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  • New Study Calls for More Spending to Provide Nothing

    09/22/2016 11:12:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2016 | James Hohman
    A study from the Michigan League for Public Policy says that Michigan should spend more taxpayer dollars on state universities. This would do little to lower tuition, though, until the schools stop their spending spree. For universities, tuition and taxpayer support are revenues that pay for their expenses. The League states that cuts in taxpayer funding of universities are the culprit for tuition increases. The biggest driver for tuition increases, however, is not stagnant taxpayer support but university expenses. Say that legislators wanted to use taxpayer money to keep tuition at what it was a decade ago. In that case,...
  • MSNBC chyron - "COLLEG-EDUCATED"

    09/22/2016 9:44:33 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    TWITTER ^ | Sept 2016
  • Students distribute ‘Racism Release Form’ at Goucher College

    09/22/2016 9:26:43 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 6 replies
    CollegeFix.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Kayla Schierbecker
    "Students at Maryland’s Goucher College can save administrators a step if they want to report racism: They can report themselves."
  • California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate Speech, Play in Big Ball Pit

    09/22/2016 9:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    During its “inclusive language” campaign, California State University-Northridge students lounged in a bouncy-ball pit and held forth about words that hurt their feelings in a so-called “vent tent,” Heat Street has learned after exclusively reviewing documents and video footage. CSU-Northridge’s event stretched on for an entire week, teaching students about “potentially hurtful phrases” and cautioning that “using non-inclusive language can have a negative affect on others.”
  • Colleges turn to coloring books to de-stress students

    09/21/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 21, 2016 | Staff
    In the age of safe spaces and trigger warnings comes another new trend to the college repertoire: coloring books. This fall, campuses nationwide are offering coloring books to students to help them de-stress. At American University on Monday, its counseling center provided coloring sheets in honor of Healthy Campus Week, noting on its Facebook page that adult coloring books “can help with a number of emotional and mental health issues.” Conditions cited include obsessive-compulsive, eating, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as anger management and substance abuse issues.
  • Yeshiva U. Students Back Donald Trump in Poll — Women Even More Than Men

    09/21/2016 12:36:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Forward ^ | September 20, 2016 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    Donald Trump has struggled with low poll numbers among college students and among women. But a new survey from Yeshiva University’s student newspaper suggests that at least one type of student prefers Trump: Orthodox Jews, and particularly Orthodox Jewish women. According to a survey of 300 Yeshiva University students published September 18 by student paper The Commentator, 37% prefer Trump, while 27% back Hillary Clinton. Another 17% said they were undecided. Among female students, the paper’s reported results were more striking: 45% of the female students surveyed backed Trump, compared to 35% who back Clinton. That’s in sharp contrast to...
  • San Francisco State To Launch Afro-Themed Dorm Floors

    09/20/2016 6:06:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    KPIX SF ^ | September 19, 2016 | Staff
    New student housing designed for African-American students and culture is coming to San Francisco State University. African-American students make up just under 6 percent of the campus population and it’s unclear how many dorm rooms will be dedicated to African-American culture. University officials says the plans are in the very early stages.
  • Student Changes Christian College's Policy After Getting Kicked Out for Being Pregnant

    09/17/2016 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    nbc.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    In 2015, when officials at Claflin University in South Carolina learned senior honors student Kamaria Downs was pregnant, they kicked her out of the dorms and told her to move off campus. "I was taken aback," the now 23-year-old elementary school teacher from Greenville told NBC News. "First, I wasn't even sure how they found out, and second, they were not offering me any type of housing." For Downs, who had pre-paid for her dorm room and meal plan, living at home more than two and a half hours away from her Orangeburg school wasn't an option. So she ended...
  • Catholic Identity College Guide 2016v

