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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.
  • Obama still a draw on college campuses (even though attendance has dropped significantly)

    08/29/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | August 29, 2012 | Julie Pace
    The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best shot at enthusiastic audiences. More than 26,000 people combined showed up to hear the president speak during his three-state college town tour this week, which ended Wednesday with a rally near the University of Virginia. [Snip] ... even some of those who went through heavy security to see Obama speak said their enthusiasm had waned. "It no longer has the distinctiveness that it used to have," said William Proffitt, a University of Virginia student. "That was amazing, seeing the...
  • College President Pushes Conservation While Taxpayers Pay $30K A Year In Energy Costs For Her House

    08/27/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/27/2012 | 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...
  • Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To Obamacare

    08/27/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 25 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ron Meyer
    Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now? A Young America's Foundation activist forwarded an email from the Vice President for Finance at his school, Guilford College (Greensboro, NC), informing him that, "For the 2012-13 academic year, the annual cost of the student health insurance is increasing from $668 to $1,179. This insurance premium has been charged to your student account." Why the increase? "Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act." Guilford College has been forced to raise...
  • UTPA Chick-Fil-A greeted by protestors on first day of school (FReep a poll)[Edinburg, TX]

    08/27/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KGBT-TV ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff
    A new Chick-Fil-A restaurant on the UTPA campus in Edinburg was greeted by protestors on the first day of classes. Students and staff all clamored to buy meals from the new restaurant early Monday afternoon. But a small group of protestors has stationed themselves outside restaurant. The UTPA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance is circulating a petition to have the school close the Chick-Fil-A. Working from behind a security fence, the group collected signatures from supporters. Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy recently set off a firestorm of controversy and created a national debate about gay rights. Cathy confirmed more than...
  • Vouchers Boosting College Enrollment

    08/25/2012 6:05:48 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 10 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | August 25, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    A recent study issued by the Brookings Institution and the Harvard Kennedy School examines how a voucher program boosted college enrollment rates among African Americans. However, according to the study’s authors, the New York City voucher program run by the School Choice Scholarships Foundation Program (SCSF) did not demonstrate a significant impact on participant’s enrollment in college overall. “We find no overall impacts on college enrollments, but we do find large, statistically significant positive impacts on the college going of African American students who participated in the study,” state the researchers, Matthew M. Chingos and Professor Paul E. Peterson in...
  • Two more non-Catholic Christian colleges sue over HHS mandate

    08/24/2012 5:58:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.24.2012 |
    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, August 24, 2012 ( - Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration Thursday on behalf of two evangelical Christian colleges: Grace College and Seminary in Indiana and Biola University in California. The lawsuit is the latest to challenge the administration’s unconstitutional mandate that faith-based employers provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs at no cost to employees regardless of religious or moral objections. “Christian colleges should remain free to operate according to their deeply-held beliefs. Punishing religious people and organizations for freely exercising their faith is an assault on our most fundamental American...
  • Will Dumping Math Requirements Increase College Grad Rates? / worthless college degrees

    HetchingerEd is offering a rather radical proposal to increase the number of American students who graduate college: dump math. Specifically, the argument is that since many college students, a disproportionately large number of them of an African-American or Hispanic descent, are unprepared to tackle college-level mathematics courses, they might be stymied by a requirement that all those receiving a degree from a particular institution must pass the freshman version of the course. A fifth of students entering a four-year college don’t have the needed math skills to pass the course and are forced into remediation. Nearly half of community college...
  • Think College Is Expensive Now? Wait Until ObamaCare

    08/23/2012 5:20:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/23/2012 | John Merline
    Parents and students facing sky-high sate-run college tuitions aren't likely to be thinking about ObamaCare. But perhaps they should, since if left in place ObamaCare will likely end up making college still more expensive. Why? Because ObamaCare relies heavily on Medicaid — the federal/state program that provides health insurance for the poor — to expand coverage. But Medicaid is already swallowing up state budgets, forcing states to cut back on everything else, especially support for two- and four-year public colleges.
  • Princeton Review ranks top party schools and “stone-cold sober” schools

