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  • PSU students stage ‘die-in’ to demand disarming of police (Oregon)

    05/21/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski, Investigative Reporter
    Hundreds of students at Portland State University shut down traffic Tuesday while staging a die-in to protest the school’s armed public safety officers. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. A video published by Vidmax shows nearly 200 students proceeding to lay down in the middle of traffic causing a...
  • ‘Islamophobia Studies’ Are Coming To A College Near You, And There Won’t Be Any Debate About It

    05/20/2016 11:11:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    “Before I get started, I just wanted to say that we are meeting on stolen indigenous people’s land. That’s really important to acknowledge.” So declared San Francisco State University race and resistance studies professor Rabab Abdulhadi, at the University of California, Berkeley’s Seventh Annual International Islamophobia Conference in April. Abdulhadi’s seemingly disjointed declaration was typical of the post-colonial, “intersectionality”-driven jargon of the entire conference, which sought to link the mythical plight of America’s prosperous, content Muslim population, with the struggles of every oppressed minority known to man. It was also an opportunity for two academic centers at opposite ends of...
  • Why Do College Costs Skyrocket Year After Year?

    05/18/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/16/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Amid an ongoing national debate about college affordability, one of the largest factors driving costs is the expansion of a spiderweb of academic support services. Michigan’s 15 state universities incurred a nearly $123 million increase in their spending on academic support services over the past four years, according to a report from the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency. Spending went from $661.0 million in 2010-11 to $784.4 million in 2014-15, an increase of 18.7 percent in just four years. Meanwhile, tuition and fees at the institutions rose 16 percent during the same period. The report defines “academic support services” as activities...
  • Baby rhinos crying when their milk runs out sound like American college students

    05/16/2016 11:50:27 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ButjN7hDkPo ^ | May 15, 2016 | Working With Rhinos
    Baby rhinos crying when their milk runs out sound like American college students. Maybe they saw some chalk? Click link to see.
  • Day-Care @ Brown

    05/16/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who view college as little more than expensive day-care just got some new evidence. "Even some of Brown's coddling administrators had to shake their heads at the student response to a debate between leftist feminist Jessica Valenti and libertarian Wendy McElroy," David French writes in the May 23, 2016 issue of National Review. "A campus debate is usually a tame-enough event, but this debate would deal with the alleged campus-rape crisis, and McElroy was expected to depart from the college orthodoxy and dissent from the myth that women at American universities are uniquely in danger of being raped." "To...
  • Obama’s Awful Message To Graduates

    05/12/2016 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    resident Obama wants you to know you aren’t responsible for your actions, and your choices in life aren’t nearly as important as luck. If that sounds stupid, it’s only because it is. Yet that was the message the president told graduating students at Howard University last Saturday, and few things could be more damaging. The president’s commencement address, widely praised by liberals, was riddled with typically divisive progressive messages and an unfortunate amount of absolution of personal responsibility. “We can't walk by a homeless man without asking why a society as wealthy as ours allows that state of affairs to...
  • Program offers college scholarships to immigrant students

    05/11/2016 5:07:08 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 18 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/11/16
    Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States without permanent legal status. Gov. Jack Markell joined school officials and former Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham on Tuesday to announce the historically black school's partnership with TheDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program co-founded by Graham. TheDream.US is also partnering with Eastern Connecticut University to offer Opportunity Scholarships for students who face barriers to higher education in 16 states. "In four states, they are banned from some or all state colleges," Graham said. "Even if they...
  • Record Number Of Parents Tell Kids They're On Their Own When It Comes To College Bill

    05/11/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    . The current outstanding student loan debt in the United States is roughly $1.3 trillion, and getting bigger by the second. The good news (for those not concerned about economic realities), Obama has just set the precedent that loans will be forgiven, the bad news, parents are now telling their kids to take out more student loans if they intend on going to college. But there is a twist. According to Bloomberg, a new survey by Discover Financial Services found that 48% of parents think their child should pay a portion (if not all) of the cost of attending college,...
  • Some Michigan Universities Spend Huge Money Subsidizing Sports

