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  • Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

    07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | 7-24-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points. An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.” The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.” According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain...
  • Menstrual Activism

    07/27/2014 11:12:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | Mike Adams
    In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called “Psychology of Gender.” As a part of the course, Fahs asked students to break into groups and engage in what she termed "menstrual activism." More specifically, students were asked to choose some aspect of cultural attitudes toward menstruation that they wanted to "improve." Before you continue reading this column, please know that I'm not making this up and I'm not hallucinating. I stopped dropping acid in the late 1980s. Some of you may be wondering what kinds of "cultural...
  • Let Students Discharge College Debts In Bankruptcy? Yes, But...

    07/25/2014 5:42:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2014 | George Leef
    Ever since the obstreperous Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011, Americans have been getting an earful about the alleged crisis of student loan debt. Sensing a chance to appear both compassionate and pro-education, many lawmakers want to do something to ease the plight of indebted students. Senator Elizabeth Warren, for example, is pushing her populist plan of allowing students to refinance their loans at absurdly low interest rates. President Obama recently expanded the touchy-feely repayment system so that students would never have to pay more than ten percent of their discretionary income for 20 years before the rest of the...
  • College Football on Strike

    07/24/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    The efforts of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize could have profound implications for the future of college education. northwestern university football According to the Associated Press, Northwestern University just filed a 60-page brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. This comes after a regional director of the NLRB ruled this past spring that “football players who receive full scholarships to the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can unionize.” If the decision of the regional director is upheld, the framework between the players and the university would be redefined...
  • Achievement redistribution: University of Wisconsin to distribute grades based on race and ethnicity

    07/23/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | July 23 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    One time I was speaking at a local South Florida high school and explaining “wealth redistribution.” I used a football analogy, with the example of a team being ahead at halftime 28-7. However, when the team came back after halftime, the scoreboard read 21-14. I explained to the students that officials met in the press booth and decided to have equitable apportionment of touchdowns to make the game fairer. They believed the self-esteem of the other team was being adversely affected. When I asked the high school seniors if they agreed, they vehemently said no. They felt they’d earned their...
  • Florida State, Alabama betting favorites to win national title

    07/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Alabama and defending champion Florida State are co-favorites to win the 2014 national championship, according to odds released by Bovada. The Crimson Tide and Seminoles are both listed at 11/2 odds to win the title in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Oregon comes next at 7/1, followed by Oklahoma at 9/1 and Auburn at 10/1.
  • Race-Based Grading at University of Wisconsin

    07/22/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 07/22/2014 | Dave Blount
    Diversity — i.e., the displacement, marginalization, and eventual eradication of the sort of people we grew up thinking of as normal Americans — has been taken to new extremes by the moonbats running the University of Wisconsin–Madison: This spring, the university adopted a new plan that, according to Board of Regents policy, “[p]laces the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.” … This Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence sailed through our Faculty Senate without the least bit of attention… Of course no one objected. No one in academia who...
  • Affirmative Action In College Grading

    07/22/2014 4:30:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    W. Lee Hansen, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin, has argued for affirmative action in grading. The distribution of grades should be based on race rather than merit according to the professor. One imagines that a certain percentage of minority and female students would be required to get A’s regardless of whether they actually achieved an A grade. It is unclear whether the same is true at the bottom of the grading scale, though considering the purposes behind the professor’s proposal it’s unlikely. This sort of proposal isn’t just racist and sexist against white men. It’s racist and...
  • Report: University of Wisconsin-Madison mulls ‘diversity-based grading’(on DRUDGE)

    07/21/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kevin Binversie
    SNIP Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece for the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education, a North Carolina-based think tank, about the latest “diversity” plan for the UW-System’s flagship school. The plan, completed in May, is your typical left-wing platitudes about commitments to “compositional diversity,” “equity mindedness” “representational equity” and other things for what has become a sacred cow to liberal academia. But when you dig deeper into the definitions of these platitudes according to Hansen, you suddenly see that “representational equity” is being applied to levels never before seen....
  • College Costs Exploding

    07/21/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 20, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Any sanguine prognosticators who may have predicted a decline in the average cost of attending college may need to rethink how they arrived at such an off-the mark conclusion. college grad hire me At least 50 American colleges and universities are now charging students more than $60,000 per year. This marks a significant increase from last year when only nine schools exceeded the 60K mark. What’s shocking about this year’s figures is that the data presented in the story from Business Insider does “not reveal the true financial burden of higher education.” Other fees not included in the story include...
  • GUILTY: For Just Being Christian