    08/22/2012 2:55:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    College News ^ | 08/22/2012
    The Princeton Review hits the shelves today with its 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges, and the famous top 20 party schools and “stone-cold sober” schools list is back. The company gave around 122,000 students an 80-question survey on academics, administration, campus life, student body and themselves. From there, they named not only the top 20 party schools in the nation, but also the top 20 dry campus schools in the nation. Drum roll everybody…the Princeton Review’s top party school of 2013 is West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU’s year is off to a raging start, reported...
  • Augsburg College joins coalition opposing marriage amendment

    08/22/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    minns post ^ | 8-22-12 | joey kimball
    Augsburg College, the Lutheran liberal arts college in Minneapolis, has joined the coalition working to defeat the proposed marriage amendment. The college, with 4,000 students, is now part of Minnesotans United for All Families, which opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to one man and one woman. State law already prohibits gay marriage, but supporters of the amendment want it put in the state Constitution, so the Legislature or courts cannot make a change. Pastor Grant Stevensen, Minnesotans United for All Families faith director, said in a statement: "Five of the six Minnesota synods of the ELCA...
  • College peers lose respect for those who 'hook up' too often

    08/20/2012 6:48:16 PM PDT · by thecodont · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | August 17, 2012, 5:26 p.m. | Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
    The American Sociological Assn.’s annual meeting got underway Friday in Denver, and among the weighty topics to be discussed is the practice of “hooking up.” For any readers who are not familiar, hooking up refers to “casual sexual activity,” according to one of the more tame definitions offered by Urban Dictionary. A study to be presented on Monday focuses on the social consequences for those who engage in frequent hookups. Two researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago examined responses from more than 19,000 students who completed the Online College Social Life Survey last year. They found that both...
  • Mythbusting 101: Uncomfortable Truths Your College Won't Tell You

    08/20/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/17/2012 | Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    If you or anyone close to you is grappling with the decision of whether to commence or continue college or graduate studies, there are several important facts of life you should know about—facts that colleges themselves aren’t likely to mention. These are a few of the uncomfortable truths they won’t tell you: 1) “Far more people earn degrees in many liberal arts majors than can be employed in those fields.” Consider the following statistics: More than half of Americans under the age of 25 who have a bachelor’s degree are either unemployed or underemployed. According to The Christian Science Monitor,...
  • Who is Barack Hussein Obama? Yes, it matters.

    08/19/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 43 replies
    August 19, 2012 | self
    Just watched a smarmy Chris Wallace on Fox News haranging a Romney campaign official on whether Romney would be releasing more of his tax returns. Never a mention of Obama's college records, his Connecticut SS #, his bio that proclaimed he was a foreign student (until 2007), etc. I am getting very frustrated and am beginning to believe that the GOPe is adopting the role of the Globetrotter's Washington Generals, or adopting McCain's honorable loser schtick. If the President committed fraud as a college student, the American public has the right to know before election day. Character counts. Recall last...
  • Conservative Offers $20,000 to Anyone Who Can Produce Obama’s College Transcripts

    08/19/2012 1:26:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 19, 2012 | Doug Giles
    If you want to score twenty G’s this summer and garner at least thirty minutes of crazy fame then get busy rooting out Obama’s college transcripts. This past Friday provocateur Brooks Bayne who runs asked me if I’d help get the word out about his offer of 20k to anyone who could produce what the White House does not want us to lay our eyes on, namely: BHO’s college docs. I told Brooks, “Let me pray about it and I’ll get back with you.” Being a man of my word I knelt and prayed, “Lord, what would thou haveth...
  • Can't Stop Crying

