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The Worst Way To Repay College Loans

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

If you’re seeking financial aid, deal directly with the college.

Forbes reports.

The Single-Worst College Loan Repayment Move

Other than going into default for your student loans, there’s one sure way of getting sidetracked: You pay someone else to find a quickie solution to loan repayment.

There are really no shortcuts to paying down your...

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Big Spending Cuts Coming at Western Illinois University

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

As people say, something that can’t go on forever, won’t.

This is from the school’s website.

Western Illinois University to Cut $20 Million

As a result of the budget impasse and probable reductions to state appropriated funding for higher education, Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas announced...

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Alcohol Poisoning Leads to International Student’s Death

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

Police are trying to determine where the alcohol came from.

The Seattle Times reports.

Alcohol poisoning suspected in death of Green River College student, 17, from China

Auburn police are investigating the death last week of a 17-year-old Green River College student from China, and evidence suggests he died of alcohol poisoning, Auburn...

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UC Berkeley Hit With Massive Cyber Attack

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

Up to 80,000 people could be affected by this.

Business Insider reports.

University of California Berkeley alerts 80,000 people of a cyberattack

Officials at the University of California Berkeley said on Friday that they were alerting 80,000 people, including current and former students, faculty and vendors of a cyber attack on a system that...

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CEO Pay Compared to College Presidents’ Pay

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 11:00am

College presidents earn more than twice the average pay for CEOs.

CBS News reports.

Are CEOs overpaid? Not compared with college presidents

Corporate chief executives have come under fire in recent years for their skyrocketing pay. But there’s a place that puts those executives to shame: academia.

College presidents on average earn $377,261 annually, or...

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Swarthmore College Plans New ‘Social Justice’ Requirement

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Making progressive ideas mandatory.

The College Fix reports.

Swarthmore College ponders strategy for new ‘social justice’ requirement

Approximately thirty faculty, staff, and members of the Intercultural Center (IC) at Swarthmore College met last week to discuss new course requirements dedicated to, get this — gender, race, class, and sexuality.

That’s right — requirements. Who would...

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Rubio Gets Student Support AS GOP Candidates Drop-Out

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 8:00am

Many expect Rubio to take up the mantle of the “establishment” candidate.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Rubio picks up student support from GOP drop-outs’ teams

Marco Rubio is bulking up his student leadership team, with help from those who jumped ship from Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina’s failed campaigns.

Harvard student and national co-chair of...

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Smaller Colleges Start Beating Bigger Universities at Endowment Returns

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Davids are starting to beat the Goliaths.

The New York Times reports.

In College Endowment Returns, Davids Beat the Goliaths

In the world of money management, bigger is often considered better. College and university endowments greater than $1 billion, for example, have long outperformed their smaller rivals.

That may be changing.

In the latest annual...

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University of Texas Dean Stepping Down Over Campus Carry

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

This dean just can’t believe students are responsible enough to carry weapons.

The Associated Press reports.

Texas Dean Leaving School Because of Campus Carry Law

A prominent dean at the University of Texas said Thursday he is leaving the state for another job in large part because of the new Texas law that will...

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Former Emory Oxford College Student Accused of Shooting Threat

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

She says it was a joke and didn’t know that making threats on social media was a crime.

WSBTV reports.

Police: College student said shooting threat was ‘all a joke’

A college student accused of threatening to shoot up her school campus says she is not guilty.

Channel 2 Action News had the only camera...

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U. Michigan Creates Safe Space for Students Afraid of Feminism Debate

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

This story is ridiculous on so many levels.

The Daily Caller reports.

Michigan Creates ‘Safe Space’ For Students Afraid Of Debate On Feminism

A student center for gay, bisexual, and transgender students at the University of Michigan created a safe space Tuesday to protect students frightened by an approaching debate on the subject “Does...

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Free Speech Is Worst At These Colleges

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00am

One school that people may have expected to see on the list that did not make it is Yale University.

The Huffington Post reports.

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2016

This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international...

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University at Albany Students Charged in Race Hoax

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:30am

This sort of thing happens way too often.

FOX News reports.

NY college students who claimed to be victims of racist attack charged

Three black female college students who claimed to be victims of an assault by a group of white men and women have been charged themselves.

The University at Albany announced Thursday that...

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University of Michigan ‘Snow penis’ Reported As ‘Bias Incident’

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00am

Bias-incidents, according to the Student Life Website, are “incidents that make people feel targeted because of their social identity group membership.”

The College Fix reports.

‘Snow penis’ erected during snowstorm reported as ‘bias incident’ at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, the Michigan Review reports, “continue[s] to struggle with its official position on...

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Allegations of Hazing Investigated at Buffalo State Due to Student Death

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

No matter how hard schools crack down on hazing, it continues to be an issue.

The New York Times reports.

Hazing Allegations Investigated in Buffalo State Student’s Death

The authorities in western New York are investigating whether fraternity hazing played a role in the death of a 21-year-old Buffalo State College student from Brooklyn,...

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California Man Burglarized College Students Using Social Media

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

He is currently being held in jail and will next appear in court in March.

ABC News reports.

Man Charged With Using Social Media to Burglarize College Students

If you tag your location on social media or post about your home or plans, police say you could be making yourself vulnerable to theft.

A college...

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BDS Activists Launch Campaign at the University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

The anti-Israel crowd is at it again, this time at the University of Minnesota.

Campus Reform reports.

BDS debate ensues at Univ. of Minnesota

On February 15, “UMN Divest” released a statement demanding the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) and the University of Minnesota as a whole pass a resolution to divest the school’s endowment...

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How Have Courts Treated College Access?

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

Courtrooms and classrooms are connected.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Historian discusses his new book on the way courts have treated issues of college access

Headlines these days deal with court cases challenging the constitutionality of some forms of affirmative action and the way some colleges handle allegations of sexual assault. Much of the public...

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College Students Need to Behave Like Adults

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00am

Robert Stacy McCain offers his thoughts about what’s happening on college campuses today.

University Students Are Helpless Infants

Today I was babysitting my two young grandsons. When they arrived, I had the living room TV tuned to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) which was showing an old Jimmy Cagney gangster flick from the 1930s....

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An Argument That Not Everyone Deserves Free College

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 9:30am

Is higher education a right? The answer is no.

The Daily Mississippian reports.

Not everyone deserves free college tuition

One of the hot topics among millennials today is the idea of a free college education. Bernie Sanders is probably the greatest advocate of this idea in today’s political playing field. I do not think...

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Students at a Jesuit University Work for Abortion Group as Part of Course

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Posted by    Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00am

Why even bother calling this a Catholic school?

The College Fix reports.

Jesuit university students work for abortion group as part of ‘catcalling’ course

Escorts for people who get ‘harassed as they go in’ for abortions

A new course at Saint Louis University will teach students about efforts to make catcalling a crime and how...

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Founder of Burlington College Sues Over Misused Money

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:30pm

Did the money get misused?

Burlington Free Press reports.

Founder sues Burlington College, alleges misused money

The estate of one of the founders of Burlington College has sued the institution, alleging the college misused money intended for student scholarships to prop up the institution during financial troubles in recent years.

“My client acted in good...

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