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  • At Purdue, Mitch Daniels attempts to disrupt college loan system with private investing

    09/01/2015 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, upon passing on a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, took an interesting career turn. The famously fiscally conservative executive, who devised savings for the Hoosier state on everything from ??? to paper clips, became the head of Purdue University. Since then, Daniels has endured the predictable run-ins with his liberal faculty—over criticism of Howard Zinn’s American history— but also made real progress in the fight against rising college costs by harnessing some free-market incentives for academia.The university is now in its fourth year of a tuition freeze after more than 30 yearly...
  • Orwells Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwells 1984, the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible, Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • Why I'm Glad I'm Gone from Academe

    08/29/2015 7:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/29/2015 | By Richard Winchester
    I have two confessions to make. First, I was a university professor from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. Over four-plus decades at the same institution, I went from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to Full Professor. I enjoyed my career, most of the time. I took early retirement for personal and professional reasons. Subsequently, I was an adjunct professor at another university where a close family member is also employed. I retired from that post mostly for personal reasons. After nearly 40 years of teaching -- I was a high school social studies teacher for two years before...
  • University of Tennessee to students: Diversity means using new made-up pronouns for trans students

    08/28/2015 6:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I’d do what they say. In our alarming new culture of rage against microaggressions, doing otherwise might get you shot.Rather than make brutish assumptions that someone who looks like a boy is a boy and someone who looks like a girl is a girl, the campus diversity office recommends starting the semester by asking everyone to provide their names “and pronouns.” Or better yet, why not just use new pronouns that are gender-neutral? It’ll spare you an ephemeral awkward moment when you happen to encounter someone from the tiny fraction of the tiny fraction of the...
  • Texas A&M's redone Kyle Field is now largest in SEC, full of new amenities

    08/28/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Newcomb
    Some Texas A&M officials felt 92,000 was enough. Not for Chancellor John Sharp. This Aggie knew that he needed to unify Kyle Field by making it symmetrical. And doing that bumped capacity to 102,512, the largest football stadium in the SEC and fourth largest in the nation. When this thing started it was the most nervous time in my life, Sharp tells SI.com. Folks didnt think we could fill up a 102,000-seat stadium. We sold all 102,000 tickets in 18 minutes. And those 102,000 folks will filter into the completely overhauled Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, for the first...
  • Hey, Conservatives, You Won

    08/28/2015 8:15:52 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DANIEL HENNINGER
    . . . Last year, the College Board, the nonprofit corporation that controls all the high-school Advanced Placement courses and exams, published new guidelines for the AP U.S. history test. They read like a left-wing dream. Obsession with identity, gender, class, crimes against the American Indian and the sins of capitalism suffused the proposed guidelines for teachers of AP American history. As of a few weeks ago, that tilt in the guidelines has vanished. The College Boards rewritten 2015 teaching guidelines are almost a model of political fair-mindedness. This isnt just an about-face. It is an important political event. The...
  • Suspect in Custody After Active Shooter Incident Reported at Mississippi State University

    08/27/2015 3:59:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 27, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    A suspect was apprehended just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday on the Starkville campus of Mississippi State University after the school's student association reported an active shooter situation. During the incident, the organization advised students to "please get to a safe location and do not move." The suspect has not been identified and the motive is not known. No one was injured in the incident, as the suspect apparently did not fire any shots. The suspect was first seen at Carpenter Hall, which houses the school's mechanical engineering department. The suspect was later seen at Lee Hall, a building that...
  • Frustrated college graduate tries to sell her college diploma on eBay for $50,000 - [tr]

    08/27/2015 10:53:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Carly Stern
    One recent college graduate is so frustrated with her lack of job prospects that she's attempting to sell off her college degree - for $50,000. Stephanie Ritter, a 26-year-old Florida State University alum, has listed her diploma on eBay for the staggering sum to cover the 'actual cost' of attending the school. Now $40,000 in debt and living in Southern California, Stephanie is fed up with being unable to find a job in her field, despite having a Bachelor's degree - so she's come up with a drastic solution to pay off her loans and 'validate my use of time...
  • Please validate my use of time': Frustrated college graduate tries to sell her college diploma

