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Arizona State Student: Profiteering off breast cancer every October is unethical

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:30pm

As October concludes, it ends the official season of breast cancer awareness and fundraising events.

Annica Benning, a student at Arizona State University, shares her concerns about what the whole operation has become:

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, and spreading awareness of and raising money for...

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Waning Interest in the Humanities Worries Colleges

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 5:00pm

We have reported on the dissolving interest in study of the humanities. As students still struggle to find gainful employment, the news continues to worsen.

Tamar Lewin reports for The New York Times.

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry

STANFORD, Calif. — On Stanford University’s sprawling campus, where a long palm-lined drive...

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University threat to punish students wearing ‘offensive’ costumes magically disappears

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:30pm

As Halloween dawned, one Connecticut university’s threat to punish students for wearing “offensive” costumes magically disappeared.

Administrators at Quinnipiac University warned students not to dress up for Halloween as culturally insensitive characters, including Mexicans, gangsters or “promiscuous nurses.”

But the private Connecticut university later backed off its claim that offend...

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels Calls Obamacare a Raw Deal for Young People

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 2:00pm

At least there’s one university president who’s willing to tell today’s college students the truth.

David Cook of The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Health-care law: ‘Raw deal’ for the young, says Purdue President Mitch Daniels

As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was being grilled on Capitol Hill about the troubled launch of...

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Dartmouth Frat Suspended Without a Hearing

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 12:30pm

Freshmen caught drinking 3 margaritas over course of 2 hour dinner.

As a result of underage drinking, Dartmouth’s Beta Alpha Omega fraternity was suspended without any type of hearing by Dean of the College.

Joseph Asch, member of the Class of 1979, takes a look at the case and concludes there is dishonesty in the enforcement of conduct standards:

…An example closer to home...

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Scott Brown Blocked From Speaking at Saint Louis University

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00am

The College Republicans of Saint Louis University invited Scott Brown to speak on campus but the school kept the event from happening by incorrectly citing a ridiculous rule about their tax exempt status.

There is a dangerous double standard for free speech happening on American campuses right now. I cannot understand for...

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UCLA student leaders worried about school’s revised sex assault policies

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9:30am

College administrators and free-speech advocacy groups aren’t the only ones alarmed over the federal government’s new sexual assault and harassment rules under Title IX; students are now voicing their concerns about updates that include requirements from the new federal rules.

The Daily Bruin student reporter Kendall Mitchell reports on the worries expressed...

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Brown University Does Damage Control Following Disgraceful Protest

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8:00am

Earlier this week, Brown University students and residents of Providence shamed the school by shouting down NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly.

The Brown administration has acknowledged the public relations disaster created by this week’s disgraceful protest by holding an impromptu forum hosted by university president Christina Paxson.

Charlotte Bruce Harvey of Brown’s alumni...

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“Junior Year Abroad” Programs Downsized to Weeks

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 6:30pm

As colleges are trimming back budgets, personnel, and degree programs, it seems another favorite collegiate program is now being downsized: The classic “Junior Year Abroad”.

Forget junior year abroad. More students are opting for overseas study and adventure that last as little as a week.

Some students say shorter trips interfere less with...

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Millennials Lose Health Plans, Face Higher Costs Under Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:00pm

Alyssa Farah of Accuracy in Academia reports that college aged people are also losing health plans and looking at higher premiums under Obamacare. Young Americans for Liberty is documenting individual stories.

Young Americans Lose Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC— Millions of Americans have received notifications from their insurance providers that their policies are being...

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Facebook Exec Has Insult Ridden “Inclusion” Chat with Howard U. Students

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that Howard University was experiencing financial problems so severe that is was poised for a credit downgrade.

With guest speakers like this, it is no wonder:

A top-ranking Facebook executive told a room full of students at the historically black Howard University that until recently, white men ruled the world.

Sheryl...

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Dixie State U. Bans use of Greek Alphabet for Name of School Club

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 2:00pm

This is amazing news. Who knew a college could ban the use of an entire alphabet?

The FIRE reports.

Dixie State University Bans an Alphabet, Tells Women They Can’t Use Greek Letters in Club Name

ST. GEORGE, Utah, October 30, 2013—Nineteen female Dixie State University students are being forced to fight their own school for the right to...

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New UC-Berkeley chancellor says “NO” to ratings based on graduates’ earnings

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:30pm

One of the most important arguments for a college education is that it increases the earnings potential for the graduate.

However, in the academic world of “unfair” practices, the new University of California- Berkeley chancellor has just added actually rating schools on post-graduate earnings…based on a new Obama administration plan.

A year ago...

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U. Texas at Austin Offers Graduate Course on Enrolling in Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00am

If you needed definitive proof that absolutely no one understands Obamacare, here you go. A university is now offering a grad course on the subject.

Red Alert Politics reports via the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Obamacare enrollment so difficult it gets its own grad course

Enrolling in Obamacare may be more difficult than...

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Catholic U. Says Show Must Go on for Church Bashing Hip-Hop Group

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:30am

Students at a Catholic University are objecting to a musical event headlined by a group that promotes view that are in “direct opposition with Catholic social teaching and Creighton’s stated values.”

However, administrators are saying, “The show must go on!”

Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. is distributing tickets to a Macklemore & Ryan...

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Ignorance on Full Display at Brown University Protests

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8:00am

If you missed the shameful display put on by some students at Brown University this week, you can read a comprehensive report at Legal Insurrection.

As a follow-up, we recommend reading this post from Minding the Campus by Heather Mac Donald.

The Blissfully Unaware Hecklers at Brown

The nauseating combination of ignorance, self-righteousness, entitlement,...

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USC’s Newest Hire: LA’s Notorious Former Mayor

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm

Antonio Villaraigosa’s focus will be on Public Policy

We recently reported that former mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, known for outlandish expenditures of taxpayer monies and a scandal-ridden personal life,  joined Harvard University’s faculty as a visiting fellow.

The Los Angeles Times reports on his next stint and the school.

The most chilling part of the story: His specialty will...

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A Halloween Round-up of Scary Campus Ghost Stories

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 5:00pm

This entertaining and creepy compilation is brought to you by Katie Jones of The College Fix.

Haunted Halloween: A Spooky Round Up Of Campus Ghost Stories

A college campus is a great place for a ghost story to take root. From library stacks to lecture halls, universities are targets for students and locals alike to get their...

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FIRE’s Nico Perrino on the New Campus Culture of Surveillance

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:30pm

The stories we cover about The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) mainly involve free speech rights.

However, in a new column, FIRE’s Nico Perrino discusses student privacy rights:

It monitors email and social media accounts, uses thousands of surveillance cameras to track behavior and movement, is funded by billions of dollars...

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New Book Examines Ties Between the Ivy League and Slavery in America

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:00pm

Money acquired through the slave trade has sometimes been whispered about as Brown University’s dirty secret. A new book examines those ties to Brown and Dartmouth.

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

Slaves at Dartmouth

The New York Times has published a laudatory review of a new book, Ebony and Ivy, on the relationship of...

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