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  • Indoctrinate U: Professor Forces Students to Pledge They Vote For Obama and Democrats

    09/18/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/18/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    A professor in Florida is under fire today after forcing her students to sign a pledge to vote for Barack Obama and Democrats. Oliver Darcy over at Campus Reform has more: A college professor has been placed on leave after she allegedly forced her class to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the upcoming elections. Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC) allegedly told students to sign a pledge that reads: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.” University administrators said they learned about the incident...
  • College of the Ozarks celebrates Constitution Day. Sues US Government

    09/17/2012 12:22:52 PM PDT · by fungoking · 11 replies
    College of the Ozarks ^ | 9/17/12 | staff
    College of the Ozarks Standing Up For Religious Freedom On September 17, 2012, the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, College of the Ozarks sought to enforce its Constitutional rights by suing those federal agencies (Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury) tasked with implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”). Here are the College’s concerns, which will be brought before a federal court. The College believes that the Contraceptive Mandate contained in the Affordable Health Care Act violates its sincerely-held religious beliefs by requiring that the College’s health insurance plan...
  • Simulated BCS Rankings: Sept 17

    09/17/2012 7:50:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    BCS Guru ^ | September 17, 2012 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: LSU3: Oregon4: Stanford5: UGA6: OU7: The other USC8: FSU9: Clemson10: Notre Dame
  • Teacher At Community College Makes Class Sign “Vote For Obama” Pledge

    09/16/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 66 replies
    Florida Watchdog Wire ^ | 16 Sep 2012 | Dr. Richard Swier
    A citizen, whose nephew attends Brevard Community College, reports that he brought home the below bookmark pledging to vote for President Obama. The bookmark and pledge was handed out during a mathematics class taught by Assistant Professor Sharon Sweet. This occurred “while the student was in class at the request of his College Algebra teacher, Sharon Sweet, from Brevard Community College in [Melbourne] Florida.”
  • Minnesota's highest-paid state employee: Guess who?

    09/15/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-15-12 | ap
    The recently retired chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system was the state's highest-paid employee in fiscal year 2012. The St. Cloud Times reported Saturday, Sept. 15, that Chancellor James McCormick's earnings totaled $429,172 for the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. His successor, Steven Rosenstone, was also in the top 10 highest-paid state employees after earning $320,000. The rest of the top 10 includes two college presidents: Minnesota State University, Mankato president Richard Davenport earned $304,514, and St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter made $303,263. The rest were all medical...
  • Professor sparks debate after breast-feeding baby in class

    09/13/2012 8:51:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Standard Examiner ^ | September 12, 2012 | Nick Anderson
    One day late last month at American University, Adrienne Pine was in a jam. The assistant anthropology professor was scheduled to begin her course "Sex, Gender & Culture." But her baby daughter woke up with a fever, and the single mother worried that she had no good child-care options. So Pine brought her sick baby to class. The baby, in a blue onesie, crawled on the floor when she wasn't strapped onto Pine's back. The mother extracted a paper clip from the girl's mouth at one point and shooed her away from an electrical outlet. When the baby grew restless...
  • University of Phoenix Tops Debt Slave Racket with 35,049 Student Loan Defaults

    09/11/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Global Economic Analysis ^ | 09/11/2012 | Michael Shedlock
    Congratulations to the University of Phoenix, a private for-profit school, which has the dubious distinction of having 4,359 percent more student loan defaults than Columbus State, the top public school. A student loan is considered in default when it is 360 days delinquent. Number of Loans in Default The above chart from the New York Times article Bad Student Debt Stubbornly High as Collection Efforts Surge. There is now over $1 trillion in student debt and $76 billion of that is in default reports the NY Times in Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans As the number of...
  • The Top 100 Universities In The World

    09/11/2012 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2012 | Shlomo Sprung
    The top three spots on the QS World University Rankings changed this year, with MIT taking the top spot for 2012. MIT overtook the University of Cambridge, which took second place ahead of Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. British schools took four of the top six spots, but American colleges and universities occupy 13 of the top 20 spots in the annual ranking. This ranking is based on reputation among academics, reputation among employers, citations per faculty, staff-to-student ratios and international attractiveness. Check out the entire list: 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 2 University of Cambridge United...
  • NSHE weapons possession policy sparks debate among higher education leaders(NV)

    09/11/2012 7:10:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 10 September, 2012 | Alexia Shurmur
    Current Handbook rules challenged by officials, many find no fault Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) vice chancellor of Legal Affairs Brooke Nielsen requested the Board of Regents approve an amendment to the board’s Handbook regarding possession of weapons on NSHE property during a meeting Friday, though some were reluctant to vote in favor of the revision. Nevada law prohibits the possession of dangerous weapons on private and public campuses, but a statute gives university presidents the authority to provide written permission for individuals to carry or possess a weapon. Nielsen said that there should be an organizational process for...
  • Simulated BCS Rankings: Week 2

    09/10/2012 9:19:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    BCS Guru ^ | September 10, 2012 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: LSU3: Oregon4: USC5: UGA6: OU7: MSU8: The other USC9: KSU10: FSU
  • Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loan Roundup

    09/09/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 8, 2012 | Andrew Martin
    At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting debt by wearing T-shirts with the amount they owed scribbled across the front — $90,000, $75,000, $20,000. “I couldn’t believe the accumulated wealth they represent — for our industry,” the consultant, Jerry Ashton, wrote in a column for a trade publication, “It was lip-smacking.” Though Mr. Ashton says his column was meant to be ironic, it nonetheless highlighted undeniable truths: many borrowers are struggling to pay off their student loans, and the debt collection industry is cashing in. As the number of people taking...
  • The Value of a College Education (What is the point if you do nothing with it?)

