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Gastrointestinal Illness Sickens More than 150 Ursinus College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 5:00pm

At least two students were admitted into the emergency room.

Fox News reports.

More than 150 students sickened at Pennsylvania college

More than 150 students have been sickened by a gastrointestinal illness at an eastern Pennsylvania college, health officials said Thursday.

Ursinus College canceled all classes and shut down dining halls for the remainder of...

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College Student Threatened Over Trump Sticker on Her Laptop

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 3:30pm

Republican college students often face this kind of hatred on campus.

The Root reports.

NYC University Student Faces Backlash After Threatening Classmate Over Trump Sticker on Social Media: Report

A student at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., sparked outrage online after threatening to smash a fellow student’s computer because of a Donald Trump...

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Transgender Locker Room Causes Problems at Rancho Bernardo High School

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00pm

The student was born female and now identifies as male.

San Diego Union Tribune reports.

Transgender issue roils high school

POWAY — A transgender student who changes in a boys locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School has triggered a dispute over a 2-year-old state law that seeks to accommodate such students.

The Poway Unified...

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Eastern Illinois University Lays Off 200 Workers

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm

The higher ed bubble cometh. This school is finding that out now.

CNN reports.

Illinois university forced to lay off 200 workers

The cuts impact 13% of the school’s employees. Support staff — like those who work in the food, housing, and building maintenance departments — were the hardest hit.

Professors escaped the cuts, but...

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NLRB Sends Mixed Signals on Religious College Professors Unionizing

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00am

Religion-based punishment means the college is exempt.

The College Fix reports.

Catholic college faculty can’t unionize in surprise ruling by National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board is sending mixed signals to religious colleges as to whether they must allow faculty members to unionize.

A year after its Seattle office told Pacific Lutheran...

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Liberal Intolerance on College Campuses is Finally Getting Noticed

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:30am

Even the Washington Post is writing about it now.

Liberal intolerance is on the rise on America’s college campuses

Okay, maybe conservatives are right to freak out about illiberal lefty militancy on college campuses.

Today’s students are indeed both more left wing and more openly hostile to free speech than earlier generations of collegians.

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Professors Can Learn to Be More Effective Instructors

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00am

Studies of faculty development efforts at a liberal arts college and a land-grant university suggest the programs can have an impact on student outcomes.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

New study suggests that faculty development has a demonstrable impact on student learning

Intuitively, it makes sense that professors who spend time developing their teaching skills...

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Student Aid Drives Up Tuition

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

Colleges increase tuition even more, because they know financial aid can cover the difference.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Study: Increased student aid, not faculty salaries, drives tuition up

College tuition has risen too quickly, and debt is unmanageable for increasing numbers of students; that much is clear. But to contain college prices, education leaders...

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Harvard Faculty Donations go Overwhelmingly to Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Harvard faculty is not feeling the Bern.

The College Fix reports.

Hillary Clinton gets 91% of Harvard faculty donations

Ninety-one percent.

That’s the percentage of campaign donations Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received from Harvard University’s faculty.

All donations from Arts & Sciences faculty, as well as those from the Kennedy School of Government,...

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Students From These Colleges Often Go to Graduate School

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

Among the 11 schools with the highest percentage of students​ who quickly head to graduate school, the average was 58.5 percent.

US News reports.

11 Colleges That Often Lead to Graduate School

Tuskegee University, which reports that 66 percent of alumni pursue graduate education within one year, is...

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College Student’s Conservative Column Leads to Stabbing Threat

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

As we’ve pointed out many times before, it takes real guts to be a conservative college student.

National Review has the story.

Student’s Conservative Op-Ed Draws Stabbing Threat

A student at the University of California–Santa Barbara had to deal with someone threatening to stab him because he dared to write an op-ed with a...

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Mount St. Mary’s Fires Two Faculty Members Including One With Tenure

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 12:30pm

Many believe a third faculty member may also be fired, as he also has criticized the president’s policies.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Mount St. Mary’s president fires two faculty members, one with tenure

The president of Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland on Monday fired two faculty members without any faculty review of his...

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Purdue Staffer Allegedly Called for the Rape of Pro-Life Students

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:00am

The incident is currently under investigation.

Life News reports.

Pro-Abortion University Staffer Calls for Raping Pro-Life College Students

A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club’s recent campaign.

The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a...

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Cornell Student Chases Knife-Wielding Library Laptop Thief to Clock Tower

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9:30am

Nobody else helped do anything.

The Cornell Review reports.

Michael Sun ’16 Chased Down Cornell’s Knife-Wielding Library Laptop Thief, ‘Nobody Else Did Anything’

At approximately 5:30 pm, a young black male reportedly stole a laptop in Olin Library and was chased into and barricaded inside the McGraw clock tower. The unidentified suspect was later...

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Harvard Med Students Want More Diversity But Not Asians

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00am

This seems rather “problematic” as the young people say these days.

Campus Reform reports.

Harvard med students demand diversity, but no more Asians please

Harvard Medical School (HMS) students styling themselves the “Racial Justice Coalition” are demanding that their next Dean be “committed to social justice both inside...

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Merced College Embezzler Will Serve Prison Time

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

He was convicted of embezzling more than $350,000.

The Merced Sun-Star reports.

Merced College embezzler gets 2 years in prison

A former Merced College employee convicted of embezzling more than $350,000 was sentenced Tuesday to serve two years in state prison.

Joseph Bisinger, 49, pleaded no contest late last year to one count of felony...

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Small College in Minnesota Angers Students by Cutting Foreign Language Majors

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school needed to make some cuts and the students aren’t happy.

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

HASTA LA VISTA, BABY: Minnesota College Infuriates Students By Cutting Foreign Language Majors

The decision at a small, private liberal arts college in Minnesota to cut costs by eliminating a handful of majors including German,...

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College Financial Aid At The Center of Increasing Tuition

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

More federal financial aid available to students pushes colleges to raise their tuition.

Market Watch reports.

Has college financial aid totally backfired?

It’s pretty clear that college tuition has been going up over the past several decades, and there are many theories as to why. A new study offers more evidence to an...

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Students Who Took Over Dartmouth Library Face No Discipline

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Everyone put on your shocked face.

Dartblog reports.

No Peace and No Justice

Word from the inside says that no students are currently under investigation or facing College discipline for the BLM invasion of Baker Library on November 12:

You will recall that we published two eye-witness reports of the ugly events in the library...

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Mount St. Mary’s University Plan For Identifying Failing Students Becomes Scandal

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

“You just have to drown the bunnies … put a Glock to their heads.”

Fox News reports.

College officials fired after problem students likened to drowning ‘bunnies’

EMMITSBURG, Md. – A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University...

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Princeton ‘Opens Dialogue’ on Racism and Woodrow Wilson

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

Racist progressive Woodrow Wilson attended Princeton and ultimately served as the school’s president.

The Associated Press reports.

Princeton Opens Dialogue on Alumnus Woodrow Wilson, Racism

How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that...

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UC Irvine Hosts ‘Political Prisoner’ Who Assisted In Cop Killings

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:30am

These days, one may view Odinga’s invitation as not much of a head-scratcher.

The College Fix reports.

UC-Irvine welcomes ‘political prisoner’ involved in cop killings

Today, the African American Studies Department at the University of California-Irvine is hosting a talk by Sekou Abdullah Odinga, aka Nathaniel Burns.

Odinga was a member of the Black Liberation...

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