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Study Finds Unattractive Women Receive Lower Grades

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Is this real or just another trope in the supposed war on women?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Graded on Looks

Professors differ on how much their grading should be based on tests, written assignments, labs, class participation and other factors.

But students’ looks? Most f...

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Millennials Lean Toward Less Middle East Involvement

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Of all age groups, millennials are the least supportive of foreign intervention.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Disillusioned millennials skeptical of more war in Middle East

On foreign policy, millennials lean toward less war and action abroad.
That could mean bad news for Republicans, as leading GOP candidates show strong support for foreign wars, though the...

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Public University Considers Punishing Neck Rubs as Sexual Battery

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:00am

We will certainly have a rape epidemic when everything is considered a form of sexual assault.

The College Fix reports.

Public university could punish neck rubs as sexual battery under new policy

East Carolina University students who are good at neck rubs could find themselves hauled before a sexual misconduct board under new rules...

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Hoverboards Banned at American University

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

Even though this is a real thing, it still sounds like something out of a futuristic movie.

DCInno reports.

American University Bans Hoverboards

Hoverboards are dangerous enough that American University is banning them entirely from the campus. The temporary ban comes after reports that some of them were blowing up or catching on fire,...

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Drexel University President Thinks School is Better Off Without Football Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

He could be right. Where is it written that every school must have a football program?

The Blaze reports.

This University President Is Thrilled That His School Says ‘No’ to College Football

College football is an expensive operation, but many people, especially fans of national championship contenders Clemson and Alabama, would argue that it...

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Cuomo Raising Minimum Wage for New York State University Workers

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Gee, how will the schools make up the difference in costs? Maybe through tuition.

CNN reports.

Cuomo raises minimum wage to $15 for NY state university workers

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday the minimum wage paid to New York state university workers would be raised gradually to $15 an hour over...

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Prof Claims ‘Black Men Dying’ Due to Whites not ‘Policing’ Their Imaginations

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

It sounds like someone has an active imagination, that’s for sure.

The College Fix reports.

USC English prof/poet: ‘Black men dying’ due to whites not ‘policing’ their imaginations

Claudia Rankine, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California, is also an award-winning poet.

Her book, Citizen: An American Lyric, was the...

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Should College Career Services Tell Students to Leave?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

A situation when students do not succeed in course work.

National Review reports.

A New Job for College Career Services: Tell Students to Quit

I tend to be pretty critical of the federal government, but every once in awhile the feds come up with something that is quite useful. In this case, it is...

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University of Missouri Administrator Says The First Amendment Isn’t a Free Pass

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00am

Shouldn’t universities be run by people who understand how free speech works?

Mediaite reports.

Mizzou Administrator: First Amendment Isn’t ‘Free Pass’ To Say Hateful Things

In an interview with The Economist, the University of Missouri’s interim vice-chancellor for diversity Chuck Henson appeared to opine that the First Amendment does not protect hate speech...

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Professor Claims World is on the Verge of Apocalypse due to Climate Change

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:30am

An apocalyptic rant.

The College Fix reports.

Professor warns students: Planet on verge of global apocalypse due to human activity

An assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst concluded his comparative politics course earlier this month by telling students the planet is dying because of human activity – and there is...

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Concerns Grow Over Google Tracking College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Google will probably rule the entire world one day. In the mean time, there are some privacy concerns in higher education.

The Washington Post reports.

Google is tracking students as it sells more products to schools, privacy advocates warn

In public classrooms across the country, the corporate name that is f...

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Southern Utah University to Offer Master’s Degree in Cyber Security

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

If you want job security after school, here’s a field with major possibilities.

KSL News reported.

Southern Utah University to offer cyber security master’s

Southern Utah University is planning to offer a master’s in cyber security starting this spring.

The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that university say the program is being created to...

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Colleges and Universities Tap Into The Craft Beer Industry

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Vancouver Sun reports that the craft beer industry has become so big that you can now study it at some schools.

Universities tap into growth in craft beer industry by offering business classes

With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, it’s not enough to simply...

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Liberty University Just Bought an Airport

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

An airport is kind of an unusual purchase for a university but it suggests Liberty is in good shape financially.

News and Advance reports.

Liberty University buys New London Airport

Liberty University purchased New London Airport for $1.8 million last week, with plans to bolster its aeronautics school and bring business to the Bedford...

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College Enrollment Down Among Ohio Residents

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

We’ll probably see headlines like this from other states if the supposed economic recovery continues.

Cincinnati.com reports.

Fewer Ohioans going to college amid economic recovery

Ohio’s regional college campuses and community colleges are being pushed to work together to consolidate some services as enrollment drops for a fifth year.

Fall enrollment statewide was down 1...

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Harvard-Affiliated Hospital Fires Doctor for Voicing Concerns about LGBT Lifestyle

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:30pm

Dr. Church expects his Harvard professorship won’t be renewed, either.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard-affiliated hospital dumps Christian doctor because he won’t celebrate gay sex

After more than 10 years and numerous appeals, a well-respected urologist has been expelled from a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for questioning its celebration of all...

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What’s in a College Motto?

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00am

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post highlights the very positive message in the motto of Norwich University.

The small Vermont university with arguably the best school motto

I was attending a graduation at Norwich University in Vermont a while back and the school’s seal caught my eye, especially the engraved motto: “I Will...

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Working College Student Offers Argument Against Free Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:30am

Nothing is free!

Red Alert Politics reports.

Working college student slams free tuition: “Nothing is free”

Writing for the Odyssey, college student Alyssa Slicko offers a smart and common sense argument against free college tuition.

Slicko’s reasons against free tuition are personal. She worked hard for her grades, and to pay her own tuition. She...

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School Has Double Standard on LGBT T-Shirts

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Only positive messages will be tolerated.

The College Fix reports.

Pro-LGBT statements OK on high school T-shirts, but not anti-LGBT statements

A principal at a Tennessee high school told a student in front of her peers that her shirt reading “Some People Are Gay, Get Over It” was not allowed.

Nor was “any other shirt referencing LGBT...

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Drones Are Coming to a University Near You

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

The campus of the future may be filled with flying machines.

VOA News reports.

Flying Robots Are Coming to US Universities

Flying devices, called drones, may be one of the most important technologies of the future.

The number of jobs for people who know how to design, build and control them is increasing.

Because of this...

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Almost 50,000 University Students Caught Cheating in Britain

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 3:30pm

That’s a whole lot of cheating. The numbers are epidemic level.

The Guardian reports.

Universities catch almost 50,000 student cheats

Nearly 50,000 university students have been caught cheating in the last three years, according to figures which also suggest non-EU scholars are the most likely to commit the offence.

Students from outside the EU were...

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Remember When Obama Tried to Kill College Savings Plans?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

John Kartch of FOX News reminds us of something Obama tried to do about a year ago. Let’s not forget.

The year Obama tried to kill your 529 college savings plan

At the start of 2015 President Obama had a goal: use the blunt force of taxation to effectively kill 529 college...

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