    08/18/2012 10:26:18 PM PDT · by bicyclerepair · 127 replies
    Me | August 19, 2012 | bicyclerepair
    Hi FRiends, Boy do I need someone to talk to. Just came back from dropping off my daughter at college and the empty house is making me cry so much. Been a member since 2004. This is my first post. So sorry but I can't stop feeling sad and hurting inside because I miss her so much. I respect you all so much and value your comments. Some are harsh, but most are honest and decent. So maybe I can drown my heart-ache reading your thoughts. Sincerely, bicyclerepair--Ft. Lauderdale
  • Stop Going to College

    08/17/2012 11:22:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    United Liberty ^ | August 13, 2012 | Martin Avila
    As fall approaches, hundreds of thousands of high school students are being asked that nagging question: “What college are you going to?” These students would be wise to follow the advice of Peter Thiel, a billionaire Silicon Valley investor. For most of us, college is an expensive waste of time. Not only is entrepreneurship a nearly impossible skill to truly teach at college since true entrepreneurship boils down to risk-taking (read: outside the box thinking) and self-motivation (read: not a classroom environment) — but enormous amounts of student debt severely limit the options of graduates in the marketplace by forcing...
  • (Separate But Equal) Colorado U to Segregate Dorms for Students with Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

    08/17/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, August 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    University of Colorado to segregate dorms for students with concealed-carry gun permits Two University of Colorado campuses will soon feature dorms that allow students over 21 with gun permits to live. Currently, firearms are banned in all on-campus housing facilities. The University of Colorado said it is going to begin segregating students with valid gun permits when assigning on-campus housing. Two CU campuses - the main campus in Boulder and another in Colorado Springs - will establish a designated residential area for students over the age of 21 with gun permits, school officials told the Denver Post. In any other...
  • College organization redoubles efforts to remove Chik-fil-A from campuses

    08/12/2012 8:28:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    New York Metro ^ | August 12, 2012 | Bruce Walsh
    In just a few short weeks, the Chick-fil-A culture wars may gravitate toward college campuses as students across the country return to class. Campus Pride -- the largest organization of LGBT college students nationwide -- says that it intends to use Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's recent comments as leverage in its decade-long effort to remove the fast-food chain from college campuses. "A lot of things have happened recently to educate college students about this company's activities. When they get back on campus, there's going to be even more direct action taking place," says Shane Windmeyer, the executive director of Campus...
  • College Rankings 2012: Most Conservative Colleges

    08/11/2012 7:04:56 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast / Newsweek ^ | 5 August 2012 | College Rankings
    The top 25 are posted at the link. Here is their summary of the top 10 most conservative colleges and universities: Ave Maria University Grove City College Franciscian University of Steubenville Freed-Hardeman University Dordt College Brigham Young University (Utah) Oklahoma Christian University Covenant College Northwestern College (Minnesota) Washington & Lee University
  • Money Down A Rathole: College, Healthcare, Housing

    08/10/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 10, 2012 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Households are dumping trillions in hard-earned income down ratholes with marginal returns: costly higher education, healthcare and housing.What happens when households dump huge percentages of their stagnant incomes down marginal-return ratholes? They get less wealthy, which is exactly what we're seeing. The average American household has been persuaded that pouring money into costly higher education, healthcare and housing are all "investments" that offer high yields. Sadly, the opposite is true: the returns on these stupendously costly investments is marginal or negative. Let's start with higher education, a topic I have discussed at length numerous times. In essence, a college degree...
  • New liberal spin: Obama's a conservative

    08/10/2012 8:50:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Liberals upset with Barack Obama's few compromises with the GOP have a new moniker for the president many consider the most left ever: "Deeply conservative." Academics and liberal pundits have started talking about Obama as right-of-center politically just as he has begun to reach out to independents and moderates in his reelection campaign. Some are true critics who wish he would do more for labor and welfare recipients and implement tougher carbon limits on coal plants. Others are trying to portray Obama as a middle-of-of-the-roader attractive to moderate voters, not the liberal Mitt Romney attacks daily. The latest claim that...
  • Obama @ UChi

