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Prof Calls Out Liberal Agenda at University of Louisville

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 11:00am

It’s so refreshing to hear from a professor who isn’t a total leftist.

From the Courier-Journal.

U of L law professor: ‘Veered to partisan agenda’

n a recent commentary, one of my colleagues attempted to portray the law school’s decision to embrace “social justice” and “compassion”...

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Oklahoma High School Graduates Overwhelmingly Not Ready for College

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 9:30am

Money, alone, will not solve the problem.

Examiner Enterprise reports.

Too many Oklahoma graduates not prepared for college

Oklahoma’s common education policies continue to bear fruit at the university level — rotten fruit.

Thousands of Oklahoma students graduate high school each year. They’ve passed end-of-instruction tests in math, science, English and social students, and have...

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Man Quits Job to Teach at NYC High School, Regrets It

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 8:00am

The New York Post tells the story of Ed Boland, who left a comfortable life and career behind to teach in New York City only to find out he couldn’t handle it.

My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school

In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who...

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The Constitution Rewritten by Sensitive College Students

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

How bad are things on college campuses? Even the liberals at The New Yorker are making fun of the situation.

The Constitution of the United States, As Edited by the College Sensitivity Committee

PREAMBLE

We the People [not ALL the people] of the United States [U.S.-centric!] in Order to form a more perfect Union...

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BLM Activist to Campaign for Bernie Sanders at Black Colleges

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3:30pm

Shaun King of Black Lives Matter is now going to campaign for Bernie Sanders on campus at black colleges.

Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller.

Bernie Sanders Taps Shaun King To Campaign For Him At Black Colleges

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has invited a controversial activist and journalist who has asserted that white...

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Columbia Journalism School Sounds Like a Training Camp for Liberal Media

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00pm

Columbia Journalism School is not politically balanced.

Fraser Seitel writes at O’Dwyer.

The Fall of the Columbia Journalism School

Full disclosure: After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism many, many years ago, I was rejected for admission to the nation’s foremost graduate school for budding reporters, the Columbia University School...

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How Are Recent College Grads Doing?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 12:30pm

“Working as a barista after college is not as common as you might think.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Federal Reserve economists say recent college grads are doing better than many believe

The recent college graduate working in Starbucks is the nightmare of many parents and also of college admissions officers, who feel that stories...

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Student at Women’s College Explains Why She Rejects Feminism

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11:00am

The writer of this article attends Barnard College and explains why she rejects feminism.

From Quillette.

I’m Not a Feminist—Even Though I Attend a Women’s College

As a student at Barnard College, one of the few women’s colleges in America, identifying as a feminist is de rigueur. Just like lamenting the cost of tuition...

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Academics Suffer From College Bowl Games

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:30am

Academics is paying for athletics.

Time Money reports.

Why Students Are the Biggest Losers in Today’s College Bowl Games

Win Big. Lose Big.

That could be the epitaph for this year’s college football bowl games. For three weeks starting on December 19, American viewers had the opportunity to gorge on 40 televised games, most of...

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Law School Parody Ad Causes Sensation on YouTube

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 8:00am

Watch the two short videos below and compare. The first one is real, the second is parody.

Via Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog.

The [real] ad tells the remarkable story of Deng Adut is Sudanese refugee who was taken from his mother and forced to fight with Ethiopian rebels, escaped to Western Sydney,...

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Should Harvard be Free for Undergraduates?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 5:00pm

The argument being made here is that Harvard doesn’t really need the money generated by undergrad tuition.

Stephanie Saul reports at the New York Times.

How Some Would Level the Playing Field: Free Harvard Degrees

Should Harvard be free?

That is the provocative question posed by a slate of candidates running for the Board of...

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Conservative Professors Vastly Outnumbered on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3:30pm

While we all know that academia is overwhelmingly liberal, this new report from the Daily Signal shows how bad it really is.

Liberal Professors Outnumber Conservative Faculty 5 to 1. Academics Explain Why This Matters

Professors in higher education have become notably more liberal during the past 25 years, according to a recent...

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College Supporters of Bernie Sanders Don’t Understand Economics

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00pm

The widespread support for Bernie Sanders on college campuses speaks volumes and not in a good way.

Allan H. Meltzer of the Hoover Institution.

College Students Flunk Economics

The enthusiastic response of college students to Senator Bernie Sanders’ “democratic socialism” is one of the most surprising and dispiriting events of the current presidential campaign....

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The Safest College Campuses Have Something in Common

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:30pm

The safest campuses are faith-based colleges and universities.

Business Insider reports.

The 25 safest college campuses in America

Safety is a primary and constant concern for many college students and parents. Campus-security presence, emergency procedures, local and campus crime rates, and drug and alcohol use are f...

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Report Claims 10 Percent of College Grads Think Judge Judy Serves on Supreme Court

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00am

If this is true, it’s a sad commentary on higher education.

From Intellectual Takeout.

10% of College Graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) released a new report entitled “A Crisis in Civic Education” at...

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Harvard Battling to Stay Number One in Economics

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:30am

Star professors are leaving Harvard for other top schools.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

At the Margin: Harvard Economics’ Precarious Spot on Top

When it comes to Nobel laureates, Harvard has plenty to brag about. The 26 affiliates who have won the Prize—including five for the economic sciences—put Harvard in a comfortable place among its...

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Prof Requires Students to Write 8-Page ‘Commitment to Social Justice’

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00am

What would happen if a professor required students to commit to a conservative concept? Protests?

The College Fix reports.

Professor requires students write 8-page ‘commitment to social justice’

Students also told to Like left-wing Facebook pages

A teacher at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro requires students in her class to write an 8-page commitment to...

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Woman at Center of Rolling Stone UVA Rape Hoax Forced to Turn Over Communications

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 6:30pm

Jackie, as she is known, is being forced to cooperate in the lawsuit.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

UVA’s Jackie Will Be Forced To Turn Over All Her Chats With Rolling Stone

Jackie Coakley, the UVA student at the center of Rolling Stone’s bogus gang rape story from 2014, is going to...

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Calls Grow for Firing of Mizzou Prof Melissa Click

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5:00pm

Lots of people resigned or lost their jobs over the recent campus protests.

Why not Melissa Click?

The Kansas City Star reports.

Missouri curator wants university to fire Melissa Click

Missouri legislators looking to ax University of Missouri assistant professor Melissa Click have an ally on the university’s board of curators.

Curator David Steelman, a Republican...

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Presidential Candidates And Action For Higher Ed

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 3:30pm

Peter Wood of Minding the Campus has some ideas about higher education for presidential candidates.

What Candidates Can Do For Higher Education Now

In 2014 Senator Marco Rubio lent his support to CASA, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act—the effort by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to strip...

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Harvard Law Accepting a Large Number of Transfer Students

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:00pm

People are starting to wonder if the applicants aren’t good enough.

Bloomberg reports.

Is the Law School Crisis Affecting Harvard?

Harvard Law School accepted 55 students who transferred from other schools in 2015, according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. In the four prior years, the school never took in more...

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Ithaca College President Retires After Campus Unrest

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:30pm

In December, 78% of the college’s full-time, continuing faculty voted “no confidence” in the president.

New York Daily News reports.

Ithaca College president Thomas Rochon announces retirement following protests, racially-charged incidents on campus

Ithaca College’s president announced his retirement Thursday following a series of racially-charged incidents on campus and calls for his resignation.

President Thomas...

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