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Allegations of Hazing Investigated at Buffalo State Due to Student Death

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

No matter how hard schools crack down on hazing, it continues to be an issue.

The New York Times reports.

Hazing Allegations Investigated in Buffalo State Student’s Death

The authorities in western New York are investigating whether fraternity hazing played a role in the death of a 21-year-old Buffalo State College student from Brooklyn,...

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California Man Burglarized College Students Using Social Media

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

He is currently being held in jail and will next appear in court in March.

ABC News reports.

Man Charged With Using Social Media to Burglarize College Students

If you tag your location on social media or post about your home or plans, police say you could be making yourself vulnerable to theft.

A college...

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BDS Activists Launch Campaign at the University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

The anti-Israel crowd is at it again, this time at the University of Minnesota.

Campus Reform reports.

BDS debate ensues at Univ. of Minnesota

On February 15, “UMN Divest” released a statement demanding the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) and the University of Minnesota as a whole pass a resolution to divest the school’s endowment...

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How Have Courts Treated College Access?

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

Courtrooms and classrooms are connected.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Historian discusses his new book on the way courts have treated issues of college access

Headlines these days deal with court cases challenging the constitutionality of some forms of affirmative action and the way some colleges handle allegations of sexual assault. Much of the public...

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College Students Need to Behave Like Adults

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00am

Robert Stacy McCain offers his thoughts about what’s happening on college campuses today.

University Students Are Helpless Infants

Today I was babysitting my two young grandsons. When they arrived, I had the living room TV tuned to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) which was showing an old Jimmy Cagney gangster flick from the 1930s....

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An Argument That Not Everyone Deserves Free College

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 9:30am

Is higher education a right? The answer is no.

The Daily Mississippian reports.

Not everyone deserves free college tuition

One of the hot topics among millennials today is the idea of a free college education. Bernie Sanders is probably the greatest advocate of this idea in today’s political playing field. I do not think...

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Students at a Jesuit University Work for Abortion Group as Part of Course

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00am

Why even bother calling this a Catholic school?

The College Fix reports.

Jesuit university students work for abortion group as part of ‘catcalling’ course

Escorts for people who get ‘harassed as they go in’ for abortions

A new course at Saint Louis University will teach students about efforts to make catcalling a crime and how...

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Founder of Burlington College Sues Over Misused Money

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:30pm

Did the money get misused?

Burlington Free Press reports.

Founder sues Burlington College, alleges misused money

The estate of one of the founders of Burlington College has sued the institution, alleging the college misused money intended for student scholarships to prop up the institution during financial troubles in recent years.

“My client acted in good...

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Bernie Sanders to Hold Rally at Chicago State University

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is fitting, considering the school is going broke.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Sanders to hold rally Thursday at Chicago State University

rmont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the tenacious rival to Hillary Clinton, brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Chicago on Thursday, appearing for a televised event at the University of Chicago before holding a...

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Some Going to Europe for Free College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

There are at least 44 schools across Europe where Americans can earn their bachelor’s degree for free.

CNN Money reports.

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

By the middle of her sophomore year, she’d had enough. She dropped out and moved to Germany to finish her degree where college is free.

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Donald Trump Speaks at Regent University Forum

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

Trump brought in a capacity crowd.

WAVY News reported.

Donald Trump speaks at Regent University forum

Donald Trump spoke at a Regent University forum in Virginia Beach Wednesday, fresh off of winning the Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada, which gave the billionaire businessman three straight wins in the race for the GOP nomination. Marco...

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University of Washington Law Professors Criticize Scalia’s Legacy

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:30pm

Some are trying to tarnish his legacy.

Campus Reform reports.

Univ. of Washington law profs. criticize Scalia’s legacy over lack of ’empathy’

A panel of law professors gathered Wednesday at the University of Washington Law School to discuss “the legacy” of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia but capitalized on every opportunity to scold his...

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Euro-Style ‘Free’ College is Completely Different Than American Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00am

None of the people pushing free college ever admit these facts.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Americans wouldn’t want Euro-style ‘free’ college — if they knew the facts

Higher education in Europe functions in society differently from higher education in United States, and that’s a barrier to European-style free college in America.

“Americans don’t actually want...

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Washington State Offering Free Option To College Dropouts

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:30am

This could get very expensive.

The Washington Post reports.

Never finished college? Washington state lawmakers want to help.

Lawmakers in the state of Washington want to give college dropouts a chance to finish their degree for free, a novel proposal that could have far-reaching implications for boosting national completion rates.

Washington’s Free to Finish College...

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Stanford Hosts Scandal-Plagued Former Rep. Barney Frank For ‘Ethics’ Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00am

What a perfect person to teach others about ethics.

The College Fix reports.

Stanford hosts ‘ethics’ speech by scandal-plagued former Rep. Barney Frank

Barney Frank, the former Democrat Congressman from Massachusetts whose 30-year career in politics was marked with several scandals – including male prostitution and a major role...

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Students Left In Limbo As For-Profit College May Close

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:30pm

Administrators earlier this month assured students that everything was fine — even though the college had stopped paying employees.

Miami Herald reports.

As Miami for-profit college considers closing, 700 students in limbo

Less than four months after the sudden closure of Dade Medical College shook Miami’s for-profit college industry, another nursing school — Mattia...

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Students Protest Chick-fil-A at University of Nebraska – Kearney

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

Why can’t students just enjoy a yummy chicken sandwich?

FOX News reports.

Chick-fil-A flap rocks another American university

The war on poultry rages on yet another public university campus – this time at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

The hullabaloo started last January when students were asked to select a new dining option for...

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Undergrads Should Thank Justice Scalia

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:30pm

Another reason to remember him.

Minding The Campus reports.

What Scalia Did for Undergrads

Justice Scalia had an important impact among many college students, certainly among mine, and especially among those who often or usually disagreed with his conclusions.

I taught law-oriented classes for thirty-five years—constitutional law and politics, civil liberties, criminal law and justice,...

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Chicago State University Cancels Spring Break Due to Budget Crisis

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

Things at Chicago State University are so dire that they’re in a hurry to conclude the semester.

ABC 7 reports.

Chicago State University Spring Break Cancelled Due To Budget Impasse

Thousands of Chicago State University students are being forced to change their spring break plans because of lack of state funding.

School officials confirm they...

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What Is The Best College In Your State?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:30pm

About three-quarters of U.S. college kids attend in-state schools.

Forbes reports.

The Best College In Every State

One of the biggest questions students and their families must consider when selecting a college is, ‘How close or far from home should it be?’ According to the annual American Freshman: National Norms survey, 57% of students...

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Louisiana State University’s Faculty Senate Adopts Pro-Free Speech Position

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:00am

We have a long way to go in the fight for free speech on campus but this helps.

The FIRE blog reports.

Louisiana State University’s Faculty Senate Adopts Chicago Statement

Louisiana State University’s (LSU’s) faculty senate adopted a resolution yesterday affirming its commitment to free speech on campus.

The group’s vote makes LSU the tenth...

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Duke Lacrosse False Rape Case Still Reverberates

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:30am

That both of these false accusations occurred on a campus should come as no surprise.

Pope Center reports.

Ten Years Later, the Duke Lacrosse Case Still Reverberates

Next month will be the tenth anniversary of the spring break party that triggered the Duke lacrosse case. That incident probably rema...

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