    08/27/2015 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 14 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 27, 2015 | Carly Stern
    One recent college graduate is so frustrated with her lack of job prospects that she's attempting to sell off her college degree - for $50,000. Stephanie Ritter, a 26-year-old Florida State University alum, has listed her diploma on eBay for the staggering sum to cover the 'actual cost' of attending the school. Now $40,000 in debt and living in Southern California, Stephanie is fed up with being unable to find a job in her field, despite having a Bachelor's degree
  • Hillary Clintons Higher Ed Tax Increase

    08/26/2015 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | August 26, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Hillary Clinton recently unveiled her higher education plan to reduce college student loan debt. As the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) points out, Hillarys plan, called the New College Compact, involves: States creating grants to reduce cost burden on students Free tuition at community colleges Cutting interest rates on student loans, although no specifics mentioned Investing in the GI Bill for military veterans Federal government support for private endowment colleges Expanding AmeriCorps Income-repayment for student loans, where loans are taken out and payments made based on a students projected income after college graduation Simplifying FAFSA, which is the form that...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Three-fifths want taxes to fund debt-free college

    08/21/2015 1:06:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/21/2015
    Americans are divided on whether or not to use tax money to pay tuition at public schools, but the sentiment behind Hillary's college plan is popular One of the major points of debate in the Democratic primary has been the growing cost of college tuition, even at state schools. The average in-state tuition was just over $9,000 in 2015, a 225% increase since 1985. Hillary Clinton announced a $350bn plan to increased federal fundingfor grants, states and colleges to make sure no student or family has to borrow money to pay for in-state tuition. Her main opponent, Bernie Sanders,...
  • Academic Fascism II: Exposing the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

    08/21/2015 7:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2015 | Walter Williams
    Last week's column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit high schools to recruit students and talk to parents, conceal the worst of their campus practices. Let's expose some of it. Christina Hoff Sommers is an avowed feminist and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She's spent a lifetime visiting college campuses. Recently, upon her arrival at Oberlin College, Georgetown University and other campuses,...
  • Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood: New Proof of Collusion

    08/19/2015 2:53:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 19, 2015 | PATRICK REILLY AND JUSTIN PETRISEK
    As corporations and governments face increasing pressure to cut ties with scandal-plagued Planned Parenthood, let’s not forget the obvious: Catholic colleges ought to do the same.What, you ask? Catholic colleges have ties to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider and alleged purveyor of aborted human parts? How is that even possible?It’s a good question. There’s no excuse for colleges that value their Catholic identity to be linked with the corrupt—and corrupting—organization.But in her recent Crisis Magazine article titled “Catholic Colleges Collude with Planned Parenthood,” Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Anne Hendershott reminded readers of several instances of Catholic college ties...
  • Trumps zombie claim that Obama spent $4 million to conceal school and passport records

    08/19/2015 1:03:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-19-2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Chuck Todd, host: Do you believe President Obama is a citizen who was born in the United States? Donald J. Trump: Well, I dont like talking about it anymore because, honestly, I have my own feelings. I think he should have taken the $5 million. I dont know why he spent $4 million in legal fees to keep his records away. Nobody has seen his records. I dont know. Todd: Were talking about the birth certificates. Trump: I mean his college records. He spent $4 million in legal fees to make sure that nobody ever saw them.
  • Mark Cuban informs Hillary her college tuition plan wont work. Because of economics.

    08/19/2015 7:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    He could probably also offer her some pointers on tech jargon as well. Or, the proper cloth for wiping data. But on this subject, Cuban essentially says, It’s the bubble, stupid. “[Hillary’s plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it,” Cuban said on his Cyber Dust app on Friday.“Just as easy money led to the real estate bubble a few years ago, the easier it is to borrow money for college the easier it is for colleges to raise tuition. Tuition keeps going up because no matter how high they raise...
  • Mark Cuban pans Clinton college plan

    08/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban says Hillary Clinton's plan to curb growing student-loan debt will actually make attending college more expensive. [Hillarys plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it, Cuban said on his Cyber Dust app on Friday. Just as easy money led to the real estate bubble a few years ago, the easier it is to borrow money for college the easier it is for colleges to raise tuition. Tuition keeps going up because no matter how high they raise it, students can still borrow more to pay for it, Cuban...
  • More Government Spending Equals Higher Prices