    07/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, Kimberly Driscoll, is actively attempting to destroy Gordon College. Dissatisfied with the Christian college, practicing its own beliefs, last week Driscoll began to take out her hostility against them. The angry tone of the actions taken against the school reveal a few things that are important for the rest of the nearly 6,400 Christian colleges in America to understand. First and foremost--none of them are safe. Not a single one. The activists--having lost the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court--are looking for a place to focus their vengeance. Christian schools now seem to be...
  • Alabama and USC to meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    07/17/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sam Cooper
    This will be fun. It was announced Wednesday that Alabama and Southern California will square off to kick off the 2016 season with a neutral site game. The game will be played as a part of the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3.
  • Professors For Pedophilia: Witness this disturbing and growing phenomenon hitting Europe

    07/15/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/15/2014 | Stephen Brown
    As Christian religious belief declines in Europe, the continent’s pagan heart comes more and more to the fore, and England, is only the latest European country to witness this growing phenomenon. A major pedophilia scandal is currently rocking British society, in which as many as 20 prominent politicians, judges and other members of the British establishment are suspected of having abused children in the 1980s and 1990s as part of a pedophile ring. The victims were among society’s most vulnerable, being mostly boys from state children’s homes. And such abuse, it is suspected, may have been going on for decades....
  • Massachusetts City Terminates Contract With Christian College Over Its Stance on Homosexuality

    07/14/2014 10:04:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A city in Massachusetts has opted to end a contract with a Christian college over the academic institution's opposition to homosexuality. The mayor for Salem recently announced that the city's contract with Gordon College for usage of the Old Town Hall, set to expire later this year, will be immediately terminated. Rick Sweeney, vice president of marketing and communications at Gordon College, told The Christian Post about the contract to use the Old Town Hall. "Gordon College had been in a contractual relationship with the city of Salem since 2008 to manage Old Town Hall, one of the most historic...
  • There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

    07/10/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/10/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    As the average cost of higher education in America continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities are now charging students more than $60,000 per year. We found these numbers by examining the average cost of tuition, fees, room, and board that an incoming student would face over the 2014-15 academic year. Check out a more in-depth breakdown of the 20 most expensive colleges here >>While these direct costs are a significant portion of the total cost of college, they alone do not reveal the true financial burden of higher education — students are also responsible for paying...
  • Top 10 (CFB) coaching hot seats in 2014

    07/10/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Football Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dave Miller
    As we get ever so closer to the start of preseason camps and officially kick off the 2014 college football season, it's time to take a look at the head coaches whose jobs could be in jeopardy as they enter potentially make-or-break campaigns. If this fall doesn't provide a sense of hope for their athletic directors and fan bases, these program-builders could be in trouble. Here are the ten coaches who remain securely in a pressure-cooker entering the fall.
  • University offers female students extra credit for not shaving their armpits

    07/04/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 03, 2014 | Lauren Clark
    "Men are also allowed to receive extra credit, as long as they shave their bodies from the neck down. Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.” Female Arizona State University students can receive extra credit for defying social norms and refusing to shave for 10 weeks during the semester. Women and Gender Studies Professor Breanne Fahs, encourages her female students to cease shaving their underarms and legs during the semester and document their experiences in a journal. "One guy did his shaving with a buck knife." Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.” “Many...
  • At time of austerity, eight universities spent top dollar on Hillary Clinton speeches

    07/02/2014 12:18:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | BY PHILIP RUCKER AND ROSALIND S. HELDERMAN
    At least eight universities, including four public institutions, have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on their campuses over the past year, sparking a backlash from some student groups and teachers at a time of austerity in higher education. In one previously undisclosed transaction, the University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 for Clinton to speak on campus in April. Other examples include $300,000 to address UCLA in March and $225,000 for a speech scheduled to occur in October at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas....
  • Why higher education costs what it does. Part 1.

    06/30/2014 12:18:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-30-14 | DrJohn
    It's a crisis. Costs are skyrocketing for this faster than anything else. Something has to be done. Health care? No. Education. Educational costs are rising faster than a Delta weather rocket. The ballooning costs of higher education dwarfs the increased costs of health care: We're being drained for educational expenditures- what do we get for it? Less and less. And yet, somehow the United States continues to lag the world in education. This is a lousy return on investment. Let's have a look as to why the costs of education are exploding. 1. Fauxchohontas Schools pay educators to teach one...
  • How to decry poverty and get rich on the public payroll

    06/28/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    div class="article_body top">Isn’t it amazing how people can make a career decrying poverty and end up collecting big bucks from taxpayers for not much work? Consider the case of University of North Carolina Law School Professor Gene Nichol, who teaches one course per semester, and pulls down almost $213,000 per year in that state-funded school, as professor and head of the school’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.Add in his wife, also on the UC payroll ay the medical school and Health Care System, and this fun couple pulls down over 600k per year. The College Fix has the goods...
  • Blacks Need More Racists