    05/10/2016 9:51:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2016 | John Mozena
    Even though Michigan is the only state with two public universities in the top 10 of USA Today’s rankings of subsidies to athletic programs, university leaders here are rejecting calls to review conference affiliations, eliminate expensive sports and pursue other options to reduce the high costs of college sports to students and taxpayers. Eastern Michigan University is at the center of the debate after data collected by USA Today was publicized in a segment on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.” EMU gives its athletics department the sixth-largest subsidy in the country at $27.3 million, while its general fund budget...
  • ICYMI: White Swedish Girl Tells College Students She’s Japanese—Lunacy Ensues

    05/09/2016 10:45:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/09/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Remember when Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington State, ventured onto the University of Washington campus and told them that he was a Chinese woman? Remember the idiocy that ensued from these students who went to absurd lengths not to offend him, and tell him that his identity as an Asian woman was fine? Well, that lunacy has gone international. In Sweden, a Swedish woman told students at Södertörn University that she was a 6’6” Japanese man. These students also went to great lengths to avoid saying what is an absolute fact; that this woman is...
  • Obama world graduates: hopeless, jobless and borderless

    05/09/2016 8:19:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Judi McLeod
    Don’t they know that our colleges and universities are graduating zombies, and zombies always do as they’re programmed? When he thinks at all, Secretary of State John Kerry thinks exactly as latter-day terrorists do, that no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States. Public safety, peace and security are no longer the responsibility of elected governments. That’s the bleak and hopeless message John Kerry dropped on Northeastern University students on their graduation day. In student vernacular it can be translated to:“You can run but you can’t hide”.
  • The Campus Hate Crime Hoax Epidemic

    05/04/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/04/2016 | Matthew Vadum
    A hate crime aimed at black students at Maryland's Salisbury University has been revealed as just the latest high-profile race-related hoax to hit the groves of academe in the race-obsessed Obama era. Except for acknowledging that the two perpetrators are African-American students at the school that is located on the Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Maryland, the university is engaged in a cover-up. If the perpetrators were white, a cynic might say that the school would find a way to leak out the pertinent details in order to make a political statement. Of course, there certainly are racist incidents on university...
  • My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can’t Afford. Now What?

    05/03/2016 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    Money ^ | 05/03/2016 | Deborah Caldwell
    In early April, my son Dan arrived home from the University of Wisconsin’s Admitted Students Day holding a Wisconsin windshield sticker—and immediately affixed it to our car above his older brother’s University of North Carolina sticker, with a smile I can only describe as vengeful younger-brother joy. He, too, was going away to a prestigious public university in a storied college town and with a cult-like alumni following. A couple days earlier I’d photographed him, lanky and beaming, at Bascom Hill, and posted to Facebook: “On Wisconsin! Dan’s a Badger.” Congratulations poured in: 58 “Likes” and 17 comments. He performed...
  • Taxpayer-funded financial aid for immigrant college tuition heads to IL House

    05/03/2016 5:26:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 2, 2016
    Monday, May 02, 2016 Taxpayer-funded financial aid for immigrant college tuition heads to IL House SPRINGFIELD - Two Republican state senators - Christine Radogno and Chris Nybo - crossed the aisle last week to support the Democrats' effort to provide taxpayer-funded financial assistance for undocumented immigrant students. The measure would add Illinois to the five states that grant immigrant students financial aid for college education regardless of their legal status. Already, Illinois is one of 18 states that allows any status immigrants to qualify for lower in-state tuition and set up private college funds. SB 2196 easily passed the Illinois...
  • When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea

    05/02/2016 8:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 1, 2016 | Karin Fischer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • Bloomberg booed as he rips college 'safe spaces'

    05/02/2016 2:45:40 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/2/16 | Nick Gass
    The University of Michigan's spring commencement was certainly no "safe space" for Michael Bloomberg. The former mayor of New York City used part of his address to graduates over the weekend in Ann Arbor to blast the idea of "safe spaces" and other coddling of college students as a "terrible mistake" on the part of college administrations. "The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through 'safe spaces,' 'code words' and 'trigger warnings' is, in my view, a terrible mistake," Bloomberg said, drawing a smattering of boos and some applause....
  • The Gun Problem at Miramar College (Professor Was Told to Hush About Missing Firearms)

