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Showing it’s “All About the Benjamins” NYU’s Newest Course Features Puff Daddy

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

After a New York University scholar sets up a date using the Hook-Up Facebook page, what music may best set the proper mood?

Given the escalating tuition costs, I might suggest the ever cl...

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American University College Republicans President Responds to Student Video

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Last week we shared a video of American University students who were unable to name a single US senator.

This weekend, the president of the College Republicans at the school appeared on Fox and Friends to respond.

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Waynesburg U. Co-Ed – No one will ever win the battle of the sexes

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Waynesburg Univeristy student Nika Anschuetz thinks that instead of pitting men against women (as often occurs as part of progressive campus activism),  the qualities of both should be cherished and celebrated.

…Equality is overused by both political parties. Political leaders aim to sway voters by using the term “equality.” Gender...

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Daytona State Approves $10,000 Bachelor’s Degree in Education

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

$10,000 seems like a such a reasonable price for a Bachelor’s degree. Looks like Florida’s governor Rick Scott is getting results.

Channel 13 News of Florida reports.

Daytona State College board approves $10,000 bachelor’s degree in education

Earning a bachelor’s degree in education at Daytona State College will soon be more affordable than ever.

Beginning...

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Touchdown! NLRB office backs union for Northwestern football players

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have been following the efforts of the Northwestern University football team to unionize.

In potential landmark case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) backed  bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern...

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‘Work Colleges’ Let Students Pay Off Debt Before Graduation

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00am

Given the student debt crisis, you’d think more colleges would follow this model.

Lisa Rathke of Pilot Online reports.

Students’ jobs pay off tuition at N.C. work college

Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven “Work Colleges” around the country, students are...

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JP Morgan stops investment account of “America’s Deadliest Fraternity”

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:30am

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity whose  icy ‘torture’ of pledges that evoked Tarantino films and allegedly led to the death of some students, is now facing further consequences of its past hazing activities.

Early this month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. stopped managing an investment account for a prominent client: the charitable foundation...

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U. Arizona Students Riot Over Basketball Team’s Loss

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:00am

So your team lost the big game. Is that any reason for mob behavior?

There’s no excuse for this.

FOX News reports.

University of Arizona students riot after NCAA Tournament loss

Tucson police said Saturday night that they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and...

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Baylor U. Student on Free Markets and Fast Cars

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Baylor University student Danny Huizinga explores the American car market and how far its been driven from the realm of a truly free market.

News broke last week that Tesla, a California-based electric car company, had been banned from selling cars in several states due to lobbying pressure from existing car dealers....

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University of Idaho Prepares for Guns on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Sounds like the state of Idaho has real respect for the Second Amendment.

How refreshing.

The Washington Times reports.

University preparing for guns on campus

The University of Idaho is taking steps to comply with a new state law that allows people with an enhanced concealed-carry permit to bring a concealed weapon on campus.

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UPenn Criticized for Response to Recent Student Suicides

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Tragically, four students at the University of Pennsylvania have committed suicide this academic year, three of them since Christmas.

Though the school’s president and provost have launched the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare, UPenn administrators are drawing fire for waiting months to publicly report a student’s suicide and for...

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University of Iowa Denies HBO Request to Film ‘Girls’ on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Just think of what the students at the University of Iowa are missing out on. Disruptive film crews, entire areas of campus restricted to people who work for the show. Who wouldn’t want to deal with that?

Nikara Johns of Variety reports.

University of Iowa Denies Request to Film ‘Girls’ on Campus

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UCLA student explains problems with science classes’ peer review approach

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Amid all the troubling reports of problems with the new, national education standards implementation, there is chatter about instituting “Common Core” at colleges.

University of California – Los Angeles student Samah Pirzada takes look at science course peer review system at her school, which is similar in concept to some Common...

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Progressives Try to Block Condoleezza Rice from Speaking at University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s worth noting that this same thing recently happened at Rutgers. In this case a student and a professor, both of them white men, are leading the charge.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

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U. of South Dakota has “Bitch” Magazine Editor as Keynote Speaker for Diversity Symposium

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 8:00am

“Feminism’s image problem was something we wanted to up-end (with Bitch magazine)”

When the latest progressive movement focuses on banning the word “bossy”, it would be intriguing to learn what perspectives the editor of “Bitch” magazine may have.

The students at the University of South Dakota had the opportunity during their “Diversity Symposium.” It was everything you would imagine it to be…and more!

The 1995...

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State regulators worry over Education Department’s new online programs proposal

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Education Department has just issued its first draft of new regulations for online programs operating across state lines.

Unsurprisingly, the new proposal has some state regulators deeply concerned: They say the proposal is going to impose substantial burdens on their offices.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report:

The department is looking...

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Video – Greg Lukianoff on ‘The State of Free Speech in America’

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Greg Lukianoff is the nation’s foremost authority of free speech issues on college campuses. If that subject is of interest to you, don’t miss the video below.

Pierce Babirak of The FIRE reports.

Video: ‘The State of Free Speech in America’ with Lukianoff, Fish, Rauch, Posner, Rosen

This Tuesday, FIRE hosted an event focused...

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Harvard student editors’ take on #TwitterisBlocked in Turkey

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Legal Insurrection recently reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blocked Twitter in his country.

The editorial staff of The Harvard Crimson offered their thoughts on the act and what it means about the realities of Turkish democracy.

Hoping to encourage a functional, friendly state in the Middle East, Western powers were...

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College Basketball Coaches Sure Are Angry

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

And bossy.

A new piece by Colin McGowan of Vice takes an in-depth look at the issue.

The Insane Rage of College Basketball Coaches

The NCAA basketball tournament isn’t quite the “One Shining Moment” montage CBS would have you believe it is, but as a television program you can watch that makes you feel...

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U. of Virgina student explores the troubling realities of med, law student debt

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00am

“Large part of our effort is explaining to our students how to manage their debt once they leave medical school.”

We have reported that graduate students are being slammed hard by the high costs associated with their education, to the point many need food stamps.

University of Virgina student Leopold Spohngellert takes a hard look at the realities of graduate student finances of his...

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American University Students Protest Dick Cheney Appearance, Want Him Arrested

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:30am

I guess no one has told the students at American University that Barack Obama has been president for the last six years.

Then there’s the pesky issue of free speech.

How do you think these students would react if someone tried to shut them down?

Via Twitchy…

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Extreme Grade Inflation: UNC Athlete’s Error-Ridden Essay earns A minus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00am

We have been keeping track of the reports of academic fraud perpetrated by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill athletic department.

Business Insider’s Tony Manfred provides an example of the shoddy scholarship that was allowed to fester at the institution. At most, the following essay on Rosa Parks was worth a solid...

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