    09/08/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2012 | Stephanie Blanchard
    My two older brothers are polar opposites. One is a fiscal conservative with a large house and property; the other squats in our deceased mom's co-op to save on rent. One is a salaried IT executive; the other is a paralegal. One is action-oriented; the other is philosophical and passive -- he prefers to hide from creditors, in fact, and refuses to work overtime to make additional cash. One is college-educated; one is not. Can you guess which is which? What is the point of having advanced education if you do nothing with it? More than twenty million students will...
  • Student Loan Bubble: The Hidden Reality (It's worse than we think)

    09/06/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Sense on Cents ^ | 09/06/2012 | Larry Doyle
    America is increasingly aware that the student loan bubble is a major problem for millions of students, families, and our nation as a whole. While far too many politicians from both sides of the aisle talk in platitudes about the need for education, few if any of these politicians are willing to pull back the cover and expose the ugly reality embedded in current data on the student loan bubble.Yes, America knows that total student debt now exceeds all other forms of consumer debt. We also know that total student debt is now approaching $1 trillion dollars. I personally...
  • Health insurance premiums for NC college students rise 51% under ObamaCare

    09/05/2012 11:53:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama and his campaign hoped to make ObamaCare their pitch to get younger voters more enthused about the election this year --- a perverse but not forlorn hope, as I'll explain in a minute. That may be even more true in North Carolina, where Democrats are holding their convention this week, and where Obama needs to generate the visible and noticeable excitement among college-age voters that was so apparent in 2008 and has been lacking in 2012. Peter Hamby at CNN reports why that may be a bigger problem for North Carolina college students in particular, as the costs...
  • 3 reasons not to save for kid's college

    09/05/2012 7:27:46 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    MSN Money ^ | August 22, 2012 | Xin Lu
    Since I had my son, I have often heard from family and friends that college is going to be extremely expensive, and it is best to start saving now. After much research I decided that I wouldn't put too much into a college fund. This may be against the usual advice of saving for the future, but here are some sane reasons why parents should not pump too much money into their children's college funds. 1. A large college fund can lower financial aid.
  • Campaigning in college classes is inappropriate: George W. Dent Jr. (OSU prof pimps Hussein)

    09/05/2012 2:49:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Cleveland ^ | 9/01/12
    Campaigning in college classes is inappropriate: George W. Dent Jr.Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 9:05 AM By Plain Dealer guest columnist The Plain Dealer **SNIP** Recently a memorandum was sent by Professor Brian McHale to all instructors in the English Department at Ohio State University. The memorandum states that McHale, a distinguished professor of humanities, had "been in touch with a couple of organizers for the Obama campaign, who have asked me to pass along to all of you a request for access to your classes" in order to "make a pitch to your students about registering to vote." It...
  • House Member Recalls BOth Obamas From College (Moochelle was Hussein's mentor)

    09/03/2012 12:59:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    US News ^ | 9/03/12 | Lauren Fox
    House Member Recalls BOth Obamas From CollegeBy Lauren Fox September 3, 2012 CHARLOTTE,N.C. --Alabama Democrat Rep. Terri Sewell **SNIP** Sewell and Obama attended Harvard Law School together. **SNIP** Sewell jokes she might be one of the only people in the country who knew the first lady and the president before they met in the summer of 1989 at Chicago's Sidley and Austin law firm where the first lady was assigned to mentor a star Harvard Law graduate named Barack Obama.

    09/01/2012 5:39:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08/08/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    President Barack Obama’s love of secrecy has, by this point, become a favorite rhetorical cudgel for the President’s opponents. And perhaps no set of documents is more coveted due to its total unavailability than the President’s college records. These documents have sparked all sorts of conspiracy theories.To be fair, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, didn’t release his college records either. Those only became public after a leak from inside Yale University, not due to any consent on the part of the former President. All the same, Obama’s time at Columbia is filled with gaps, such as the question of...
  • College President Pushes Conservation While Taxpayers Pay $30K A Year In Energy Costs For Her House

    08/30/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/30/2012 | Tom Gantert
    University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has said her college needs to be a global leader when dealing with energy sustainability. Yet, Coleman's own university provided residence has the most expensive energy costs among state universities, both in total costs and cost per square feet, with a gas-electric-steam bill reaching nearly $30,000 in one year. When receiving a grant for "sustainablity fellows" from Dow Chemical last year to help people "live cleaner, greener and sustainably," Coleman said: "[This partnership] is broad and comprehensive as sustainablity itself, and frankly, I believe it is the only way to solve problems as...
  • College Football Pickoff: Week 1 (Hurrah!)

    08/30/2012 9:51:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    SI ^ | August 30, 2012 | Stewart Mandel
    Thursday, Aug. 30 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) No. 9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt Steve Spurrier recently paid the Commodores a compliment in a way only the Ball Coach could. "They are trying to play football at Vanderbilt," he said. "They really are." Vandy should be improved on offense after a 6-7 season, but its defense can't withstand four quarters of Gamecocks star Marcus Lattimore if he's recovered from last year's knee injury.