    05/02/2016 4:02:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | May 2, 2016 | Dorian Hargrove
    Lawsuit claims professor was told to hush about missing firearmsA part-time professor at Miramar College is suing the school for retaliating against him after he complained that several guns used for police training courses were unregistered, not stored properly, and in some cases turned up missing. Adjunct professor Jim Soeten, who taught courses in the Administration of Justice Department since 2002, says problems began in October 2014 when his colleague Jordan Omens brought a loaded gun to a faculty meeting. Omens, says the lawsuit, was upset with Soeten and other department members over accusations that he had fudged his time...
  • Make Colleges Back Up Their Student Loans

    05/02/2016 8:48:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | May 2, 2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    ... The key to controlling costs and student-debt burdens is to require colleges themselves to have “skin in the game” so they have strong incentives not only to provide a good education, but also to safeguard the financial solvency of their graduates. Colleges should be required to offer all students the first tranche of their funding. The funding could be an ISA or a student loan, but in either case, the student’s future payments on these obligations must be subordinate to all outside student-loan obligations. In other words, federal student loans must be paid before loans or ISA reimbursements are...
  • Progressives' Paranoid Fantasy of "Right-wing Billionaires Infiltrating Higher Ed"

    05/02/2016 7:54:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    Jane Mayer is a writer for the New Yorker who knows her audience. It consists mostly of elitist progressives who like hearing that their enlightened transformation of America is imperiled by greedy conservative villains. She has written lots of articles and most recently a book entitled Dark Money on that theme. The February 26, 2016 issue of Chronicle Review (the companion publication to the Chronicle of Higher Education, but much more overtly political) contains an essay drawn from that book, “How Right-Wing Billionaires Infiltrated Higher Education.” To leftist readers, that’s certain to sound terrifying. Higher education, after all, is supposed...
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...
  • The Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde Transformation Of Title IX

    04/29/2016 8:21:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Title IX has now become a “juggernaut” in the words of NYU law professor Richard Epstein. He explains in this Hoover Institution article that extremely zealous bureaucrats have abused the law (specifically, the Administrative Procedure Act) to impose their own ideas of what the language “be subjected to discrimination” means. They have managed to turn it into a justification for federal intervention into every aspect of college life that somehow involves sex. Epstein highlights the amazing case of Colorado State – Pueblo student Grant Neal, who was suspended by the school after a consensual sexual relationship. The woman who...
  • College Football lawsuit over sex "assault"

    04/25/2016 1:39:12 PM PDT · by mad puppy · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2016 | Editorial
    Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, he’s also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.
  • The BLOG: Voices An open letter to college crybabies from a CEO

    04/23/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kyle S. Reyes
    Dear College Students, I remember the stress of college. The anxiety of papers due. The uncertainty of relationships. The concerns about what I was going to do after graduation. I get it. It’s tough. I also remember professors who challenged our perceived notions of “right” and “wrong.” I recall being exposed to movies, books and papers that I massively disagreed with. Looking back, I can visualize the heated debates between people with different perspectives. I can almost hear the yelling, the screaming, the passion and the CHALLENGES. You’re studying and learning during the Industrial Revolution of our generation. It’s exciting....
  • College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

    04/19/2016 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/13/2016 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
    Click to watch video.
  • Bernie's Bull: Socialism is the antonym of honesty

    04/17/2016 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 17, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Bernie's Bull: Socialism is the antonym of honesty by Daniel Clark Seldom are presidential polling results as consistent over time and among different polling organizations as they are in concluding that the American people think Bernie Sanders is honest. That's the general perception of the Vermont senator, even among Republicans, but why? Is it just because people don't see some unhinged, frothing blowhard hollering "Lyin’ Bernie" every five minutes on TV? Many conservatives have made the mistake of crediting Sanders with being honest about his socialist ideology, as opposed to Hillary Clinton and the rest of their party, who have...
  • College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE WAS PARTICIPATING

    04/16/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/16 | Eric Owens
    At the last minute, officials at the State University of New York at New Paltz curtly canceled a planned campus debate between a notable left-wing media critic and a notable right-wing media critic because the right-wing media critic has right-wing views. The last-minute cancellation of the debate between Jeff Cohen of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting and Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media occurred on March 30, the day it was scheduled, reports Campus Reform.
  • DePaul University Bans Chalk Because It Can Be Used To Spell ‘Trump’

