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Chicago Schools to offer “Afro-centric” curriculum as part of Common Core program

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Not content with gutting useful math skills and rewriting history, organizers of the Common Core program in Chicago are now planning to focus on “Afro-centric” material in their districts.

Chicago public schools are set to introduce a new Afro-centric...

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Obama Gets Icy Reception from College Students in Pennsylvania

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like Obama’s magic touch with college crowds may be a thing of the past.

Cortney O’Brien of Townhall reports.

Ouch: College Students Give Obama a Cold Reception in Pennsylvania

The president’s speeches may need to be accompanied by a laugh track from now on, consider...

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Loyola Student Looks at Catholics and the GOP

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

As tw0 beloved modern popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — are poised to be canonized, Loyola University student Matthew Lamb takes a look at Catholics and their role in American politics.

…[T]the Republican Party is much closer to the Catholic Church on social issues than the Democrat Party, and...

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Purdue Students Create Plan to Colonize the Moon

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

College students are now doing the job NASA used to do.

CBS News in Houston reported.

College Students Create $550 Billion Plan To Colonize Moon

A team of Purdue University students has created a $550 billion plan to colonize the moon as part of a senior design...

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Western Michigan U. Gives Rapper a Bad Rap, Bans Campus Pefrormance

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a report on the case of a Western Michigan University student group whose invite to a rap artist was rejected based on false charges.

The Kalamazoo Peace Center (KPC) had invited activist and rapper Boots Riley to give a performance at their annual...

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College Republicans at U. Iowa Hold Outreach Campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00am

College Republicans should probably do more outreach on campuses around the nation. It certainly couldn’t hurt.

Chris Higgins of The Daily Iowan reports.

College Republicans shift focus

The University of Iowa College Republicans will hold its Grand Old Party outreach campaign this week. Members will host events such as a roundtable with congressional candidate...

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College student makes his last tuition payment entirely in pennies!

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:30am

At least one college student is graduating debt free.

And, he is making his last payment in pennies to make a point about sensible budgeting for college education.

Andrew Magbee has become a role model for many college going students who are struggling to repay their loans. The 24-year-old Southwestern Christian University senior...

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Pro-Life Display at George Washington University Thrown in the Trash

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:00am

A sad situation we’ve seen played out too many times before.

Andrew Desiderio of The College Fix reports.

Vandals Deface, Throw Away Pro-Life Display at George Washington University

Vandals at George Washington University recently defaced – then threw away – a pro-life sign that read “in memory of the lives lost each year by...

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Bryant University Bans Selfies at Graduation Ceremony

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Administrators at Bryant University must be doing a fine job if this is the biggest problem the school has to deal with.

Cassie Fambro of Al.com reports.

University bans taking ‘selfies’ at graduation ceremony

A Rhode Island school has made an announcement that may stop many Instagrammers dead in their tracks– no selfies...

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A sneak preview of the new and improved SAT questions

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

College Board releases more detail on ideas behind the new version of the SAT  — and some sample questions.

Let’s hope they’re better than those we have reported for Common Core!

Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik files this report:

Today, the College Board is releasing much more detail about the thinking behind new sections...

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UMass Dartmouth Prof Rips Administration in Resignation Letter

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Sounds like UMass Dartmouth has some serious staff relations issues to work on.

Erin Smith of The Boston Herald reported.

UMass Dartmouth professor quits, rips administrators

Clyde W. Barrow, a prominent political scholar at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is leaving the school, accusing administrators of hiding behind security systems and driving away hordes...

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U. of Utah pays tribute to keep its official “Ute” nickname

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

The good news: At least a university has managed to retain something in the wake of campus PC-mania!

In a new five-year-agreement with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe, University of Utah states it will retain ‘Ute’ as the official name for sports teams. The Memorandum of Underst...

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Letter to the Cornell Daily Sun Denounces Recent Piece on Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently published an excerpt from a piece in the Cornell Daily Sun about rape culture. Apparently, not everyone at Cornell was happy about that piece.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Danger of Rape Culture Denial

To the Edi...

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Alleged Jewish Community Center killer once guest lectured at Missouri State

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9:30am

The class was an interterm course on cultural and religious subgroups.

Missouri State University’s “zero tolerance” policy extends to nerf guns used for student fun.

Sadly, one of its guest lecturers did not have the same concern for human life.

Frazier Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader accused of gunning down three people at a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish...

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Active Duty Soldiers Overcharged for Student Loans by Sallie Mae

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s really inexcusable when the men and women who volunteer to protect America get the shaft.

Weasel Zippers reports.

Sallie Mae Overcharging Active-Duty Soldiers For Student Loans

Just the folks who protect our liberty getting the shaft. Nothing to see here…

Via Newsmax:

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Sallie Mae overcharged active-duty soldiers on student loans,...

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Colleges investigate scary new trend: Student deaths by falling from buildings

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

A series of deaths and injuries in which students fell from buildings has some colleges rethinking policies.

Inside Higher Ed’s Cory Weinberg files this report.

When 18-year-old Joshua Robert Helm fell seven floors off a window ledge out of a freshman residence hall at University of North Carolina at Charlotte last month, campus...

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Shocker: Colleges Invite More Democrats Than Republicans to Speak

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

As I pointed out yesterday at Legal Insurrection, the left is obsessed with fairness and equality.

Funny how they don’t seem concerned with the issue in areas where it favors them.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.

Analysis: Colleges invited WAY MORE Dems than Reps to speak

Spring commencement season is here: A time...

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Officials Say Pot Law Not Reason for Colorado’s College Applications Surge

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently noted that an intriguing consequence of Colorado’s new marijuana laws may be a surge in the number of college applications to state schools.

However, officials are flatly denying any connection.

Several Colorado college officials have denied...

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The Death of the Academic Debate

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Debate has always been an important aspect of academia, but logic has been replaced with emotion in some cases. In other words, debate is no longer debate.

John Hinderaker of Powerline reports.

The War On Standards Comes to College Debate [with comment by Paul]

Paul has been writing about the war on standards in...

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Wishful Thinking Alert! Dartmouth tries to upgrade its rowdy image

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Dartmouth College, which is among the rowdiest of the Ivy League colleges, is trying again to change its campus culture.

Good luck with that!

During Prohibition, John Sloan Dickey returned to Dartmouth College after a weekend football game against Cornell and found a box of whiskey under his cot in an off-campus apartment....

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Small Colleges See Significant Drop in Enrollment

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 9:30am

We don’t take any pleasure in bad news but College Insurrection reported this was going to happen many months ago.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog points to a new report from Bloomberg which confirms early speculation.

Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

Bloomberg:  Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops:

Moody’s,...

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Purdue Student Ties Birth of Porn Star’s Career to Death of Affordable College

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Purdue University Saran Mishra ties the birth of the porn career of Duke student Belle Knox to the death of affordable education.

A Duke freshman’s two-syllable porn star name is a trending topic now on the Web, but more importantly, her story gives rise to an ever-growing social issue.

Belle Knox – don’t...

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