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Campus Definitions of Sexual Assault Are Too Broad

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Posted by    Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11:00am

Some incidents which clearly aren’t rape are being classified that way.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Overly broad definition of sex assault ensnares innocent students

As I wrote in my column yesterday, not all accusations of campus sexual assault are black and white. Yet colleges are treating accusations as if the accused...

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Dartmouth Native American Administrator Withdraws Amid Questions About Her Indian Status

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Posted by    Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:30am

This is how this controversy ends.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Administrator for Dartmouth Native American program withdraws amid questions about...

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Rape Culture Activists Get Speaker Cancelled at University of Toronto

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Posted by    Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00am

At Newsday, Cathy Young recounts a recent incident at a Canadian college which is becoming all too familiar.

My brush with campus intolerance

Last week, I had a firsthand experience with campus intolerance when some Canadian college students decided they didn’t want me speaking at their school.

The Canadian Association for Equality, a group...

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At Universities in the UK, Islamists Conquer Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Does the UK believe in freedom of speech anymore?

From the American Thinker:

Free speech loses to Islamists at UK universities

Two events last week crystallized the grave danger facing freedom of speech in the United Kingdom.

Warwick U. Students’ Union Censors Speaker against Radical Islam, Then Caves

Miryam Namazie is a human rights campaigner, critic...

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College in Colorado Bans The Words Lord, God, and Jesus from Locker Room Sign

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Oh dear, we don’t want to offend anyone now do we?

Casey Harper reports at the Daily Caller.

Colorado School Bans The Words ‘Lord,’ ‘God,’ or ‘Jesus’

A former college football player is suing his alma mater for its Bible verse ban.

Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new...

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Kansas Court Rules on Case of Student Expelled for Off-Campus Tweeting

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

Should rude tweets between students during summer break be enough to provoke expulsion?

FIRE reports:

Kansas Court of Appeals Decides Off-Campus Tweeting Case

Last week, the Kansas Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Yeasin v. University of Kansas, affirming a district court ruling reversing the expulsion of a student for purely...

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Student Walk-Out Protest Ends Quickly Over Lack of Food

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

What, no catering? What kind of low brow protest is this?

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Teacher leads student walk-out protest; kids then ask ‘Where’s the food?’ and head home

Early this past week, teacher Michael Frassetto led a walk-out-of-class protest at the Allentown (Pennsylvania) School District because of the district’s alleged...

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College Scorecard Fails to Measure Influence

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Does where you go impact earnings?

New York Times reports.

College Rankings Fail to Measure the Influence of the Institution

Students, parents and educators increasingly obsessed with college rankings have a new tool: the Obama administration’s College Scorecard. The new database focuses on a college’s graduation rate, graduates’ median earnings 10 years after graduation...

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#BlackLivesMatter Activist Teaches Course at Yale Called ‘In Defense of Looting’

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9:30am

This is an actual course at Yale Divinity School.

Twitchy reports.

Today’s lesson at Yale from #BlackLivesMatters’ DeRay Mckesson: ‘In Defense of Looting’

According to history as written by the New York Times Magazine, Johnetta Elzie — aka ShordeeDooWhop — is the “other” founder of the #BlackLivesMovement, along with the much higher profile DeRay...

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Nyack College Softball Players Sue Ex-Coach for Sex Harassment

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:00am

The school market itself as “New York’s Christian College.”

Fox News reports.

3 New York college softball players sue school, ex-coach for sex harassment

NEW YORK – Three members of the Nyack College women’s softball team sued the Christian school Friday, saying it failed to protect...

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Dept. of Education Enforcing Guidance Without Authority

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

Leave it to bureaucrats to attempt to force laws without the authority to do so.

From FIRE:

Second Department of Education Official in Eight Days Tells Congress Guidance Is Not Binding

The Department of Education is issuing guidance that does not have the force of law, but...

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Purdue is Committed to Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Purdue is making news for its excellent attitude on free speech.

The FIRE Blog reports.

Purdue President and Students Join Forces for Free Speech on Campus

urdue University President Mitch Daniels had found what he was looking for.

Since late 2014, Daniels had, with the help of FIRE, been taking a hard look at the...

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Has the Sun Set on America’s Small Colleges?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

By 2017, as many as 15 colleges may be shutting down each year, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

The Atlantic reports:

Farewell to America’s Small Colleges

“Schools will do anything to survive,” said Kent Chabotar, a former president of Guilford College, in a recent interview with Inside Higher Ed. “The last thing a...

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Obama Administration Wants Easier Path to Bankruptcy Over Private Student Loans

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

Will we see a rise in the number of post-college bankruptcies? Probably.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

New Push on Bankruptcy Protections

The Obama administration is calling on Congress to make it easier for some student loan borrowers to erase their debt through bankruptcy, as part of a package of proposals aimed...

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Are American Colleges’ Glory Days Over?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00am

The longest-running and most important trend in American history has reversed itself.

Bloomberg View reports.

Are U.S. Colleges’ Glory Days Over?

The golden age of college in the U.S. may be drawing to a close.

The latest enrollment numbers are the clearest evidence. After climbing for many decades, college enrollment has now fallen for three...

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U. Arizona Paper Doesn’t Seem to Know Why Some Want to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:30am

This is a fine example of selective reporting.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

U. of Arizona paper apparently doesn’t know why some want to defund Planned Parenthood

Next Tuesday will be “Pink Out Day” at the University of Arizona because, as The Daily Wildcat headlines, “UA stands in solidarity” with Planned Parenthood.

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Report – More Small Colleges Could Close

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Small colleges offer a personalized education, but closure is a possibility.

CBS News reports.

Why small college closures could soon triple

For small colleges, a major challenge is how to generate enough revenue to sustain themselves. And according to Moody’s Investors Service, they’re not doing very well in that regard.

Indeed, Moody’s predicted in a...

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Drew University Gets First Full-Term Woman President

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

A first for this New Jersey school.

From NJ.com:

Drew University inaugurates first full-term woman president

Drew University inaugurated MaryAnn Baenninger as its first full-term woman president on Friday, Oct. 2 before hundreds of onlookers.

Baenninger, who will serve as the school’s 13th president, told the crowd she became convinced that she “desperately” wanted the...

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UC Davis Steps Up to Treat Pets Burned in California Wildfires

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Your Friday feel-good story.

From the Sacramento Bee:

UC Davis veterinarians treating dozens of pets badly burned in California wildfires

In a brightly lit makeshift burn unit inside the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, a feline wildfire victim, her face raw and her paw pads seared bright red, quivered in the arms of...

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College Students Flee Vermont Due to Lack of Jobs

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

Gee, isn’t there a senator from Vermont running for president who’s popular with college students?

Bruce Parker writes at the Vermont Watchdog.

Vermont jobs outlook possibly worse than college students think

A recent survey shows college graduates are leaving Vermont because they think the state has a bad jobs outlook. Depending on which employment...

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Glenn Reynolds Writes of the War on College Men

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

Our friend Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has a new column at USA Today which you should read.

Here’s a sample.

The unilateral war on college men

It appears to many — including me — as if the Obama administration is engaged in a war on college men. Using debunked statistics, the president, the...

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George Washington University Vegans Demand Right to Opt Out of Animal Dissection

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is for a biology class.

The College Fix reports.

Vegan activists demand right to opt out of animal dissection in biology classes at GWU

A George Washington University student group has gathered more than 20,000 signatures on a petition demanding the school let students opt out of animal dissections in some biology classes.

Forcing...

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