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FIRE Warns UC San Diego on Unconstitutional Defunding of Student Media

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Thank goodness we have organizations like FIRE to defend free speech on campus.

From the FIRE blog.

FIRE to UC San Diego: Reverse Unconstitutional Defunding of Student Media

This week, FIRE sent a letter to the Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and its student government president, urging the revers...

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U. Florida Prof Suggests Fertilizing Football Field With Urine

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

It would be a cheap source of fertilizer, right?

Eric Owens reported at the Daily Caller.

University Of Florida Professor: Fertilize Football Field With Huge Vats Of Pee

You want to save the environment, right? Live a sustainable lifestyle, save the world’s 13 Icelandic snow owls, that kind of thing.

Then you will certainly agree...

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Kansas State to Spend $31 Million Renovating Student Union

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s a pretty hefty price tag to fix up the student union.

KSL.com reports.

Kansas State University to spend $6M more on student union

Kansas State University is set to spend $6 million more than originally budgeted for the renovation of its student union.

The Manhatt...

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University of Alabama Tests Fraternity Members for Drug Use

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

The school claims it’s part of a new policy to discourage drug abuse.

AL.com reported.

University of Alabama quietly testing fraternity brothers for drugs

Every week, several members of the University of Alabama’s Sigma Nu fraternity chapter are randomly chosen to report to a cluster of dingy offices on the bottom floor of the...

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How to Do Well After College

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Here are three crucial factors to have!

Forbes reports.

How To Thrive After College: 3 Obvious But Underrated Skills

If you want to thrive after college — and who doesn’t? — what are the most important intellectual and practical skills for success? Some timely research highlights three crucial factors in employers’ checklists, both of...

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Number of College Graduates With Excessive Debt is Growing

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Democrats want everyone to go to college. What happens when everyone is saddled with debt?

Doug Lederman reports at Inside Higher Ed.

More Grads Have ‘Excessive’ Debt

The growing public focus on student loan debt in recent years has been driven by some numbers that really matter (like the passing of the $1 trillion...

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How Campus Culture Limits The Human Mind

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 9:30am

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like.

The Atlantic reports.

The Coddling of the American Mind

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas,...

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Ted Cruz Calls Out Pampered Teenagers on College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s nice to hear someone finally calling this what it is.

The College Fix reports.

Ted Cruz calls out ‘pampered teenagers’ on college campuses – and their parents

‘We shouldn’t be raising a generation of young people that are so pampered that they never have heard anything that offends them’

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted...

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Yale Reacts With Disbelief Over Video of Students Signing Petition Against 1st Amendment

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

It is a pretty embarrassing video. These are supposed to be the smart people, after all.

FOX News reports.

Sadness, shame and blame at Yale over First Amendment repeal video

“It numbs the mind that dozens of Yale students could sign a petition to revoke the First Amendment,” freshm...

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Ohio University Might Increase Tuition Due to Budget Deficit

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just keep pumping up that higher ed bubble, it’ll never burst.

The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio University may increase tuition, fees to offset budget deficit

Ohio University is talking about raising tuition and fees for incoming freshmen in fall 2016.

An OU budget advisory committee voted last Friday to recommend raising tuition by 1.7 percent,...

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Prager University – How Big Should Government Be?

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

In this video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the role of the government from the perspectives of the right and left.

The downside of big government is his focus.

Here’s more info:

How big should the government be? And what is its proper role in the daily lives of Americans? The Left and...

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Rutgers Leaders Declare Campus Founded by Pillaging Racists

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

This would be the same Rutgers which recently spent a week honoring a communist.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers leaders declare campus founded by pillaging racists, earmarks funds for diversity teach-ins

University marks 250th anniversary by launching ‘enslaved and disenfranchised populations in Rutgers his...

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Group Wants Fans to Pay College Athletes

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

The N.C.A.A. has aggressively pushed back against efforts to pay athletes.

The New York Times reports.

If Colleges Can’t Pay Athletes, Maybe Fans Can, Group Says

The Clemson Tigers, with a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, are perched atop the college football world. Their dream season has...

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Washington State Rep. Wants to Do Away With Campus Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Let’s hope we see more of this from our elected representatives.

Campus Reform reports.

Washington state rep. drafts bill to do away with ‘safe spaces’

Inspired by a story originally reported by Campus Reform, a state representative in Washington has introduced legislation defending free speech against the encroachment of “safe spaces.”

State Rep. Matt Manweller...

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U. Arkansas Volleyball Coach Resigns After Being Accused of Abusing Players

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9:30am

In a statement released before his resignation, Pulliza denied the allegations and said that coaching a college team sometimes requires “tough, but fair, love.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

U of Arkansas volleyball coach resigns after letter accuses him of abuse

The head coach of the University of Arkans...

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Harvard Apologizes For Social Justice Holiday Placemats

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Well that was quick. Someone obviously realized what a PR nightmare this would become.

Boston.com reports.

Harvard apologizes for “social justice” placemats offering tips on talking to family about racism

Last week, Harvard students found themselves staring down at placemats in the dining hall that asked, among other interesting questions: “Why are Black students...

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Auburn University Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

If you want to speak freely at this school, you better make the arrangements in advance.

From the FIRE blog.

Speech Code of the Month: Auburn University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for December 2015: Auburn University.

Student protests have been all over the news this fall. While some of the protesters’...

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Occidental College Caves to Student Demands Over Microaggressions

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

College administrators are going to eventually regret making concessions like this one.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Occidental College giving into PC demands of students over ‘microaggressions’

It’s hard to keep track of all the student demands, but from the New York Post Editorial Board comes the situation at Occidental College, where Obama studied before...

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College Enrollment Down for Fourth Year

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

The good news is that there will be less college grads with tons of debt and no job prospects.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

Enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row this fall, down nearly 2 percent below what they...

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Wheaton College Suspends Prof Following Incident Over Christianity vs. Islam

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Initial reports said the professor was suspended for wearing a hijab but there’s more to the story.

The Chicago Tribune reported.

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College has suspended a tenured professor who said Christians and Muslims share the same God, sparking protests Wednesday afternoon on...

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Now You Can Study and Cycle at the Library

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

They are being used at Harvard University, Florida State University, the University of California in Los Angeles and Mississippi State University.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

College libraries install desks on which students can study and cycle

First comes the elementary school desk, cramped and rigid (cursed by lefties everywhere), then the desk desk, in...

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Harvard University Creates Holiday Placemats For Social Justice

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00am

Progressives sure know how to make the holidays fun, don’t they?

Campus Reform reported.

Harvard placemat serves up social justice for Christmas

The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Harvard University distributed what it is calling “Holiday Placemats for Social Justice” on campus to help freshmen students navigate difficult conversations when they return...

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