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Judge Rules Chicago State Can’t ‘Interfere’ With Faculty Blog During First Amendment Case

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 9:30am

Professors have free speech rights too.

The College Fix reports.

Judge: Chicago State can’t ‘interfere’ with critical faculty blog while First Amendment case proceeds

Chicago State University has drawn terrible headlines in 2015 for its fight...

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How College is Different Now

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Some things are still the same, but some things have changed.

NBC reports.

Parents: Ready to Feel Old? Here’s How College Is Different Now

If you’re a parent of a college-bound kid, get ready to tell a lot of stories that start with “Back in my day.” The college experience is nothing like it...

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More States Requiring Institutional Outcomes as Contingency of Funding

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

In at least 26 states, two and four year institutions must meet certain outcome requirements in order to receive state funding.

USA Today explores:

States to colleges: Prove you’re worth it

New College of Florida doesn’t offer pre-professional degrees, like nursing or engineering. Students choose the public liberal arts college because they want an...

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Federal Work-Study Program Increases Debt Loads

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

A government program isn’t working as intended? Shocking!

Paul Fain reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Making Work-Study Work

Students who participate in federal work-study are more likely to graduate and get a job after college. But those who get the biggest academic benefits from the program — low-income students at public colleges who would...

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Optional Standardized Testing? Some College are Making the Switch

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

George Washington University is dropping the standardized testing as an admissions requirement.

The Statesman writes:

Is optional standardized testing improving diversity on campuses?

College-entry exams have been a staple in the college admissions process.

But it hasn’t always been that way, and their future seems uncertain as more selective colleges try to improve diversity...

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Faculty at Virginia Tech Still Face Political Litmus Test

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

What do your politics have to do with whether or not you deserve tenure?

From the FIRE blog.

Political Litmus Test for Faculty at Virginia Tech Gets New Lease on Life

Virginia Tech is reinvigorating its crusade to impose an ideological litmus test on professors being assessed for promotion and tenure. The university’s recently...

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Meaningful Experiences Needed For Engaged Millennial Alumni

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00am

Current grads do not feel like they owe their alma maters anything. The reason? The cost!

Forbes reports.

Meaningful Experiences For Millennials In College Will Maintain Engagement Post Graduation

As the influence of millennials increases, their donations after college to their alma maters will be critical to the institutions’ growth. However, because the increasing...

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What Role if Any, Did the White House Play in the UVA Rape Hoax?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:30am

An excellent question, which deserves to be answered.

The College Fix reports.

Questions raised on role White House played in UVA rape hoax

An editorial Thursday in The Washington Times questions what role, if any, the White House played in the University of Virginia rape hoax fiasco:

Catherine Lhamon, an assistant secretary of Education for...

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The Highest Paid College Degrees

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8:00am

Study engineering.

CBS Chicago reports.

Highest Paid College Salaries

Those considering a college degree will most likely also take into consideration the salary potential of the degree earned as well as the opportunity for advancement. Not all degrees are the same or the earning potential; individuals who are looking for a lucrative career should...

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More Universities Arming Campus Police

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:30pm

More and more college campuses are arming their police forces.

USA Today takes a look:

Universities increasingly arming their cops

For years, an increasing number of university police departments have been arming their officers to deal with threats posed by active shooters and the fear of encroaching criminal activity, according to law enforcement...

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Republicans Introduce Bill to Strengthen Due Process Rights for Students

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Imagine that. Due process rights for college students.

Jake New reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Fraternity Justice

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to strengthen the due process rights of students accused of sexual assault and to prevent campus investigations from taking place unless a victim also reports the allegations to law enforcement....

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Big Cuts at Bergen Community College

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

64 lecturer positions were cut to save money.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Bergen Community College Cuts 64 Lecturer Positions to Save Money

Bergen Community College has cut 64 full-time lecturer positions in an effort to save money, The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, reports. The college says the move will...

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Prager University – What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

Prager University is doing an extensive series on environmental issues this week which is why we’re featuring a second video from them.

In this video, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore explains why climate change activists have got the whole thing wrong and why “climate denier” is such an offensive term.

This is great, watch...

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University World-Ranking is Most Important for Employment

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:30pm

Teaching quality is less important than the university name on the degree?

The Independent reports.

University world-ranking position is more important that quality of teaching when it comes to graduate employment, students tell survey

A university’s position in world rankings is more important than the quality of teaching it offers if graduates want to...

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Campus Sex Assault Study Cited by White House Debunked

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:00am

There’s too much misinformation on this subject out there.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Major Study On Campus Sex Assault Debunked

A college professor’s research on campus sexual assault that was used by the Obama administration to justify sweeping action on college sexual assault has been called into question in a pair...

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Ivy League Colleges Give More Honorary Degrees to Liberal Justices

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:30am

There is liberal favoritism at the 8 Ivy League colleges.

National Law Journal

Professor Says Ivy League Stiffs Conservative Justices

Are the nation’s Ivy League schools giving short shrift to conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices when they confer honorary degrees? A survey by one law professor suggests the answer is yes, and that the...

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President of College Democrats Threatened With Impeachment Over Support for Israel

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:00am

I guess we now know where the College Democrats stand on this issue.

Nick Pappas of Breitbart reported.

College Democrats of America President Threatened With Impeachment, Attacked for Israel Support

The College Democrats of America (CDA) is in turmoil this week, with its president facing impeachment after being accused of pro-Israel allegiances and charged...

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Wheaton College Nixes Student Health Plans Because of Birth Control

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:00pm

Thanks to Obamacare mandates, Wheaton College will no longer be offering student health care plans.

USA Today reports:

Wheaton College ends student health plans over birth control

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Wheaton College in suburban Chicago will stop offering health insurance plans to students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid providing birth control...

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Indiana University-Bloomington Lets LGBT Students Self-Segregate in Their Own Dorm

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

Wouldn’t it be wrong to suggest that gay students should be housed separately?

Matt Lamb reports at the College Fix.

Top-ranked university for LGBTQ students now lets them self-segregate in their own dorm

‘A safe space for those people who feel they need it’

One of the most gay-friendly universities in the country is becoming...

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Choosing a College Based on Their Social Media Presence?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

While some colleges might be studying prospective student social media history as an admission consideration, prospective students are beginning to do the same.

Forbes reports:

Starting The College Search From Your Smartphone

One thing drilled into every college applicant: What you put on social media may affect what a college thinks about you. But...

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Obama to Make Pell Grants Available to Prisoners

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

It didn’t take long for this plan to become a reality.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Politics of Pell for Prisoners

The Obama administration’s plan to open up Pell Grants to some incarcerated students, which will be announced formally on Friday, is already drawing criticism from some Republicans.

The U.S. Department of Education...

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Going From the NBA to College is a New Trend

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

The same thing is happening to college football.

ESPN reports.

Back to school: NBA coaches return to college ranks

Avery Johnson thumbed through a roster book at a recent recruiting stop, searching for a player’s biography while the night’s final game began. Tipoff was close to 10 p.m., a time when many of the...

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