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Working College Student Offers Argument Against Free Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:30am

Nothing is free!

Red Alert Politics reports.

Working college student slams free tuition: “Nothing is free”

Writing for the Odyssey, college student Alyssa Slicko offers a smart and common sense argument against free college tuition.

Slicko’s reasons against free tuition are personal. She worked hard for her grades, and to pay her own tuition. She...

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School Has Double Standard on LGBT T-Shirts

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Only positive messages will be tolerated.

The College Fix reports.

Pro-LGBT statements OK on high school T-shirts, but not anti-LGBT statements

A principal at a Tennessee high school told a student in front of her peers that her shirt reading “Some People Are Gay, Get Over It” was not allowed.

Nor was “any other shirt referencing LGBT...

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Drones Are Coming to a University Near You

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

The campus of the future may be filled with flying machines.

VOA News reports.

Flying Robots Are Coming to US Universities

Flying devices, called drones, may be one of the most important technologies of the future.

The number of jobs for people who know how to design, build and control them is increasing.

Because of this...

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Almost 50,000 University Students Caught Cheating in Britain

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

That’s a whole lot of cheating. The numbers are epidemic level.

The Guardian reports.

Universities catch almost 50,000 student cheats

Nearly 50,000 university students have been caught cheating in the last three years, according to figures which also suggest non-EU scholars are the most likely to commit the offence.

Students from outside the EU were...

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Remember When Obama Tried to Kill College Savings Plans?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

John Kartch of FOX News reminds us of something Obama tried to do about a year ago. Let’s not forget.

The year Obama tried to kill your 529 college savings plan

At the start of 2015 President Obama had a goal: use the blunt force of taxation to effectively kill 529 college...

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Prof Alleges Amherst College Used Sex to Sell Spanish Class

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 12:30pm

TAs were said to have been treated like prostitutes.

NBC News reports.

Prof Claims Amherst College Used Sex To Sell Students On Spanish Class

A fired lecturer claims a former professor at Amherst College was using sex to sell students on taking Spanish classes.

Dimaris Barrios-Beltran claims in a civil lawsuit her boss Victoria Maillo...

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University Athletics Departments Spend Millions on Stickers

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 11:00am

Higher ed bubble? What higher ed bubble?

Red Alert Politics reports.

University athletics spend millions on stickers

As tuition continues to rise and student debt mounts, university athletics departments are spending millions on large stickers.

A USA Today investigation into “facility graphics work” of 29 football teams in the Football Bowl Series found the fad...

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Germany Brings Back ‘Mein Kampf’ In Schools After 70-Year Ban

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:30am

The new version extends the work to 2,000 pages with 3,500 annotations adding context to its inaccurate content.

The Trumpet reports.

Mein Kampf to Be Read in German Schools After 70-Year Ban

Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s two-volume anti-Semitic manifesto, could be added to the German high school curriculum after 70 years of restriction by...

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University Mandates a ‘Welcoming and Inclusive’ Environment From All Departments

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 8:00am

Everyone has to feel welcome and included at Saint Louis University.

The College Fix reports.

University requires all academic departments to become more ‘welcoming and inclusive’

Every academic department at Saint Louis University has been mandated to “hold a discussion and identify at least one action its members” will take to make the university...

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The Left Has Turned the University Into a Nursery

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

A new post from Mark Bauerlein at Minding The Campus looks at what the left has wrought on campus.

The University as Nursery

One of the implications of the shift of pressure against free speech from left-wing faculty and administrators to undergraduates is that the ideological framework of liberal bias doesn’t quite apply....

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Liberal Boston University Professor Defends ISIS Sex Slavery

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Posted by    Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3:30pm

This can be defended?

Eagle Rising reports.

College Professor Defends Muslim Sex Slavery

Liberal Boston University professor and Muslim apologist Kecia Ali recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post that attempted to make excuses for the pervasive nature of slavery (particularly sexual slavery) in the modern Muslim world. Right off the bat her...

