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UMass Prof Wants to Make the Confederate Flag a Hate Crime

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

The professor made his opinion known in a piece at Salon but I’ll refer you to this report from Blake Neff of the Daily Caller.

Prof: Make Confederate Flag A Hate Crime

“Let’s make the Confederate flag a hate crime: It is the American swastika and we should recoil from it in horror.”

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Bethany College Placed on Probation for Financial Issues

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Being off and on a deficit is something this school has struggled with for decades.

KWCH 12 reports.

Bethany College on probation for financial problems

Bethany College found out this week the school is on probation because it’s finances are not in order. For decades the school h...

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Teacher Wants Woodrow Wilson’s Name Removed from School

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 9:30am

History has finally caught up to one of the best known progressives.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

The name change craze continues: Add Woodrow Wilson to the list

A history teacher at (Woodrow) Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon is demanding that the school change its name.

Hyung Nam tweeted “(Expletive) Wilson and...

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Wisconsin Repeals University Tenure in New Budget

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Walker has another big victory!

The Daily Caller reports.

Walker Wins: New Budget Will Repeal University Tenure

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is poised to win a huge victory on education as the state legislature passed a budget that repeals state tenure guarantees while also slashing the budget of the University of Wisconsin.

The victory was...

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Utah’s Dixie State University in Social Justice Warrior Crosshairs

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Also caught up in the confederate flag deabte — Dixie State University. Supporters say, “name honors Mormon settlers from south and is separate from the history of slavery.”

The Guardian reports:

Utah’s Dixie State university back in focus as Confederate flags come down

Amid the removal of Confederate flags from public property and displays...

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Baylor Prof Turns Sociology Exams into Celebrations

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

I took a sociology course in college and I wish my professor had done this.

What a boring subject.

Jacqueline Thomsen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Celebrations, Not Tests

Students entering a classroom to take a test can be filled with a sense of dread. But in one classroom at Baylor University, students in some...

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U. of Akron Cut Baseball Team to Save Money

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Thanks to declining enrollment, University of Akron was forced to make some severe budget cuts.

Cleveland.com reports:

University of Akron students furious over cutting of 215 positions, baseball team

AKRON, Ohio — The University of Akron announced Friday it was eliminating 215 positions and eliminating its baseball team to save $40 million in the...

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Florida State University Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

I don’t understand how students at this school communicate about anything without putting themselves in jeopardy.

Samantha Harris reports at the FIRE blog.

Speech Code of the Month: Florida State University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for July 2015: Florida State University (FSU).

FSU’s Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement provides...

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Buying a Home isn’t Always Easier with a College Degree

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

Buying a home with a college degree can sometimes hold you back.

MarketWatch reports.

Buying a home is easier with a college degree, except in these places

Is college a good investment? The answer is still unequivocally yes. But if your ultimate goal is to save for a home as quickly as possible, a...

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Law Prof Says Climate Change Agenda is About Changing the Constitution

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Well, Obama did say he wanted to “fundamentally transform” the United States.

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reported.

Law Prof.: Obama’s Climate Agenda Is About Changing The Constitution

President Barack Obama’s push to unilaterally commit the United States to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions in the coming years is about changing the constitutional...

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Rhodes College Prof’s Racist Tweets Resurface

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:00am

Her new employer doesn’t mind her “provocative” tweets.

Fox News reports.

Memphis professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school

A Memphis professor who left her job under a cloud after a series of racist tweets and Facebook posts has resurfaced at a school across town, where some of her new faculty peers are...

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Oregon Senate Passes Bill That Would Provide Free Community College

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

“Free” community college.

USA Today reports:

Oregon Senate passes bill to offer free community college next year

Last week, Oregon legislators passed Senate Bill 81 — or, the “Oregon Promise” — to offer free community college to eligible in-state students.

According to CNN Money, qualified students must be Oregon residents and apply for state and...

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Court to Hear Case for Guns in Residence Halls at University of Florida

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

If it’s legal to possess a firearm in your home, why not university housing?

News 4 JAX reported.

Court to weigh allowing guns in university housing

After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns...

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Sanctions Levied Against University of Phoenix Dropped

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

The accrediting agency that placed the University of Phoenix on “notice” has dropped sanctions.

AZ Central reports:

Accrediting agency lifts sanction against University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix has been removed from “notice” status by its accrediting agency and faces no other academic sanctions, the company announced Thursday.

The Higher Learning Commission, a private,...

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Supreme Court to Examine Money Used by Teacher Unions for Politics

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

As you can imagine, this has some people in the teacher unions very concerned.

George Leef reported at See Thru Edu.

An Upcoming Supreme Court Case Has Education Unions Worried

At the end of its recently completed term, the Supreme Court announced a number of the cases it has decided to hear when its...

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Prof Claims Historically Black University Pressured Him to Discriminate

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

The alleged discrimination? “Racially discriminatory hiring practices” on non-black employees.

FIRE reports.

Black prof.: my historically black university pressured me to discriminate

No workplace is safe from discriminating employees, even historically black college and universities (HBCU).

James Pearce, the Director of Graduate Studies in the Language and Literature Department, has been in charge of hiring...

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Student Loans Increase Tuition, Not Enrollment

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00am

Just another confirmation of what many people already knew.

This article is from The Week, hat tip to Instapundit.

Study: Federal student loans increase tuition, not enrollment

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that federal student aid programs are doing more harm than good. When subsidized federal loans have...

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Employers Care About Your College Grades

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 9:30am

It turns out your GPA matters, after all.

Forbes reports.

Do Employers Care About College Grades?

The short answer: Yes.

At the end of my son’s freshman year at UCLA, his grades are not what I would have hoped. I won’t print his average here but suffice to say it’s not a 4.0. He did...

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Megyn Kelly Reports on College Sexual Consent Contracts

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:00am

We covered the story of sexual consent contracts on college campuses earlier this week.

Wednesday night, Megyn Kelly discussed the issue with Brit Hume.

Watch below.

 
 
 
 

Ohio’s Central State University Mulls Changing Name of Cosby Building

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Posted by    Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

Ohio’s Central State University is considering renaming a building currently bearing Bill Cosby’s name.

Ohio.com reports:

Ohio’s Central State University considering Cosby building name change

WILBERFORCE, OHIO: An historically black college in southwest Ohio says it’s considering changing the title of a building named for comedian Bill Cosby.

Officials at Central State University in...

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Oakland University Raises Tuition by 8.48 Percent

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Posted by    Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

That’s a pretty serious increase. Haven’t they heard about the student loan debt crisis?

The Detroit Free Press reported.

Oakland University hikes tuition 8.48%

Oakland University will raise tuition by 8.48% for the coming school year, joining Eastern Michigan University in giving up a portion of its state aid in exchange for a big...

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Annonymous Donor Gives Montclair State University $20 Million

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Posted by    Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

What a nice little surprise.

The New York Times reports:

Montclair State University Receives $20 Million, Anonymously

Montclair State University announced on Wednesday that it had received a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor, the largest in its 107-year history.

The donation will go toward programs for Montclair’s School of Business, according to Susan...

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