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Georgia Legislator Warns Colleges to Adopt Due Process or Lose Funding

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00am

It has gotten to the point where we need elected representatives to fight for due process on college campuses.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Georgia legislator: Adopt due process protections or forget about your budget

A Georgia legislator responsible for appropriating state funds to colleges and universities is threatening to halt budget...

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Former President of Chicago State Accused of Violating University Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

The former president of Chicago State apparently had problems with some members of the board of trustees.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

State report: Chicago State president violated university policy

The former president of Chicago State University acted without integrity and violated school policy when he made false allegations against two board members as they...

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Rivier University of New Hampshire Offers Students Employment Guarantee

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is a pretty bold move in today’s post-grad job market.

ABC News reports.

New Hampshire University Offers Grads Employment ‘Guarantee’

A small Catholic university in southern New Hampshire is becoming the latest college to offer a money-back guarantee of sorts to its students.

Rivier University, which has a total student population of about 2,600...

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University of Oregon Students Want MLK Quote Removed for Not Being Inclusive Enough

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

The stupid is strong with these students. At what point does someone tell people like this to just shut up?

Mediaite reports.

U of Oregon Debates Removing MLK Quote For Not Being Inclusive Enough

Student leaders at the University of Oregon debated removing a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. from its student center,...

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UC Irvine Students Call Campus Police Department ‘Slave Patrol’

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

Students at UC Irvine have started a petition to get rid of the campus police department which they refer to as the slave patrol.

Campus Reform reports.

UC Irvine students call for destruction of ‘slave patrol’ campus police

The Black Student Union at the University of California, Irvine has called for...

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A Gumbo of Student Protests Takes Shape in Atlanta

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

A new activism arrived in metro Atlanta a little more than a year ago.

MyAJC reports.

Today’s student activists: On fire against a gumbo of issues

Atlanta, the cradle of the civil rights movement that targeted racism, is now in the sway of a nationwide wave of student activism that has so much in...

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Study Suggests Academia is Disproportionately Gay

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00am

A new study suggests that a disproportionate number of professors are gay.

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Are Academics Disproportionately Gay?

Academic work is often solitary, but succeeding in the professoriate arguably requires social acumen. So is that why gay men and women are disproportionately represented among academics? A new study investigating...

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Why Not Start A Company Before College?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:30am

Serious learning. Not a gap year spent traveling Europe.

Harvard Business Review reports.

Why I Challenged My Kids to Start Companies Before College

When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own...

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Latino Students at Duke Release Laundry List of Demands

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00am

Why not? Releasing lists of demands is all the rage on campus these days.

The College Fix reports.

Latino students at Duke refuse to recruit more Latinos until its laundry list of demands is met

It may sound odd to sabotage your group’s political strength in order to get more political strength, but that’s...

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Democrats in Washington State Push for Free Tuition at Some Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

Free college is quickly becoming the preferred “solution” to the problem of high tuition among the left.

The Seattle Times reports.

Legislators push for free tuition at community, technical colleges

Tuition at the state’s community and technical colleges would be free for many state residents under an ambitious proposal that takes up President Obama’s...

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Mizzou Professor Melissa Click Charged With Assault

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

The professor who called for “some muscle” during a protest last year has been charged with assault.

From our sister site Legal Insurrection.

Missouri Professor Charged With 3rd Degree Assault for Behavior During Protest

The protest made national headlines, particularly due to attempts to keep the press from covering the unrest.

ABC 17 reports:

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Prager University – Where Do Good and Evil Come From?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

In a new video from Prager University, Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft explores the ageless question of good and evil.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

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Gay Scholar Blasted for Criticizing Feminism

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

It’s hard to remember who is allowed to criticize who.

The College Fix reports.

Renowned gay scholar blasted for saying feminism is a ‘sour mix of victimization and privilege’

Gay men have been reminded once again that they are not allowed to question feminism.

A prominent retired medieval scholar, Loyola University Chicago’s Allen Frantzen, is...

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Who Wants to go to College in Canada?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

In 2013, more than 8,000 U.S. students enrolled in Canadian schools.

Time Money reports.

Should You Go to College in Canada?

It’s a foreign country but just a 90-minute flight from New York or Boston. The natives speak English–and French. Their brand-new prime minister is 43 and even has a tattoo.

For some students in...

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Florida State Pays $950,000 Settlement to Rape Accuser

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:00am

The student claimed that the school failed to investigate her rape claim.

Reuters reports.

Florida State settles rape lawsuit involving former football star

Florida State University has agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit accusing it of failing to adequately investigate a woman’s allegations that she was raped in 2012 by the school’s...

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Which is the Frattiest Colleges in America?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 9:30am

See where Greek life is a big part of campus life.

Start Class reports.

The Frattiest Colleges in America

There are plenty of stereotypes attached to Greek life on college campuses. Some believe fraternities and sororities are nothing more than social clubs that drink their weekends away, with the obligatory community service event squeezed...

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Prof Has Meltdown Over Upcoming Visit by Conservative Author Ben Shapiro

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:00am

Ben Shapiro is set to visit the campus of California State University, Los Angeles but one professor can’t handle it.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

‘I Lift, Bro’: Prof MELTS DOWN About Conservative Event, Tries To Pick Fights With Students

A professor at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), is at the...

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American University’s New Social Justice Requirements Nicknamed ‘Oppression Studies’

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 6:30pm

What’s the problem? This has to be pleasing to progressives on campus, right?

Robby Soave reports at The Daily Beast.

The Wild World of Oppression Studies

Does American University want to teach students about oppression, or does it want to subject them to it?

Members of the Washington, D.C.-based private university’s faculty are engaged in...

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Endicott College to Arm Campus Police

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is a big deal to a lot of people for some reason. Maybe because it’s Massachusetts.

The Salem News reports.

Endicott to arm campus police

The decision to arm Endicott College campus police didn’t come easily for President Richard Wylie.

But after months of discussion throughout the wider campus community and rolling out many...

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CA Governor Vetoes Plan for Mandatory Minimum Punishments in College Sex Assault Cases

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is probably one of the smartest things Jerry Brown has ever done.

The Huffington Post reported.

California Governor Vetoes Bill Calling For Minimum Punishments In College Sexual Assault Cases

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed legislation Sunday that would have made California the first state in the U.S. to have a mandatory minimum...

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Jeb Bush Has a Higher Education Reform Plan That Isn’t Half Bad

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

If Jeb really wants to move his poll numbers, he should visit colleges and talk about this.

Preston Cooper writes at Real Clear Policy.

Bush’s Higher Ed Plan Is a Great Start

This week, Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush released his plan to reform higher-education finance. It is a welcome...

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Modern Language Association Blames Capitalism

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:30pm

Doesn’t seem like a topic related to grammar.

Accuracy In Academia reports.

MLA Stylebook: Capitalism Punishes the Disabled Poor

Capitalism discriminates against the poor and disabled, one professor said during a panel entitled, “Disability and the Global South” at the Modern Language Association’s annual convention. This ye...

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