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Student Debt Solution: U of M Student Sells Ad Space on Graduation Cap

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Posted by    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 9:30am

One Michigan college senior is looking to recoup some of his school costs during graduation in a delightfully free-market way.

One has to wonder if the school administrators will let him go forward with his innovative marketing scheme.

By the time Alex Benda graduates from the University of Michigan-Flint this spring, he’ll have...

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Obama’s College Ratings Plan Could Create “Perverse Incentives”

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Posted by    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:00am

So says the president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. They’re less than thrilled with Obama’s college ratings plan.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Public universities propose alternative to Obama ratings plan

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Wednesday took issue with certain parts of the Obama administration’s...

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American U. of Afghanistan Specialist Killed in Taliban Suicide Bombing

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

A specialist with the American University of Afghanistan was one of 21 people killed in a suicide attack staged by the Taliban.

Friends and family of a Chicago woman killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, say the 27-year-old was committed to helping others despite potential dangers, telling friends it was “something she was meant...

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UNC Student Examines Liberal Hypocrisy on Voter ID

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Democrats don’t mind ID requirements when labor unions require them to vote but suggest voter IDs for American elections and they cry racism.

Benjamin Smith of Carolina Review has noticed the double standard.

ID Requirements

For most of last fall, we heard about how the Obama administration, under the direction of US Attorney Eric...

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Harvard tests academic business model with three versions of same course

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Students in Harvard University’s introductory computer science course are getting their first test when they opt for one of 3 courses.

The young scholars will be able to choose from among a certificate, a $350 voucher, or academic credit upon completing the class. Inside Higher Ed’s Carl Straumsheim has...

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Tips for Saving Thousands in College Tuition

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Katie McHugh of The Daily Caller has written a new piece which offers students some common sense tips on saving college tuition dollars.

TheDC’s guide to shearing THOUSANDS off your college tuition bill

Most 18-year-olds skipping merrily off to college have no idea of of the financial turmoil that awaits them after graduation...

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Baylor U. Student Compares, Contrasts the Christie and Clinton Scandals

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Baylor University student Danny Huizinga was one of many media watchers who noted the vast differences in media interest in scandals associated with a certain Republican governor versus those of a certain Democratic party icon.

…. In a press conference that lasted over 90 minutes, Christie directly and straightforwardly apologized for the...

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White House Spotlights College Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Allowing students to carry guns on campus would be one solution to the problem but we all know that won’t be in the president’s plan.

Justin Sink of The Hill reports.

WH spotlights college sexual violence

President Obama on Wednesday announced a new task force that will examine ways to better prevent sexual assaults...

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Kansas Middle School Displays Explicit Sex Act Poster

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9:30am

“Sexual health” has been the preferred excuse for college administrators to permit a wide variety of perverse workshops, courses and lectures onto their campuses.

Sadly, this attitude seems to have filtered down to the middle school level, as one Kansas father was shocked to discover when a graphic poster was described as...

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Student’s Pro-Life Display Vandalized at USC

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:00am

I’ve lost track of how many times we’ve seen this same scenario play out on college campuses. Of course, the opposite version of this story never happens.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

At USC, Student’s Prolife Display Vandalized, Beliefs Criticized

At USC, a prolife student’s display was vandalized, and her women’s studies...

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U. of Connecticut Student: Birth control should be left to the free market

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

University of Connecticut student Devin Keehner has a “pro-choice” approach to birth control.

However, not in the PC way progressive campus activists hold dear.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is heading to the Supreme Court for the second, but probably not the last, time. That battle is now raging over the...

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College is Not a Guaranteed Path to Wealth

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

College graduates do earn more than non-grads but as Andrew Simmons notes in a recent article in The Atlantic, there is a danger in letting kids believe in guarantees.

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

A 12th-grader wrote a college admissions essay about wanting to...

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Montana State U. Staging a Condom Fashion Show

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

Late last year, Cornell held a Condom Couture Fashion Show.

Now, it looks like the idea has expanded to include a Montana institution.

Condoms aren’t just for safe sex anymore — Montana State University apparently considers them as great clothing material.

Next month the public university will hold a Latex and Lace Condom Fashion...

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Colorado State University Students Forced to Comply With Obamacare

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Gee, that’s strange. I thought the Democrats were all about choices and the evil Republicans were the ones who forced people to do things.

Maybe, just maybe, everything we’ve been told is wrong.

The College Fix reports.

State Law Allows University to Force Students to Comply with Obamacare

Starting February 5th, all students at Colorado...

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A British University is First in World to Accept Bitcoin for Tuition Fees

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Bitcoin is the revolutionary online currency that uses innovative technology to facilitate instant payments directly between parties with no middlemen (hat-tip, Charles Fettinger).

Universities, struggling to get every tuition dollar possible, now are striving to get a slice of the Bitcoin pie.

The University of Cumbria is to accept the online currency Bitcoin...

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Thomas Sowell Offers Sharp Insight on Higher Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00am

The always brilliant Thomas Sowell has written a new article that contains some frank talk about higher ed and politics.

At the time of this writing, it’s the most read story at Real Clear Politics.

Fact-Free Liberals

Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words — “educated,” “smart” and “ignorant.” Unfortunately, those same three words...

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Duke U. MLK Celebration Devolves into Anti-Republican Tirade

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Some progressive academics don’t quite get the concepts of “tolerance” and “inclusion” that were hallmarks of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s beliefs.

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill student Ben Smith files this report:

An observance at Duke University on Sunday meant to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended up as a...

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Conservative UCLA Law Prof Eugene Volokh Joins the Washington Post

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:00am

When I say Eugene Volokh has joined the Washington Post, I should say more specifically that his entire blog The Volokh Conspiracy has joined the Washington Post.

In a new post, Volokh provides some background.

In Brazil, you can always find the Amazon — in America, the Amazon f...

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Prager University Video: Why Be Happy?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

Check out the latest offering from Prager University, from their Life Studies Department.

Ever been in a bad mood? Ever lashed out at someone, only to later wonder what came over you? Join the club. You’re like every other person on Earth.

Happiness–namely, acting happy–is not natural. It takes hard work. In our...

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The Loss of Trust in Higher Education

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new piece at the John William Pope Center, writer Harry R. Lewis suggests that higher education is suffering from a lack of trust.

Losing Trust in Higher Education

“Universities for a very long time have been based on trust.” So said the provost of the University of North C...

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Prof uses historic massacre analogy for budget cuts; Colorado State pulls the plug on email

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

It seems university professors can actually remember real history when it suits their agendas.

However, one Colorado State-Pueblo professor is now realizing that dramatic analogies to yesteryear’s events can have consequences today.

On Friday, many at Colorado State University-Pueblo nervously awaited word from administrators on exactly how many jobs would be eliminated there....

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Vassar Student – I (Still) Believe in Chris Christie

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Guest Post by Luka Ladan    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Listen, I’m never really going to know what Chris Christie knew at the time, or how truthful he’s been to reporters in the aftermath. The Fort Lee lane closure scandal, more infamously known as “Bridgegate,” will forever remain at least a little bit mysterious and somewhat murky — as scandals usually...

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