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What You Should Know About School Choice Week

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:30am

National school choice week kicked off yesterday. What do you know about school choice?

Maureen Sullivan of Forbes writes:

Kicking Off School Choice Week With 9 Things You Need To Know

School Choice Week has grown from 150 events in 2011 to more than 11,000 events coming up this week around the country. They...

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Lena Dunham Talks About Campus Rape at the Sundance Film Festival

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Lena Dunham’s account of her own sexual assault at Oberlin has been a controversial subject for months due to details which have fallen apart under scrutiny.

That didn’t keep her from discussing campus rape on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dominic Patten and Anthony D’Alessandro of Deadline Hollywood reported.

Lena Dunham Tackles...

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UConn Under Pressure To Reveal Foundation Funding Sources

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

How does the first amendment factor in to university transparency?

Kathleen Megan of the Hartford Courant writes:

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation

For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in...

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Berkeley School Paper Column Protests Old White Male Philosophers

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rodrigo Kazuo And Meg Perret of the Daily Cal are tootin’ mad. Who cares about all those old, white male philosophers anyway?

Occupy the syllabus

We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in...

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Advice for College Students – Avoid the All-Nighters

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Thinking of pulling an all-nighter? It’s a bad idea. University Herald explains why.

Pulling An All-Nighter Doesn’t Really Help

Pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam might be self-defeating.

Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived,...

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The Media’s Negative Influence on Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new columnn at the Daily Beast, Christina Hoff Sommers explains how the media plays a role in campus rape culture.

The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse

In 2010, a small team of investigative journalists published a report revealing, so they claimed, an epidemic of college r...

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Virginia Legislature Considering Bills That Restrict Drones, Except for Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

Three bills in the Virginia legislature seek to restrict warrantless drone usage by law enforcement, but make special provisions for higher education research.

TJ Martinell of the Tenth Amendment Center writes:

Virginia Legislation Would Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance

Several bills under consideration this year in the Virginia General Assembly would restrict the use of...

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“No Child’s College Fund Left Behind”

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Howie Carr has a few thoughts on Obama’s proposal to tax 529 college savings plans.

Carr: No child’s college fund left behind

If you work for a living, Barack Obama is looking to rob you — again.

This time he and his Democrat kleptocrats are after your 529s. Those are the states’ college-savings plans,...

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UCLA Broadcasts Muslim Call to Prayer but Says it Was One Time Thing

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 9:30am

UCLA has done what Duke eventually chose not to but claims it was just part of an event.

Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times reports.

UCLA defends Muslim call to prayer as one-time event

UCLA is under fire for sounding a public call to Muslim prayer, but a campus official says it was a...

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Government Makes the Higher Ed Bubble Worse

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:00am

This editorial from the New York Post perfectly describes the vicious cycle of student loan debt.

The college bubble

On one thing President Obama and Gov. Cuomo are agreed: The answer to high tuition and crushing student debt is more money from the government.

Problem is, it’s precisely government dollars that are driving up...

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New York To Push For Student Loan Forgiveness?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Student loand forgivenss is only one among many changes Governor Cuomo wants to make.

Jay Tokasz of The Buffalo News writes:

Cuomo calls for student loan forgiveness among other higher education initiatives

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposals Wednesday to bolster higher education included forgiving student loans for some recent graduates living in New York,...

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Guess Who Started a 529 College Savings Plan for His Kids

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Another case of do as I say, not as I do.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Obama took advantage of 529s — before he killed ‘em

As noted at The College Fix back on January 20, one of the ideas you’ll not likely hear about in President Obama’s tax machinations is the...

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Agriculture Majors Beware – the Death Tax Increase Will Kill Family Farms

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Obama’s proposed increase of the death tax will kill family farms. Those studying Agriculture at universities should pay attention to this.

M. Addison Whitaker from the College Conservative has the story.

Death Tax Increase Will Kill Family Farms

Farmers, by and large, are not “rich people.” They are rich in values, integrity, and character,...

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Obama Claims Politicians Invented College

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

People like him built that.

Naturally.

Via Eric Owens of the Daily Caller.

Obama Says Politicians Invented College [VIDEO]

In one of his much-hyped interviews with YouTube stars on Thursday, President Barack Obama declared that politicians created colleges and universities through big-government legislation.

“The truth of the matter is: The reason we even have colleges is...

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Recovered: Missing Painting Of Texas A&M Mascot Reveille

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:00am

In 1931, a few cadets traveling back to the university found a stray dog on the side of the road. They took her back and hid her in their dorm. When the bugle call (Reveille) was played in the morning, the dog started barking and an Aggie tradition was born.

A painting...

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Vanderbilt Prof Under Fire for Criticizing Islam

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:30am

Funny how no one seems to notice when professors criticize Christianity.

Mark Tapson of Frontpage Mag reports.

Vanderbilt Professor Under Attack for Criticizing Islam

Last week, in response to the Paris massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Carol M. Swain, an openly conservative professor of political science...

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U. Michigan Frat Party Trashes Ski Resort Costing $75,000

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:00am

This college party went terribly wrong and the story and pictures prove it. Six fraternities and sororities heavily damaged a ski resort. ABC News reports.

Inside the Frat Party that Caused $75,000 of Damage at a Ski Resort

Students from the University of Michigan, including members from six fraternities and sororities, are accused...

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Indiana University Removes Chick-fil-A for “Hate” Torwards LGBT Community

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Students at Indiana University believe the fast food company showed hate and discrimination towards the LGBT community.

Julie Klose of PolitiChicks with the story.

Indiana University Students Vote NO Against “Hateful” Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A’s slogan is “Eat Mor Chickin” but students at Indiana University (Bloomington campus) voted “no” to more chicken based on concerns over...

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Morgan State Journalism Dean: Free Speech Doesn’t Protect Offensive Images of Mohammad

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is a journalism dean. He has a weird interpretation of the first amendment.

Alexandra Zimmern of the College Fix reported.

Journalism dean: Free speech doesn’t protect offensive images of Mohammad

Free speech attorney says scholar is way off the mark

DeWayne Wickham, dean and distinguished professor of journalism at Morgan State University, published an...

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Condoleezza Rice To Lead Education Advocacy Group Founded By Jeb Bush

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

The former Secretary of State begins a new adventure with the Bush family.

Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week writes:

Condoleezza Rice Tapped to Lead K-12 Advocacy Group Founded by Jeb Bush

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been picked to be the next leader of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the influential...

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Has a Strange Way of Showing Concern for Campus Rape

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

It loos like senator Kirsten Gillibrand has taken up campus rape as an issue. Perhaps she should think about how she shows support.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports. Hat tip to Instapundit.

Shame On Gillibrand

Apart from Claire McCaskill, no senator has more aggressively advocated weakening due process protections for students accused...

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Pennsylvania Experiments With New Tuition System

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Considering scrapping their flat-rate tuition system, Pennsylvania begins experimenting with charging by the credit hour.

Jan Murphy of Penn Live writes:

More tuition experiments being tried at State System of Higher Education universities

Bloomsburg University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are going to be the latest state universities to test the idea of scrapping...

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