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Pro-Obama Poet Maya Angelou Laments President’s Education Plans

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Posted by    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:30pm

One famous supporter of President Obama is no longer singing his praises:

Maya Angelou, a well-known author and poet who’s been a major supporter of President Obama, now says he’s faltering on education, unwittingly driving away children from reading due to onerous standardized testing.

Ms. Angelou was one...

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Former Fugitive Accomplice to Armed Robbery Speaks at Oregon State

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Posted by    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:00am

This woman should look into booking a speaking engagement at Brown University. She’d probably be welcomed with open arms.

Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller reports.

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Napolitano pledges $5M for illegal immigrants going to California colleges

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Posted by    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9:30am

It appears that University of California student activists had their demands of sanctuary for undocumented students met, as UC President Janet Napolitano announced the system would give out $5 million for illegal immigrants to obtain special counseling and financial aid.

The New York Times reported that the announcement came as a way...

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Jesse Jackson Gives Speech at Furman University, Doesn’t Get Shouted Down

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Posted by    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:00am

Perhaps the Brown students who shouted down Ray Kelly could learn a lesson from the students at Furman who listened to a speech from a truly divisive figure last week.

Alec Torres of National Review reports.

Jesse Jackson Calls U.S. ‘Land of the Free and Home of the Genocide’ in Hateful Tirade

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Study Finds Combining Degree Disciplines May Lower Earning Potential

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 5:00pm

Two is not always better than one.

A new study shows that if you combine two disciplines in your dissertation, you can expect to earn less than you would otherwise in the year after finishing your doctorate.

Everyone, it seems, loves the idea of scholars interdisciplinary work. But does academe reward those —...

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Struggling Scholars Find Life After Academia

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:30pm

We recently examined what happens when professors quit. Now Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow of the New York Times writes of frustrated academics finding new work after academia.

The Repurposed Ph.D.

Finding Life After Academia — and Not Feeling Bad About It

ON a recent Sunday afternoon, a monthly meeting convened around a long table in a...

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Virgina high schooler suspended for unknowingly driving stepbrother’s gun to school

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2:00pm

A Virgina high school student accidentally took her stepbrother’s gun to school when she borrowed his car, and subsequently crashed into “zero tolerance” weapons rules.

A Virginia high school student was given a two-week suspension after making a critical mistake — she drove her stepbrother’s car to school instead of her own.

Sixteen-year-old...

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Allegations of Sexual Harassment Unfold at Case Western Law School

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:30pm

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog provides a follow up report on some serious allegations at Case Western.

More Sordid Allegations Against Case Western Law School Dean

Following up on my previous post, Case Western Law Prof Sues Dean for Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Harassment of Students and Staff:

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Former Case Western Reserve...

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Brown Biology Professor Dissects Kelly Shoutdown

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 11:00am

Legal Insurrection has been covering the fallout from an Brown University event at which NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down by protesters against NYC’s stop and frisk policy.

Brown biology professor Ken Miller asserts the shout-down was not “glorious”, but shameful. He recounts his experience at Brown in 1966 listening...

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Dickinson State Keeps Accreditation After Diploma Scandal

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 9:30am

How does a school keep it’s accreditation after issuing phony diplomas?

Rob Port of the Say Anything blog reports.

Dickinson State University Hangs On To Accreditation

Per the press release below sent out by Dickinson State University, the Higher Learning Commission has removed sanctions related to the university issuing hundreds of phony diplomas.

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Yale Student on the School’s Glass Floor

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Posted by    Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 8:00am

Most know the concept of the “Glass Ceiling” that prevents some people from getting the best jobs or education.

Scott Stern,a junior at Yale University’s Branford College, has some keen observations about the school’s “Glass Floor”.

A little less than a month ago, Richard Reeves, a Senior Fellow...

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Secretary of Education’s Rough Timeline for College Ratings System

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 5:00pm

If the Obamacare exchange roll-out is any indication, colleges should start preparing for ensuing chaos during the implementation of the Obama administration’s new college programs.

The Obama administr...

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Video – Greg Gutfeld of The Five Reacts to Disgraceful Protest at Brown

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 3:30pm

Earlier this week, we reported on the shameful protest of NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University.

Yesterday, we reported that Brown has entered damage control mode.

Now Greg Gutfeld of The Five weighs in.

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Best and Worst Colleges for Meeting Men

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00pm

One of the casualties of the campus “War on Men” has been the dating life of Young Americans.

Cosmopolitan is trying to help the situation by offering a two lists where women have the greatest and least chance to meet eligible bachelors….perhaps at a politically correct Halloween party.

The good news: Women now...

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George Washington University May Give Honorary Doctorate to… Alec Baldwin

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:30pm

Boy, colleges and universities are giving out honorary doctorates to just about anyone these days.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Alec Baldwin on Short List for Honorary Doctorate at GWU

Alec Baldwin is on the short list to receive an honorary doctorate from George Washington University next spring, The College Fix...

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UCLA’s Daily Bruin Editorial Board Calls for Code of Conduct Clarifications

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00am

Asks the school to better define nonverbal sexual consent.

It the wake of federal requirements under Title IX, schools are reworking their code of conduct to address sexual harassment and assault.

University of California – Los Angeles is no exception. It’s student leaders recently voiced their concerns about the school’s new code of conduct. Now, the Daily Bruin editorial board demands...

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VA Supreme Court Finds Virginia Tech not liable for shooting deaths

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 9:30am

You can’t blame the families of victims for taking this fight all the way to Virginia’s highest court. Read the full report below.

Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Virginia Tech Ruling Reversed

In a decision overturning last year’s jury verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit against the state, the Virginia Supreme Court...

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“The Exorcist” Author Calls Georgetown’s Abortion Promotion “Demonic”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:00am

File this story under “Expert Opinion”:

William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, a novel that was adapted into one of the highest-grossing films of all time, took aim at his alma mater Georgetown University in an interview with The Washington Post this week. A story prominently featured on the Drudge Report...

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Arizona State Student: Profiteering off breast cancer every October is unethical

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:30pm

As October concludes, it ends the official season of breast cancer awareness and fundraising events.

Annica Benning, a student at Arizona State University, shares her concerns about what the whole operation has become:

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, and spreading awareness of and raising money for...

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Waning Interest in the Humanities Worries Colleges

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 5:00pm

We have reported on the dissolving interest in study of the humanities. As students still struggle to find gainful employment, the news continues to worsen.

Tamar Lewin reports for The New York Times.

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry

STANFORD, Calif. — On Stanford University’s sprawling campus, where a long palm-lined drive...

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