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Could Some Colleges Manage Themselves Out of Business?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

The rules are changing in higher education and some colleges may not make it.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

Might some colleges manage themselves into extinction?

More colleges are facing a do-or die-moment: become more appealing to students and parents or face closure or a merger, scholars at a college finance conference here...

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College Board’s Score Delivery Issues Spark Anger

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

There has been instances of previous complaints with College Board.

The Washington Post reports.

Problems with PSAT score delivery sparks anger at College Board

Materials related to the new PSAT exam in 2015, which comes ahead of the revised SAT. (The Washington Post)
The College Board’s new online system to deliver test scores has, to...

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Student Activists Unimpressed as Cal Poly Unveils Sweeping Diversity Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00am

It has become clear that this sort of initiative is more important than academics at many schools.

The College Fix reports.

Cal Poly debuts sweeping diversity plan targeting orientation, curricula, faculty hiring and more

Student activists say plan falls short

Administrators at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have announced a sweeping plan to infuse “Diversity...

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Majority of Faculty at Kansas Public Universities Oppose Campus Carry

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9:30am

The campus concealed carry law that goes into effect on July 1, 2017.

Campus Reform reports.

66% of Kansas faculty say allowing guns in classrooms limits ‘freedom to teach’

A new survey of seven Kansas public universities released yesterday by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hayes State University (FHSU) finds the...

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Student at Colorado College Remains Banned from Campus for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00am

If every student who ever made politically incorrect comments online was treated this way, college campuses would be deserted.

The FIRE blog reports.

As New Semester Begins, Colorado College Student Remains Banned from Campus for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., January 19, 2016—Yesterday, students at Colorado College arrived back on campus...

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The UK Has a Campus Free Speech Problem Too

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

When is comes to censoring free speech on campus, it turns out the U.S. isn’t the only country with a problem.

The Telegraph reports.

Free speech rankings: over half of universities have ‘banned or censored ideas’

Nine in 10 universities have been accused of censoring speech, in the second annual survey of campus attitudes...

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The New Campus Carry Debate is About Stun Guns

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

The debate about campus carry has led to conversations on a different kind of gun.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

You’ve Heard the Debate About Guns on Campus. But What About Stun Guns?

Several states have passed, or considered passing, “campus carry” legislation, which allows people with c...

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Statue of Famous Coach Stolen at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

The life size bronze statue was valued at $80,000 dollars.

FOX News reports.

Thieves swipe life-size bronze statue of famous UC Berkeley coach

A statue of “significant symbolic and sentimental value” was swiped this week from the University of California Berkeley boathouse.

The bronze statue is a 300-pound, life-size depiction...

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Prager University – Is America Racist?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video for Prager University, Larry Elder examines claims of racism in America. Shockingly, things aren’t nearly as bad as the left insists.

Watch below.

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Is America racist? Is it — as President Barack Obama said — “part of our DNA”? Author and talk-show host Larry Elder examines America’s...

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Mandatory Meal Plans Add to Student Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion nationwide.

The Gazette reports.

Mandatory meal plans add to college debt

IOWA CITY — If student debt is a pile of spaghetti, residence hall meal plans are the meatballs on top.

Some Iowa college students say mandatory meal plans — required of most residence hall dwellers at Iowa’s...

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Stanford Prof Allegedly Spiked Data Which Showed Green Energy is Bad For Jobs

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:00am

This is another case of distorting information that isn’t helpful to the progressive agenda.

Michael Bastasch reports at the Daily Caller.

Stanford Prof. Deletes Data From Study Showing Green Energy Will Kill Jobs

A Stanford professor is deflecting criticism after allegedly deleting data from research associated with a year-old study in order to avoid...

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Portland Community College Deems April Month for Whiteness Shaming

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:30am

They say it will analyze the “construct of whiteness” and how it creates racial inequality.

Campus Reform reports.

Portland Community College to devote an entire month to ‘whiteness’-shaming

Portland Community College has designated April “Whiteness History Month” (WHM), an “educational project” exploring how the “construct of whiteness” creates racial inequality.

“‘Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences,...

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President of Northwestern University Defends Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:00am

If you need a safe space, are you really ready to attend college?

The College Fix reports.

Northwestern University’s president defends ‘safe spaces’

Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University, recently wrote a column defending campus “safe spaces.”

He tells one anecdote from another university about a group of black students at lunch who were asked...

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College Sponsors Field Trip to Black Lives Matter Protest

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

What a fun and educational trip this must have been.

Campus Reform reports.

Juniata College sponsors field trip to Black Lives Matter protest

Last month, Juniata College encouraged students to attend a school-sponsored field trip to participate in a Black Lives Matter protest.

“JUNIATA STUDENTS, ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY?!”...

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Rand Paul’s Choice to Skip Debate Was OK With Students

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 5:00pm

Paul has been courting student support pretty aggressively.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Skipping debate boosted Rand Paul’s stock with students

It’s possible that Rand Paul’s exclusion from the main stage of the latest presidential debate may have actually given his campaign a much-needed boost.

Paul’s National Youth Director Cliff Maloney Jr. told Red Alert Politics...

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American Historical Association Rejects Measure Criticizing Israel

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 3:30pm

Scholars question idea that one country should be “singled out.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Historians Reject Measure Criticizing Israel

ATLANTA — Members of the American Historical Association on Saturday voted down, 111 to 51, a resolution “upholding the rights of Palestinian faculty and students to pursue their education and research freely” and committing the...

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Ohio U. Race Protest Group Wants Mandatory ‘Cultural Competency’ Courses

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00pm

Leftists love to require things of other people.

The College Fix reports.

Ohio U. race protest group wants establishment of mandatory ‘cultural competency’ courses

Members of the Ohio University activist group Black Lives Action Coalition (BLAC) want to see compulsory “cultural competency” courses established for the spring of 2017.

BLAC’s Olivia Busby said that she...

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Harvard Debate Champions Won by Praising Marxism

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:30pm

They said the global poor would be justified in pursuing a Marxist revolution.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Praise for Marxist revolution gets Harvard duo crowned international debate champions

Fanelesibonge S. Mashwama ’17 and Bo Seo ’17 overtook hundreds of opponents to win the 2016 World Universities Debating Championship Sunday, becoming the second Harvard team...

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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

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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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