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Campus Turmoil Starts With High School

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

The four years earlier may be the source to the campus meltdown.

Minding The Campus reports.

Campus Turmoil Begins in High School

A month before the Yale Halloween meltdown, I had a bizarre and illuminating experience at an elite private high school on the West Coast. I’ll call it Centerville High. I gave a...

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Student Who Criticized College Race Protests Gets Death Threats

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00am

People who speak out will be intimidated into silence.

The College Fix reports.

Death threats made against HS student who criticized college race protests

A student at Philadelphia’s Central High School became the target of death threats after he penned an op-ed for his school newspaper denouncing the “race justice” demonstrations at the University...

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Stupid Options for Naming the Generation After Millennials

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:30am

The proposed names are quite stupid.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Naming the Generation after Millennials: A bunch of silly, stupid options

Most people know of generational names, like millennials for instance, who make up a demographic of those born around the 1980’s to early 2000’s.

But what comes next? Those born after 2000 remember a...

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Obama’s Free College Proposal Would Cost Billions With No Guarantee of a Degree

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:00am

This news should come as a surprise to no one. It’s like the higher education version of Obamacare.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Report: Obama’s Free College Proposal Spends Billions on Students Who Won’t Receive a Degree

President Barack Obama’s free college proposal would spend $36 billion on 5.4 million students who will likely...

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Donald Trump to Speak at Liberty University

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders got a polite reception at Liberty University last year. Trump will probably be received with more enthusiasm.

The Washington Post reports.

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University, where he finds a friend in Jerry Falwell Jr.

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University’s first convocation this year, addressing thousands of young...

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Missouri Republicans Call for Firing of Mizzou Prof Who Blocked Student Journalist

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Remember the professor who famously said “I need some muscle over here” in an effort to block a student journalist? She still has her job somehow.

Campus Reform reports.

Lawmakers call for firing of Mizzou prof. involved in student protests

More than 100 Missouri Republican lawmakers signed a letter addressed to the University of...

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Troubled Colleges Turn to Nonacademics for Leadership

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

When the going gets tough, more colleges are seeking people outside academia for leadership roles.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

As times get tough, colleges turn to nonacademics to lead

When tiny Paul Quinn College faced its darkest hour, it turned not to a physicist or an historian or a political scientist to...

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Rand Paul Hopes to Win Iowa With Help From College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

Rand Paul’s lagging presidential campaign is hoping college students can turn things around for him in Iowa.

The Washington Examiner reports.

Paul seeks youth support ahead of Iowa caucuses

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is polling at barely 3 percent in Iowa, but the Republican presidential hopeful could have a secret weapon in his back...

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Columbia Arts Journal Fires Female Editor After Defending White Male Judge Panel

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

The social media editor was booted one day after an open letter criticized the Columbia Journal.

The College Fix reports.

Columbia arts journal fires female editor for defending its use of white men as contest judges

If you don’t want to be accused of racism, sexism and oppression, make sure there aren’t too many...

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Study Finds Unattractive Women Receive Lower Grades

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Is this real or just another trope in the supposed war on women?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Graded on Looks

Professors differ on how much their grading should be based on tests, written assignments, labs, class participation and other factors.

But students’ looks? Most f...

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Millennials Lean Toward Less Middle East Involvement

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Of all age groups, millennials are the least supportive of foreign intervention.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Disillusioned millennials skeptical of more war in Middle East

On foreign policy, millennials lean toward less war and action abroad.
That could mean bad news for Republicans, as leading GOP candidates show strong support for foreign wars, though the...

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Public University Considers Punishing Neck Rubs as Sexual Battery

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:00am

We will certainly have a rape epidemic when everything is considered a form of sexual assault.

The College Fix reports.

Public university could punish neck rubs as sexual battery under new policy

East Carolina University students who are good at neck rubs could find themselves hauled before a sexual misconduct board under new rules...

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Hoverboards Banned at American University

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

Even though this is a real thing, it still sounds like something out of a futuristic movie.

DCInno reports.

American University Bans Hoverboards

Hoverboards are dangerous enough that American University is banning them entirely from the campus. The temporary ban comes after reports that some of them were blowing up or catching on fire,...

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Drexel University President Thinks School is Better Off Without Football Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

He could be right. Where is it written that every school must have a football program?

The Blaze reports.

This University President Is Thrilled That His School Says ‘No’ to College Football

College football is an expensive operation, but many people, especially fans of national championship contenders Clemson and Alabama, would argue that it...

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Cuomo Raising Minimum Wage for New York State University Workers

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Gee, how will the schools make up the difference in costs? Maybe through tuition.

CNN reports.

Cuomo raises minimum wage to $15 for NY state university workers

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday the minimum wage paid to New York state university workers would be raised gradually to $15 an hour over...

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Prof Claims ‘Black Men Dying’ Due to Whites not ‘Policing’ Their Imaginations

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

It sounds like someone has an active imagination, that’s for sure.

The College Fix reports.

USC English prof/poet: ‘Black men dying’ due to whites not ‘policing’ their imaginations

Claudia Rankine, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California, is also an award-winning poet.

Her book, Citizen: An American Lyric, was the...

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Should College Career Services Tell Students to Leave?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

A situation when students do not succeed in course work.

National Review reports.

A New Job for College Career Services: Tell Students to Quit

I tend to be pretty critical of the federal government, but every once in awhile the feds come up with something that is quite useful. In this case, it is...

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University of Missouri Administrator Says The First Amendment Isn’t a Free Pass

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00am

Shouldn’t universities be run by people who understand how free speech works?

Mediaite reports.

Mizzou Administrator: First Amendment Isn’t ‘Free Pass’ To Say Hateful Things

In an interview with The Economist, the University of Missouri’s interim vice-chancellor for diversity Chuck Henson appeared to opine that the First Amendment does not protect hate speech...

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Professor Claims World is on the Verge of Apocalypse due to Climate Change

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:30am

An apocalyptic rant.

The College Fix reports.

Professor warns students: Planet on verge of global apocalypse due to human activity

An assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst concluded his comparative politics course earlier this month by telling students the planet is dying because of human activity – and there is...

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Concerns Grow Over Google Tracking College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Google will probably rule the entire world one day. In the mean time, there are some privacy concerns in higher education.

The Washington Post reports.

Google is tracking students as it sells more products to schools, privacy advocates warn

In public classrooms across the country, the corporate name that is f...

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Southern Utah University to Offer Master’s Degree in Cyber Security

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

If you want job security after school, here’s a field with major possibilities.

KSL News reported.

Southern Utah University to offer cyber security master’s

Southern Utah University is planning to offer a master’s in cyber security starting this spring.

The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that university say the program is being created to...

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Colleges and Universities Tap Into The Craft Beer Industry

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Vancouver Sun reports that the craft beer industry has become so big that you can now study it at some schools.

Universities tap into growth in craft beer industry by offering business classes

With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, it’s not enough to simply...

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