    09/17/2016 5:29:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 10, 2016
    A look at 35 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities ... and features on the vocations such colleges bring and the renaming of a university for the Year of Mercy. Here is the complete guide from the Sept. 4, 2016, print edition. The complete list, with links to the schools: Aquinas College Augustine Institute Ave Maria University Avila Institute Belmont Abbey College Benedictine College Campion College Australia Catholic Distance University The Catholic University of America Christendom College DeSales University Divine Mercy University Donnelly College Franciscan University of Steubenville Holy Cross College International Theological Institute John Paul the Great Catholic University Pontifical...
  • SUNY to Stop Asking Applicants About Felony Convictions

    09/15/2016 9:09:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | ELI ROSENBERG
    For years, the State University of New York included this query on its undergraduate application: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” On Wednesday, the university’s board of trustees voted to remove the question, citing the barriers it posed to some prospective students. The news that one of the largest public university systems in the country will no longer ask applicants whether they have been convicted of a felony is a step forward in a movement to remove questions about criminal histories from college applications. A 2010 study by the Center for Community Alternatives, a nonprofit group in New...
  • Obama Administration Attacks 'Reasonableness' and 'Common Sense' in Sex Harassment Investigations

    09/14/2016 6:18:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Reason ^ | September 13, 2016 | Hans Bader
    "It is disturbing when someone defaces a house of worship in a hate crime"Someone used black spray paint to deface two exterior walls of the Friendship Baptist Church in Springtown Monday afternoon, according to the Parker County Sheriff's Office. A reward is being offered for any information that can help deputies arrest the people who spray painted graffiti on a Parker County church. According to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, someone used black spray paint to deface two exterior walls of the Friendship Baptist Church in Springtown Monday afternoon. Images ranging from profanity, racial slurs and demonic symbols were painted...
  • Bucknell Students Want to Make Social Justice Events Mandatory

    09/14/2016 6:02:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 13, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to a recent article in The Bucknellian, students at Bucknell were upset over the lack of attendance at a recent campus event that covered issues of social justice. An event at Bucknell University entitled “Conscience, Courage, and Community: Bucknell Responds to Injustice Today” was largely underattended, which prompted students to call for future social justice-themed events to be made mandatory by university administrators. “These seats won’t fill up … Three years and they still aren’t filled,” said Anthony Scrima, voicing his frustrations about the lack of interest in the event.
  • I’m Black and I’m Horrified That African-American College Students Are Choosing Segregation

    09/13/2016 11:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | September 10, 2016 | Kira Davis
    In 1938, Lloyd Lionel Gaines, a young black scholar from Mississippi, filed a suit against the University of Mississippi School of Law after being denied entry because he was “colored.” The Supreme Court eventually ruled that under the “separate but equal” clause Mississippi had the obligation to either admit him or establish a separate law school to accommodate people of color. Mississippi chose to do the latter. The NAACP planned to challenge the inadequacy of the school, as was their strategy against the tone-deaf “separate but equal” laws of the day. Unfortunately, Gaines never saw this suit completed: He disappeared...
  • Vanderbilt U. now completely obsessed with gender pronouns

    09/10/2016 9:25:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 10, 2016 | Aleister
    Vanderbilt University has picked up the idea of preferred gender pronouns and run away with it. There are charts on campus to explain the proper usage of gender pronouns and name plates are providing individual pronoun preferences. KLEW TV News reports: Pronoun chart at Vanderbilt to ‘provide education, awareness about gender identity’
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Cornell 'Diversity Chief' candidate in hot water after suggesting all students matter

    09/08/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published September 07, 2016 | By Emily Zanotti
    Cornell is hiring a dean of students whose job it will be to promote diversity on campus... So far, though, the interview process isn’t going particularly well for one top candidate, Vijay Pendakur...he dared to say that he’d consider all students when making decisions as the dean of students. “If I say, ‘The dean’s area of focus is diversity and inclusion,’ the unspoken thought in response often is, ‘Oh, so he’s here for only the marginalized students,'” he told the crowd. “So we need to undo that, because that is a deeply problematic framework. If we’re going to make progress,...
  • Dozens of Nigerian students suing historic black college for 'treating them like animals' [tr]

