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The Absurdity of College Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:00am

James Miller of Frontpage Mag points out that college students should be treated like adults.

What College Safe Spaces Should Be

I would love to see the results of an experiment where black students make a deliberately preposterous demand of their college to test how their school’s white liberal...

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Rolling Stone Wants Court to Reject Lawsuit by Fraternity Members

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:30am

Three members of the fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Rolling Stone Urges Court to Reject University of Virginia Graduates’ Lawsuit

Rolling Stone magazine is urging a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by...

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Lawsuits Claim Male Students Arrested for Orgy Initiated by Female Student

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s probably a good rule to just avoid orgies altogether.

The College Fix reports.

Male students arrested for orgy initiated by female student, lawsuits claim

William Paterson University in New Jersey has apparently never considered the possibility that women can initiate orgies.

That’s the thrust of two lawsuits by students who were charged with “aggravated sexual...

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Jewish Student at College in Brooklyn Assaulted and Told ‘Leave the School You Jew’

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Anti-Semitism is a serious problem that needs to be addressed on American college campuses.

The Jerusalem Post reported.

Jewish student at Brooklyn college told to ‘leave the school you Jew’

In an incident being investigated as a hate crime, a 24-year-old Jewish student at a Brooklyn college was assaulted on campus.

The student, who was...

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Marylhurst University Struggles With Lower Enrollment

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

The higher ed bubble cometh.

Oregon Live reports.

Enrollment plunges at Marylhurst University, as feuds, financial losses threaten recovery

At first glance, nothing appears amiss at Marylhurst University.

The private liberal-arts school sits 10 miles south of Portland between Lake Oswego and West Linn, its manicured lawns...

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College President Claims Inclusivity and Diversity More Important Than Tuition Cost

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

Here’s a college administrator who needs to meet some struggling, debt laden students.

Campus Reform reported:

College president says inclusivity more important than diversity, tuition costs

The President of the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) says he will devote the final year of his tenure to promoting inclusivity, arguing that diversity is more important...

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New App Wants to Engage Millennials with Politics

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Will it attract new voters?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Tinder for politics? New app wants to engage millennials

Millennials want to improve voter turnout and fix politics through the magic of apps.

Think Tinder, but for political philosophy.

Hunter Scarborough, a web developer in Los Angeles, has created Voter, an app to align millennials with candidates...

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Washington State to Introduce Student and Faculty Rights Bill

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Will other states follow Washington’s lead?

The FIRE blog reports.

Student and Faculty Rights Bill Coming in Washington State

2016 is right around the corner, and it promises to bring good news to college students and faculty members in Washington state. When the Washington State Legislature reconvenes in January, State Representative Matthew Manweller plans...

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SAT No Longer The Number 1 College Test

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 9:30am

The ACT took the top spot.

The Washington Post reports.

The SAT, now the No. 2 college test, pushes to reclaim supremacy

The SAT, once the nation’s dominant college admission exam, fell behind the ACT in recent years after its rival locked up huge swaths of the market through contracts to provide testing in...

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Texas Attorney General Says Guns Allowed in Dorms

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 8:00am

The anti-gun crowd loses this round.

The College Fix reported.

Christmas gift for gun-loving Texas students: Attorney general says guns allowed in dorms

Hundreds of faculty members at public colleges in Texas, notably UT-Austin, have been pressuring their presidents to restrict guns on campus as much as possible under the new campus-carry state...

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High School Debate Teams Want Championship Moved From Liberty University

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is a lame response to the Liberty University president’s recent remarks about guns.

WUSA reports.

Va. debaters want HS championships moved from Liberty University

Some high school debate teams in Virginia are planning to boycott the state championships unless they’re moved from Liberty University.

Debate team coaches and students are angry over Chancellor Jerry...

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Lawrence University Accidentally Prints Photo With Racial Slur in Newsletter

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

The school has since apologized for the mistake.

FOX 11 reports.

Lawrence University apologizes for printing photo with racial slur

Lawrence University is apologizing after a photo that included a racial slur was printed in the school’s newsletter.

The school says it was a mistake, but some say the situation is revealing a deeper issue.

Alumna...

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Three People at the University of Michigan Make More Than the School President

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

Nice work if you can get it. By the way, why does college tuition keep going up?

MLive reports.

Salary search for all 41,000 University of Michigan employees

In 2015, three University of Michigan employees had a higher base pay than President Mark Schlissel, and that two of them are assistant football coaches, the...

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Dartmouth College Professor Allegedly Caught in Sex Sting

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

His appointment to Brown University is under review after his arrest.

Providence Journal reports.

Sex sting puts Dartmouth College professor’s future at Brown in question

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Dartmouth College associate professor is on paid leave and his appointment to Brown University is under review after his arrest...

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College Students Dismissed for Sexual Assault Now Suing School

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 11:00am

The two students in question were cleared of charges and now they’re fighting back.

NBC News in New York reports.

2 Former Students Sue William Paterson University Over Sex Assault Charges

Two former William Paterson University students who were charged with sexual assault and expelled even though...

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Boston University Hockey Players Caught Gambling

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:30am

One player will not play for the rest of the season.

Boston Herald reports.

Nick Roberto off BU hockey team amid gambling probe

Boston University has announced that junior Nick Roberto will not play for the team for the balance of the season.

The news comes at the same time that the school revealed it...

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University of Louisville Faces Investigation Over Misuse of Funds

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Two people have already been placed on leave.

The Washington Post reported.

Another investigation into misuse of funds adds to University of Louisville’s recent turmoil

The University of Louisville placed two high-ranking officials on paid leave this month after local media reported that the FBI was investigating the officials for allegedly misappropriating federal grant...

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Watch Hillsdale College Perform O Holy Night

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

We hope you’re having a merry Christmas with family and friends.

Enjoy this incredible performance from Hillsdale College.

 
 
 
 

College Students Surprise Campus Security Guard With Christmas Gift

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Here’a a nice story for the holiday from FOX News in Boston.

College students surprise security guard with big Christmas gift

A group of students at Georgia Institute of Technology showed their appreciation for a security guard in a special way.

According to a Facebook post by the school, students from the Scheller College...

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Colleges Continue to Spend Lavishly on Athletic Facilities

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Students wonder why tuition keeps going up. Here’s one reason.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Colleges spend fortunes on lavish athletic facilities

The people in charge of Clemson University’s athletic department have not settled on a design for the miniature golf course they are building for their football team, but they know it will have...

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Will Terrorism End Study Abroad Trips?

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

There is a major risk for student travelers.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Will college abroad trips disappear due to terror threat?

With the world becoming more violent every day, some wonder if studying abroad is still a safe learning experience for American students.

Travel concern has increased following the Paris terror attacks in November, in...

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College Students to Receive Restitution Over Deceptive Debit Cards

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11:00am

College students who were deceived over debit card fees will be reimbursed.

The Washington Post reports.

Why college students are getting $55 million in restitution

Hundreds of thousands of college students who were deceived about the terms of their debit cards by Higher One Holdings will receive a total of $55 million in restitution,...

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