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The Top Issues Higher Education Will Face in 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

John Ebersole of Forbes compiled the list below. You won’t find any surprises here.

Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014

The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another. This year offers no prospect...

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Why Law School Can’t be “Fixed” From Within

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

With applications and enrollments to law school plummeting, educators are wondering how best to fix the problem.

Cleveland State University law professor David Barnhizer has a few thoughts on how not to do it (hat-tip,

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How the GOP Can Win Young Voters in the Midterm Elections

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

There certainly is plenty of opportunity for Republicans with young voters right now.

Julianne Stanford writes at The College Fix.

How GOP Can Win Youth Vote In Midterm Elections

OPINION: Young people want to vote Republican, if the establishment GOP wises up already

In the past year, failed policies and broken promises have caused Millennials...

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Frat’s “Hell Night” Rituals include Hot Sauce and Poop

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

With stories like this, it certainly can be argued that fraternity members are among the most creative on campuses.

A student at the State University of New York at Canton in the furthest reaches of upstate New York has alleged that the fraternity hazing he and two other fraternity pledges endured near...

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Scary Chart of the Day

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog asked some well known people for their “favorite” graph of the year. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel chose the graph below.

Peter Thiel’s Graph of the Year

Time has its “Person of the Year.” Amazon has its books of the year. Pretty Much Amazing has its mixtapes of the year....

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Education Department Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages for Financial Aid Packages

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:30am

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision hat invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Education Department will begin recognizing same-sex couples for the purposes of distributing federal financial aid.

Under the new rules, the federal government will treat gay couples who are married in a state or country...

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Activists at UNC Chapel Hill Push for Gender Neutral Bathrooms

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00am

It looks like some students at UNC are following in the footsteps of fellow activists at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Jay Schalin of See Thru Edu reports.

At UNC, The Personal is Political–Including Bathrooms

A couple of developments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this year illustrate why we have to...

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College Leaders, Faculty Express Concerns About Obama’s College Rating Plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have reported that many higher education luminaries, including Janet Napolitano (Former U.S. homeland security secretary turned as president of the University of California system), expressed skepticism about the workability of a college rating system the Obama administration is developing.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford reports on the comments received about the...

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Obamacare Offers Harsh Truth for Millennials

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Obama administration can keep calling Obamacare affordable but that doesn’t make it true.

Karl Rove writes at FOX Nation.

ROVE: ObamaCare’s Rude Awakening for the Young

President Barack Obama won PolitiFact’s 2013 “Lie of The Year” for claiming, that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” Instead of being...

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NY assistant principal allegedly steals $800K from teachers union

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

While teachers unions often claim they are victims of conservative policies, at least one seems to be the victim of a rogue assistant principal.

An assistant principal who works at a New York high school in ritzy Westchester County was charged Wednesday with grand larceny after being accused of stealing almost $800,000...

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Modern Language Association Fails to Boycott Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last week we reported that the Modern Language Association blocked reportage by The Daily Caller and the

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College Student on Obamacare: “I heard it doesn’t work”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

While professors may be staging an Obamacare love-fest, the administration still isn’t feeling much love from young Americans for its “Affordable Care Act.”

Breitbart’s Jerome Hudson has the details in an exclusive report:

President Obama’s support among young Americans ages 18 to 29 has plunged from 61 percent in December 2012 to last...

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UCLA Faculty Befuddled by Reaction to Left Wing Humanities Failures

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Back in December, we reported that English majors at UCLA are now required to take gender studies and other leftist favorites.

William Murchison has a new post at See Thru Edu which looks at the faculty reaction to the story which has now been widely reported.

Faculty Shaken by Revelations of Failed...

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Clintons Promoting Soros Backed, For-Profit College Corporation

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:30am

Last summer, we reported that business mogul George Soros was funding protests against high student loan debt that also demanded the government help with repayments.

The Daily Caller Education Editor Eric Owens reports that Soros’ motives may not be entirely charitable.

Former President Bill Clinton and presumed 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton...

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California State Students Studying Abroad in Israel Give the Country High Marks

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:00am

In light of the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israel, here’s some encouraging news. It sounds like these CSU students are having a great time studying in Israel.

Dave Bender of Jewish Journal reports.

CSU students give Israel high marks

Students from California State University (CSU) on a reinstituted year-long program at the University...

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MIT Student: New Bullets Can Fundamentally Transform “Gun Control” Debate

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is undoubtedly a place where students know about innovative, new technologies that could be readily available to Americans in the near future.

One of its graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, David Warsinger, asserts that emerging technologies could save lives and transform the debate over...

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Loyola University Trims Deficit by $2 Million Through Faculty Buyouts

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Well, that’s one way for a school to deal with the higher ed bubble.

John Pope of the Times Picayune reports.

Loyola University’s deficit could be trimmed by $2 million, thanks to buyout program

Loyola University’s $7.5 million deficit could be reduced by about $2 million, based on preliminary information from the program to...

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Justice/Education Departments Slammed for Race-Based Student Discipline Rules

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

Education experts everywhere are upset over directive from the Departments of Justice and Education that instructs schools to cease punishing disruptive students if they fall into certain racial categories.

The letter, released on Wednesday, states that it is a violation of federal law for schools to punish certain races more than others,...

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UNC Prof Gets Death Threats After Revealing Athletes’ Low Reading Levels

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Hopefully, the people committing these offenses will be identified and punished accordingly.

The Huffington Post reports. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

UNC Professor Receiving Death Threats For Revealing Athletes’ Low Reading Levels (VIDEO)

North Carolina has been in an academic crisis mode for more than three years.

An NCAA investigation into the football program in...

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2014 Law School Applications Plummet

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

With recent law school graduates stating that, “I Consider Law School A Waste Of My Life”,it’s no wonder that the American Bar Association is reporting that number applications for entry into these programs is plummeting (hat-tip, Instapundit).

As of 1/03/14, there are 131,097 Fall 2014 applications submitted by 19,529 applicants. Applicants are...

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George Will on the Value of a College Degree

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new column at the Washington Post, George Will explains how college degrees will differ in value in the near future.

America’s broken bootstraps

Today, the dominant distinction defining socioeconomic class is between those with and without college degrees. Graduates earn 70 percent more than those with only high school diplomas. In...

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George Washington U. Student Questions Defense Dept.’s $684K Study on Race-Based Cancer Rates

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:30am

George Washington University Andrew Desiderio is questioning the logic behind the Defense Department’s newest study on race-based prostate cancer rates instead of a subject more suited to the actual defense of the nation.

Wayne State University has been awarded a $684,000 grant from the Department of Defense to research why black men...

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