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University of California Student Government Votes to Divest from America

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:00am

It began with efforts to divest from Israel. The new radical call is to divest from the United States.

Jennifer Kabbany from the College Fix reports.

University of California student government passes resolution to divest – FROM AMERICA

The University of California Student Association board – which represents all 233,000 students enrolled in the...

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Elon University Investigates Hazing Charges

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Hazing is considered a serious crime these days. Why would anyone risk it?

WCNC News reports.

Elon University investigating report of hazing

Elon University says it is investigating allegations of hazing by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in its new member education program.

In a statement from the university, it says the activities of the...

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UT Arlington Student Admits to Making up Claim About Campus Gunman

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:00am

This student could be in real trouble. Most schools have pretty harsh penalties for things like this.

Matt Peterson of the Dallas Morning News reported.

UT-Arlington student admits making up claim that gunman followed her to campus, threatened her

A UT-Arlington student who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint on campus this week admitted...

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Conservative Writer Katie Pavlich Barred From Speaking at Oxford Debate Society

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

It should be noted that the Oxford Debate Society bills itself as the ‘last bastion of free speech.’

Tweets below via Twitchy.

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College Freshmen Depression Levels All-Time High

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

College freshmen today use social media more and study more. They’re also more depressed.

Allie Bidwell from US News reports.

College Freshmen Socialize Less, Feel Depressed More

College freshmen are spending less time socializing with friends and partying, and more time interacting through online social networks and studying.

Perhaps as a result, students’ emotional health...

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Full-Time Non-Tenure Faculty Unionize at Tufts

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

Higher education is already overwhelmingly liberal. Now it’s going to be full of union members too. Great.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Tufts Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Unionize

Full-time, non-tenure-track arts and sciences faculty members at Tufts University voted by a two-to-one margin to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced late...

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Student Editor Has Suspension Lifted After Recording A Brawl on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 12:30pm

This situation at Western Illinois University caused by a video. Katherine Schaeffer from the Student Press Law Center reports.

Western Illinois U. editor reinstated after suspension for freelancing video of campus brawl

ILLINOIS — Administrators at Western Illinois University lifted the student newspaper editor’s suspension Monday — nearly two weeks after they removed...

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DePaul Students Claim Divestment from Israel is a Queer Feminist Issue

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 11:00am

There are so many things wrong with this, it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s start with the most obvious ones. Israel is the only country in the Middle East with a good record on gay rights and women’s rights.

How can college students be this ignorant?

Emily Jashinsky of Campus...

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Sky High Debt Makes College Grads Live With Parents

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9:30am

College grads waking up in their childhood bedroom and living under the watch of their parents is a very common reality. Nina Glinski reports from Bloomberg.

The Simple Reason Millennials Aren’t Moving Out Of Their Parents’ Homes: They’re Crushed By Debt

Millennials are not budging from their parents’ basements, even though the job...

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Yale Global Warming Protest Cancelled Due to Snow

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00am

This report from Donald R. May at Lobbock Online is rich with irony.

Global Warming Protest Cancelled at Yale Due to Cold Weather and Snow

A Global Warming protest was cancelled at Yale University because of the cold weather and snow. Such cancellations seem to be rather frequent, as the weather just does...

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Why Did U. Of Tulsa Ban Student For Facebook Comments?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just when you thought higher education couldn’t possibly get any more bizarre, you come across a story like this one.

Jake New writes at Inside Higher Education:

Suspended for Spouse’s Statements?

The University of Tulsa has suspended a student over offensive Facebook posts that were written by his husband.

George “Trey” Barnett was banned from...

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South Carolina State University to Close for Two Years

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

The school has a massive deficit so it’s being closed to clean house.

Charise Frazier of NBC News reported.

Lawmakers Vote to Shutter SC State University to Manage Deficit

Nestled between the southern metropolis of Charleston and Columbia, is Orangeburg, South Carolina. The city is a midpoint for many travelers wheeling down Interstate I-26,...

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Greek Life Allows Students to Find A Second Family

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

Frequently, Greek life makes the news when a party gets out of control for instance what happened at University of Michigan. This is a take on the positives of the Greek system. Samantha Giedris from the Setonian reports.

Home away from home found in Greek life

When I was in 4th grade, I...

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Harvard and MIT Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions in Lectures, Learning Materials

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s surprising that two such prestigious schools would miss something like this.

Tamar Lewin of the New York Times reports.

Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions

Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and M.I.T., saying both universities violated antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed...

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Cornell Health Fee to Help Pay Off Over $4 Million Dollar Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00am

During Q&A, Cornell’s VP revealed part of the reason why the health fee is needed. The reason is to help pay off over $4 Million dollars of debt!

Casey Breznick from the Cornell reports.

VP Murphy Reveals Where Student Health Fee is Truly Going, Gannet’s Debt Over $4 Million

During today’s modified Student Assembly...

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‘Bring Dating Back’ Campaign Hits College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Some students are trying to get rid of hook-up culture and bring back traditional dating. Good for them.

Sarah Greek of the College Fix reports.

Move over hookup culture: ‘Bring Dating Back’ campaign launches on campuses

University of Pittsburgh student Reed Frey recently hosted a pro-abstinence table at a sex-themed poker game on campus.

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Slate Argues College Students Are Really Children And Don’t Need Free Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00am

I’m not sure how this squares with the constant brow beating of “rape culture” but I digress.

Eric Posner epically trolls writes at Slate:

Universities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and Behavior

Lately, a moral panic about speech and sexual activity in universities has reached a crescendo. Universities have strengthened...

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Texas A&M Chancellor Supports Campus Carry

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Meanwhile in Austin… the University of Texas is adamantly opposed to campus carry.

Lauren R. McGaughy writes at the Houston Chronicle:

A&M chancellor backs campus carry bill

AUSTIN – In keeping with their status as in-state rivals, Texas A&M and the University of Texas have taken opposite sides in the debate over campus carry.

State...

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Students at University in South Africa Demand the Expulsion of Jews

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is the most offensive and brazen example of anti-Semitism in the BDS movement to date. Professor Jacobson covered the story yesterday at Legal Insurrection but I wanted to address it here as well.

Stav Ziv of Newsweek reports.

Backlash After Students at South African University Dem...

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Yale Police Union Strikes Back at Ivy League University

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

We previously covered this story at Yale University, but now the police union adds their voice.

Stephanie Addenbrooke from the Yale Daily News reports.

Police union condemns University response to Blow case

The University’s reaction after a Yale Police Department officer forced Tahj Blow ’16 to the ground at gunpoint has caused friction between...

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Rutgers to Hold College Fair for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Academia is leading the fight for amnesty. Where else do you see events like this?

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Rutgers To Hold First Ever College Fair For Illegals

Rutgers University, the flagship state university for New Jersey, will be hosting what appears to be the first ever college admissions fair designed...

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Minnesota Debates Lowering the Drinking Age

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

21 or 18? That is the question being debated in Minnesota. Doug Belden from the Twin Cities reports.

Minnesota drinking age debate resurfaces with federal ruling

Longtime state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, who has tried for years without success to lower Minnesota’s drinking age, is back with two bills that would allow people younger...

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