    09/08/2016 10:04:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    More than 40 Nigerian students are suing Alabama State University for allegedly incorrectly using millions of dollars in scholarship funds provided by their country's government and discriminating against them. Godsgift Moses, Promise Owei, Savior Samuel, Success Jumbo, Thankgod Harold, and 36 other students filed their claim in federal court, alleging the school took advantage of them because they were 'black foreigners', according to the Daily Beast.
  • U of Iowa looking to create social justice bachelor's degree

    09/08/2016 9:09:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 8, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Iowa could become the first school in the state to add a bachelor’s program in social justice to its list of degrees, provided its Board of Regents approves the motion. Currently, the school already offers a first-year seminar on social justice as well as a “Justice for All” living learning community where students can live and “learn about systemic problems in our society.”
  • Texas Judge Shoots Down Injunction to Delay Campus Carry

    09/08/2016 6:47:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2016, Two professors from the University of Texas, Austin and a Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor filled a lawsuit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin.  The lawsuit makes a number of frivilous claims, including that the law is vague, the law violates the plaintiffs’ First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  The arguments were childish, irrational, emotional rants.  Here is an example: 48. The Texas statutes and university policies that prohibit Plaintiffs from...
  • 'How To Be a White Ally' posters say all white people are racist

    09/07/2016 7:04:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Claremont Independent ^ | September 6, 2016 | Steven Glick
    New students at Pomona College were welcomed to campus with posters in their dorms giving instructions on “How to be a (Better) White Ally” and stating that all white people are racist. The signs state white people should “acknowledge your privilege” and “apologize if you’ve offended someone,” adding that offensive language includes words like “sassy” and “riot,” which are “racially coded.”
  • Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults

    09/06/2016 10:26:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Stephanie Saul
    A freshman tentatively raises her hand and takes the microphone. “I’m really scared to ask this,” she begins. “When I, as a white female, listen to music that uses the N word, and I’m in the car, or, especially when I’m with all white friends, is it O.K. to sing along?” The answer, from Sheree Marlowe, the new chief diversity officer at Clark University, is an unequivocal “no.”
  • ITT Tech shuts down all its schools; students might get loans forgiven

    09/06/2016 10:13:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Jim Puzzanghera
    The company that operates ITT Technical Institutes said Tuesday that it was permanently closing all its campuses nationwide, blaming the recent move by the U.S. Education Department to ban the for-profit college operator from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. ITT Educational Services Inc. said that the shutdown will affect “tens of thousands” of students who were preparing for the start of classes this month and cost more than 8,000 employees their jobs. “We reached this decision only after having exhausted the exploration of alternatives, including transfer of the schools to a non-profit or public institution,” ITT said...
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. to Cease Operations at all ITT Technical Institutes

    09/06/2016 7:33:44 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    ittesi.com ^ | 9-6-16 | ITT
    "It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service. With what we believe is a complete disregard by the U.S. Department of Education for due process to the company, hundreds of thousands of current students and alumni and more than 8,000 employees will be negatively affected. The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical Institutes, and we will not be offering our September...
  • Cal State LA offers segregated housing for black students

    09/06/2016 6:53:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 6, 2016 | Jeremy Beaman
    California State University Los Angeles recently rolled out segregated housing for black students. The arrangement comes roughly nine months after the university’s Black Student Union issued a set of demands in response to what its members contend are frequent “racist attacks” on campus, such as “racially insensitive remarks” and “microaggressions” by professors and students. One demand was for a “CSLA housing space delegated for Black students.”
  • 'Adulting' Program Teaches College Students Coping Skills

