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College isn’t Always Worth the Investment

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

A new column by Danielle Paquette at the Washington Post points out that college isn’t always the best choice.

Why college isn’t always worth it

Earlier this month, after announcing his plan to make community college free, President Obama lauded a college degree as “the surest ticket to...

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A New McCarthyism Against Conservative UCLA Professors

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

We previously covered the diversity requirement at UCLA. The repercussions are not good for conservative professors.

Jacob Kohlhepp from the College Fix reports.

UCLA professors who questioned diversity mandate maliciously outed

ANALYSIS: McCarthyism against independent-minded professors is new modern-day witch hunt.

When 46 professors at UCLA...

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Brandeis University President Resigns

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

There’s been plenty of controversy at Brandeis in recent months, so this is hardly surprising.

Truth Revolt reported.

Embattled Brandeis President Resigns

Beleaguered Brandeis University President Fred Lawrence announced he would resign at the end of the school year, releasing a statement to members of the community. Lawrence wrote, “After careful consideration, and in...

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Fracking is a New and Practical College Degree

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

A new fracking degree is being offered by an Illinois community college.

Lizzie Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Community college to create fracking degree program

A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program.

Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students...

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Swastikas Painted on Jewish Frat Building Near UC Davis

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

A shocking and sad incident took place this weekend.

Richard Chang of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Swastikas sprayed on Jewish fraternity building near UC Davis campus

Students at a UC Davis-affiliated Jewish fraternity house awoke Saturday morning to find two large swastikas spray painted onto their building.

Nathaniel Bernhard, vice president of the Alpha Epsilon...

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Concealed Carry Is Making Major Strides On College Campuses Across The Country

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

Concealed carry on college campuses is a controversial issue for some. Yet the idea is gaining steam nationwide.

Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

Major Advances for Concealed Carry on Campuses in Several States

Concealed carry on campuses made strong advances with bills in Wyoming...

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President of UVA Keeps Restrictions on Frats After Admitting Rape Story Was False

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

Gee, this sounds fair.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reports.

U.Va. president admits rape story was false; keeps restrictions on fraternities

University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan finally admitted that she knows the Rolling Stone article detailing a brutal gang rape at the university was discredited.

“Before the Rolling Stone story was discredited, it...

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College of DuPage Continued to Employ Convicted Thief

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

This Illinois college continued to employ a convicted thief that stole from another local college.

Jodi S. Cohen of the Chicago Tribune reported.

College of DuPage employed radio engineer despite theft conviction

The College of DuPage continued to employ the engineer at its campus radio station — and continued to pay bills submitted by...

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Students at University in Scotland Might Get Rebate for Failing

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

Do you think college students should be able to get a refund if they fail?

Jamie McIvor of the BBC reports.

Failing students at Scots university could get rebates

Prof Craig Mahoney said the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) was looking at concepts such as a rebate system and guaranteeing students paid...

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College Counselors Are “Key” Says Michelle Obama

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

The White House is honoring College Counselors for the first time this year.

Alicia Maule of MSNBC writes:

Michelle Obama: College counselors are key

For the first time in history, the National School Counselor of the Year will be honored at the White House. The initiative was developed as a means to provide college...

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Former Student Shoots Porn Film in Oregon State Library

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

Insert snarky “naughty librarian” joke here.

Carolyn Sung and Joe Sutton of CNN reported.

Porn filmed in Oregon State University library

Oregon State University’s main library just went viral, and not because of its state-of-the-art computer lab.

A 19-year-old woman was cited Tuesday evening for allegedly using the university library at the campus in Corvallis,...

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Vanderbilt Hosting ‘Brilliant In Bed’ Workshop One Week After Rape Verdict

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

Vanderbilt is hosting a sex workshop right after a guilty rape verdict. Is that a good choice?

Adam Tamburin from The Tennessean reports.

Vanderbilt to have sex workshop week after verdict

Students at Vanderbilt University are using provocative words and imagery to encourage their peers to talk about sex on campus.

The students, who are...

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UC Berkeley Thinks Mexican City’s Decline Is The Fault Of Climate Change

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

Ozone, global warming, climate change, whatever… it’s hard to keep up these days. But researchers at UC Berkeley believe they’ve discovered the reason this ancient Mexican City fell out of prominence.

Sahil Chanoy at The Daily Californian writes:

UC Berkeley researchers link climate change to decline of Mexican city

In a study published this...

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Prof: MLK Memorial is a Reminder of Racism in DC

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

I’m not sure I follow the logic here. If there is any.

Michael Cipriano of the College Fix reported.

Professor: MLK Memorial a reminder of racism, racial divide in Washington D.C. American University ‘race, privilege and class’ panel slams ‘diversity’ in D.C., white cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial stands proudly...

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New Trend – No SAT Required

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

VCU and other universities are starting a trend to end the SAT for college. Karin Kapsidelis from the Richmond Times Dispatch reports.

VCU to rely on GPA, not SAT scores

Virginia Commonwealth University no longer will require applicants with a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher to submit SAT scores, President Michael...

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Eric Cantor to be Visiting Fellow at Harvard

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

Mr. Cantor has the extra time now that he’s no longer serving in congress. Why not?

Jennifer Levitz of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Eric Cantor Plans Stint at Harvard as Visiting Fellow

Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader, will join Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a visiting fellow in...

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Donations to Higher Ed Reached Record $38 Billion Last Year

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

Colleges and universities received record amounts of money this past year. Kaitlin Mulhere from Inside Higher Ed reports.

Deep-Pocket Donors

Charitable donations to colleges reached an all-time high of nearly $38 billion last year, according to an annual survey released today by the Council for Aid to Education.

Donors...

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Ann Coulter Urges GOP to Go on Offense in Higher Ed

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

In her new column, Ann Coulter has advice for Republicans when it comes to higher education.

How Much is That Psychology Degree Worth?

The Republican leadership in Congress still hasn’t held hearings on why college is so expensive, although I proposed the idea two weeks ago. Of course, it’s been a month since...

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China Issues Strict Warning: No Western Values Allowed In Higher Ed Curriculum

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

Heaven forbid college students learn about freedom, or liberty, or democratic republics. The Chinese education minister issued an edict to protect communism.

According to Fox News:

China education minister says Western values must be excluded from higher education curriculum

BEIJING – China’s education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological...

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Dartmouth Bans Hard Alcohol on Campus

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

Dartmouth bans hard liquor in an effort to make the campus safer. Jake New from Inside Higher Ed reports.

Taking On Dartmouth Culture

As part of a major new plan to excise “extreme behaviors” on its campus, Dartmouth College announced Thursday that it will ban hard alcohol, create a new student housing system...

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Female Minority Profs Paid Less Than White Men at Berkeley

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Posted by    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

Oh my. Students might protest when they finish with more important matters.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

Female, Minority Professors Are Paid Less Than White Male Professors at UC-Berkeley

UC-Berkeley Press Release, Campus Poised to Act on Salary Gaps for Women, Minority Faculty:

The gaps aren’t large, nor are the causes clear. But the...

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Stanford Student Accused of Rape Could be in Prison for 10 Years

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Posted by    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

A promising student at Stanford has been accused of rape and is now banned from campus. ABC 7 News San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose reports.

Stanford Student Accused of Rape Withdraws from University

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Calif. (KGO) — A Stanford University swimmer withdrew from the university Tuesday in disgrace amid sexual...

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