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U. Central Arkansas Gets $3 Million Gift for Updating its Science Center

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

This Christmas season, the University of Central Arkansas received a great present for its Science Center.

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $3 million donation from Conway Corporation to renovate their science center, school officials announced.

The gift, which will be paid out at approximately $600,000 per year over five years,...

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Opinion – Democrats Should Condemn Prof Who Said it’s OK to Hate Republicans

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

I agree with what Greg McNeilly of the Detroit News is saying here but I don’t think Democrats will ever do it.

McNeilly: Dems need to condem professor for ‘hate’

There’s an epidemic of intolerance at Michigan’s public universities.

The University of Michigan made all the wrong national headlines last week after Professor Susan...

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College Makes Promise to Students: 37K Job or Loans Reimbursed

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

One innovative institution is taking a lesson from the free market: Guaranteed results or your money back.

It already being rewarded by an increase in student enrollment.

When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class...

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McMaster University Prof Sees Sexism in Christmas

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

I feel bad for people who can’t just enjoy the holiday season.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Christmas: The Embodiment Of Patriarchal Dominance

You knew that even Christmas wouldn’t escape the ever-seeking consternation of the feminists and “studies” professoriate, right?

Enter Latham Hunter, a professor of communication and (of course) cultural studies at...

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Atheists Submit Their Own, New “Ten Commandments” to an Online Contest

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Do we really need replacements for such simple rules as “Thou shalt not kill” and “Thou shalt not steal”?

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Atheists come up with their own ‘ten commandments’

John Figdor, the humanist chaplain at Stanford University, and his colleague Lex Bayer of AirBNB, have written a...

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Editor of CUNY Student Paper Defends Call for Violence

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 9:30am

Imagine if this student was a conservative and he was talking about the Tea Party.

Jeff Dunetz of Truth Revolt reported.

CUNY Newpaper Editor Defends Call For Violent Protests

Editor-in-chief of the City Univeristy of New York (CUNY) graduate school student paper Gordon Barnes defended his call for violent protests in response to the...

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Modern Language Association Drops BDS Debate From Their January Assembly

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Instead, they’ll discuss “how to deal with controversial issues.”

From Inside Higher Ed:

MLA Will Discuss How to Deal With Controversial Issues

The Modern Language Association is planning at its Delegate Assembly early next month to discuss how to deal with controversial issues, but does not plan to vote either for or against the...

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California School District Hires Professional Chefs to Appease Unhappy, Hungry Students

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Santa Clarita Valley schools lost $250,000 in cafeteria sales because of healthy lunch program.

One California school district is taking an innovative approach to address the numerous student complaints about the quality of its lunch program.

The Santa Clarita Valley school systems in California lost $250,000 in cafeteria sales last year when students rejected healthier fare designed to meet new federal nutrition standards. Now the districts...

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Public College in Maryland Invites Republican to Speak at MLK Event

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

The fact that this is big news says much about the state of higher education in America today.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Public Liberal Arts College In Maryland Invites Republican To Speak At MLK Breakfast

Proving that Christmas is, indeed, a time of...

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“The Simpsons” on Campus, Popular Sitcom Enters Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

As Homer Simpson would say, “The lesson is, never try.”

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college campuses.

TV’s animated smart-mouths are now a teaching tool at colleges across the nation.

At Hofstr...

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Barnard College Considers Accepting Transgender Students

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is newsworthy because Barnard is a college for women. The school is now considering admitting students who were born male but identify as female.

John Leland of the New York Times reports.

Barnard Considers Policy for Transgender Students

At an elite college for women, the question...

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An Examination of a Controversial, Historic Donor to Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Thanksgiving season is over but many elite institutions are rewriting the history of the Pilgrim era.

St. John’s College and Thomas Edison State College student Christopher McDonald takes a look at figure from another era’s history, and asks a pertinent question about applying the sensibilities of today to those of the past.

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Rutgers Student Charged With Arson

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9:30am

This is probably going to interfere with the completion of his studies.

Cheryl Makin of My Central Jersey reported.

Edison man charged with arson at Rutgers University

A 21-year-old Edison man was charged Thursday with setting fire to a hallway and classroom at a building at the school’s Busch Campus, said Middlesex County Prosecutor...

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Student paper’s funding ended following ginned-up tale about ‘rich white’ scholarship fund

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:00am

The following story shows the approach to news taken by many of today’s journalists is the template for student reporters as well.

[From] the Redl...

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Student Unimpressed by Media’s Flawed UVA Rape Story Excuses

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald is taking a very dim view of the media’s reasons for promoting an exceedingly flawed story by saying it will start “discussions.”

Last month, the Rolling Stone magazine released an article telling the story of Jackie, a brutal rape victim from the University of Virginia. Since its...

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Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team Sparks Controversy With “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Many people are suddenly discovering there are unintended consequences when they promote divisive messages.

Perhaps this controversy will start one of those “discussions” that campus progressives seem to cherish so much?

The Notre Dame women’s basketball team met with representatives of the local police union after they wore t-shirts with the phrase “I...

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National Review Counts Down the Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Katherine Timpf has done a great job compiling this list.

Here’s an excerpt.

The 11 Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014

here are almost too many to choose from, but here are eleven of the most politically correct moments on college campuses in 2014:

1. Princeton University students launched a microaggression-reporting service.
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Former Washington and Lee student expelled following rape accusation, sues school

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

As Professor Glenn Reynolds once noted, litigating on behalf of young men falsely accused of rape is a lawyer’s ticket to fast jets and super-models.

A day after Rolling Stone published an article describing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house, a former Washington and Lee student claims...

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Chinese University Bans Christmas

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

The sad thing is that there are some people in America who would agree with this.

Reuters reported.

Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is “kitsch”

A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a “kitsch” foreign celebration unbefitting of the country’s own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films...

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NJ School Principal Demoted After Posting “Dicember” Sign

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:00am

I suspect Santa will be bringing former New Jersey principal Antoinette Young a dictionary for Christmas this year.

A large sign outside a New Jersey elementary school that misspelled “December” appears to have cost the principal her $108,000 a year job.

The Bergen Record says the sign outside School 20 in Paterson also...

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New Study Shows Personality Outsmarts Intelligence in School Success

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:30am

A new study may may offer some inspiration to students everywhere!

When it comes to success in education, certain personality traits may be more important than intelligence, according to a recent study.

Researcher Arthur Poropat of Griffith University in Australia has conducted the largest ever reviews of personality and academic performance. He based...

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New Jersey student’s tuition lawsuit against parents headed to appeals court

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:00am

The saga of New Jersey student Caitlyn Ricci’s tuition lawsuit against her parents continues.

In today’s chapter,  Samantha Walkins of Point Loma Nazarene University reports the case is now headed to appeals court.

A New Jersey student is suing...

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