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Michigan Switch from ACT to SAT Causes Worry for Some

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 3:49pm

Is all that ACT prep now worthless?

Bridge reports.

Worried about Michigan’s switch to the SAT? Six reasons to calm down

This year’s crop of Michigan high school juniors will be the first to take the SAT college admission standardized test instead of the ACT. The switch, announced in January, lowered costs for the...

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Some Young Women Are Paying for College With Online Sex Work

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

So it’s come to this.

Hannah Smothers reports at Fusion.

Girls gone wired: Why college women are embracing online sex work

For just a dollar, you can send your first message to Valerie, a 22-year-old college student living in southern Georgia. If she responds, you can spend more money to keep chatting. Maybe you’ll...

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Trump Refuses to Release College Transcript

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

He called out Obama on this. Now, will he release his grades from Wharton?

The Daily Caller reports.

Trump Refuses To Release His College Transcript Despite Once Demanding Obama Release His

Donald Trump does not seem to be the kind of man burdened by hypocrisy.

Calling President Barack Obama “the least transparent president in the...

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Prof Who Compared Scott Walker to Hitler Apologizes

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:00am

The professor has thought better of her earlier comparison.

David Hookstead writes at the College Fix.

Embattled Wisc. professor who compared Scott Walker with Hitler: ‘I clearly caused offense, and I’m sorry’

In interview with The College Fix, University of Wisconsin professor Sara Goldrick-Rab apologizes as criticism and defense of scholar mount

University of Wisconsin...

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Stanford Endowment Loses Staff as Changes are Made

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Stanford’s endowment is worth billions, but some changes are occurring.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Stanford Endowment Manager Loses Staff Amid Strategy Changes

It didn’t take long for Robert Wallace to shake up the nation’s fourth-largest endowment at Stanford University.

Four months after the 49-year-old succeeded John Powers as head of the $25 billion Stanford...

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The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Wants You to Pick a Side

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Activists in the fossil fuel divestment movement on college campuses want people to choose sides. It’s a pretty simple choice.

Rachelle Peterson writes at the National Association of Scholars.

Whose Side Are You On?

“#Whoseside” is the hashtag of one of the protest movements currently roiling American college campuses. The embedded question, “Whose side?”...

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Judge Rules U. of California, San Diego Didn’t Hold Fair Trial in Sexual Assault Case

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

What? You mean Kangaroo Courts are… Kangaroo Courts?!

NPR reports:

Judge Rules That University Did Not Hold Fair Trial In Sexual Assault Case

A sexual assault complaint at the University of California, San Diego, led to a university investigation. The accused student was suspended. But a Superior Court judge has ruled that the school...

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New Texas Law Threatens Academic Freedom

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

Transparency always looks good on paper, but what if it interferes with free speech?

Joseph Cohn writes at the FIRE blog.

Everything Is Bigger in Texas, Including Violations of the First Amendment

There have been numerous media accounts of the current threat to academic freedom and faculty free speech in Wisconsin. This attention is...

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Bowling Green and the Case of The Missing Turkish Mosaics

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

Does Bowling Green University have the missing pieces of an allegedly stolen Turkish mosaic?

Al Jazeera reports:

Ohio university grapples with case of missing mosaic

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — About 1,800 years ago, a rich resident of Zeugma, a Roman city in what is today southern Turkey, decided to install a mosaic in the dining...

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Students for Life Launches Campaign to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Naturally, the media will ignore this movement.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart reports.

Students for Life Launches #WomenBetrayed National Rallies to Defund Planned Parenthood

National pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA) and its partner organization Pro-Life Future are launching an initiative called #WomenBetrayed which urges citizens across the country to host rallies...

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Getting To Know The New SAT

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Here is what testers next spring should expect.

Forbes reports.

Get To Know The New SAT

For many students, taking the SAT® is a rite of passage. It has been an important part of the college admission process for millions of students since its introduction in 1926, and it remains an important part of...

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Barnard College Agrees to Let Adjunct Faculty Unionize After Giving up NLRB Fight

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 9:30am

Just what education needs. More unions.

The College Fix reports.

Women’s college agrees to let adjunct faculty unionize after giving up NLRB fight

Rather than keep fighting adjunct faculty who want to unionize, Barnard College is giving up.

The Columbia Spectator reports that the women’s college, affiliated with Columbia University, spent 13 hours in negotiation with...

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New Jersey Proposes Lottery to Pay Off College Debt

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Will this be a solution?

USA Today reports.

N.J. bill proposes lottery to pay off college debt

New Jersey could become the first state in the country to create a ‘golden ticket’ for student loan debt.

If N.J. State Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli is successful in passing his sponsored bill, a new lottery would be...

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College Student Blows Through $90K College Fund

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

As if spending $90,000 on shopping trips and trips to Europe weren’t irresponsible enough, she then blamed her parents for not teaching her to budget.

Mediaite has the story:

College Student Who Blew $90k Fund: My Parents ‘Should Have Taught Me To Budget’

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Los Angeles Prof Offers Lessons Exclusively for Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

She’s just teaching the classes ordinary American students won’t take, right?

Alexandra Zimmern reports at the College Fix.

LA professor offers lessons exclusively for undocumented students

Educator takes college student ‘Dreamers’ on trips to Mexico – with surprising results

This winter, a professor at Cal State Long Beach will take a group of undocumented students...

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How These University Experts Are Becoming a Thorn in the Anti-Tobacco Lobby’s Side

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

After years of litigation deciding in favor of claimants over Big Tobacco, these medical experts with university connections are turning the tables.

The Chronicle of Higher Education writes:

University Experts Renew Denials of Links Between Tobacco and Disease

After decades of legal victories by smokers over tobacco companies, some recent lawsuits are being undermined...

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Norwegian Mass Murderer Admitted to Oslo University

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

He won’t be attending in person, but studying in his prison cell.

Reuters reported.

Mass killer Breivik to study at Oslo University, from jail

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won a place on Friday to study at Oslo University from solitary confinement in prison, despite outrage at his massacre of 77 people four...

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Paul Smith’s College Wants to Change its Name for $20 Million

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Alumni and students are not too happy about the name change.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

$20M to Change College Name

Many colleges and universities are named for the donors who started them or who boosted them up. And many colleges have changed their names.

But such changes can be tricky when a college’s current name...

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The Onion Satirizes Delicate College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9:30am

Once again, The Onion hits the nail squarely on the head. This is pretty funny.

Parents Dedicate New College Safe Space In Honor Of Daughter Who Felt Weird In Class Once

In an effort to provide sanctuary for Lynnfield College students exposed to perspectives different from their own, a new campus safe space...

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Donald Trump Rises in the Polls and Millennials are Becoming Conservative

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Young voters have become more conservative since 2008.

The Blaze reports.

Donald Trump, His Rising Poll Numbers and Millennials

The windstorm that has been the candidacy of Donald Trump is nothing short of captivating. In typical Trump fashion he took the Republican field by storm rising to the top of the polls through his...

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University of Michigan Sued By Open Carry Advocate

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

When lawfare is turned in the other direction…

The Detroit Free Press writes:

Open-carry advocate sues U-M over campus gun ban

An Ann Arbor resident is suing the University of Michigan after being denied a permit to open carry a gun on campus.

Joshua Wade charges in the lawsuit that the university is in violation...

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Top Donor to Ohio University Accused of Urging School to Play the Race Card

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

This story is pretty amazing and shows what an influence the politics of the last seven years have had on day to day business.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Top College Donor’s Tip: ‘Play The Race Card!’

A major donor to Ohio University (OU) is under fire for his novel strategy to...

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