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Henderson State University’s Ban on Saggy Pants is Called Racist

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

Don’t people of all races sometimes wear saggy pants? How is banning them racist?

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

University Ban On Saggy Pants Decried As Racist

A college’s attempt to crack down on the wearing of saggy pants is being attacked as racist against black people.

Henderson State University, a public college...

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NLRB Dismisses Ruling to Allow College Athletes to Unionize

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

The ruling was unanimous making the unionization effort dead.

NBC News reports.

National Labor Relations Board Dismisses Ruling to Allow College Athletes to Unionize

The federal agency that regulates unions on Monday threw out a request by football players at Northwestern University to unionize.

The unanimous ruling by the National Labor Relations Board was a...

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Prager University – The Most Important Question About Abortion

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the issue of abortion solely from a moral perspective.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information:

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Is ab...

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Alabama Sorority Video Attacked for Being Worse for Women Than Donald Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 9:30am

The video was attacked for the sorority sisters being ‘racially-homogeneous’ and ‘reductive and objectifying’.

Alabama Local News reports.

‘Bama sorority video worse for women than Donald Trump

The video above was removed from YouTube after publication of this commentary. There are versions of the video uploaded by others, including one here.

Remember all those bikini-clad,...

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Ashland University Calls Financial Future ‘Bright’ After Laying Off Tenured Faculty

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:00am

That’s one way to stave off the higher ed bubble.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

‘Bright Future’ Layoffs

After Ashland University on Friday laid off 23 instructors — many of them tenured — and eliminated another nine teaching positions, President Carlos Campos described the future at the financially troubled university as ”bright.”

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This College Student is Living in a 96-Square-Foot Solar-Powered House

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

Taking the tiny house to the extreme.

The Associated Press reports:

College Student Lives in 96-Square-Foot Solar-Powered House

A college student in Vermont is living in a 96-square-foot house he built to reduce his carbon footprint — and save money.

The Rutland Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1MwOCWq ) that Green Mountain College senior Rob Dunn has...

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Rand Paul Goes After the College Vote

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rand Paul is hoping he can capture the college vote for 2016.

Athena Jones reports at CNN.

Rand Paul aims to woo college students to boost his primary chances

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is hoping college students will give him an edge over his GOP opponents as the presidential primary season heats up.

With Back...

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Cost of Room and Board is Forcing Some California Students Off Campus

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

And yet, tuition at California’s state schools keeps going up.

Larry Gordon reports at the Los Angeles Times.

College students move off campus as room and board costs rise

When he moves off campus this fall, UCLA junior Will Van Der Wey said, he will miss the variety of dining hall meals. His homemade...

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Ruling to Allow College Athletes to Unionize Dismissed by NLRB

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Sorry kids, no union for you.

The Las Vegas Sun writes:

Board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-head to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, saying the prospect of union...

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Harvard Professor May Run for President in Protest Bid

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

President Polk ran on a one term promise, but that was in 1844. Professor Lessig takes this to a whole other level by promising to vacate the office after sweeping reforms to fix a “rigged system”.

The Washington Post reports.

Lawrence Lessig wants to run for president — in a most unconventional way

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Chapman University President Says ‘Free speech is not about being sensitive’

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 11:00am

Nick Gillespie of Reason interviews Chapman University president Jim Doti about free speech and other issues in higher education.

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Comedians such as Jerry Seinfield and Chris Rock aren’t the only people who feel college campuses have grown intolerant of free speech. Jim Doti, President of Chapman University, shares...

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Yale Professor Does Away With Title of ‘Master’

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9:30am

A debate has been sparked about the traditions at Yale.

Yale Daily News reports.

Stephen Davis asks Pierson students not to call him “master”

Stephen Davis, a religious studies professor who has led Pierson College since July 2013, has asked that students cease calling him “master.”

In a Friday email to the Pierson community, Davis...

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Removal of Confederate Statue at U. Texas Put on Hold

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Posted by    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:00am

As we reported last week, the University of Texas decided to move a statue of Jefferson Davis. That plan is now on hold.

Caleb Howe reported at The Right Scoop.

Plan to Remove Confederate Statue Brought to a Halt in Texas After Legal Challenge

The University of Texas in Austin had a plan. The...

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Illinois Just Made it Easier for AP Test Takers to Receive College Credit

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Earning a score of 3 or better on Advanced Placement exams is enough for college credit in Illinois.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Illinois streamlines AP test score requirements for college credit

High school seniors taking Advanced Placement exams this coming school year could have a better chance of earning college credit before they...

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The Most Expensive College in Every State

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

The cost of college largely varies from state to state.

Business Insider reports.

The most expensive college in every state

College costs can vary widely across the US, with tuition costing significantly more in some states than others.

To chart this range, we found the most expensive college in each state, based on overall direct...

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Group of Universities to Offer Online Microcredentials

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Who needs microaggressions when you can get microcredentials?

Paul Fain reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Establishment Goes Alternative

Traditional colleges have been mostly on the sidelines for the early development of online microcredentials or badges — the kind that aren’t linked to conventional courses and the credit hour. Educational technology companies and other alternative...

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University of Alaska Has a Loophole for Proving Sexual Consent

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s difficult to keep up with all the rules but some of them have obvious flaws.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Here’s one weird trick for proving sexual consent at the University of Alaska

The University of Alaska just adopted a new “affirmative consent” policy for sex between students.

That’s not new –...

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Universities are Part of Consumer Culture

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 11:00am

An example of this? A UCLA store in the land down under.

The Age reports.

University is more than a business

God, I hated that song at uni. It was old enough to be classic, but not old enough to be cool.

It did well enough to fill a dance floor in the houses that...

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Is it Time to End Faculty Tenure?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog points to a recent column which explores the subject.

McGinnis & Schanzenbach: It’s Time To End Faculty Tenure

Wall Street Journal op-ed:  College Tenure Has Reached Its Sell-By Date, by John O. McGinnis (Northwestern) & Max M. Schanzenbach(Northwestern):

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has come under fire from academics nationwide for calling on...

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Conservative Professor Gladly Left UCLA and Hasn’t Looked Back

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8:00am

This professor likes the differences between George Mason and UCLA.

The College Fix reports.

Meet the professor who gladly left UCLA and hasn’t looked back

It’s not that Professor Tim Groseclose doesn’t get into debates with his peers at George Mason University, he does – and they’re robust and exciting exchanges.

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Are There Viable Career-Building Alternatives to College?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Not everyone wants to rack up student loan debt before starting a career. Some high school grads are looking for career-building alternatives to college.

The Christian Science Monitor writes:

Eight career-building alternatives to a college education

College isn’t for everyone, and as U.S. student loan debt continues to rise unchecked, many would-be undergraduates are...

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Hillary Clinton Thinks Online Learning Lacks Integrity

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Posted by    Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

We all know what a great judge of integrity Mrs. Clinton can be when she wants to.

Carl Straumsheim reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Does Online Ed Lack ‘Integrity’?

A line about the integrity of online learning in Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan has experts on online education questioning...

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