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Moody’s Has More Bad News About College Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00am

Some bad news.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Problems Mount for the ‘Other’ College Debt

The bond markets are giving a new grade to America’s small colleges: A gentleman’s C.

Spooked by bad news out of the higher-education sector in recent months, including unexpected campus closures, potential mergers and poor enrollment projections, some prospective buyers...

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Is Federal Data on Low-Income Graduation Rates Wrong?

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

The federal government finally released graduation rates for low-income students, but some say the data is off — way off.

From the Hechinger Report:

There’s finally federal data on low-income college graduation rates—but it’s wrong

The U.S. Department of Education has released college-by-college graduation rates for low-income students receiving federal grants, for the first...

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Arizona College Shooting Results in 1 Dead, 3 Injured

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

A shooting at Northern Arizona University left one dead.

From The Hill:

1 dead, 3 injured in Ariz. college shooting

Officials say one is dead and three wounded after an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff.

Authorities said that a suspect, identified as freshman Steven Jones, 18, was in custody and...

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Campus Chapel Removes Pews to Accommodate Muslim Students

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

Colleges make accommodations for Christian and Jewish students all the time too, right?

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Pews removed from campus chapel to accommodate Muslim students

Criticism of the decision has been called ‘Islamophobia’

Wooden pews were removed from Grace Memorial Chapel at Wichita State University over the summer to accommodate Muslims students...

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Adult Film Star Launches University of Porn

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s unknown at this time if the school will be a fully accredited institution.

Daniel Nussbaum of Breitbart reports.

Porn Star Launches ‘University of Porn’

Veteran porn actor Rocco Siffredi is looking to train the next generation of adult film stars.

Siffredi, nickname “Italian Stallion,” has launched what could be described as a “University of...

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Should Universities Embrace Alcohol at Football Games?

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Allow the beer?

The New York Times reports.

Beer. But Here?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Fans of professional sports teams would not have noticed anything out of the ordinary at Milan Puskar Stadium’s concession stands on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon. Domestic and imported beer, wine and a hard cider advertised as gluten-free were all...

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Texas Prof to Withdraw From University Over Campus Carry

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00am

This is good news. Maybe more left-wing professors will do the same.

The Daily Texan reported.

Citing concerns with campus carry, professor emeritus to withdraw from University

Economics professor emeritus Daniel Hamermesh will withdraw from his position next fall, citing concerns with campus carry legislation.

The law will allow the concealed carry of guns in...

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UConn Student From Mac-and-cheese Incident Kicked Out of School

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 9:30am

He transferred to UConn from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he was arrested twice.

New York Post reports.

Mac-and-cheese Jackass Apparently Kicked Out of College

The obnoxious bro who went ballistic after a UConn dining hall refused to serve him mac and cheese will now apparently be denied a diploma from the school...

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University That Banned Conservative From Debate Once Allowed Anti-Gay Speaker

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00am

This is an update to a story we featured yesterday.

Reginald Harper writes at Medium.

Manchester’s Student Union Bans Speakers from Society Event after Hosting One Who Advocated Execution of Gays

After the University of Manchester Students’ Union banned both Milo Yiannopoulos and Julie Bindel from a society event, you may be wondering, what...

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LSU Will Learn South Carolina Fight Songs for Saturday’s Games

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is what Aggies called “good bull.”

From SEC Country:

LSU band to learn South Carolina alma mater and fight song for Saturday’s game

LSU may be playing a “road” game at Tiger Stadium, but the university is doing its best to give the South Carolina Gamecocks a hometown atmosphere for Saturday’s contest.

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Liberal Journal Publishes Column Against Free College

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

Here’s something you probably never thought you’d read at The New Republic.

Kudos to writer Matt Bruenig.

The Case Against Free College

In the United States, as in much of the rest of the world, college students receive three kinds of public benefits: tuition subsidies, living grants, and public loans. Through various combinations of...