    08/17/2015 5:17:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/15/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    A news article in The Wall Street Journal notes that a view long held by most economists is increasingly being accepted by other scholars and policymakers across the board. Increasing federal aid for higher education, intended to make college more affordable, is driving up prices and making it more unaffordable. The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more affordable. A new study from the New York Federal Reserve faults these policies for enabling college institutions to aggressively raise tuitions. The implication is the federal government is fueling a vicious cycle of higher prices...
  • Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges 2015: Princeton Review Ranks Emerson College Tops For Gay Students

    08/15/2015 7:36:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08/15/2015 | Julia Glum
    The Princeton Review recently named Emerson College in Boston was recently named the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly college in the U.S, while Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, was named the most unfriendly campus for that demographic of students. Getty Images The Princeton Review released this week its annual rankings of the 380 best colleges and universities in the U.S. But the test prep company did more than just crown party schools, it also broke higher education institutions down into 62 lists measuring everything from dorms to food. It also looked at demographics and compared schools...
  • BYU, other Christian schools ranked among the least LGBT-friendly campuses

    SALT LAKE CITY Brigham Young University remains one of the most hostile campuses in the country for gay and transgender students, according to an annual college ranking list. But the private university does not top the list of LGBT-unfriendly schools. In fact, it came in sixth in a list of 10, mostly religious, schools. Grove City College (Grove City, Pa.) a Christian liberal arts school of 2,500 students. and Hampden-Sydney College, an all-male liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Hampden Sydney Va., came in first and second. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches...
  • Hillarys Student Loan Proposal Fails to Understand Math, Millennials

    08/15/2015 6:45:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/15/2015 | Spencer Brown
    Millennials. Some think we’re lazy, others think our unorthodox career paths are how we game the system. Among our biggest pet peeves are a lack of upward mobility and a rigid, one-size-fits-all prescription for finding success. The worst? When established keepers of the status quo try to force the future they think is best, with little opportunity to escape the allegedly good intentions of an overzealous government. Just what has our expansive government done for young Americans, and what will it do to us as we get older? Forty million of us pursued higher education and are on the hook...
  • Why College Tuition is Out of Sight: The Federal Government

    08/15/2015 4:52:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Our health care system and our system of higher education have a lot more in common than you might think. As I explained in a previous column at Forbes, in both systems a third-party payer pays a good portion of the bill, leaving consumers and producers with perverse incentives to take advantage of it. The financing of both systems is dysfunctional. There is much waste and inefficiency. And low-income families are the least well served. Here is what I wrote two years ago: We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet...
  • Matching Poor Students to College

    08/14/2015 8:01:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 14, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Education researchers, college administrators and professors at the American Enterprise Institute expressed concern that more poor kids arent going to college. Yet and still, they might be luring people to college who might be better off doing something else. Chemistry Teacher with Students in Class For example, the University of Chicagos Jenny Nagaoka, a deputy director with their Chicago Consortium of School Research complained that researchers are mostly focused on high achievers but not low- or middle-achievers. Jessica Howell, an executive director of policy research at the College Board, agreed and said that college matching is about more than just...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillarys $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • As Clinton touts student debt bailout plan, critics point to $2M in college speaking fees

    08/13/2015 1:55:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/13/2015
    On an October evening in 2013, Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd of more than 6,000 at the University at Buffalo -- a public college in upstate New York -- speaking in a low-key, folksy manner about economic growth in the state's second largest city. The 30-minute speech earned Clinton $275,000 -- a hefty chunk of the $2 million in total she has received for delivering university speeches since leaving her post as secretary of state in February 2013. On Monday, Clinton, now the Democratic presidential frontrunner, unveiled a $350 billion bailout plan for college graduates faced with crushing student debt...
  • When Is Donald Trump Going to Release His College Transcripts?

