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U. of Arizona Student’s Research Leads to New Planet Formation Theories

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

A University of Arizona graduate’s research is leading astronomers to new theories of planet formation.

Student reporter Mark Armao has the details.

A UA graduate student’s research recently led to the discovery of a planet that has many astronomers rethinking planet formation.

The planet, dubbed HD 106906 b, is a gas giant orbiting its...

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College Students’ Thesis Topics Inspire Laughter, Sadness

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Will Oremus of Slate provides a report on a new site that tracks thesis topics of college students. You’ll laugh and maybe cry when you read some of them.

College Students’ Thesis Topics Are Hilarious, Depressing

Enter lolmythesis.com, a Tumblr started by a Harvard senior procrastinating on her own undergraduate thesis. The blog...

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Missouri Starts Successful Teacher Home Visit Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

More than 30 public schools in the state of Missouri area are participating in a new program that sends teachers on home visits several times a year, with very promising results.

…The nonprofit HOME WORKS! program is modeled after one in Sacramento, Calif. that over the past decade has since spread to...

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Fraternity at Salisbury University Investigated for Extreme Hazing

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

Despite laws against hazing, the practice is still carried out at many US schools. This case from Salisbury University is making national headlines.

John Hechinger and David Glovin of Bloomberg reported.

Deadliest Frat’s Icy ‘Torture’ of Pledges Evokes Tarantino Films

On a chilly March night, Sigma Alpha Epsilon bro...

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Judge says Geneva College does not have to provide contraception coverage

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

A federal judge has ruled that Geneva College can temporarily exclude coverage for contraception when it offers a health insurance plan to its employees.

Geneva College doesn’t have to provide its employees with insurance coverage for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and other “preventive services,” under a decision issued Monday by U.S. District Judge...

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University in Michigan Bans the Word ‘Obamacare’

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00am

The school actually banned the use of many words but Obamacare was the one that jumped off the page in this report from Breitbart.

‘Banished’ words: Selfie, Twerking, Obamacare

Michigan’s Lake Superior State University announced its 39th annual list of words “banished” from the language includes “selfie,” “twerking” and “hashtag.”

The Sault Ste. Marie...

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U. of Michigan tries to slash costs, but meets faculty opposition

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:30am

The University of Michigan recently hosted a $750,000 party to kick-off a fundraising drive.

Yet, administrators are now attempting to reign in costs by slashing millions on staff expenses. Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports the push-back from faculty members and other challenges in implementing a plan that is also being...

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Gay Student at Ohio University Charged With Blackmailing Another Student for Sex

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8:00am

The student who was extorted for sex found himself in this situation after he sent nude pictures to the accused who was posing as a woman.

Hat tip to The Other McCain.

Jim Phillips of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio University student charged with ex...

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Dana Perino’s Five Career Resolutions for Millenials

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

Fox New Channel’s Dana Perino, who was once White House Press Secretary, offers some sage resolutions for job-seeking millenials to consider making in 2014.

1. MORE THINKING, LESS FEELING. In email communications with supervisors and managers, do not use emoticons or multiple exclamation points. Stop being so emotional in emails. Your boss...

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Plenty of Debt and No Degree

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

When college students don’t finish school, they may not have a degree but they often have plenty of debt.

That’s a tough position to be in.

Nona Willis Aronowitz of NBC News reports.

Debt, no degree: Bills mount for ex-college students who never reached the finish line

This past April, facing the prospect of three...

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Glenn Reynolds on the Consequences of Zero Tolerance Insanity

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

We have noted that a professional psychologist has deemed school “zero tolerance” policies to be “psychotic”.

Professor Glenn Reynolds agrees, and projects possible consequences to the American education system unless some sanity returns.

…So is this steady stream of incidents an indication of widespread mental deficiency among America’s K-12 educators? In a...