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Indiana University Frat Shut Down Over “Highly Offensive” Video

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

A fraternity has been shut down and their charter revoked after cell phone video surfaced.

From the Indy Star:

IU fraternity shut down due to video

The national organization of Alpha Tau Omega has closed the Indiana University chapter and revoked its charter, citing the release of a sexually explicit cell phone video.

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Hillary Supporters Yell at College Students Protesting Her (VIDEO)

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

The Clinton supporters seem shocked that there are students who don’t support her.

Read more from the College Fix.

Young people protesting Hillary Clinton’s recent campaign stop at Broward College in Florida got quite an earful from a handful of die-hard Clinton supporters who were none too pleased by the demonstration.

About 12 college students and...

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These Universities Have the Highest Undergrad Enrollment

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

These campuses are the same size as midsize towns.

US News reports.

10 Universities With the Highest Undergrad Enrollment

The University of Central Florida had 52,532 undergraduate students in fall 2014, more than any other institution, according to U.S. News data.

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series...

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University Debate on Whether Feminism Stifles Free Speech Bans Conservative Journalist

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:00am

Why bother even having the debate? They’ve already answered their own question.

Alex Griswold reports at Mediaite.

Conservative Journalist Banned From Participating in University Debate on Censorship

The University of Manchester Student Union has banned Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Guardian journalist Julie Bindel from participating in a debate on whether or not modern...

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Colleges That Gave Cosby Honors Face a Tough Question

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9:30am

What to do after someone honored falls from grace?

The New York Times reports.

To Revoke or Not: Colleges That Gave Cosby Honors Face a Tough Question

Every spring for decades, a similar scene played out at colleges across the United States: Students picked up their degrees — and Bill Cosby stood alongside them.

Schools...

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University’s Gender Neutral Bathrooms Lead to Reports of Voyeurism

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:00am

Who could have predicted that a liberal policy would backfire?

The Star reports.

University of Toronto alters bathroom policy after two reports of voyeurism

The University of Toronto has decreased the number of gender-neutral bathrooms in one of its colleges after two women became victims of voyeurism when they were filmed while showering.

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Campus Amazon ‘Pick Up’ Store? Yes, Please!

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Making life just a little bit easier.

From Fortune:

An Amazon ‘pick-up’ store may be coming to a college near you

E-commerce giant Amazon plans to open more customer service outlets near college campuses so students can pick up their orders, according to several job listings on the company’s website.

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Prof Says Campus Carry Will ‘Shut Down’ Dissent

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

Um, okay…

From Campus Reform:

UT prof. says campus carry will ‘shut down’ dissent, free speech

A professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) is concerned that a recently enacted law allowing concealed carry in university buildings will “shut down dissent and free speech,” according to an interview with The Trace on...

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University of Pennsylvania Prof Makes Racist Remark About Dr. Ben Carson

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

We have written about Professor Anthea Butler in the past. She’s back for saying something disgraceful about Ben Carson.

Christian Spencer of Campus Reform reports.

Ivy League prof. calls Ben Carson a ‘coon’

University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler called Presidential Candidate Ben Carson a “coon” for claiming that people have the right to...

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Student Activists Claim College is Giving Guns to Campus Police to Keep Minorities Down

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

Isn’t it more plausible that campus police are being armed to prevent campus shootings?

Christian Britschgi of the College Fix reports.

Oregon college gives guns to campus police to keep minorities down, anti-gun activists claim

‘Disarm PSU’ angry about being compared to Republicans

The shooting deaths of nine people at a gun-free Oregon college last...

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What Hampshire College Discovered by Not Accepting SAT/ACT Scores

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

No more standardized testing for this college.

Washington Post reports.

What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT score

Hampshire College is a liberal arts school in Massachusetts that has decided not to accept SAT/ACT scores from applicants. That’s right — the college won’t accept them, a step beyond the hundreds of “test-optional”...

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