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Ohio University Might Increase Tuition Due to Budget Deficit

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just keep pumping up that higher ed bubble, it’ll never burst.

The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio University may increase tuition, fees to offset budget deficit

Ohio University is talking about raising tuition and fees for incoming freshmen in fall 2016.

An OU budget advisory committee voted last Friday to recommend raising tuition by 1.7 percent,...

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Prager University – How Big Should Government Be?

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

In this video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the role of the government from the perspectives of the right and left.

The downside of big government is his focus.

Here’s more info:

How big should the government be? And what is its proper role in the daily lives of Americans? The Left and...

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Rutgers Leaders Declare Campus Founded by Pillaging Racists

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

This would be the same Rutgers which recently spent a week honoring a communist.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers leaders declare campus founded by pillaging racists, earmarks funds for diversity teach-ins

University marks 250th anniversary by launching ‘enslaved and disenfranchised populations in Rutgers his...

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Group Wants Fans to Pay College Athletes

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

The N.C.A.A. has aggressively pushed back against efforts to pay athletes.

The New York Times reports.

If Colleges Can’t Pay Athletes, Maybe Fans Can, Group Says

The Clemson Tigers, with a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, are perched atop the college football world. Their dream season has...

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Washington State Rep. Wants to Do Away With Campus Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Let’s hope we see more of this from our elected representatives.

Campus Reform reports.

Washington state rep. drafts bill to do away with ‘safe spaces’

Inspired by a story originally reported by Campus Reform, a state representative in Washington has introduced legislation defending free speech against the encroachment of “safe spaces.”

State Rep. Matt Manweller...

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U. Arkansas Volleyball Coach Resigns After Being Accused of Abusing Players

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9:30am

In a statement released before his resignation, Pulliza denied the allegations and said that coaching a college team sometimes requires “tough, but fair, love.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

U of Arkansas volleyball coach resigns after letter accuses him of abuse

The head coach of the University of Arkans...

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Harvard Apologizes For Social Justice Holiday Placemats

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Well that was quick. Someone obviously realized what a PR nightmare this would become.

Boston.com reports.

Harvard apologizes for “social justice” placemats offering tips on talking to family about racism

Last week, Harvard students found themselves staring down at placemats in the dining hall that asked, among other interesting questions: “Why are Black students...

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Auburn University Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

If you want to speak freely at this school, you better make the arrangements in advance.

From the FIRE blog.

Speech Code of the Month: Auburn University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for December 2015: Auburn University.

Student protests have been all over the news this fall. While some of the protesters’...

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Occidental College Caves to Student Demands Over Microaggressions

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

College administrators are going to eventually regret making concessions like this one.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Occidental College giving into PC demands of students over ‘microaggressions’

It’s hard to keep track of all the student demands, but from the New York Post Editorial Board comes the situation at Occidental College, where Obama studied before...

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College Enrollment Down for Fourth Year

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

The good news is that there will be less college grads with tons of debt and no job prospects.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

Enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row this fall, down nearly 2 percent below what they...

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Wheaton College Suspends Prof Following Incident Over Christianity vs. Islam

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Initial reports said the professor was suspended for wearing a hijab but there’s more to the story.

The Chicago Tribune reported.

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College has suspended a tenured professor who said Christians and Muslims share the same God, sparking protests Wednesday afternoon on...

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Now You Can Study and Cycle at the Library

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

They are being used at Harvard University, Florida State University, the University of California in Los Angeles and Mississippi State University.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

College libraries install desks on which students can study and cycle

First comes the elementary school desk, cramped and rigid (cursed by lefties everywhere), then the desk desk, in...

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Harvard University Creates Holiday Placemats For Social Justice

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00am

Progressives sure know how to make the holidays fun, don’t they?

Campus Reform reported.

Harvard placemat serves up social justice for Christmas

The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Harvard University distributed what it is calling “Holiday Placemats for Social Justice” on campus to help freshmen students navigate difficult conversations when they return...

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Creighton University Final Exam Question Asks “Is Trump the Anti-Christ?”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 9:30am

Students reportedly earned five bonus points if they answered the question.

The College Fix reports.

Professor at Catholic university asks students on final exam: Is Trump the Anti-Christ?

A professor’s extra credit question on a recent final exam asked students whether Donald Trump … is the Anti-Christ.

Options on the multiple-choice extra credit question included:...

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Yale Students Sign Petition to Repeal The First Amendment

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 8:00am

In an ultimate irony, the First Amendment covers the right to petition.

Watch and weep.

FOX News reported.

Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign ‘petition’ to repeal First Amendment

Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd.

Looking to understand just how contr...

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College Professor Singled Out for Supporting Trump’s Temporary Halt on Muslim Immigration

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

If a college professor supports Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, which most of them do, it’s no big deal.

Supporting Donald Trump makes headlines though.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

College Condemns Professor’s Support for Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslims

Morningside College is calling a professor’s support for Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims...

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Protesters Oppose New Pick to Lead UNC

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Margaret Spellings is being opposed by protesters as the new choice to lead at UNC because she was at one point affiliated with a company which collected student loan debt.

WRAL reports.

Protesters: Spellings wrong to lead UNC

About a half dozen people were escorted from the meeting Friday of the University of North...

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Bernie Sanders Urges NY Governor to Raise Teacher Pay at CUNY

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

Couldn’t this make tuition more expensive for students at the school?

The New York Times reports.

Bernie Sanders Urges Cuomo to Raise CUNY Professors’ Pay

While the rest of the presidential field was talking about how to confront global terrorism, Senator Bernie Sanders in recent days had a very local issue on his mind:...

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Professors Face Investigation For Questioning Documentary About Campus Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Questioning the rape culture narrative is not allowed.

Blake Neff reported at the Daily Caller.

Professors Threatened With Investigation For Questioning Rape Documentary

A group of Harvard professors who criticized the campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground” are being menaced with the possibility of a Title IX sexual harassment investigation intended to silence...

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Survey Finds Most Millennials Aren’t Saving Money

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

About 52 percent of millennials have less than $1,000 saved up.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Survey: Half of millennials have saved less than $1,000

A new survey finds that millennials have had a slow start to building an emergency fund, or savings of any sort.

About 52 percent of millennials have less than $1,000 saved...

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Campus Protest Culture Has Marxist Roots

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00am

Peter Berkowitz writes at Real Clear Politics about the Marxist undercurrent of the recent campus protests.

Marxist Spirit Underpins Campus Protests

The latest rounds of student rage over alleged racial discrimination—and the subsequent administrative acquiescence to student demands—at American universities should come as no surprise. For decades U.S. institutions of higher education have...

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UCLA Student Govt Resolution Forbids Taking Sides on Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Looks like UCLA students are banned from having an opinion.

The College Fix reports.

New UCLA resolution forbids taking sides on Israel-Palestinian conflict

UCLA – ground zero for vehement debates between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students – saw its student government recently pass a new bylaw which ostensibly prohibits it from taking a side in...

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