    08/13/2015 12:50:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/13/2015 | Rick Moran
    As PJM’s D.C. Editor Bridget Johnson reports, Donald Trump once again hurled a personal insult at a rival for the nomination that questions the candidate’s intelligence.He said that Jeb Bush was “not a smart person” and Marco Rubio was “foolish and stupid.” He called John McCain a “dummy.” He said that Rick Perry should “take an IQ test.”Now he comes out and says Rand Paul is “a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.”What is it with these sandbox epithets? Five year olds shout “stupid” and “dummy” at one another, not grown men seeking the most powerful office in...
  • Another Education Subsidy

    08/13/2015 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college "more affordable." The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. That's not affordable. Too many young people are graduating from universities unable to find jobs, or are underemployed. Slate.com references a 2014 study of youth joblessness by the Economic Policy Institute. It found "...roughly 8.5 percent of college graduates between the ages of 21 and 24 were unemployed. That figure is based on a 12-month average between April 2013 and March 2014, so it's...
  • There's a new university law school course named after Freddie Gray here's the class description

    08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    The University of Maryland law school will offer a course this upcoming semester on the arrest and resulting death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident whose death led to protests and unrest across the city. Forty UMD students are enrolled in the course called "Freddie Gray's Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward" which will run for eight classes and be taught by law professors, as well as city officials. The law school announced the course Tuesday, and it already appears to have filled up. Gray's death and the following unrest in Baltimore, the course's description states, "have...
  • A Thoughtless Age: The Liberal Arts Are Dead

    08/12/2015 7:40:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/12/2015 | Spengler
    John Agresto’s Aug. 7 essay “The Suicide of the Liberal Arts” is one of the more eloquent of the elegies for high culture that appear from time to time in the quality press. A former president of St. John’s College (Santa Fe), perhaps the best undergraduate Great Books program around, Agresto wrote in the Wall Street Journal: When properly conceived and taught, the liberal arts do not by themselves make us “better people” or (God knows) more “human.” They don’t exist to make us more “liberal,” at least in the contemporary political sense. But the liberal arts can do...
  • Why Any Male Student Should Think Twice Before Applying to Washington & Lee University

    08/12/2015 7:33:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/12/2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    This should terrify any parent whose son is about to head off to college or is presently matriculating anywhere in the Ivory Towers of academia. The fundamental lack of due process and oppressive tactics used by university administrators at Washington & Lee University (W&L) should lead any family to keep their sons from applying to the university. Male students at Washington & Lee risk serious consequences if they engage in an entirely consensual sexual relationship with a female student who later is convinced to regret what she did, or who becomes jealous if the male student starts a relationship with...
  • Hillary Proposal: Lets spend $350 billion to make college affordable?

    08/11/2015 10:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps Hillary Clinton has a different definition of “affordable” than most of us. A plan that spends $350 billion can be defined as many things, but affordable is not on that list. Still, Hillary’s plan raises the stakes among a demographic that Democrats cannot afford to lose: Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a $350 billion plan Monday to make college affordable and relieve the burden of student debt for millions of Americans, drawing on popular tenets of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. …At the heart of the plan, dubbed the New College Compact, is an incentive program...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I Will Fight to...Make Every Public College and University in America Tuition

    08/11/2015 8:48:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | staff
    At an event in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, where he accepted the endorsement of the National Nurses United, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said he would fight as president to enact legislation making all public colleges and university in the country free.
  • There's a big problem with the government's offer to 'forgive' your mountain of student-loan debt

    08/11/2015 7:53:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/11/2015 | JONATHAN GARBER AND ANDY KIERSZ
    Student-loan debt is a big problem. The latest Federal Reserve data shows there is nearly $1.3 trillion in outstanding student-loan debt in the US. In late 2009 and early 2010, student-loan debt passed auto loans, credit cards, and home-equity lines of credit as the biggest debt burden Americans face. According to Debt.org, "The latest studies say that 70% of college graduates leave school with student-loan debt that in 2014 averaged $33,000." Realizing graduates were struggling to repay their heavy debt burdens, the government announced a few plans that would allow student debt to be forgiven over time. The loan-forgiveness repayment...
  • Hillarys College Plan: A Jiggers Worth of Good Ideas, a Kegs Worth of Bad Ones

    08/11/2015 7:02:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/11/2015 | The Editors
    It is oft-remarked that the Democratic party is less an ideological enterprise than a mere coalition of interest groups. This is certainly true when it comes to higher-education reform, which Democrats reliably approach from the perspective of giving more money to college students, more money to college graduates, and more money to colleges themselves all three groups, of course, leaning to the left. The college plan Hillary Clinton announced today is not quite as bad as typical attempts, since it incorporates a few decent ideas from the right and center that did not make it into President Obamas community-college...
  • Bernie Sanders is unveiling a free college tuition bill. Will it work?

