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Cornell University Prof Says Hiring Republicans Would Decrease Quality of Faculty

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Being a Republican compromises the quality of the faculty? Some in Ithaca think so.

Fox News reports.

Cornell Professor: Hiring Republicans Would Decrease Quality of Faculty

A recent article by the Cornell University newspaper reveals a surprising lack of political diversity among the school’s faculty.

According the The Cornell Daily Sun, 96 percent of faculty...

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Father Speaks Out After His College Athlete Son is Cleared of Rape

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:00am

This man makes a good point about due process and the presumption of innocence.

The College Fix reports.

Father speaks out after college-athlete son cleared of rape: ‘How many young men have to have their lives destroyed?’

A young man falsely accused of rape during college was recently cleared by the courts. A father...

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Almost Three Quarters of College Students Say They Have Easy Access to Prescription Medications

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Forget the hard drugs, what prescription drug abuse?

From NBC News:

Most College Students Say It’s Easy to Get Prescription Meds on Campus

Almost three quarters of college students say it’s easy to find controlled stimulants on campus, according to a new survey.

The most common reason to take them: 85% of students who misused...

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Michelle Obama Gets Ready to Launch College Campaign

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

The First Lady is preparing to launch a public awareness campaign geared towards 14-19 year-olds, encouraging them to continue their education after high school.

From ABC News:

Michelle Obama to Unveil Website for College Campaign

Michelle Obama is unveiling a new phase of her initiative encouraging students to continue education after high school, a...

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Apple Ordered to Pay $234 Million to University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

A dispute over patents has turned into a cash windfall for the Wisconsin school.

USA Today reports.

Jury orders Apple to pay university $234 million in patent suit

A federal jury decided that Apple infringed on the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s technology patents and should pay the school $234 million in damages.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research...

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UC Santa Barbara Settles Lawsuit With Pro-Life Teen Assaulted by Prof

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

We covered this story when it happened. A professor stole the sign right out of the pro-life girl’s hands.

Eric Owens has an update at the Daily Caller.

Public University PAYS UP After Professor Claimed ‘Moral Right’ To Censor, Batter Teen Abortion Foe

The University of California, Santa Barbara has agreed to settle a...

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More People Saying “No” to Interviewing Candidates for Admission

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is a reaction to the “insanity” of college admissions.

The Los Angeles Times reports.

Forget college applications. It’s time for college lotteries

To the editor: Like author Ben Orlin, I checked the “no” box on a request to continue interviewing candidates for admission as Yale freshmen. (“Why I won’t reenlist as a Yale...

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ACLU Sues Colleges in Missouri for Denying Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00am

It looks like the ACLU is still up their old tricks.

Peter Fricke reports at Campus Reform.

ACLU sues Mo. schools for denying tuition benefits to illegal immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing three public colleges in Missouri for denying in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, claiming that the law the schools are...

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Chinese College Grads Encouraged to Become Startup CEOs

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 9:30am

The planned result? China’s version of Silicon Valley.

Business Insider reports.

China is promoting college grads to startup CEOs

Quitting her job as receptionist, joining rock bands and chancing her tattoo-sleeved arm at small business ventures would once have branded college graduate Ding Jia...

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U. Delaware College of Arts and Science Pledges One Million Dollars for Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Fiscal sanity is apparently not a priority here.

The College Fix reports.

U. of Delaware College of Arts & Science pledges $1 million for … diversity

The University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Science has “introduced [a] new $1 million budget […] to fund programs to increase diversity,” says Dean George H. Watson.

“It’s...

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Maryland Student Sues College Saying It Refused to Let Her Start Conservative Club

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Says it’s censorship.

From The Blaze:

Student Sues College Because It Refused to Let Her Start a Conservative Club: It’s ‘Censorship. Pure and Simple’

A Maryland college student has filed a lawsuit against her community college after school officials denied her request to start a conservative club on campus — a choice that she...

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Rand Paul Counts on College Students for Iowa Win

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

College students are a key part of Rand Paul’s presidential strategy.

From ABC News:

Rand Paul Banks on College Students to Win Iowa

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul spent part of last week back in college, touring universities throughout Iowa as part of his campaign’s strategy to win the state by banking on attracting...

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Free College Proposed by Democrats Won’t be Free

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s amazing to see this subject getting accurate treatment from the Associated Press.

Via US News and World Report.

Democratic Proposals on Education Aren’t Free

When does “free” cost a lot of money?

It’s when presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders pitch plans for free college tuition, playing down the cost to taxpayers...

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Valdosta State Tells Students to Avoid Potentially Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

There’s a lot of this going around lately.

Peter Fricke of Campus Reform reports.

Valdosta tells students to not dress in ‘ghetto,’ ‘hillbilly’ Halloween costumes

Valdosta State University has come up with a new category of costume for students to avoid this Halloween, warning against dressing up in “ghetto” and “hillbilly” guises.

Alongside the familiar...

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Beware Anti-Rape Campaigns Run by Elitists

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Watch out!

Minding The Campus reports.

Watch out for Anti-Rape Campaigns Run by Elitists

One major and negative narrative about the justice system is that wealthy and well-connected people get to live by different rules than the rest of us. One can find examples both reinforcing and undermining this, but the prevailing narrative remains.

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Senator Doesn’t Think it Matters if Campus Rape Statistics Are Inaccurate

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9:30am

It’s almost like the narrative of rape culture is more important than the facts.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Senator: It doesn’t matter if 1-in-5 campus rape statistic is wildly inaccurate

Give Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., credit for candor: He doesn’t think statistical integrity is important when it comes to devising policy...

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How to Power Search For The Best College

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Here are some alternative ways of working through your search process.

Forbes reports.

Four Power Searches For The Best College

You have to crunch a lot of numbers to find the right college. You have to do even more homework to find a school that won’t land you in debt.

But most college seekers are...

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Portland State University’s Library Receives Book 52 Years Late

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Better late than never?

From Oregon Live:

Borrower returns books 52 years late to Portland State University’s library, with unsigned note

Memo to the person who anonymously returned two books to the Portland State University Library 52 years after borrowing them:

You can drop the Groucho-glasses disguise. Even if you’d signed your confession,...

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Muslim Students Petition CU Boulder for a Prayer Room

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

The problem is that the school can’t do this legally.

FOX News Denver reports.

CU students’ group asks university for prayer room

A group of students at CU Boulder is petitioning the university for a prayer room.

“Over the last few years we’ve seen a growth of the university’s international student population and a good...

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What Do Successful College Mental Health Programs Look Like?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Why aren’t colleges doing a better job of providing mental health care to students?

From The Week:

What a successful university mental health program looks like

On May 20, Karen Arkin was standing in the common room of her son’s dormitory at Northwestern University. The day before, in the early morning hours, Jason Arkin...

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Fordham University Law Prof Wants to End Bourgeois Institution of Marriage

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

Just a reminder – Fordham is a Jesuit run university and therefore technically a Catholic school.

Thomas D. Williams of Breitbart reports.

Jesuit University Journal: End ‘Bourgeois’ Institution of Marriage

A law professor at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York is appealing for an end to the institution of marriage in America, which he...

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Yale Alumni Interviewer Calls it Quits Over ‘Darwinian Dystopia’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00am

The reason is how cutthroat it is now.

Los Angeles Times reports.

Why I won’t reenlist as a Yale alumni interviewer

Last year, I conducted alumni interviews for Yale applicants. It’s an easy gig. You take a smart, ambitious 17-year-old out for hot chocolate, ask him about his life and...

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