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Hypocritical Profs Sign BDS Petition but are Silent About Abu Dhabi Affiliated Campus

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Israel has democracy and its citizens enjoy all sorts of freedoms. The same can’t be said about Abu Dhabi which is home to an NYU affiliated campus.

Jonathan Marks of Commentary reports.

The Higher Education Hypocrisy Award for 2014 Goes to …

It’s a close contest, and there is a bit of 2014 left,...

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Study Finds Women and Some Minorities Less Likely to Show Interest in Research Careers

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

Even women & minorities who have earned their PhDs are 55% less likely to pursue a career in research.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Women and some minorities show less interest in research faculty careers

Diversophiles beware: With career choice factors taken into account, women and “under-represented” minorities with Ph.D.’s...

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Burlington College is on Life Support

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

The higher ed bubble is about to burst for one Vermont college.

Laura Krantz of the VT Digger reports.

Burlington College In Fight For Survival

The fate of Burlington College remains uncertain.

The school is running on fumes as it attempts to strike a deal with real estate developer Eric Farrell, who wants to build...

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Despite Complaints, Obama Rolls Out His College Ratings Plan

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

I hope academics enjoy the imperial presidency they so enthusiastically supported!

Despite numerous complaints about a proposed college ratings plan, Obama is going forward with enacting his plans.

The Obama administration will spell out an ambitious college-rating plan on Friday that introduces new metrics to judge the nation’s roughly 5,000 colleges and...

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The College Fix Compiles a List of Recent Campus Hate Crime Hoaxes

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s a shockingly long list.

Michael Cipriano has the story.

Campus hate crime hoaxes: A best-of list

From New Jersey to Wyoming, college campuses around the country have been plagued with hate crime hoaxes in recent years. Sometimes justified as trying to raise awareness for progressive social causes, the hoaxes often worked.

The College Fix compiled...

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Despite an Oversaturation of STEM Majors, Some Still Claim Shortage

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:30am

And apparently, according to Linda Rosen of Change the Equation, “We can’t fill our workforce with white males,” because they are a “diminishing population.”

Spencer Irvine at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Feeding the STEM Myths

As we have reported, contrary to current wisdom, studies consistently show that there are more science, technology,...

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U. Michigan Defends Prof’s “Hate Republicans” Column

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Freedom of expression is suddenly very important. No “free speech zones” required here.

Bradford Thomas of Truth Revolt reports.

University Defends Professor’s ‘I Hate Republicans’ Column

The University of Michigan defended a column written by Communications Department Chair Susan Douglas detailing her “hate” for Republicans, saying it was protected under the university’s “faculty freedom of expression” core value,...

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December Graduates Have Big Advantage: Lack of Job Competition

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Those students graduating during the chilly month of December receive one unanticipated holiday gift that should warm their hearts.

While millions of students every year graduate college in Dec., it is still far less than the amount of those who do so in May and that is...

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College of Saint Rose Downgraded by Moody’s

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Brittany Horn of the Times Union reports.

Moody’s downgrades College of Saint Rose

The credit outlook for The College of Saint Rose was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday night.

The Baa3 rating — the lowest investment grade available — reflects the school’s $56.9 million debt, declining...

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Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Sends “Welcome” Email to Rejected Applicants

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some John Hopkins hopefuls are going to be getting a big dose of “humbug” this holiday season once the university corrects its email error.

Johns Hopkins University says nearly 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred.

University officials tell The Washington Post it was a mistake...

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Audit Finds Questionable Expenses at University of Nebraska

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems there was a lot of air travel upgrading going on in the last year.

Chris Dunker at the Columbus Telegram:

University’s first-class world travel slammed in audit

An audit of travel expenses submitted by University of Nebraska employees found overpriced first-class flights, oceanfront hotel stays and other violations of university policy and...

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Ammo for the #WarOnMen: Study Says Students Give Male Profs Better Evaluations

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Providing more ammunition for the continuing campus “War on Men”, a new study claims that male professors are apt to get better evaluations than female counterparts.

Rumor had it the author of the study is Lena Dunham.

Students tend to give better evaluations to their professors if they think they’re male instead of...

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UVA Enters Damage Control Mode Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:30am

The administration at University of Virginia is beginning to realize the school has been tarnished by Rolling Stone’s sloppy and factually challenged report on a gang rape.

FOX News reports.

University chairman decries “drive by” journalism in wake of Rolling Stone rape article

The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is...

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Police Union Blasts U. Pennsylvania President for Joining “die-in”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 8:00am

We reported that University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann ended up joining student protesters in a “die-in”  after they crashed her  holiday party.

Looks like there has been unintended consequences.

A Pennsylvania police union is slamming University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann after officers witnessed her participate in a “die-in” protest led...

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Harvard’s Dining Services Admits Politics went into SodaStream Decision

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Harvard’s Dining Services is now admitting the obvious.

In the face of criticism over a spring decision to suspend purchases from an Israeli soda water company with a presence in the West Bank, a Harvard University Dining Services spokesperson wrote in a statement Thursday that HUDS “mistakenly factored political concerns” into the...

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‘Framework’ for Higher Ed Rating System Released by Education Department

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

The framework is short on details and transparency but this is the Obama administration we’re talking about here.

FOX News reported.

Education Department releases ‘framework’ for higher-ed rating system

The Education Department released a “framework” Friday for how it will rate more than 7,000 colleges and universities across the nation.

The institutions were hoping the...

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Emerson College Offers Minor in Comedy

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is not a joke.

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

That degree is a joke: You can minor in comedy at Emerson College

Boston’s Emerson College, the alma mater of comedy kings such as Jay Leno, is now offering its students the opportunity to minor in comedy.

According to a release...

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Prof: Trigger Warnings are Preventing Rape Law From Being Taught

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

So leftist tropes like “trigger warnings” are now interfering in the process of education. Who could have guessed such a thing would happen?

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

‘Trigger warnings’ prevent professors from teaching rape law

The anti-rape culture movement and an excessive need for “trigger warnings” are preventing law professors from...

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U. of Chicago Black Co-ed Offers Glimpse into “Black Rage”

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00am

University of Chicago student Nina Katemauswa offers a glimpse into the race-based thinking fueling many of the campus protests that are occurring nationwide.

…Black is still black.

For once you are born black, there is no growing up—only growing in. Every year you are encouraged to retreat more and more into yourself and...

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U. Michigan’s Anti-Discrimination Policy Doesn’t Cover Students’ Political Views

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:30am

But maybe it should. Do you think Republican students feel comfortable after a member of the faculty wrote that it’s OK to hate Republicans?

Greg Piper of the College Fix:

The University of Michigan is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to buffoonish attacks on anyone who departs from progressive orthodoxy.

Today’s...

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U. New Mexico Football Players Plan to Sue University Over Sexual Assault Investigation

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8:00am

These cases just keep on piling up:

Stephen Edwards at The College Fix has the story:

Football players plan to sue university for ‘shoddy’ sexual-assault investigation

Two University of New Mexico football players and another student plan to sue the school for how it investigated sexual-assault allegations against...

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Civil Rights Group Outraged at Bowdoin’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Outrage

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

One civil rights group is outraged at Bowdoin College’s outrageous punishment of students who dressed up as pilgrims and American Indians for a Thanksgiving party – calling it “cultural appropriation”

In an email shared with The College Fix, Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, wrote to...

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