

Oleh Kotsyuba is a Ph.D. candidate in Slavic languages and literatures at Harvard, as well as the online editor of Krytyka, an intellectual journal in Ukraine. Nadiya Kravets is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society.

Together, they offer...

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Recent Grad Pens Letter to Future College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

A recent college graduate named Greg Lewin published this piece at the website of ACTA, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Dear Future College Students

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into college! If I may, I’d like to share some of my ideas on what it means...

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Are they really “student loans” when used for cable TV, video games, utility bills, etc.?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

“Student” loans have become a primary source of funding for an every greater portion of the US population.

The one-trillion dollars plus of student loan debt is a drag on the economy.

However, the ease of obtaining those loans have inspired Americans to use the money for expenditures not directly pertinent to their education (hat-tip, WC Varones).

…The WSJ takes on a more conservative tone when it says that “some Americans...

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Grove City College Prof Presents Reagan Principles at Reagan Ranch Center

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is the sort of lecture we could use more of at American colleges and universities.

Robert Feinberg of Money News reports.

Scholar Rehearses Reagan Principles

Grove City College Professor Paul Kengor presented his book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Kengor is executive director of...

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Colorado’s new marijuana law’s intriguing impact on college application rates

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00am

It looks like Colorado’s new marijuana laws are not deterring young Americans from applying to the state’s colleges and universities.

In fact, Colorado may have offered an unintentional incentive.

If Colorado’s new marijuana laws — legalizing the recreational possession of the drug — are deterring out-of-state students and their families from applying to...

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Six Students at U. Akron Charged With Hazing

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:30am

Hazing is a sure fire way for college students to find themselves in a lot of trouble. It certainly doesn’t help your college career.

FOX News reports.

Police charge 6 students with hazing at Ohio fraternity; accuser says abuse lasted 3 weeks

Six fraternity members at...

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