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Bethel Prof Resigns Over College’s Stance on Human Origin

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:30am

The college prohibits faculty members from holding leadership positions or contracting with groups that don’t conform to the college’s beliefs.

South Bend Tribune reports.

Bethel Professor Resigns After College Stance on Human Origin

MISHAWAKA — James Stump, a Bethel College graduate, returned to his alma mater in 1998 and served as a teacher and...

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Prof Who Compared Scott Walker to Hitler Faces Shocking New Allegations

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:00am

The College Republicans allege that the professor sent some questionable tweets.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Wisc. prof who compared Scott Walker with Hitler faces shocking new allegations

Shocking new allegations emerged Wednesday against the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who tweeted that Scott Walker and Adolf Hitler share “terrifying” similarities.

The University of...

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Bottled Water Ban Backfires at University of Vermont

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Banning bottled water didn’t solve the problems it was supposed to. Isn’t that amazing?

The Huffington Post reported.

When The University Of Vermont Banned Bottled Water, Students Drank More Unhealthy Beverages

A ban on bottled water at the University of Vermont actually increased the number of bottles sent to the trash,...

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FIRE Had an Amazing Year for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

One of FIRE’s main jobs is defending the free speech rights of students on college campuses.

As you can see below, they do their job very well.

Congratulations to FIRE for a great year!

 
 
 
 

Scott Walker Considers Online Classes to Finish College Degree While in The White House

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

The first president in college? It might happen with a Walker victory as some raise concerns about Walker not possessing a degree.

ABC News reports.

Gov. Scott Walker Calls Possibility of Taking Online Courses to Finish Degree in WH ‘Interesting’

Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s Republican governor who is considering a bid for the White...

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Photo of the Confederate Flag is a Possible Safety Threat at U. Missouri

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 11:00am

This is getting a little ridiculous.

Robby Soave writes at Reason.

Old Photo of Confederate Flag a Possible Safety Threat, Says U. of Missouri

University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin promised a swift investigation of a three-year-old photo of the Confederate flag that surfaced this week. The pho...

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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Freshman Mocks Diversity Orientation

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Freshman orientation is not just about learning how to register for classes or navigating the campus.

The John William Pope Center reports.

Freshman Orientation: Conform or Be Cast Out

I am about to begin my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and I recently attended college orientation. As an...

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Obama Suggests Money Spent on Incarcerations Could Fund University Tuition

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:00am

Yes, by all means. Let’s just let everyone out of jail. Student loan debt crisis solved!

This report comes from VOX, of course.

Obama: $80 billion spent on incarceration could eliminate tuition at public universities

Mass incarceration costs the US more than $80 billion in a year. That’s how much corrections expenditures cost the...

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Feds Accuse Shaw University of Discrimination Against Disabled Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:40pm

The historically black university in Raleigh is under fire after feds claim discrimination.

WRAL reports:

Feds: Shaw University discriminated against disabled student

Shaw University has revised its admissions policy after a federal complaint was filed against the school for denying acceptance to a student with cerebral palsy.

Officials at the historically black university in Raleigh...

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Fordham Theology Chair Marries Partner

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Fordham backed their Theology Chair following his gay wedding.

The Washington Times reports:

Jesuit Fordham University backs theology chair after gay wedding

A private Jesuit university in New York City has come out in support of its theology department chair after he wed his gay partner last month.

Patrick Hornbeck, Fordham University’s chair of...

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Dixie State University Being Pressured to Change its Name

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

Of course. The latest craze over the Confederate flag demands it.

FOX News reported.

Some say Utah’s Dixie State University should reconsider name as Confederate flags come down

Amid moves to take down Confederate flags nationwide, some say Utah’s Dixie State University should re-open a discussion about changing its...

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California Judge Sides With Student Accused of Sexual Assault at University

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

Perhaps we should keep due process in real courts, not university kangaroo courts.

Justin Wm. Moyer reported at the Washington Post.

University unfair to student accused of sexual assault, says California judge

A California trial court judge in San Diego has determined that a college student found responsible for sexual misconduct by a university...

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College Study Urges People to Accept Those Who ‘Identify as Real Vampires’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:30pm

Up next? Werewolves and mummies.

Via the College Fix.

Study urges people to accept those who ‘identify as real vampires’

You think you’ve heard it all, and then something like this comes along.

Katherine Timpf of National Review reports:

Sociology researchers are now insisting that we...

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Grad Students at U. Washington Protected From Microaggressions in New Contract

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:00am

If you’re afraid of microaggressions, should you really be in grad school?

Caitlin Grimes reported at Campus Reform.

Grad student union contract has microaggression protections

A graduate student union at the University of Washington recently renegotiated its contract to include protection from microaggressions.

Graduate students around the country have recently been attempting to unionize, including...

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Chinese Students Seek U.S. College Admissions at Any Price

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:30am

Some will break the rules for a chance to study in the United States.

CNN reports.

Fraud frenzy? Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price

Beijing (CNN)Jessica Zhang, a 21-year-old Chinese student from Jiangsu Province, says her English wasn’t strong enough to fill in her U.S. college admission form.

So her parents paid three...

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U. Wisconsin Prof Says Hitler and Scott Walker Share ‘Terrifying’ Similarities

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:00am

Rhetoric like this is only going to get worse in the coming months, especially if Walker does well.

David Hookstead reported at the College Fix.

Univ. of Wisconsin professor says Hitler, Scott Walker share ‘terrifying’ similarities

University of Wisconsin sociology Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab claims there are “terrifying” psychological similarities between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...

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Spoon University Raises Over $2 Million to Fund Food Network

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

Crowd sourcing a Food Network for millennials? That’s what these gals have done.

Tech Crunch writes:

Spoon University Raises $2M To Serve A Food Network To Millennials

A who’s-who of early stage investors are putting a $2 million bet that two young Northwestern grads can teach millennials a better way to eat with their...

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University in UK Bans Students From Throwing Caps in the Air at Graduation

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

Throwing caps in the air is too dangerous because someone could get hurt, you see.

The Independent reported.

Birmingham University bans students from throwing caps in the air at graduation ceremony

Staff at the University of Birmingham have killed-off a beloved graduation day tradition because of ‘health and safety’ fears – the throwing of...

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Conservative Students Prevented from Setting up ‘Murder-Free Zone’ at Portland State

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

The conservative student group was trying to make a point but the administration wasn’t buying it.

FOX News reports.

College conservatives’ ‘murder-free zone’ a no-go on Oregon campus

It was supposed to be a stunt to point out the silliness of banning unwanted activity by decree, but a college conservative group in Oregon was...

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Pasadena City College Put on Probation after Accreditation Review

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

The faculty protested and voted no-confidence against the president. Take a look at what is going on at this California campus.

89.3 KPCC reports.

Pasadena City College placed on probation following accreditation review

After visiting the campus in March, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges found significant problems with how Pasadena City...

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Federal Government Tries to Make Engineering Classes More ‘LGBTQ-Affirming’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00am

We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Federal Government Grants $300K To Make Engineering Classes ‘LGBTQ-Affirming’

The National Science Foundation is granting almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds for a two-year “diversity research” study examining aspects of engineering culture that serve as “impediments” to increased numbers...

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Obama’s Secretary of Education is a Cheerleader for Common Core Except for His Kids

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 9:30am

This powerful Democrat preaches Common Core except for his kids.

The Daily Caller reports.

Obama’s Education Secretary Loves Common Core For Your Kids, BUT NOT HIS

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s wife has moved to Chicago so the couple’s two daughters can attend the University of Chicago Lab School, arguably the most elite private school...

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