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Yale Survey Exposes Threats to Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

You know what they say — the proof is in the survey. Or something.

From FIRE:

New Survey Exposes Threats to Free Speech on Campus

On Monday, Yale University’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Program released a national survey measuring U.S. college students’ attitudes towards free speech on campus. The results were troubling.

The 2015 Buckley...

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Corinthian Colleges on the Hook for $530 Million in Damages

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

What a financial nightmare this situation has turned into.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Judge Rules Defunct For-Profit College Is Liable for $530 Million in Damages

A federal judge has ruled that the defunct Corinthian Colleges is liable for roughly $530 million in damages to former students, concluding a lawsuit brought by the...

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College Grads Head to Community Colleges for Job Skills

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

If you have a bachelor’s degree and no marketable skills, what does that tell you?

The Hechinger Report has the story.

Graduates of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills

Lliana Ibarra’s bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University couldn’t save her from...

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Ithaca College Has New Diversity Plan After Protests

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

The plan will put in place mandatory sensitivity training along with other implementations.

The College Fix reports.

Ithaca College rolls out sweeping diversity plan in wake of ‘People of Color’ student protests

Ithaca College administrators this week rolled out a massive diversity plan that includes mandatory sensitivity training, creating a “safe space” for multicultural...

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Marco Rubio Unveils Plan to Address Student Loan Debt

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:00am

Other Republican candidates would be wise to address higher education issues as well.

Meghan Keenan reports at Red Alert Politics.

It’s Personal: Marco Rubio’s plan to address student loan debt

Sen. Marco Rubio stands out in the Republican field of presidential contenders for his plan to reform the higher education system and address the...

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Where Students Borrow the Least for College

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 9:30am

The state with the lowest is Utah.

Time Money reports.

These Are the States Where Students Borrow the Least for College

The amount of debt that students are taking on to earn a four-year degree continues to inch up, with the Class of 2014 carrying an average $28,950 per-graduate burden. That’s up 2% from...

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Students Outraged When Yale Official Defends Free Expression

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Does the PC mob know how they look to the rest of the country? Do they even get it?

The College Fix reports.

Yale associate master defends Halloween free expression; outrage ensues

Yale Silliman College Associate Master Erika Christakis sent out an email Friday defending the right of students to wear costumes which may...

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Liberty University Loosening Strict Student Rules

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Progress or pressure?

The Washington Post reports:

The world’s largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students

Change is in the air at Liberty University: couples can now do more than hold hands in public without fear of fine, men can wear ponytails, and students can watch R-rated movies (with “caution”). Liberty, the...

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How New York’s Affirmative Consent Laws are Confusing Students

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

What could possibly go wrong?

From FIRE:

New York’s Affirmative Consent Law Affirmatively Confuses Students (VIDEO)

In an effort to address sexual assault on college campuses, New York became the second state to pass an affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—law this summer, putting college students at risk of punishment if...

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Campus Anti-Rape Activists Complain They Have Trouble Finding Casual Sex Partners

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Gosh, what could be the reason for this problem?

The College Fix reports.

Campus anti-rape activists gripe about the travails of ‘hooking up’

In an article in New York Magazine last week, several campus anti-rape activists describe to writer Allison P. Davis their difficulties with meeting men, dating, and “hooking up.”

“Nobody ever explicitly said,...

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Arizona State Honors American Military Hero Pat Tillman

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s nice to see a feelgood story every once in a while, isn’t it?

NewsBusters reports.

Arizona State Honors American Hero Pat Tillman with Jersey Bearing his Name

We interrupt our regularly scheduled chronicling of the decay and leftward lurching of the sports media, and, well, sports in general, to bring you this rare...

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Groups Want Social Media Censored on Campuses

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11:00am

The case for the censorship is harassment and intimidation covered by Title IX.

Fox News reports.