    08/10/2015 11:38:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/10/2015 | By Rowena Lindsay
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) of Vermont is planning to unveil a bill that, if passed, will make tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free. In addition to eliminating college tuition at public colleges, Mr. Sanders' bill would expand work-study programs, and seeks to lower student debt and student loan rates a system modeled after those of European countries such as Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. Earlier this year, Sanders called for free tuition for college freshman and sophomores, and recently other liberal politicians have also taken up the cause of making college more affordable for American students...
  • Hillary Clinton Unveils $350 billion plan to kill college debt

    08/10/2015 11:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/10/2015 | By NIRVI SHAH and KIMBERLY HEFLING
    Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans. The plan, which would change the way a large swath of Americans pay for college, borrows ideas from the left and the right and even expands a program enacted by her husband. It includes ideas already being discussed in Congress and for which groundwork has been laid by the Obama administration. The proposal, dubbed the New College Compact, is unlikely to win over many in the GOP because...
  • Hillary Clinton to unveil $350B college affordability plan

    08/09/2015 11:19:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2015
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making higher education more affordable at an appearance in New Hampshire Monday. The proposal centers on a $200 billion federal incentive system aimed at encouraging states to expand their investments in higher education and cut student costs. States that guarantee so-called "no-loan" tuition at four-year public schools and free tuition at community colleges will be eligible to receive federal funds.
  • College Students Still Largely Misinformed About Ebola

    08/08/2015 11:44:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    AMNewYork ^ | August 7, 2015
    Months after the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 had briefly the U.S., American college students still understood little about the disease and how it spreads, a 2015 survey suggests. "I was particularly surprised that almost a third thought you could get Ebola from mosquitoes, but this belief has also been echoed in the HIV literature," said Brandon Brown of the University of California Riverside School of Medicine, who coauthored a report about the survey in the American Journal of Infection Control. Most students got less than half of the survey questions correct, Brown told Reuters Health by email.
  • 15 Youth Movements to Dismantle White Supremacy Rising This Summer

    08/07/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Nation ^ | August 7, 2015 | Student Nation Staffers
    Amid a nationwide struggle against racism, a generation grows.1. The Root of a Movement On April 20, Judge Dennis Porter dismissed charges against Chicago police officer Dante Servin in the killing of 22 year-old Rekia Boyd on the basis of technical differences between involuntary manslaughter and first degree murder. Since then, the Chicago chapter of Black Youth Project 100 has organized nationally and locally to ensure that Servin is fired without a pension from the Chicago Police Department. We have staged several direct actions and testified in front of the CPD Police Review Board every month to demand Servin’s termination....
  • How Taxpayer Subsidies for Students Drives Up College Tuition

    08/06/2015 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2015 | William f. Shugart II
    Quickly on the heels of the release “Love Gov” -- the Independent Institute’s satirical videos series on meddlesome government -- a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York concludes that federal aid to college students raises the cost of higher education. Duh! Many observers have been puzzled by the relentless increase in tuitions charged by private and public schools alike -- at a growth rate greater than that of any component of the consumer price index, including health care. Some blame the price increases on the greed of campus administrators. But that assessment is an unfair...
  • Public University Paying Diversity Officer More than Congressmen Make

    08/06/2015 7:43:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    As the state of Illinois is struggling with budget problems, Northern Illinois University, a public school, just hired a chief diversity officer that will make more than almost every member of Congress and almost every governor. Vernese Edghill-Walden, whose full title is senior associate vice president for academic diversity and chief diversity officer, started working at NIU on August 1 and will make $205,000 a year $185,000 in salary and $20,000 in allowances and expenses according to an article in the College Fix. The website was originally alerted to the hire by a local site, USofArn.com Money is...
  • College Board to rewrite US history exam after critics blast anti-America language

