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Gov. Kasich’s University Affordability and Efficiency Task Force Leaves Faculty in the Cold

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Ohio faculty are wondering why a university task force created by the Governor doesn’t include faculty members.

From Cleveland.com:

Why no professor on Gov. Kasich’s university affordability and efficiency task force?

Gov. John Kasich’s task force on affordability and efficiency in higher education released its recommendations to the General Assembly recently, and the...

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Appeals Court: Borrowers Can Sue Student Loan Agency

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

This could start an avalanche of lawsuits.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Suing Student Loan Servicers

Student loan borrowers and others will be able to sue a national student loan corporation after a federal appeals court said Wednesday that the corporation’s affiliation with a state government does not shield it from lawsuits.

The...

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Crash at Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade Leaves 4 Dead

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

A woman accused of driving while intoxicated crashed her car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade killing 4 and injuring 47.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Four Dead in Crash at Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade

Four people died, including a toddler, when an allegedly intoxicated young woman drove her...

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Student Paper – America Cannot Afford Bernie Sanders

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Not all college students are feeling the Bern. Thank goodness.

From the Cornell Review.

America Cannot Afford Bernie Sanders

Unlike the other Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders describes himself as a Democratic Socialist. True to the word, he is campaigning on a radical, massive expansion of government, which includes, among other proposals, the creation...

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Professor Says College is Risky Investment

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The benefits of college come with some some risks. Some examples are debt and not graduating on time.

Cleveland.com reports.

College is a risky investment, says management professor

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Many people assume that college graduates make more money and find better jobs, but that is not necessarily true, a management professor told...

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College President Goes After Critics of Political Correctness

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 9:30am

You might say the left is bitterly clinging to political correctness.

The College Fix reported.

College president chides critics of political correctness, questions his school’s mascot

In a Thursday Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons perfectly exemplifies the point I made a month ago about political correctness.

“There has been a lot...

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California State Faculty May Strike Over Increase in Salary

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00am

Salary increases lately have been going to just administrators.

The College Fix reports.

California State faculty threaten to strike if they don’t get 5 percent pay increase

It’s easy to vilify campus administrators for their six-figure salaries and proliferation as universities increasingly rely on paycheck-to-paycheck adjunct labor to teach students.

So that’s what California State...

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College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama For Releasing Photos

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Brown’s Daily Herald issued an apology after a photo of Malia Obama next to a beer pong table went viral.

From The Blaze:

College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama After Photo of Her at a Party Went Viral

At 17-years-old, Malia Obama has already toured multiple colleges in the quest to find where she’ll...

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Grad Student Unions Could be Coming to Private Institutions

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

More dues payers and more money to give to Democrats.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

NLRB Returns to Grad Student Unions

WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board — voting 3 to 1 — agreed Wednesday to reconsider whether graduate teaching assistants at private nonprofit universities are entitled to collective bargaining.

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Texas A&M Will Donate Proceeds of 12th Man Towels to South Carolina Relief Efforts

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Texas A&M University is raising money and soliciting food donations for South Carolina’s relief efforts.

From KBTX:

Texas A&M to Donate Proceeds from Special 12th Man Towel Sales to South Carolina Relief Efforts in Addition to Hosting Aggies CAN

Texas A&M, Home of the 12th Man, has waved 12th Man towels in support of...

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Religious Studies Prof Equates Ignoring Climate Change With Sin

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

The left doesn’t have much use for religion, unless it’s to promote their agenda.

The College Fix reports.

Religious studies professor: Ignoring climate change akin to sin

Scholar also calls for sabbatical year from travel every seven years to allow Earth a rest – ‘no big conferences, no academic flying’

A Northwestern University bioethicist who has...

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Harvard Law is Rebranding Itself

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00am

They want to show that it is not like the Paper Chase.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

For Campaign Launch, Law School Looks To Rebrand Itself

When Harvard Law School publicly launches its capital campaign on Friday, kicking off an effort that aims...

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Bradley University Promotes Fat Acceptance

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:30am

No one deserves to be made fun of just for being portly, right?

Campus Reform reported.

Bradley University combats ‘fatism’ by promoting ‘fat acceptance’

While the United States leads the world in numbers of obese adults, teens and children, and despite the federal government’s efforts to push healthy eating initiatives, one university wants its...

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Lawmakers Pursue Plan to Make Textbooks Free

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Textbooks cost hundreds of dollars currently.

Fox News reports.

Lawmakers push bill aimed at soaring college textbook costs

Congressional lawmakers are exploring a new tactic for reducing soaring college costs, pushing a plan to help students access online textbooks for free as opposed to spending hundreds of dollars on print versions.

According to The College...

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College Accreditation Fight Imminent?

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) be in the middle of the next higher education brawl?

From the Washington Post:

A fight is brewing in Washington over college accreditors

Republicans are up in arms over the government’s consumer watchdog investigating the largest national accreditation agency, the gatekeeper between colleges and...

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Game-Related Shooting at Tennessee State University Leaves 1 Dead

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Giving, “it’s just a game,” a whole new meaning.

From Fox News:

1 dead in shooting linked to dice game at Tennessee State University

One man was killed and three women were wounded in a shooting late Thursday on the campus of Tennessee State University, police said.

Witnesses said an argument broke out over a...

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Campus Speech Police in Wisconsin Want to Get Rid of the Term ‘Politically Correct’

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Every time you think the PC crowd couldn’t get more absurd, they step up their game.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

Full Circle: ‘Politically Correct’ Is Now Politically Incorrect In Wisconsin

The world of campus speech codes has come full circle, with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) releasing a guide that makes...

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Wesleyan President’s Email Implies School Wants to Shut Down Frats to Get Their Houses

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

The emails came up because of legal proceedings between a fraternity and the school.

The College Fix reports.

Wesleyan shut down frats to get their real estate, president’s email implies

While he’s been a friend...

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Georgia Tech Petition Hopes to Change Fight Song to Reflect Modern Women’s Role

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

The current song has been used for over a century.

MRCTV reports.

Georgia Tech Seeks to Change Fight Song to ‘Reflect’ ‘Achievements of Women’

Georgia Tech is looking to change its 107-year-old fight song because the word “cheer” allegedly does “not reflect the significant achievements of women.”

According to the petition launched on the Georgia...

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NYU Houses Students in $300 Per Night Hotel

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 11:00am

The campus housing crunch is so bad that NYU has some students who are living in a fairly expensive hotel.

The New York Times reports.

$300-a-Night Hotel Houses N.Y.U. Students

Each fall, thousands of students take up residence in New York City to attend colleges and universities, exacerbat...

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Student Journalists Are Being Taught Bad Lessons

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:30am

“Don’t publish anything that might offend anyone.”

FIRE reports.

It’s Already Been a Remarkably Bad Year for Student Press

Many student journalists are being taught an unfortunate lesson by college administrators and their fellow students lately: Don’t publish anything that might offend anyone.

That this advice is antithetical to a free press, and that journalists...

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Women’s Groups Want Government to Protect College Students From Yik Yak

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media application and feminists claim people are using it for harassment. Government to the rescue.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Women’s Groups Urge Colleges and Government to Rein In Yik Yak

Seventy-two women’s and civil-rights groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to enlist the federal government in...

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