    04/15/2016 1:30:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    In case I haven’t made myself clear, I do not like Donald Trump and I’m never, ever going to vote for him. His nomination will destroy the Republican Party, if he hasn’t done so already (to which I say: my condolences and/or good riddance). He will ensure what Barack Obama couldn’t: 40 years of Democratic Party rule. Yet, as loathsome as I find Trump and his lickspittle apologists, I can’t help but laugh at the college students who run for their safe spaces at the mere sight of the man’s name. With the latest on this hilarious trend, here’s Anthony...
  • Saying ‘America is a melting pot’ is a microaggression, Purdue class teaches

    04/14/2016 4:00:59 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 4/14/2016 | Anita Lopez
    A business class at Purdue University teaches students the phrase “America is a melting pot” is a microaggression, according to class handouts obtained by The College Fix. That phrase is among at least a dozen examples students were recently instructed on in the Management 301 course. Additional microaggressions listed on the worksheet include: “Where are you from,” “There is only one race, the human race,” “Everyone can succeed in society if they work hard enough” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.” These phrases are problematic because they promote the “myth of meritocracy” or represent “statements...
  • At Ithaca College, The Left’s Kids Devour Their Parents

    04/11/2016 12:42:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Ithaca College President Thomas Rochon will step down next year over his failure to respond to racially sensitive issues in the appropriate manner. The decision came after much personal introspection, according to Rochon, after the faculty and students separately voted no confidence in his leadership in a vote that was inexplicably conducted via Survey Monkey, an unscientific method of deciphering opinion. Ithaca is a private college of around 7,000 students. According to news reports, faculty complained “he didn’t listen to anyone, he made decisions without input and he seemed to be following a business model rather than being concerned with...
  • University of Toronto learns why mandatory unisex bathrooms are a bad idea

    04/11/2016 7:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Considering how widespread these stories are across the United States these days, an incident in Canada may prove instructive for those debating the SJW’s demands for genderless public facilities and the intersection between those policies and traditional privacy concerns. The University of Toronto recently went down the same path being forced into place on American campuses, instituting unisex bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. What could possibly go wrong? They found out in short order. (The Daily Wire) The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women...
  • University with 2% graduation rate bemoans loss of federal funding

    04/10/2016 9:25:33 PM PDT · by LCrane · 42 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 4/10/16 | Newsmachete
    The New York Times had a sob story about Chicago State University. Because of a budget dispute CSU did not get its state funding, and as a result it has to cut back. What the article did not mention is that CSU has a graduation rate of only 2%. That's right, only 2 out of 100 students who go to CSU graduate. (To be fair, that's the 4 year graduation rate; if you looked at the 5 year, 10 year, 20 year, and lifetime of trying graduation rate, you might get another point or two.) Since last July, when the...
  • PSU Protesters PROVE They’re Nothing But Ignorant TOOLS of The Left (Oregon)

    04/10/2016 7:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | April 9, 2016 | Kimberly Morin
    It’s hard to even comprehend college students such as these Portland State University students can get even MORE stupid but they sure do try hard. From Campus Reform: “ Students at Portland State University (PSU) shut down a Board of Trustees meeting with accusations that the school perpetuates a “corrupt decadent white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy hetero-patriarchy.” [emphasis added] Wait… what in the hell does that even mean??????????? Do you think the ignorant protester even knows? Campus Reform continues: “ More than 100 protesters gathered to prevent the approval of a four-percent tuition hike while demanding a $15 minimum wage for all...
  • Student expelled for sexual assault for something other people did

    04/09/2016 6:38:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    New, yet Victorian, views of sex on college campuses have led to a return to the days when men were the ultimate protectors of women. This view says that women who drink cannot be held accountable for their actions, and are to be viewed as victims. Men who drink, meanwhile, are to be held accountable for their actions (and the actions of the women around them), and are to be viewed as perpetrators.
  • Chaos as social justice warriors crash ‘Students For Trump’ meeting (Oregon)

    04/09/2016 4:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    EAG News ^ | April 8, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A meeting to organize a Students for Trump group turned ugly at Portland State University Thursday when dozens of social justice activist students shut down the event with violence. A video posted to YouTube Friday shows the leftist anti-capitalist students toting signs like “Red Power” and Mexican flags to the planned meeting to form a Portland State Students for Donald Trump club on campus. Other signs read “Hate has no place at PSU,” “Dump Trump!” and “You want to deport immigrants? Okay, when do you leave?” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I want to discuss the fact that you had set...
  • Chaos As SJW Students CRASH “Students For Trump” Meeting (MUST SEE VIDEO)