Groups call for censorship of popular social media app on college campuses

A new call for the federal government to crack down on a social media app popular with college students, but sometimes used to spre...

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Almost Half of College Students Surveyed Are Afraid to Disagree With Professors

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9:30am

This isn’t how higher education is supposed to work.

CNS News reports.

Survey: 49% of College Students Feel ‘Intimidated’ When Expressing Beliefs Different From Professors

Forty-nine percent of U.S. college students admit they feel “intimidated” when they express beliefs or opinions that differ from their professors, according to a new nationwide survey of...

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Ithaca College Student Government Gives President ‘No Confidence’ Vote

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 8:00am

There is tension at Ithaca College.

The Cornell Review reports.

Ithaca College President Gets ‘No Confidence’ Vote from Student Government

The Ithaca College (IC) student government unanimously voted no-confidence in President Tom Rochon Monday night following weeks of contention over allegations of racism and discrimination at the school.

The resolution, passed by all 11 members...

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9-Year-Old Girl Applies for Cambridge’s Lego Professor Position

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hard to imagine a more qualified applicant.

From The Telegraph:

Girl, 9, applies for Cambridge University’s Professor of Lego post

A super keen nine-year-old girl has applied for the role of Professor of Lego at Cambridge University – before the job was even advertised.

The youngster put herself forward citing her experience building Lego and...

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High School Students Now Eligible for Federal Aid to Take College Classes

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

Now students can get a head start on student loan debt.

From Quartz:

US students can now get federal money to take college classes while still in high school

Taking college courses during high school is the classic overachiever’s move. It impresses recruiters, employers, and college admissions officers alike—and, as a bonus, it helps...

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Campus Newspaper at UNC Denounces Democrats for Saying America is Great

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is the only way Democrats can upset liberal college students.

Mediaite reports.

UNC Campus Newspaper Denounces Democrats For Calling America ‘Great’

The University of North Carolina’s student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel criticized the Democratic Party for selling merchandise saying that America is “already great.”

In response to Donald Trump‘s iconic “Make America Great...

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University of Louisville President Apologizes for Wearing a Sombrero

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:30pm

Remember when something so silly wasn’t considered a crime?

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

University president apologizes for wearing a sombrero

The president of the University of Louisville has apologized … for wearing a sombrero. The college has also promised to immediately launch “training on diversity and racial equality issues.”

President James Ramsey...

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The Economist Releasees Their First College Rankings

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00am

Where does your alma mater rank on this new list?

The Economist reports.

Our first-ever college rankings

AMERICAN universities claim to hate the simplistic, reductive college rankings published by magazines like US News, which wield ever-growing influence over where students attend. Many have even called for an information boycott against the authors of such...

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Ithaca College Prof Claims Agriculture is ‘Capitalist Racialized Patriarchy’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:30am

This is one lecture you should be glad you missed.

The Cornell Review reports.

Ithaca College Prof. at Cornell Lecture: Agriculture is ‘Capitalist Racialized Patriarchy’

Zillah Eisenstein, a professor politics at Ithaca College, declared in a lecture last Friday that agriculture is “capitalist, racialized patriarchy.”

The lecture was titled “Thinking about Hetero-Racist Misogyny in ‘Agriculture’”...

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University of North Texas Dean Accuses Officers of Stopping Her for ‘Walking While Black’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00am

The police officers claim the dash cam video tells a different story.

The Blaze reports.

College Dean Accuses Texas Officers of Stopping Her for ‘Walking While Black’ — Police Claim Dashcam Video Tells a Different Story

Dorothy Bland, dean of the journalism school at the University of North Texas, is used to taking a...

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President Obama Takes on College Language Police

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

Credit where credit is due.

From Forbes:

Trigger Warning: Obama Criticizes The Language Police On College Campuses

With the 2016 presidential election underway, it is becoming increasingly clear that the nation is in for another divisive election season. The American public remains divided about significant issues—from matters of culture to the future course of...

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