    08/04/2015 1:44:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    College Board to rewrite US history exam after critics blast anti-America languagehe College Board, which writes the test that much of the nation's advanced placement course lessons are based on, last week issued a new course and exam description that has more focus on the positive role of the framers, America's effort to rid the world of the Nazi threat during World War II and how entrepreneurs transformed the world's most dynamic economy. Those points of emphasis are expected next year to replace the previous test questions, which some historians and teachers say took a negative view of the...
  • Diversity in the MIT Department of Physics

    08/04/2015 5:25:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    The MIT Physics Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and student populations to improve our excellence and to better serve the society that supports our work. Like in many physics departments, white males are over-represented in our student and faculty populations. There are several reasons to pursue change, seeking to increase the number of women and under-represented minorities in our community: Broadening the talent pool increases the talent. At MIT we constantly strive for excellence in everything we do. Our level of excellence will be improved if we sample from the most inclusive population. Attracting more...
  • The top 10 softest Power-5 non-conference schedules in 2015

    08/03/2015 11:24:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    Last week's Top 10 was about 2015's toughest non-conference schedules in college football. Time to examine who has the softest non-conference schedules among Power 5 conference teams. A caveat: Since some teams play three non-conference games and others play four, I assigned a point system to try and put each in context. The system is as such: Teams merit 5 points if I think they'll be Top-5 caliber; 4.5 if its Top 15; 4 if they're Top 25 caliber; 3.5 is Top 40ish; 3 is Top 60; 2.5 is Top 80, 2 is Top 100; 1 for the bottom of...
  • Valdosta State Case Puts College Officials On Notice: You Can't Violate The First Amendment

    08/03/2015 7:38:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2015 | George Leef
    Occasionally, you come across a legal case so strange that it makes you stop and wonder, Is this even for real? Such a case has recently come to an end with a strong victory for student free speech rights and an equally strong rebuke to the idea many college administrators seem to have that they hold king-like powers on campus. The facts are as follows. In early 2007, Hayden Barnes was a student at Valdosta State University in Georgia (VSU) when school officials announced plans to build a new parking garage using $30 million in student fee money. Barnes, an...
  • Should colleges do away with SATs?

    08/02/2015 7:15:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/02/2015 | By Stephen Burd and Joanne Zalatoris
    <p>This week, George Washington University announced it is adopting a "test-optional" admissions policy, becoming one of the largest private universities to allow prospective students to opt out of sending ACT or SAT scores.</p> <p>GW joins other top-rated national universities such as Wake Forest and Brandeis, and national liberal arts colleges such as Bowdoin, Bates and Smith that do not require standardized test scores from applicants.</p>
  • Nutty professor: Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements

    08/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/2015 | By Maxim Lott
    A Rutgers University professor who is under fire for saying that the U.S. is more brutal than ISIS has used racial slurs against white men, attacked a leading advocate against female genital mutilation and even led a successful protest last year to stop former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from speaking to students.DeepaKumar, associate professor of journalism and media studies at New Jersey's main public university, made news recently by tweeting: Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But that tweet, sent in March but only brought to prominent...
  • California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms

    08/01/2015 6:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2015 | By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    * University of California to introduce six gender options on application forms * Options are male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer and different * School insists answers are voluntary and not included in decision-making * The college also introduced gender-neutral bathrooms across campus in 2014 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity. School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets. President of the UC...
  • Ohio State ranked No. 1 in Amway Preseason Coaches Poll

    07/30/2015 10:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SI ^ | July 30, 2015 | Staff
    Defending national champion Ohio State is ranked No. 1 in the college football Amway Preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Buckeyes received 62 of 64 first-place votes in the poll and will begin their title defense on Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech.
  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • Rabbi Responds To NYU Professor Who Calls Trump The Next Hitler

    07/28/2015 7:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emmakristina Sveen
    Rabbi Ari Hier the Campus Outreach Coordinator at a Holocaust research human rights organization had the perfect response to the New York University (NYU) professor who has claimed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a contemporary Adolf Hitler. Arthur Caplan, a left-leaning Bioethics professor at NYU, co-authored an article on Poynter (as well as tweets incessantly) about the dangerous and proto-Hitlerite Donald Trump jumping on the bandwagon of tax-payer funded educators who equate Republican presidential candidates to Germanys radical mass-murderer and dictator. Caplan, also NYUs Director of Medical Ethics, predicted that while its easy to say...