    04/08/2016 8:23:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 4/07/16 | Michael Strickland
    vlcsnap-2016-04-08-03h23m30s234It was utter chaos at Portland State University Thursday evening, as over 100 wackjob commie students crashed the forming meeting for Students For Trump. Fights nearly broke out, doxing and vandalism threats were issued to Trump supporters, Latino students were shoving the Trump students out of the way, another student encourages others to join anti capitalist groups, they shut down and silenced the pro Trump group, mocking their talking points, whined about TRUMP chalk on the sidewalk, and it ends with the socialist students gloating about shutting it down and promising to come back if Students For Trump holds another...
  • Dept. of Ed. Wonders Why 40% of Student Borrowers Don’t Make Payments; Blame Bush (Seriously)!

    04/07/2016 7:32:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 04/07/2016 | Mike Shedlock
    Over 40 percent of those in student loan programs have stopped making payments. Many borrowers have never made any payments.The department of education (a useless body that I would eliminate in one second if given the chance), cannot figure out why this is happening.“We obviously have not cracked that nut but we want to keep working on it,” said Ted Mitchell, the Education Department’s under secretary.The Wall Street Journal reports More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments. More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on...
  • UTC student government leader asked to resign over Trump chalking

    04/07/2016 2:47:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | April 6, 2016 | Staff
    A senator-elect in UTC's 2016-2017 student government was asked to resign after she made chalk drawings in support of presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. The move follows a similar kerfuffle at Emory University that began a national debate over increasing U.S. student demands for "safe spaces" at the expense of free political expression. A group that calls itself Empower UTC released a statement on Twitter saying that it had asked for Hailey Puckett's resignation because "we realize that her values do not line up with the pillars we've established ourselves on." Photos and videos on Twitter showed a group of...
  • Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.</p> <p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for “undocumented” students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona’s reputation as a “national example of discriminatory politics.”</p>
  • College Students Demand Abortion Clinic on Campus: “It’s Important to Do Well Academically”

    04/06/2016 9:25:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A vocal group of students at the University of California Berkeley is demanding the university use taxpayer dollars to fund an abortion clinic on campus. LifeNews reported the UC Berkeley student government approved a resolution in March urging administrators to provide free abortions through the university health services. The students claim that better access to abortion will help female students to succeed. However, not everyone is supportive of the on-campus abortion clinic. Members of the UC Berkeley Students for Life club said they were horrified by the proposal. “This is exactly the kind of callous attitude that forces students to...
  • What University "Snowflakes" Are Really About

    04/06/2016 3:52:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 6,2016 | Bruce Thornton
    America’s privileged students at elite colleges and universities continue to be traumatized by speech they find “hurtful” and “threatening.” Last November at Yale it was a faculty email suggesting that students should lighten up on policing Halloween costumes for racial insensitivity. At the University of Missouri, some students were offended by the administration’s failure to investigate and punish alleged racial slurs. A Harvard student recently told FOX News’ Meghan Kelly that displaying the American flag in a dorm room or just being in the same class with a pro-life student is hurtful and insensitive.
  • Leftists really need to chillax over #TheChalkening

    04/03/2016 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    The Leftists going nuts over #TheChalkening really need to chillax and remember the benefits of free speech. #TheChalkening is a bunch of college students putting up pro-Donald Trump messages on college campuses because they know it makes the skin crawl of those who don’t support him. It all started after Emory University students started flipping out over the Trump 2016 messages being scrawled on multiple sidewalks and walls on campus. Via The Emory Wheel (emphasis mine): “I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our...
  • KU students ask admin. to 'intervene' after 'concerning' pro-Trump chalk appears on campus

    04/01/2016 7:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 31, 2016 | Eric Pahls
    •Students took to Twitter to express their outrage and concern after 'Trump 2016' appeared written in chalk on their campus. •Staff of the school removed the chalking because it had not been pre-approved with the school. The University of Kansas is investigating pro-Donald Trump chalk that appeared on campus sidewalks Tuesday morning. KU students took to Twitter this week to express their outrage over the political speech, saying they are troubled that some of their classmates are Trump supporters, and even comparing the chalk messages to the confederate flag. The university said that they would have allowed students to chalk...
  • American Flag Deemed Unacceptable 'Political Statement' At Harvard