    09/04/2016 6:46:51 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 4, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    A skyrocketing number of students are seeking crisis counseling at Eastern Carolina University, prompting the school to make sure it educates pupils not just on academics but also on how to cope with life's challenges. ECU reported a 16 percent increase in student counseling appointments in the past two years. Those involving a crisis were up 52 percent, according to a July report that shocked officials on the Greenville, North Carolina, campus. "It wasn't just the numbers, it was the intensity and severity," said ECU Director of Counseling Valerie Kisler-van Reede. "It felt like something very different was going on...
  • 6 countries where college tuition is completely (or essentially) free for Americans

    09/04/2016 11:44:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    AOL Finance ^ | July 20, 2016 | The Editors
    The price of attending an accredited university in the U.S., whether it be public or private, only seems to be growing. Between tuition fees, application fees, room and board and everything in between, getting a degree in America is no cheap (or easy) feat. In the 2015-2016 academic year, the average cost of attending college or university (tuition plus fees) in the U.S. was $32,405 for private colleges, $9,410 for in-state students at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state students at public colleges, according to Collegeboardî©¥. But unsurprisingly, fees and tuition costs are not streamlined around the globe....
  • AN INTERACTIVE ELECTORAL MAP

    09/03/2016 1:51:21 AM PDT · by knarf · 54 replies
    270 to win ^ | September 3, 2016 | knarf
    More astute FReepers than I can assist with this visual that you can click and choose to see the red/blue of the USA regarding electoral votes
  • Free College Tops Black Lives Reparations List

    09/02/2016 5:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Yes! Magazine ^ | September 2, 2016 | Olivia Anderson
    Better education and loan forgiveness are key strategies to address disparities for Black communities and their next generations. This is the first in a series of conversations with contributors to the platform’s demands. The Movement for Black Lives kicked into high gear last month when more than 50 affiliated organizations released demands for social change. The demands include five reparations with a list of 40 possible ways to achieve them. These range from a guaranteed minimum livable income for all Black people to incorporating an examination of colonialism and slavery into school curricula. “The government, responsible corporations, and other institutions...
  • Higher Education, Beyond Parody

    09/02/2016 12:04:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    The University of Chicago is an intellectually elite school that can make fun of its seriousness. The slogans on undergraduate T-shirts immortalize it as "The level of hell Dante forgot" or the school "Where fun comes to die." They're only half-joking. Chicago students take pride in being self-motivators with intellectual curiosity, eager to debate trendy "truths" and expose squishy emotional approaches that elevate feelings over facts. So it's hardly surprising that it's one of the first elite universities to rebel against the corrosive influences that, like kudzu, have swarmed across the ivy-covered inner sanctums of higher education. "Our commitment to...
  • Georgetown University to offer admissions advantage to slave descendants

    09/01/2016 9:36:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 1, 2016 | NBC News
    Georgetown will offer an admissions edge to descendants of slaves as part of a comprehensive atonement for the university's historical ties to slavery, its president announced Thursday. Those ties go back nearly two centuries, when the Washington, D.C., school sold 272 slaves and used the proceeds to pay off debt. Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will offer a public apology Thursday afternoon for the 1838 sale and will also outline what the university plans to do to acknowledge racism in its past. In addition to offering descendants the same preferential status in admissions that Georgetown currently offers children of alumni,...
  • Progressive UND [Univ North Dakota] students get social justice-themed housing option

    08/30/2016 1:05:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 30, 2016 | Amber Athey
    The University of North Dakota (UND) is offering students the chance to live in a specialized housing community dedicated entirely to social justice. The Social Justice Living-Learning Community is “designed for students who are involved in promoting a more inclusive and just society,” and promises to provide such students with opportunities for “creating and leading positive social change.”
  • MU [University of Mizzou] changes bathroom labels to promote gender inclusivity

    08/30/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Missourian ^ | August 25, 2016 | M.P. White
    Many single-occupancy restrooms across the MU campus that were labeled as "unisex" will be re-labeled "toilet" by the time students return in August. The change to "toilet" will only affect single-occupancy bathroom stalls. In residential halls, single-occupancy stalls with showers and sinks will be re-labeled "shower" and "toilet," depending on the contents of the restroom.
  • A College Strikes Back Against Safe Spaces