    08/10/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 1, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In his last academic post the president was even more aloof than the average academic, according to one of his colleagues there. Economist John R. Lott, Jr., remembers a Barack Obama at the University of Chicago who was nowhere near as open to new ideas as he now claims to be. Lott famously showed that gun-related crime rates are markedly reduced in regions that have less gun control. “States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes,” Lott stated in 1998. “Thirty-one states now have such laws—called ‘shall-issue” laws. “ “These laws allow...
  • A College Degree Doesn’t Guarantee a Good Job

    08/10/2012 7:10:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | 08/10/2012 | Gary Schilling
    Anyone who has a kid in college knows that August can be the cruelest month. That's when the bill for the fall semester is due and usually it's higher than the bill for any previous semester. Over the past decade college tuition and fees have been increasing much faster than the rate of inflation. The average annual cost for tuition, fees and room and board is $38,600 for a private 4-year college and $17,000 for a public 4-year college (for out-of state residents it's $30,000), according to the College Board. These rising costs coupled with a sluggish economy are driving...
  • Catholic Caucus: Desales [U] college denies petition for homosexual club

    08/09/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies ^ | August 9, 2012 | cardinal newman society
    CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania, August 9, 2012 ( - An online petition circulated by an alumnus aims to push DeSales University, a faithful Catholic college, to reconsider the decision to not allow a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student-run organization on campus. The petition has led to a strong response from the university. DeSales alumnus Tim Gallagher reportedly posted a petition on in response to repeated denials by university officials to allow an LGBT student group on campus. The petition has garnered only 383 signatures at the time of publication, not all of whom are students or graduates of the...
  • The 40 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without A Bachelor's Degree

    08/08/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/08/2012 | Vivian Giang
    When the economy started to show troubling signs, many decided to skip college and join the workforce earlier. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 percent of U.S. workers don't have a bachelor's degree, but if you have an associate’s degree, a postsecondary non-degree award, or a high school diploma, you can still get a high-paying job. The BLS provided a list of 80 high-paying occupations that don't require a college degree. The median annual wages listed include hourly, weekly, annual pay, sales commissions, and production bonuses. Overtime wages are not included in the data. We also...
  • Bernanke: Students must be wise with college loans

    08/07/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee / AP ^ | 8-7-2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says students need to be careful when investing in their education. Bernanke says taking on debt to pay for college can be an important way of increasing one's earning potential. But higher education can also become a financial burden if it doesn't lead to a good job, he warns.
  • 10 Smart Things I've Learned from People Who Never Went to College

    08/07/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/02/2012 | David DiSalvo
    1.  You can learn something useful from anyone. 2. If quality slips, it really doesn’t matter how good your ideas were. 3. Don’t ever let a bully intimidate you – not even once. 4. Reciprocity is the name of the relationship game and always will be. 5. Learning is good; Doing is better. 6. Kindness isn’t optional. 7. You can survive anything 8. Get a dog. 9. Money is important, but experience is invaluable. 10. Just be ready.
  • Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement

    08/02/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    ......................Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.” This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.” One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in...
  • Combat vet Rodriguez cleared to play for Clemson

    08/02/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT · by sean327 · 6 replies
    CNNSI ^ | August 1, 2012 6:17PM
    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Daniel Rodriguez is as proud of fulfilling a promise to a friend as he's been of his decorated military career. Rodriguez has been cleared by the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference to join Clemson's football team. He spent four years in the U.S. Army, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal of Valor for his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rodriguez took part in the Battle of Kamdesh in October 2009 that saw a force of 300 Taliban overwhelm the American outpost of fewer than 40 soldiers. Rodriguez saw friend Kevin Thompson die...
  • Is Algebra Necessary?

    07/29/2012 6:05:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 311 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | ANDREW HACKER
    A TYPICAL American school day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra. In both high school and college, all too many students are expected to fail. Why do we subject American students to this ordeal? I’ve found myself moving toward the strong view that we shouldn’t. My question extends beyond algebra and applies more broadly to the usual mathematics sequence, from geometry through calculus. State regents and legislators — and much of the public — take it as self-evident that every young person should be made to master polynomial functions and parametric...