    04/01/2016 5:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In another chapter of the ongoing suppression of free speech and expression across university and college campuses via the expansion of leftism, a student of Harvard University joined Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly to share several revealing anecdotes. With stories highlighting students seemingly incapable of tolerating opposing views on the morality of abortion or the display of the American flag, Rachel Huebner added to the growing index of incidents illustrating the advancement of left-wing political culture on campuses nationwide. In an incident in which a student was offended by the American flag, Huebner recalled the story of a friend,...
  • On campuses across the country, students are standing up for Donald Trump

    04/01/2016 5:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    Hunkered behind a MacBook decorated with stickers that read "This laptop was brought to you by capitalism" and "TRUMP 2016," Jake Lopez bounces T-shirt slogans off his friend Ian McIlvoy. "Trumplicans," he says, nodding with satisfaction. "I think it'll take off." Lopez is the California director of Students for Trump. Working from his dorm at Westmont College, he helps marshal the thousands of students who are pounding out phone calls, taping up fliers and blanketing Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in an effort to persuade their peers that Donald Trump is the man. Although vastly outnumbered nationwide by left-leaning classmates chanting...
  • Ben Shapiro reveals sorry state of college students’ pro-abortion ‘logic’

    03/31/2016 10:53:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 31, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    Conservative pundit and Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro has done yeoman’s work in exposing the illogic of pro-abortion doctrine, and his latest work is no different. During the question session following a recent speech at Salisbury University in Maryland, a number of pro-abortion college students finally got an opportunity to try out the talking points that have so impressed them against a real, live opponent… and it didn’t go so well for them: ***VIDEO ON LINK*** The video is deeply satisfying to see pro-abortion ideologues’ ignorance finally catch up to their arrogance for once, but it’s also deeply disturbing. Most...
  • Stanford University Activists Demand Its Next President Be Nonwhite and Female or Transgender

    03/31/2016 7:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    An activist group at Stanford University is demanding that white people — as well as men of any race who are not transgender — be forbidden from being appointed as the school’s next president or provost. “We demand that the next appointment to the position of president and provost of the University break both the legacy of white leadership and cisgender male leadership,” states a document that the group, called the “Who’s Teaching Us Coalition,” released on Tuesday. Note that the students are demanding that “both” of these leadership legacies be dismantled — which means that neither a cis, black...
  • Audit says California's biggest university so cash-hungry that it changed admissions standards

    03/30/2016 2:02:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2016 | Abby Jackson
    The University of California System is frequently lauded as one of the best public-education systems in the world. But a scathing new state audit of the system tells a story of manipulation of admissions standards for financial gain, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The audit claims that the university knowingly admitted out-of-state-applicants with lower qualifications in an effort to boost income from increased tuition. "This report concludes that over the past several years, the university has undermined its commitment to resident students," the audit reads. "The university made substantial efforts to enroll nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition...
  • UAH students protest Trump-supporting Jeff Sessions as graduation speaker

    03/29/2016 9:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 28, 2016 | Paul Gattis
    Citing in part his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville are protesting U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as the keynote speaker at spring graduation. A petition on Change.org points to an array of reasons Sessions should not be welcome as the graduation speaker but primarily focuses on his growing ties with Trump, the GOP front runner. Sessions is chair of the Trump campaign's National Security Advisory Committee and has been a strong influence on Trump's immigration policies. Sessions, who arranged a meeting between Trump and GOP leaders earlier this month in Washington,...
  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 3-29-16 | Walter Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • Women’s college student president alerts police to ‘Trump 2016’ drawing, calls it ‘racist act’

    03/28/2016 9:05:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Kabbany, Editor
    Scripps College’s student president says she alerted campus police after “#trump2016” was found scrawled on a dorm room door, calling it “racist … violence,” according to an email she sent to the campus community, a copy of which was circulated Saturday on social media. “This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase ‘#Trump 2016,'” Minjoo Kim, student body president, said in her March 26 email. “This racist act is completely unacceptable,” Kim continued. “Regardless of your political party, this intentional violence committed directly to a student of color proves to be another...