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Swarthmore Student: “I Don’t Think We Should be Tolerating Conservative Views”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

Some students obviously don’t quite understand the concept of “diversity”.

When a Swarthmore College sponsored an event with a liberal icon and a conservative pundit, student Erin Ching couldn’t quite fathom why:

9/11 Truther Cornel West and conservative Robert P. George visited Swarthmore. And you can guess which of these two men left-wing...

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Students For Liberty Holds Their Largest National Conference

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Liberty has non-partisan appeal. The size and political diversity of the crowd described in this story proves it.

Julie Ershadi of The College Fix reports.

Students For Liberty Hosts Largest Ever National Conference

Estimates have it that over one thousand people came from multiple continents to attend this year’s Intern...

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Professor Glenn Reynolds: Smart Schools Will Cut Admin Costs Now

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Dr. Glenn Reynolds, professor of law at the University of Tennessee and the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself, has a new column in USA Today that focuses on a major factor in the Higher Education Bubble: Skyrocketing administrative costs.

Now colleges and...

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Pervy Prof Busted for Voyeurism

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

The incidents happened at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. A professor was using a pen camera to shoot “upskirt” and “downshirt” videos.

The Smoking Gun reports.

Pervy Professor Cops Plea In Voyeurism Case

FEBRUARY 18–The college professor who claimed that he secretly filmed under the clothing of two female students to determine...

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DeVry University is also US Olympic Powerhouse

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently ran Business Insider’s list of the ten US institutions of higher learning with the fielding the most students on USA’s Olympic Team.

However, it seems this list did not include a f...

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Glasgow University Names Edward Snowden as New Rector

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:00am

The appointment, which was made after a student vote, is largely ceremonial. Snowden isn’t leaving Russia any time soon.

Reheem Kassam of Breitbart news reported.

Edward Snowden appointed Rector of Glasgow University

Heroic whistleblower? Alleged criminal? Coward? Whatever your label for Edward Snowden, the former CIA man has been given a new, official title...

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U. Chicago remembers student, whose decomposing body was found in dorm

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:30am

The body of University of Chicago student Nicholas Barnes, 20, was found after students noticed a foul odor coming from his dorm room.

Authorities speculate he may have been dead for as long as a week. The school newspaper offered this front-page memorial:

Nicholas Barnes, a third-year...

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Administrators at U. Alabama Apologize for Taking Down Pro-Life Display

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Last week, we reported that administrators at the University of Alabama removed a pro-life display after receiving complaints.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller now reports that the administration has apologized.

Bama pro-lifers claim victory after official admin apology

Pro-life students at the University of Alabama notched a victory on Tuesday after campus administrators...

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UT-Austin and Cornell U. Students on MOOCs: What’s in it for Us?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Cornell University and the University of Texas at Austin promoted and fiscally supported partnerships with the massive open online course provider edX.

However, students at these institutions are questioning if it was a worthwhile investment.

“A year after UT began rolling out nine Massive Online Open Courses, the results are in,” The Daily...

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Textbook Describes Ronald Reagan as Sexist

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Nothing to see here, folks. Just another textbook promoting a political agenda with lies and disinformation.

Robby Soave of the Daily Caller reports.

Textbook: Reagan was sexist, conservatives think people are evil and lazy

A textbook used in several University of South Carolina classes describes former President Ronald Reagan as an avowed sexist who...

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Author Scolds Wellesley’s Maidens over “Sleepwalker” Controversy

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Free-Range Kids author Lenore Skenazy is no stranger to controversy, after her book chided helicopter parents who over-worry their kids into dependence.

She published a great editorial in the Wall Street Journal on the ongoing controversy over the “Sleepwalker” statue at Wellesley College, scolding young feminists for their needless hypersensitivity.

Once we equate...

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The Worst Way to Fund College? Student Loans

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Josh Freedman of Forbes has some advice for prospective college students. Think twice before you fund your education with student loans.

Risky Business: Why Student Loans Are The Worst Way To Fund College

As the number of students attending colleges and universities has steadily increased and the cost for most students has climbed...

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Is U. of Missouri Community taking too much credit for Michael Sam’s statement?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

In an intriguing, introspective analysis, the  editors of the University of Missouri’s (MU) student newspaper thinks that the campus may be taking way too much credit for Michael Sam.

Sam, once the Missouri Tigers’ defensive end,  is poised to become the the first openly gay player in the NFL.

…No one can deny...

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Private Colleges in California Worry About Cuts to Cal Grant

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00am

The gravy train is running off the rails in California and it’s got some private colleges nervous.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed has the story.

Private Colleges’ Turn to Cry

In recent years, budget cuts forced California public colleges to turn away hundreds of thousands of students. This year, it’s the state’s private...

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Economics 101: School argues tax breaks now will lead to revenues later

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:30am

One university is trying to give a state legislature a lesson in economics, by saying that tax breaks now will lead to tax revenues later.

Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks for some planned expansion. Inside Higer Ed’s Ry Rivard has...

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Stripclubs Now Recruiting College Students in School Newspapers

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s come to this, folks. The people who run strip clubs know that many college students need cash, otherwise they wouldn’t be spending money on the ads.

The College Fix reports.

SF Stripclubs Recruit Students with Big, Bold Full-Page Ad – ‘Great Money … CASH’

By day, they’re studious undergrads enrolled at one of the most...

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Tennessee Governor Proposes Free Community College

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Posted by    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced a proposal to make community and technical colleges free for all graduating high school seniors in the state.

The program, which the Republican governor called “Tennessee Promise,” would create an endowment from the Tennessee Education Lottery to cover tuition and fees at the state’s community colleges....

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Scammers Steal College Grant Money

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Posted by    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Thieves have figured out a new way to steal thousands of dollars without a gun. All they have to do is apply to colleges.

Collin Binkley of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Fake students steal college grants

By the time colleges realize they’ve been scammed, it’s too late.

Swindlers enroll long enough to receive federal grants...

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Rutgers suspends prof who made the mistake of being honest about his course prep

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Posted by    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

The last time we checked in with Rutgers University, the school decided that offering a course on Beyonce was a great leap in scholarship.

So, little wonder one of its professors is mystified about his suspension.  It seems his only mistake was being honest, and sharing his enthusiasm about learning the subject...

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New York Times Op-ed: America Should Pay More Attention to Professors

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Posted by    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

The piece is by Nicholas Kristof who notes that America would probably have more respect for college professors if it weren’t for the darn Republicans.

I especially like the part where he says we have a law professor in the White House.

Professors, We Need You!

SOME of the smartest thinkers on problems at...

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Dartmouth Student: Post On How To “Rape” Female Student Rocks School

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Posted by    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Dartmouth student Sandor Farkas has a troubling article on an internet piece that seemingly targets a freshman for rape, and the social media response that has ensued.

An anonymous message recently posted on a gossip website affiliated with Dartmouth College that some have described as a guide on how to rape a...

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Administrative Hires at Colleges Have More Than Doubled in 25 Years

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Posted by    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00am

This just might have something to do with the rising cost of college tuition.

The American Interest reports.

University Administrative Glut Worse Than We Thought

Last week we highlighted a study showing that university administrative positions rose 28 percent in...

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