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Bernie Sanders to Hold Rally at Chicago State University

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is fitting, considering the school is going broke.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Sanders to hold rally Thursday at Chicago State University

rmont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the tenacious rival to Hillary Clinton, brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Chicago on Thursday, appearing for a televised event at the University of Chicago before holding a...

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Some Going to Europe for Free College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

There are at least 44 schools across Europe where Americans can earn their bachelor’s degree for free.

CNN Money reports.

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

By the middle of her sophomore year, she’d had enough. She dropped out and moved to Germany to finish her degree where college is free.

Hunter...

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Donald Trump Speaks at Regent University Forum

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

Trump brought in a capacity crowd.

WAVY News reported.

Donald Trump speaks at Regent University forum

Donald Trump spoke at a Regent University forum in Virginia Beach Wednesday, fresh off of winning the Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada, which gave the billionaire businessman three straight wins in the race for the GOP nomination. Marco...

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University of Washington Law Professors Criticize Scalia’s Legacy

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:30pm

Some are trying to tarnish his legacy.

Campus Reform reports.

Univ. of Washington law profs. criticize Scalia’s legacy over lack of ’empathy’

A panel of law professors gathered Wednesday at the University of Washington Law School to discuss “the legacy” of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia but capitalized on every opportunity to scold his...

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Euro-Style ‘Free’ College is Completely Different Than American Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00am

None of the people pushing free college ever admit these facts.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Americans wouldn’t want Euro-style ‘free’ college — if they knew the facts

Higher education in Europe functions in society differently from higher education in United States, and that’s a barrier to European-style free college in America.

“Americans don’t actually want...

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Washington State Offering Free Option To College Dropouts

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:30am

This could get very expensive.

The Washington Post reports.

Never finished college? Washington state lawmakers want to help.

Lawmakers in the state of Washington want to give college dropouts a chance to finish their degree for free, a novel proposal that could have far-reaching implications for boosting national completion rates.

Washington’s Free to Finish College...

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Stanford Hosts Scandal-Plagued Former Rep. Barney Frank For ‘Ethics’ Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00am

What a perfect person to teach others about ethics.

The College Fix reports.

Stanford hosts ‘ethics’ speech by scandal-plagued former Rep. Barney Frank

Barney Frank, the former Democrat Congressman from Massachusetts whose 30-year career in politics was marked with several scandals – including male prostitution and a major role...

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Students Left In Limbo As For-Profit College May Close

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:30pm

Administrators earlier this month assured students that everything was fine — even though the college had stopped paying employees.

Miami Herald reports.

As Miami for-profit college considers closing, 700 students in limbo

Less than four months after the sudden closure of Dade Medical College shook Miami’s for-profit college industry, another nursing school — Mattia...

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Students Protest Chick-fil-A at University of Nebraska – Kearney

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

Why can’t students just enjoy a yummy chicken sandwich?

FOX News reports.

Chick-fil-A flap rocks another American university

The war on poultry rages on yet another public university campus – this time at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

The hullabaloo started last January when students were asked to select a new dining option for...

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Undergrads Should Thank Justice Scalia

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:30pm

Another reason to remember him.

Minding The Campus reports.

What Scalia Did for Undergrads

Justice Scalia had an important impact among many college students, certainly among mine, and especially among those who often or usually disagreed with his conclusions.

I taught law-oriented classes for thirty-five years—constitutional law and politics, civil liberties, criminal law and justice,...

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Chicago State University Cancels Spring Break Due to Budget Crisis

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

Things at Chicago State University are so dire that they’re in a hurry to conclude the semester.

ABC 7 reports.

Chicago State University Spring Break Cancelled Due To Budget Impasse

Thousands of Chicago State University students are being forced to change their spring break plans because of lack of state funding.

School officials confirm they...

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What Is The Best College In Your State?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:30pm

About three-quarters of U.S. college kids attend in-state schools.

Forbes reports.

The Best College In Every State

One of the biggest questions students and their families must consider when selecting a college is, ‘How close or far from home should it be?’ According to the annual American Freshman: National Norms survey, 57% of students...

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Louisiana State University’s Faculty Senate Adopts Pro-Free Speech Position

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:00am

We have a long way to go in the fight for free speech on campus but this helps.

The FIRE blog reports.

Louisiana State University’s Faculty Senate Adopts Chicago Statement

Louisiana State University’s (LSU’s) faculty senate adopted a resolution yesterday affirming its commitment to free speech on campus.

The group’s vote makes LSU the tenth...

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Duke Lacrosse False Rape Case Still Reverberates

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:30am

That both of these false accusations occurred on a campus should come as no surprise.

Pope Center reports.

Ten Years Later, the Duke Lacrosse Case Still Reverberates

Next month will be the tenth anniversary of the spring break party that triggered the Duke lacrosse case. That incident probably rema...

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Transgender Celebrity Booed by College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00am

Caitlyn Jenner is a little too white and Republican for some college students.

The College Fix reports.

College students boo Caitlyn Jenner for Republican views, white privilege

Stunning and brave?

Some University of Pennsylvania students were not happy when transgender icon Caitlyn (née Bruce) Jenner defended her political views at Penn’s LGBTQ week, known as QPenn, the ...

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U. Georgia Protesters Decry ‘Brain Drain’ of School’s Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:30pm

Another classic case of unintended consequences.

The College Fix reports.

University of Georgia protesters decry ‘brain drain’ of school’s undocumented students

The Georgia Board of Regents’ rules which prohibit undocumented student enrollment at public institutions “with competitive admissions,” as well as in-state tuition for same, are causing the entire state to suffer, advocates say.

“What...

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Minorities Hurt Most by Federal College Loan Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:00pm

We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Federal college loan program hurts minorities most

The accumulation of student debt has hit African-American and Latino students the worst.

A new study from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth mapped student loan delinquency rates and found that areas of cities with...

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College of The Albemarle Gets New Ambulance Simulator

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:30pm

The college acquired the simulator two weeks ago.

The Virginian Pilot reports.

North Carolina college gets new ambulance simulator for realistic training

Emergency medicine instructor Mildred Weaver activated the lifelike, 200-pound mannequin in the back of the new ambulance simulator at College of The Albemarle.

She had also powered up another mannequin lying on a...

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Prager University – What is Crony Capitalism?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Jay Cost of The Weekly Standard explains the truth about crony capitalism.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

This election season there’s a lot of talk about corruption, about politicians being “bought and sold”, and about “crony capitalism”. What do those terms mean? Why should we care? Is...

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Many College Students Are Having A Problem Graduating

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:30pm

There is a dropout problem.

The New York Times reports.

How to Help More College Students Graduate

The United States has a dropout crisis. Sixty percent of people go to college these days, but just half of the college students graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Some people earn a shorter, two-year associate’s degree. But...

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How to Handle a False Accusation of Sexual Assault in College

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:00am

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner has some words of advice for college students.

What to do if you’re falsely accused of campus sexual assault

Across the country, young men (and a few women) in college are being accused of sexual assault for sexual encounters that may not have actually been assaults. These...

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Cornell’s Black Students United Promises to Disrupt

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:30am

They are not happy with with the lack of progress made by the university in implementing their demands.

The College Fix reports.

Cornell’s Black Students United promise to ‘shut things down,’ ‘disrupt business as usual’

This past Thursday, members of Cornell’s Black Students United “expressed disappointment” with the lack of progress made by the...

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