    08/26/2016 9:25:40 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/25/16 | Katrina Trinko
    If you want to be unquestionably affirmed and unchallenged in all your beliefs and views, don’t go to the University of Chicago. In a letter published by Intellectual Takeout, John Ellison, dean of students at the Chicago college, warns incoming students that there is no tolerance for the kind of student demands that have trended in recent years: Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from...
  • University of Chicago's warning to students following disruption by protesters

    08/25/2016 6:00:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 August 2016 | Patrick Lion For Mailonline
    Students at the University of Chicago have been warned not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings in the wake of several disrupted events at the institution at the hands of protesters. University officials are said to have told first-year students starting in the fall of its commitment to freedom of expression, saying it wanted civility and mutual respect but that it would still seek out ideas or opinions that were unpopular. The move comes after three high-profile incidents this year in which speakers invited to the university were interrupted or shut down and amid a trend of increasing political...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • Public University Hosts Blacks-only Student Retreat – To Promote Inclusion

    08/23/2016 8:07:20 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 8-23-16 | Michael McGrady
    California State University Fresno recently held a three-day student retreat for black students that aimed to foster inclusion and help incoming African American students adjust to college life and get involved in the campus community. The inaugural “Harambee Student Retreat,” which took place Aug.14 through Aug 17, was free to participating students, who enjoyed housing, meals, workshops and activities meant to help aid in the “successful transition of incoming African American/Black students to Fresno State,” the university’s website states. About 40 new students plus about a dozen returning students took part, and about $16,000 was set aside in the university’s...
  • College Displays ‘Privilege Board’ to Taunt White Males

    08/20/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    A prominently displayed bulletin board at Appalachian State University has been taken over by campus collectivists in an effort to encourage certain students to “check their privilege” during their daily walk to class. The board is displayed in the Plemmons Student Union building, which ASU calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus.” The board contains various different posters that condemn white, male, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, and able-bodied persons who are unaware of their inherent societal privilege.
  • The PC Police taking over Princeton--scrubbing the word "Man" from campus! What do you think?

    08/20/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/20/2016
    The PC Police taking over Princeton--scrubbing the word "Man" from campus! What do you think?
  • Anti-Catholic Bias @ Catholic college

    08/19/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With increasing frequency, it is getting harder and harder for conservative Catholics, no matter how well credentialed they are, to get hired in academia, particularly in Catholic universities. When he was still teaching at SUNY, author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., told me that his enthusiasm for the Latin Mass was met with more hostility in Catholic colleges and universities than at the State University of New York, where they thought it was exotic. In the latest issue of Modern Age, a quarterly review, English professor Anthony Esolen recalls his own experiences a quarter century ago when he went to work...
  • Cube Guide to Going Back to College (Satire)

    08/19/2016 6:09:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 8/14/2016 | Comrade Vlad Linen
    It's that wonderful time of year when young people get back to college to be indoctrinated educated! I thought this might be a good time to compile a People's Cube Guide to College for both freshmenpersons and those upperclassmenpersons, (oh wait, sorry for the microaggression because there are no upper or lower classes in the Glorious World of Next Tuesday™) who might have forgotten and need to be reeducated... 1. Essays/Papers. The People's Cube is a good source to get the korrekt perspective for all essays. Essays that in any way deal with political philosophy should reflect the ideals...
  • Black College Democrat turns Republican: How one millennial decided to think for himself

    08/19/2016 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 15 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 8/5/16 | William Nardi - Roger Williams University
    Growing up, Jimmie Williams’ family and friends supported the Democrat Party. So naturally, he decided he too was a Democrat. But the older he got, the more he questioned the political path that seemed predetermined for him. He suppressed his doubts, telling The College Fix in an email interview dissenters are branded traitors to the black community. In private, however, his concerns grew — even as he took on leadership roles within the University of Memphis College Democrats and the College Democrats of Tennessee. Then, in 2014, Williams attended a meeting of the College Republicans at the University of Memphis...
  • MSU Car Smoking Ban Increases Potential for Community-Police Tensions