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How the History of the Radical Left Gets Whitewashed on College Campuses

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Mark Bauerlein of See Thru Edu has written a new post in which he explains why new generations of college students always seem to find heroes on the radical left.

The Inscrutable Campus and the New Left Background

One of the many frustrations that critics of ideological trends in higher education face is...

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Loyola U. Spends $60 Million on ‘Environmental Sustainability’ Project

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the increasing cost of tuition and plummeting college enrollment numbers, Loyola may want to consider a “student sustainability project” in 2014.

Loyola University of Chicago is in the middle of a half-billion dollar construction binge, according to Crain’s.

A recent splurge on new construction includes a $58.8 million “Institute of Environmental Sustainability.”...

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Duke University Survey says Obamacare Will Cost Americans Their Jobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Duke University isn’t the first organization to suggest such a thing. In fact, we recently reported that some college students are already losing full time work due to Obamacare.

The College Fix reports.

Obamacare Will Cost Americans Their Jobs, According to Duke University Survey

The News & Observer reports on a recent Duke University...

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Craigslist Job Opportunity: Common Core Test Writer

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 9:30am

Given the fact that a Common Core test recently presented a completely unsolvable equation, it is no wonder that administrators are looking for “strong math writers”.

The Daily Caller Education Editor Eric Owens has the details on Common Core job opportunities published on Craigslist.

As EAGnews.org explains, a company that generates all manner...

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Hateful Facebook Posts at University of Georgia Smell Like a Hoax

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 8:00am

We’ve been down this road before so look at this story with a large grain of salt.

Blake Seitz writes at National Review.

Facebook Controversy at the University of Georgia

Last month, a series of offensive Facebook posts directed at two University of Georgia student groups sparked a campus controversy. Before the controversy subsided...

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New York Times Columnist David Brooks to Teach ‘Humility’ Course at Yale

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:30pm

There are so many things wrong with this story I don’t even know where to begin.

Joe Coscarelli of New York Magazine reports.

David Brooks to Teach ‘Humility’ at Yale

Star New York Times columnist and Jay-Z enthusiast David Brooks is taking his talents to New Haven. The Yale Herald’s Bullblog noticed that every...

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Feds sponsoring drone research projects at several public universities

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:00pm

The announcement by Amazon that they planned to start offering 30-minute deliveries via drone-like “octocopters” generated a lot of buzz.

Now, Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports that Unmanned aerial drone research is coming to several public universities, according to a recent announcement from...

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University of Texas Law Prof. Says We Should Throw Out the U.S. Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:30pm

Isn’t it a shame the way the constitution keeps liberal progressives from getting everything they want?

The College Fix reports.

Prominent Law Professor Says We Should Throw Out the U.S. Constitution

A University of Texas law professor says we need to trash our nation’s founding document, and come up with a new, more...

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FIRE taps Troy U. and Virginia State U. as 2013 Speech Codes of the Year “Winners”

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:00pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has flagged two of campus speech codes as so egregious that they deserved special mention as 2013’s Speech Codes of the Year “winners”.

Troy University

Troy, a public university in Alabama, defines harassment (PDF) as “any comments or conduct consisting of words or actions that...

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Michigan State Prof. Who Called Republicans Racists Headed Back to Class This Spring

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:30pm

I’m sure you remember creative writing professor William Penn, who was suspended from his post when a student filmed his hateful tirade against Republicans. He’s headed back into the classroom this spring.

Russell Westerholm of the University Herald reports.

Anti-GOP Professor Who Called Republicans ‘Old, Cheap and Racist’ in Michigan State Classroom Reinstated...

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Jewish Professor from Vanderbilt U. Backs ASA’s Academic Boycott of Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00am

Professor Jacobson has been covering the push-back against the American Studies Association’s (ASA) academic boycott of Israel, which has been forcefully rejected by Trinity College and dozens of other institutions.

Yet, a Jewish professor has just published her support for the boycott.

… Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren professor of Humanities at...

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