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Minority Students Harder Hit by College Loan Debt

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00am

According to a new report, minorities have a harder time getting out of college debt and accumulating wealth.

Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner has the story.

Student debt undermining advantages of college for minorities

The average black household headed by a college graduate has a median wealth of $23,000, about $160,000 less than...

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Something Big is Happening in the Student Liberty Movement

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:30am

A large domestic and international network of libertarian students is being been created.

The Libertarian Republic reports.

Something Is Happening in the Student Liberty Movement… And It’s Big!

The two largest libertarian student organizations in the world, Students For Liberty (SFL) and Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), may soon be more connected then they...

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University of Phoenix Under Federal Investigation

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s been a very bad year in the world of for-profit higher education.

CNN reports.

University of Phoenix is the latest college under investigation

The University of Phoenix, one of the largest for-profit colleges still operating, is the next one the government is going after for allegedly deceptive pr...

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Use Frequent-Flyer Miles to Pay for College? You Can in Canada

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

How would you like to pay for college using frequent-flyer miles?

Bloomberg reports:

In Canada, You Can Pay for College With Frequent-Flyer Miles

All those frequent-flyer points can pile up, especially now that airlines are making it harder than ever to redeem them for flights.

Why not spend them on something re...

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$900K Settlement at Valdosta State is Being Paid by Another Party, not the University

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

Valdosta State isn’t paying out the $900K. another party is and that might actually be a good thing.

Greg Piper of the College Fix explains why.

Guess who’s paying for college’s $900,000 settlement with...

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Campus Rape Expert Has Trouble Answering Questions About His Sources

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

Just how “expert” is an expert that struggles to answer questions about the sources that define his theory?

Reason writes:

Campus Rape Expert Can’t Answer Basic Questions About His Sources

David Lisak’s serial predator theory of campus rape has made him a celebrity. Once a virtually unknown associate professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston,...

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College Administrator Group Pleads for No New Campus Sex Assault Legislation

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Can you blame them? There are so many nutty codes and laws, their lives must be hell.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reports.

No more campus sexual assault legislation, begs national group of college administrators

Colleges don’t need any more sexual assault laws or policies, says Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA — Student...

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Wheaton College Gets Rid of Student Health Coverage Over Contraception Mandate

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

About a quarter of the students were on the school’s health coverage.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Wheaton College ends student health coverage over contraception mandate

Wheaton College will stop providing any health insurance for students to avoid complying with the government’s controversial contraception mandate.

The decision, announced July 10 and going into effect Friday, will...

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New Hampshire College Republicans Hand Out Hillary Proof Scissors to Journalists

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Remember when the Hillary Clinton campaign was corralling the press with ropes?

The College Republicans of New Hampshire have a fix for that and they’re sharing the technology with journalists.

This is hilarious.

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Arizona State Has the Lowest Graduation Rate in the Nation

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:30am

Arizona State also has the highest student loan default rate in the nation.

The AZ Central reports.

Arizona’s college graduation rate is lowest in nation

WASHINGTON – Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in...

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U. New Hampshire Language Guide Says the Word ‘American’ is Problematic

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:00am

A language guide at UNH is supposed to point out biases.

Peter Hasson of Campus Reform reports.

Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word ‘American’ is ‘problematic’

American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.

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Program Plans to Track Down Students Who Unknowingly Earned Associates Degrees

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will tracking down students who’ve unknowingly earned an associates degree encourage them to continue their education? The University of Texas thinks so.

The Texas Tribune writes:

Program Aims to Give College Credit Where it’s Due

Across Texas, tens of thousands of students have earned enough college credit for an associate degree without knowing it....

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Admissions Tests No Longer Required at George Washington University

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Students who don’t like to take standardized tests will no longer be required to do so if they’re applying to George Washington University.

Nick Anderson reports at the Washington Post.

George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming...

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At San Diego City College, Man Dressed as Woman Sexually Assaults Man

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is troubling to say the least.

NBC San Diego reports:

Man Dressed as Woman Sexually Assaults Man at City College: PD

A man dressed in a crop top, miniskirt and blonde wig sexually assaulted ano...

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Prager University – The Co-Founder of Greenpeace Explains Why He Left

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore explains that he left the organization because it became politicized and anti-science.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

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Patrick Moore explains why he helped to create Greenpeace, and why he decided to leave it. What began as a mission to improve the environment...

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Recent College Grads Are Being Deployed to High Schools as Advisers

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

From college back to high school for some recent grads. This time from another perspective.

Lansing State Journal reports.

Recent college grads being deployed as high school advisers

Two words likely to strike fear into the hearts of any high school student eyeing college or trade school. But figuring out how to pay is...

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New Effort Rises to Bring College to American Prisons

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:00am

People in American prisons may be able to earn a college degree if proponents of this plan get their way.

Joe Palazzolo reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Philanthropists, Lawmakers Behind New Push for College Education in Prison

Philanthropy groups and lawmakers are giving college education for prisoners a fresh look, as criminal-justice policies...

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Bank Accounts Are Better Than Credit Cards for College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:30am

The plastic card is not the best choice.

Time Money reports.

Why Bank Accounts Are Better Than Credit Cards for College Kids

If you want your college student to learn money management skills, get him or her a checkbook instead of a credit card.

In fact, a recent survey of 42,000 first-year college students found...

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Students Now Have Six ‘Gender Identity’ Choices on UC Admissions Applications

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:00am

The University of California system is going a little crazy with gender identity choices on their applications.

Jacob Kohlhepp reports at the College Fix.

Calif. students now given six ‘gender identity’ choices on college admissions applications

Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of...

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University of Texas Kicks Off Multi-Year System-Wide Sexual Assault Study

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

The study will also dig into stalking and dating violence.

The El Paso times reports:

University of Texas launches system-wide study on sexual assault

The University of Texas System is launching a multiyear study of sexual assault and dating violence on its campuses, including the University of Texas at El Paso.

The effort aims to...

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Donald Trump Faces Lawsuits Over Now Defunct ‘Trump University’

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

It looks like there’s more publicity and trouble for Trump on the horizon.

CNN reports.

Donald Trump still battling lawsuits from defunct Trump University

Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to “Make America Great Again!” Before he can do that, he has to answer to allegations that his now-defunct Trump University was a scam.

Trump is...

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U. of California Tables Anti-Semitism Definition Debate in Favor of Discussion of “Tolerance”

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

Another win for the pro-BDS crowd on college campuses.

A debate urging the adoption of the the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism has been squashed in favor of a broader discussion on tolerance at the University of California.

This is Salon’s side of the story:

A win for activists in University of California’s...

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