    08/17/2016 9:56:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 33 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/14/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Americans everywhere are struggling to come to grips with recent high-profile tragedies arising from violent encounters between police and civilians. For both police and many motorists, routine traffic stops have become nerve-wracking events. This is the backdrop against which the trustees of Michigan State University have imposed a new ordinance that will increase the number of needless traffic stops on its campuses. The measure takes effect on Aug. 15, and bans smoking or using smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes anywhere on MSU property. The ordinance applies even to personal vehicles on public streets that pass through the university. Violators can be...
  • How American Higher Education Turned into a False Promise

    08/17/2016 8:05:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | August 17, 2016 | George Leef
    A New Mexico restaurant generated controversy -- and profits -- this summer with a play on "Black Lives Matter." Now it's coasting on the uproar that began with its sign and has printed hats and T-shirts with the phrase, jumping straight into the seemingly never-ending national conversation on race. Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano's, an Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, put the phrase "black olives matter" on his sign last month to help sell a new tuna dish with black olive tapenade. It worked like a charm, bringing in more business, with some people adding black olives to every dish they...
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove ‘Confederate’ from dorm name

    08/16/2016 7:03:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee...
  • Why the Next President Should Forgive All Student Loans (grab your Barf Bag)

    08/15/2016 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 54 replies
    TIME ^ | 12 August 2016 | Leon Botstein
    <p>If Hillary Clinton is to win this November, she needs to motivate the electorate to come out to vote for something more than a justified aversion to Donald Trump.</p> <p>Particularly for younger voters and voters with families, she has to capture their imaginations with a bold, simple, and common sense proposal to address one of the most critical financial and social problems currently facing a generation: the student loan crisis. And she needs to do so in a way that can do the most immediate good for the nation at large.</p>
  • Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen

    08/15/2016 11:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2016 | William Nardi
    Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice” that new students will soon be required to take. The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of winter term, which starts in January, a university official told The College Fix via email.
  • Pay Your Tuition, Fund an Illegal

    08/08/2016 8:08:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    LifeZette - fox ^ | August 8, 2016 | Deirdre Reilly
    If your kid is attending Prescott College in Arizona this fall, you may want to double-check the detailed charges on your bill. The private school is now charging every student a “non-mandatory” per-semester fee of $30 — or $60 for the year — to fund a college scholarship for an illegal immigrant. Yes, you read that right. The fee, announced in April, appears on the bill for students in the upcoming school term, who already pay $28,000+ in tuition to attend Prescott. (Room, board, and incidentals are extra, of course.) Students can opt out of this fee — but they...
  • Rutgers hikes tuition for 2016-17 school year

    08/04/2016 6:12:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 20, 2016 | Adam Clark
    NEW BRUNSWICK — Tuition and fees for Rutgers University's undergraduate students in New Brunswick will increase 1.7 percent, or about $241 this fall, the lowest price hike in five years at New Jersey's state university. Under the plan approved by the Rutgers' Board of Governors on Wednesday, the average in-state undergraduate on the New Brunswick campus will pay $14,372 in annual tuition and fees in 2016-2017. The university is also raising the price tag for room and board by 1.7 percent. With room and board considered, the average undergraduate from New Jersey on the New Brunswick campus will see a...
  • Student facing 50 day suspension for saying 'All Lives Matter'

    08/03/2016 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Politically correct tyranny is afoot at the University of Houston. I was recently made aware of a student at the university who was suspended for 50 days by the student government association and ordered to attend diversity training over a reference she made about the Black Lives Matter crowd. (She can still go to class but she can't participate in student government activities.) “#ForgetBlackLivesMatter; more like AllLivesMatter,” wrote Rohini Sethi, the vice president of the school’s student government association. Ms. Sethi wrote those words last month just a few hours after five Dallas police officers were assassinated. Her belief that...