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New SAT Presents New Problems

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

There will be a new SAT in 2016. Is this a good change?

The Atlantic reports.

New SAT, New Problems

In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.

In his speech, Coleman finally acknowledged...

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Lawyer Who Lied About Anti-Cop Video to Get Honor at Harvard Law – Cancelled

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

No one will protest this. If however, the school was giving the same honor to someone like Ann Coulter…

The New York Post reported.

Harvard Law to honor lawyer who lied about anti-cop video

Students at Harvard Law School plan to honor the Bronx public defender who was caught ly...

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Black History Month Controversy Unfolds at Penn

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Is Black History Month separatist? Some students seem to think so.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Black History Month troubles some black Penn students

It seems February — officially Black History Month — doesn’t sit well with some (black) University of Pennsylvania students.

Concerns range from it being seen as “separatist,” to the...

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Why Progressivism is Bad for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

This Washington Post piece by Wendy Kaminer is rather enlightening.

The progressive ideas behind the lack of free speech on campus

Is an academic discussion of free speech potentially traumatic? A recent panel for Smith College alumnae aimed at “challenging the ideological echo chamber” elicited this ominous “trigger/content warn...

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Lawmakers Consider Capping the Price of College Textbooks

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 11:00am

College tuition is high and the books required are pricey too. Lawmakers in Washington have a new bill regarding this issue.

John Hendricks from KXLY reports.

Lawmakers look at capping price of college text books

The cost of college in Washington could soon be coming down as lawmakers are looking at capping the price...

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George Mason University Offers Course on Animal Rights and Feminism

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Because, hey… why not?

Ashley Rae Goldenberg of the Daily Caller reported.

Activist Teaches Feminist Animal Rights Course At George Mason University

A self-described activist is teaching an eye-opening “Animal Rights as Ecofeminism” course at George Mason, the largest public university in Virginia.

Professor Paul C. Gorski, who believes me...

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Fraternity Files Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against University

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:00am

A fraternity that has gone co-ed is now filing a lawsuit against the university.

Kathleen Megan from the Hartford Courant reports.

Fraternity Sues Wesleyan, Claiming Sex Discrimination

Members and alumni of Wesleyan University’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity have filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the university over its policy that forced them to...

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World Bank Approves US$ 65m Credit For Higher Education Reforms In Nepal

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

The US is not the only country fighting over higher education reform. Nepal recently received a large chunk of change to beef up their higher education system.

My Republica reports:

WB approves US$ 65m credit for higher education reforms

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The World Bank Friday approved a US$ 65 million credit for the...

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Illinois Governor Proposes Cuts to Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

It looks like Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner may be taking a cue from Governor Scott Walker.

The Northwest Herald reported.

Bruce Rauner’s higher education cut larger than expected, would affect all aspects of NIU

Northern Illinois University officials are considering reducing staff, restructuring academic programs and pursuing more grants after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget...

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The Grades Are In: Jordanian Higher Education Needs Significant Improvement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

America’s higher education system needs a makeover, but let us take a moment to be thankful that our higher education is still one of the systems in the world. Take Jordan, for example, where more than half of all universities flunked a higher education exam.

Saba Abu Farha reports for Al-Fanar Media:

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Bernie Sanders Wants Two Years of Free Tuition at all Public Colleges and Universities

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

You know Bernie Sanders. He’s the openly “Socialist” senator from Vermont.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Upping the Ante on Free

Senator Bernie Sanders is calling for a massive boost in federal higher education spending that would cut college tuition at public colleges and universities in half.

“We need a revolution in the...

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More Students Are Applying Early for College Admissions

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Forget waiting for regular college admissions. More seniors are choosing to apply early for college.

The Los Angeles Times reports.

More high school seniors taking early admissions to college

While most of her classmates at Arleta High School anxiously await word on their college applications next month, Unique De La Torre has been a...

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Student Newspapers Stolen at Hamilton College

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Some students think the theft might be over an article about radical feminism which was featured in the paper.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

Hamilton Students Condemn Theft of Campus Publication

Last week, Hamilton College student newspaper

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The Divestment Movement Could be an Endowment Killer

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00am

The divestment movement has a presence on college campuses around the country. A new study says if the movement got its way, it could hurt endowments. That would mean less funds for student opportunities and scholarships.

John Schwartz from the New York Times reports.

Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments

Universities that decide...

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UT Students Vote Against 2nd Amendment Rights on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

The state senate passed campus-carry but the student assembly voted against the policy.

The Daily Texan reports.

Student government votes to oppose state Senate “campus carry” proposal

Student Government voted Tuesday to oppose a state Senate-proposed campus-carry policy at the University. Twenty-one of 27 assembly members voted in support of the resolution, a statement...

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Northwestern University Student Government Votes to Divest From Israel

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

It was a close vote but the resolution passed.

The Jerusalem Post reports.

Northwestern University student group narrowly passes Israel divestment measure

Northwestern University’s Associated Student Government Senate narrowly passed a measure to divest from Israeli companies on Thursday. It urges the university to divest from Boeing, Caterpillar, Elbit Systems, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Lockheed...

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An Inside Look at How Greek Life Was Almost Abolished at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

Here’s an excerpt from an exclusive interview with Frank Cunningham III’16 (Vice President of the Student Body) about the Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative.

The Dartmouth Review reports.

Inside the Moving Dartmouth Forward Steering Committee

TDR: After that, was it just a question of whether the Greek System should be retained and regulated or just...

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ISIS Militants Seize University in Libya

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Perhaps the student body could hold a protest against ISIS privilege.

Reuters reported.

Pro-Islamic State militants seize Libyan university: residents

Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have seized the university in the central Libyan city of Sirte, residents said on Thursday, days after a video showed them staging a convoy parade.

Islamist militants have made...

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University of Michigan Students Were Questioned About Free Speech — With Alarming Results

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is free speech important? Simple question, right? Not necessarily.

Steven Crower visited the University of Michigan and the responses he received were alarming to say the least.

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University of Michigan ‘Activism’ Class Teaches Capitalism Should be Overthrown

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00am

I wonder if any of the students in this class have cell phones, TVs, cars, or computers? If they do, they can thank Capitalism.

Hunter Swogger of the College Fix reports.

‘Activism’ class at University of Michigan teaches capitalism should be ‘overthrown’

A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan...

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The Rise Of The Pro-Choice Republican – On Education

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Democrats have long touted themselves as the party of choice, but Republicans are giving them a run for the title when it comes to education. With large Republican majorities across the country, educational choice has become a hot topic.

The Economist reports:

Pro choice

ON THE desk of Zeus Rodriguez, the president of St...

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UNC Board Panel UNC wants to Shut Center on Poverty led by Prof who Criticizes Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00am

I don’t know why this professor doesn’t like conservatives. Every analysis I’ve ever read about charitable giving in America suggests conservatives give more than liberals.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Who Is Being Political?

There is wide agreement in North Carolina that Gene Nichol is an articulate and forceful advocate for the...

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