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Republican Bill Would Eliminate Speech Codes at NH Colleges

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

Will Democrats ever stand up for free speech too?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Republicans introduce bill to eliminate speech codes at NH colleges

The largest newspaper in New Hampshire has endorsed the elimination of campus speech codes.

The New Hampshire Union Leader on Sunday supported no speech codes for the University System of New Hampshire...

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Somali High School Student Broke Teacher’s Nose Over Misinterpreted Homosexual Comment

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Posted by    Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 12:30pm

He could face 3½ years in prison if convicted.

The College Fix reports.

Somali high school student punches teacher in the face over perceived gay overture

An attempt at anti-bullying went awry at Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, leading to a teacher getting punched in the face.

Ridwaan Mohamud, a 17-year-old of Somali...

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FIRE Urges More Free Speech on Campus in 2016

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Posted by    Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00am

They have a lot of tips for keeping free speech free.

From their blog.

FIRE’s New Year’s Resolution Request: Commit to Free Speech on Campus

Administrators

Make it official

Adopt a statement committing to protect free speech on your campus. FIRE has endorsed the Chicago Statement—the free speech policy statement produced by the Committee on Freedom...

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The Hardest-Working Students Are At These Colleges

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Posted by    Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:30am

A list ranking the top 50.

USA Today reports.

Top 50 colleges with the hardest-working students

It’s no secret that college students work hard. But where do students work the hardest?

School analytics site Niche recently compiled a list of schools with the hardest-working students. The top 50 colleges were chosen from 1,311 schools based...

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Frats Unfairly Punished at American University Now Blacklisted by Sororities

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Posted by    Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:00am

As we’ve seen, fraternities are sometimes guilty until proven innocent.

The College Fix reports.

Frats punished without cause at American University now blacklisted by sororities

It’s no secret that colleges are itching to punish fraternities for the slightest allegation of a violation, and now those under official disapproval at American University will suffer another...

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University in Michigan Publishes List of Banned Words

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

There are plenty of left wing terms that could vanish from the English language and not be missed but that’s not what this school had in mind.

KOLO News reports.

University in Michigan Releases List of Banned Words

So a university has decided, without holding a presser, that about a dozen words and phrases...

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Oregon State To Hold Racially Segregated Social Justice Retreats

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 3:30pm

For people who call themselves progressives, the left has some very backwards ideas.

The Daily Caller reported.

Public University To Hold Racially-Segregated ‘Social Justice Retreats’

Oregon State University will hold four racially-exclusive “Social Justice Retreats” focusing on “white privilege,” “microaggressions,” and “institutional racism” in the first month of 2016 alone.

During the weekend of January...

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West Virginia University Needs to Have a Better Year in 2016

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

WVU had a bad year in 2015. Here’s hoping they have a better future.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Riots, Expulsions, Arrests, and Death: WVU plans to improve from a rough 2015

Last year was rough at West Virginia University. Tucked away in WV Metro News’ piece featuring th...

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No Republican Professors Found at Creighton University

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 12:30pm

Lopsided figures.

The College Fix reports.

No Republican professors found teaching theology at Catholic university

An analysis by The College Fix of political party registrations among Creighton University’s theology professors found zero registered Republican scholars in the group.

Of the 19 theology professors teaching at the private Catholic university in Omaha, Neb., there are 13...

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Bill Cosby Assault Story Extends to Temple University

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:00am

This sad story just keeps getting worse.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Cosby Charged in Case of Temple U Employee

Pennsylvania authorities have filed criminal charges of felony indecent assault against Bill Cosby in regard to an incident involving a former employee of Temple University. While many women have publicly accused the...

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College Football Players Seem to Like Hoverboards

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:30am

Odds are, at least a few players on your favorite college football team use them regularly for transportation.

USA Today reports.

For some college football players, hoverboards are running end zone fade

DALLAS — They have been blamed for hundreds of visits to emergency rooms, banned from airplanes for spont...

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