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Should University Presidents Moonlight on Corporate Boards?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

The debate started over a specific kind of corporate board: that of a for-profit education company.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Controversy at UC Davis escalates into wider debate on presidents on corporate boards

Linda P. B. Katehi, chancellor of the University of California at Davis, resigned last week from the corporate board of the...

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University Caves to Student Activists’ Demand for Microaggression Reporting System

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:00am

It’s amazing how many schools have caved to leftist demands like this one.

The College Fix reports.

Evangelical university caves to student activists’ demand for microaggression reporting system

Hiring is inherently racist

Social justice warriors scored another victory last week, convincing an evangelical university that Jesus favors a microaggression reporting system.

Seattle Pacific University’s administration folded...

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Cornell University’s First Female President Dies From Colon Cancer

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:30am

She was the thirteenth Cornell president and first female president.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports.

Cornell’s President Elizabeth Garrett Dies at Age 52, Less Than One Year After Assuming Office

President Elizabeth Garrett died last night at her home in New York City after receiving treatment at Weill Cornell Medicine for colon cancer, the...

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University Spends Time And Money on Study of Feminism and Glaciers

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:00am

This sounds like something out of The Onion but it’s completely real.

Robby Soave reports at Reason.

This University of Oregon Study on Feminizing Glaciers Might Make You Root for Trump

What does gender theory have to do with climate change and the depiction of glaciers in popular culture? You can decide for yourself...

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School Reflects A Year After Sweet Briar College Closure Scare

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

Virginia women’s school endures with new leadership and alumnae donations, but cost pressures remain.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Sweet Briar College Marks One Year of Survival After Closure Scare

Students and staff at Sweet Briar College prayed, rang bells and planted two sweet briar rose bushes Thursday, marking a somewhat awkward anniversary: It...

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UC Santa Barbara Student Government Votes For Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

Good for these students! We need more free speech, not less.

The FIRE blog reports.

Student Government at UC Santa Barbara Votes to Support Free Speech on Campus

On March 2, 2016, the Associated Students Senate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) voted in favor of a resolution asking administrators to protect...

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Rubio Pitching Message To Youth

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

In his ads, he pitches his candidacy as the way of the future for millennials.

Red Alert Politics reports.

CPAC preview: Can Rubio mesh youth appeal with neo-conservatism?

Marco Rubio used his closing statement at the GOP debate as a pitch to millennials about the future, but it’s a canned line with a dangerous...

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Young Americans for Freedom Chapter in California Called ‘Hate Group’

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

The left just can’t stand college students who don’t get in line.

The College Fix reports.

California State-LA chapter of Young Americans for Freedom called ‘hate group,’ ‘KKK’

After protesters’ efforts at thwarting conservative speaker Ben Shapiro from delivering a talk last week were unsuccessful, campus progressives have turned their attention to the group...

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Law School Committee Thinks The Harvard Seal Should Change

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

The seal bears the crest of the former slave-owning Royall family.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Law School Committee Recommends Seal Change

A committee tasked with re-considering Harvard Law School’s seal in light of its ties to slavery recommended Friday that the Harvard Corporation revoke the emblem’s status as...

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University of Pittsburgh Students Traumatized by Gay Conservative

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:00am

Milo Yiannopoulos strikes again.

The Pitt News reports.

Students speak out against Yiannopoulos

In the spirit of free speech, Pitt’s Student Government Board passed the microphone Tuesday to a line of students speaking out about a controversial speaker whose visit SGB partially funded.

At its public meeting in Nordy’s Place, students packed the William Pitt...

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Students React To CPAC Without Donald Trump

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Trump was scheduled as the first event of Saturday morning.

Red Alert Politics reports.

‘Not Welcome’: Students react to Donald Trump dropping out CPAC

After a rowdy debate performance on Thursday night, Donald Trump made a bombshell announcement that he would not be speaking at CPAC 2016. Trump was scheduled as the first event...

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Trump’s Refusal to be Politically Correct Appeals to Many College Students

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00am

This article from Robby Soave of Reason is a couple weeks old but we just noticed it now and thought it was worth sharing.

How Political Correctness Caused College Students to Cheer for Trump

Surely, there’s no place less likely to become the site of an impromptu Trump rally than a college campus....

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Diversity isn’t Working so Well at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Ivy League school is trying to make things better but it’s not working out.

Dartblog reports.

Diversity Efforts Make Things Worse

If you have ever wondered how it can be that two generations of affirmative action and diversity besottedness have brought us to the worst campus race relations in memory, the Senior Fellow...

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Trump Had a Super Tuesday With Young Voters

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

Trump did better than young people than expected.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Super Tuesday: Trump wins big with young voters, breaks turnout records

No way to cut it, Donald Trump had a good night on Super Tuesday — winning at least six states and leading in another one as of the writing of this article.

Trump...

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University of Texas Dean Resigns After Handgun Law

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

He has led the architecture school in Austin for 15 years.

The New York Times reports.

Dean at University of Texas Resigns in Part Over Handgun Law

A highly regarded dean at the flagship campus of the University of Texas announced this week that he was leaving the school in part because of his...

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Norovirus Outbreaks Hit College Campuses Around the Country

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Take care of yourselves, college students.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Infected

Outbreaks of norovirus on college campuses in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the last month have sickened hundreds of students, and a handful of new cases have recently been confirmed at the University of California at Berkeley.

Miami University of Ohio reached roughly 200...

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McGill University Student Body Rejects Controversial Israel Boycott

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:00am

This represents the fourth time since 2009 that the effort to persuade the student body to adopt an anti-Israel Boycott.

Algemeiner reports.

McGill University’s Student Body Rejects Student Government’s BDS Vote

The student body at Canada’s McGill University has failed to ratify Monday’s controversial Israel boycott vote by the general assembly of the...

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Student Takes Stand Against Prof for the Bible

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Why is the Bible a subject of controversy on campus?

The College Fix reports.

Prof: ‘Don’t take this class if you believe the Bible is infallible’ — One student’s brave reply

“Don’t take this class if you believe the Bible is inspired or infallible.”

That was how a professor at UC Berkeley had launched his...

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University of California Berkeley Has Cyber Security Trouble Again

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 8:00am

Now, we find the school in cyber security trouble again as some 80,000 students and staff had their information as the result of a breach of their systems.

CSO Online reports.

University of California Berkeley breached again

Almost a year later, it seems that the University of California Berkeley has been breached yet again....

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How To Fix The Rising Cost Of College

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

So what’s the solution?

Forbes reports.

Why College Is So Expensive, And How To Fix It

It’s no secret that a college education in America is more expensive than it’s ever been. With tuitions at many Universities now exceeding $40,000 per year, even a plethora of financial aid opportunities and scholarships leave the average...

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Student Claims Sorority Rush Counts as Hazing Because it’s Stressful

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Imagine how difficult the real world is going to be for this student.

The College Fix reports.

Sorority rush counts as hazing because it’s stressful and makes girls cry, student argues

ANALYSIS: Is sorority rush a safe space?

‘After six hours of judgment and insecurity … it’s hard and confusing to leave a house after...

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Technology Has Changed College Admissions

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

Technology has upended the entire college application process.

The Week reports.

How technology is upending college admissions

Gone are the days of anxious college applicants awaiting the fat or thin envelope in their mailboxes. No more truckloads of transcripts and recommendation letters piling up at the admissions office. Indeed, technology has upended the entire...

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