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U. Colorado at Boulder Sexism Probe Reveals Academic Freedom Issue

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back in February, we reported on a little problem in the philosophy department at CU Boulder. Now it looks as though the school has bigger fish to fry.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Fears of Litigation vs. Faculty Rights

A report on sexism in the department of philosophy at the University of...

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Interview with Aspen Prize chief about high-achieving community colleges and their leaders

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

We have covered the increasing role of community colleges in American education.

Josh Wyner’s new book describes what community colleges do well, and what they can do better.  Inside Higher Ed’s Paul Fain had a chat with the author, who discusses the details.

Josh Wyner visits a lot of community colleges. After several...

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NJ College Freaks Over ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote on T-Shirt

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

File this story under out of touch administrators.

Sarah MsLaughlin of The FIRE reports.

Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor

Brace yourselves; censorship is coming!

Displaying a lack of both pop culture and First Amendment awareness, administrators at Bergen Community College in New Jersey placed Professor Francis Schmidt on leave this past January,...

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Howard U. students unhappy with “P. Diddy” as commencement speaker

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Nowadays, it seems students are often much more circumspect about their graduation ceremonies that school administrators.

Case in point: Howard University’s bigwigs selected music mogul “P. Diddy” as their keynote speaker.

Howard University students are protesting against the school’s choice of commencement speaker for this year.

Rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs was chosen to...

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Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon Misses the Point

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:30am

When I saw that Dartmouth president Philip J. Hanlon was addressing extreme problems on campus in the Washington Post, I thought he would finally reprimand the protesters who took over his office. No such luck.

Instead, he sounds like one of the protesters himself. Nick Anderson writes.

Dartmouth president calls for end to...

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Sallie Mae probe focuses on potential rip-off of military personnel via federal student loans

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00am

During tax season, one of the few consolations many of us have is that at least some of our money goes to the men and women who honorably serve our country in the armed forces.

Sadly, people in charge of providing them student loan services may have been substantially less honorable.

Sallie Mae...

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Howard U. Invites ‘P. Diddy’ to Give Graduation Address

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bonus: The school is also giving him an honorary degree!

The last time we checked on Howard University, it was cutting 200 from the staff in the wake of fiscal troubles.

Choices like this probably help explain some of its difficulties:

Music mogul P. Diddy has been tapped to receive an honorary degree and give the graduation speech at Howard University this May.

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Cornell Student – The Truth About “Rape Culture”

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Julius Kairey has written a piece for the Cornell Daily Sun which examines the issue of rape culture on campus.

THROWDOWN THURSDAY: The Truth About “Rape Culture”

We hear a lot about “rape culture” on college campuses nowadays. The basic idea behind the concept is that there is a widespread tolerance of rape...

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Student Pro-Life Group Denied Membership to Yale’s “Social Justice Network”

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

A story from Yale University shows that “Social Justice” should never be confused with the real thing.

After spending the year as a provisional member of Dwight Hall, Choose Life at Yale (CLAY) — Yale’s pro-life student organization — was denied full membership status in Dwight Hall’s Social Justice Network for the...

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California Democrat Wants $9.2 Million in Loans for Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Somebody’s got to keep paying off all the new Democratic voters, right?

Josh Encinias of National Review writes.

California Bill Proposes $9.2 Million in Loans for Undocumented Students

Senator Ricardo Lara (D., Calif.) introduced a bill that would authorizes 

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Students booted from Hawaii college council for questioning fees for non-existent services

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Perhaps the citizens of Hawaii should send in the team from Hawaii Five-0 to investigate what is happening at a community college in Hilo?

Hawaii Community College in Hilo has charged students about $245,000 in fees for the last year and a half for services that aren’t available on the campus, such...

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Some British Colleges Now Banning The Sun Newspaper on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Why would colleges want to ban a tabloid style paper from campus? Because it’s been deemed too offensive for the students. Unreal.

Rehema Figueiredo of Leeds Student Newspaper writes at The Guardian.

Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong

Just before Christmas my students’ union removed from sale...

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Atheist group targets Clemson football team for its “interweaving religion and athletics”

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9:30am

President Eisenhower once said, “An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame – Southern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.”

Now, an atheist is someone who targets a school’s football team for its traditional reverence for God.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, has accused...

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Western Washington University Strives to be Less White

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Apparently, diversity is much more important than academics. Good grades and student achievements… Who cares about those things?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’ asks for ideas on how to have fewer

school-wide questionnaire at Western Washington University (WWU) asked the community “How...

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California State U Student: On the First Amendment, Left Prefers Slogans to Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

California State University – Fullerton student Keith Fierro has an interesting observation about the left’s use of its First Amendment rights.

If the past months’ bickering on whether religious employers should have to pay for personal contraceptive items to which they morally object has taught us anything, it’s that the left is...

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Governor Bobby Jindal to be Keynote Speaker at Liberty University Commencement

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Given Jindal’s success as a governor and his inspiring personal story, he would make an ideal commencement speaker for any university.

WDBJ News reported.

Louisiana governor to deliver Liberty University’s keynote address

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker for Liberty University’s graduation on May 10, the school announced Wednesday.

Jindal is in...

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Allegheny College’s Czech Prof Teaches Capitalism To Americans

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

“I have never experienced any ridicule… for teaching it.”

College Fix contributor Andrew Desiderio, a student at The George Washington University, has a report on a college professor I would really love to meet!

Born in 1983, Simon Bilo experienced a struggle in the 1990s as the economies of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic were transitioning from a socialist...

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FBI Warns American College Students Studying Abroad are Targets for Espionage

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

The FBI is warning American college students studying in foreign countries to stay on high alert. They can sometimes be targeted for spy work without their knowledge.

FOX News reported.

US college students studying abroad prime targets for espionage activity, FBI warns

The FBI has issued a stern warning to U.S. college students studying...

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Education Dept. Reaps $127 Billion in Profits on Backs of Student Borrowers

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

“The student loan program…it’s about making profits for the federal government.”

Perhaps Obama should reassign Department of Education head Arne Duncan to a spot in the US Treasury?

The U.S. Department of Education is forecast to generate $127 billion in profit over the next decade from lending to college students and their families, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Beginning in the 2015-16 academic...

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Liberal Students at U. Minnesota Want Campus Police to Arrest Condi Rice During Visit

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00am

Do the same rules apply to Barack Obama? Funny how he gets a pass on these things.

Julianne Stanford of The College Fix reports.

Students Tell Campus Police to Arrest ‘Dangerous’ Condi Rice During Visit

A self-proclaimed “radical” student activist group at the University of Minnesota has called on campus police to arrest and...

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Cornell Student Supports School’s Tabling of Israel Divestment Measure

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:30am

” Publicity stunts in front of the student assemblies prove to the world … that we have given up on finding consensus…”

Professor Jacobson recently reported that the Cornell Student Assembly voted to table indefinitely a Resolution to Divest from companies doing business in Israel.

And student Jacob Glick says that it was the right thing to do.

If there is any issue over-discussed at Cornell, it is the ongoing crisis between Israel and Palestine....

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CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $225K to Teach Income Inequality

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Here’s the best part, it’s a part-time job. Leftists like Paul Krugman have no sense of irony. Or shame.

Patrick Brennan of National Review writes.

CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $225,000 for Part-Time Job Studying Income Inequality

Paul Krugman announced a couple months ago that he’s leav...

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