    06/27/2014 11:01:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BlackPressUSA ^ | June 23, 2014 | Raynard Jackson
    A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF had accepted a $ 25 million contribution from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation. Under normal circumstances, David and Charles Koch – the brothers who control the two entities – would be applauded for their generosity. But some Blacks have labeled the Koch brothers as racist simply because they are White, conservative, and libertarians who believe in smaller government, lower taxes and ballot integrity. However, when the critics are asked to specify what has...
  • Basis Charter Schools, A School System A Freeper Can Be Proud Of

    06/26/2014 11:43:44 PM PDT · by Bizhvywt · 6 replies
    Vanity | 6/26/14 | BizHvyWt
    I know a lot of people on this site are against public schools, and rightly so. I just wanted to share a Charter School that does deserve credit for what they are doing. Basis Charter Schools, http://basisschools.org/ is leading a revolution in the education industry. One of my children will be attending there this year for 5th grade. He just tested into Algebra 1, for 5th grade!! There is no way that a typical public school would allow him to do that. My other child just finished 6th grade. She took Algebra 1, Latin, separate courses in Chemistry, Biology, and...
  • Florida Memorial University is now home to Trayvon Martin Foundation

    06/26/2014 9:40:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald's Miami-Dade blog ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ayana Stewart
    A narrow stairwell at Florida Memorial University leads to rooms filled with collages and paintings from around the country. While the artwork varies in style, there’s one common theme: almost all of the pieces depict a young man in a hooded sweatshirt. This is the headquarters of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, established by Martin’s parents after the Miami Gardens teen was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted last year after a racially charged, contentious trial. The historically black university hosted a ceremony Thursday that started and ended with prayer and was filled with spiritual references. The...
  • Think college is expensive now? Wait until July 1

    06/26/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/26/2014 | Sharon Epperson
    Congratulations, graduates, on your diploma. Now what about that $29,000 student loan debt? More than 70 percent of graduates will carry student debt into the real world, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. And the average debt is just shy of $30,000. But the news will get worse next week when interest rates on student loans are set to rise again. Though federal student loan rates are fixed for the life of the loan, these rates reset for new borrowers every July 1, thanks to legislation that ties the rates to the performance of the financial markets....
  • Brooklyn College Turns Down $10 Mil from Koch Brothers, Will Go On Taking Taxpayer Money

    06/26/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/26/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No Koch Bros wanted at B.C. Brooklyn College, part of the disastrous and dysfunctional City University of New York sinkhole, has a $60 million endowment. A drop in the bucket compared to CUNY’s horrifying $3 billion budget.46% of its wildly inflated budget comes from New York State. New York City taxpayers kick in another 10%.With so much taxpayer money, involuntarily extracted, they just aren’t in need of any dirty Koch Brothers cash. Brooklyn College’s liberal politics are keeping grants and progress from faculty and students, one frustrated CUNY professor told the Observer.The CUNY college has turned down a $10 million...
  • ‘Student Loan Relief Now’: The case for allowing these debts to be erased via bankruptcy.

    06/25/2014 6:45:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/25/2014 | Ike Brannon
    [SNIP] We allow people to declare bankruptcy in acknowledgment that letting people escape from debt they cannot repay is a beneficial policy for both society and the economy. To exempt a particular type of debt—for an activity society should very much like to encourage—belies the very reason for a bankruptcy law in the first place. Lending a student $60,000 to attend a private school he may have little chance of graduating from is not terribly different than the mortgage lenders who gave imprudent loans to people buying homes they could not really afford. [SNIP] If we are concerned that allowing...
  • My Free Speech College Entrance Exam

    06/24/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Mike Adams
    College campuses are becoming increasingly hostile towards certain forms of speech. One of the main reasons for the hostility is the admission of students who are too emotionally immature to tolerate dissenting opinions. In addition to lacking emotional maturity, many of these students lack humility. They believe that their emotions trump the ideas of others. Obviously, I disagree. In fact, I think that these students need to be weeded out early in the college application process. I think I have a specific plan that can help make that a reality. We already ask students a lot of questions in the...
  • Why college graduates are too broke to launch their lives

    06/24/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/24/2014 | By Gregory Bresiger
    Life’s traditional milestones of marriage, home and children do not hold any currency for today’s millennials due to lack of cash. Many young adults, facing a difficult job market, suffer from a failure to launch their lives and leave the safety of the family home. Many must continue to rely in some part on parents for financial support, according to the findings of a new survey. “The majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood,” according to the Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS). It is an annual...
  • Debt Capital Diplomas: Many families facing the hefty price of sending their children to college

    06/23/2014 8:40:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2014 | Harry R. Jackson
    With high school graduation season out of the way, countless families are facing the hefty price tag of sending their children to college. Over the past five years, tuition rates for private four-year colleges have risen 14 percent, while rates for public colleges have risen 27 percent. If you look back thirty years, tuition has risen a shocking 1200 percent. There is plenty of speculation about the reasons for these rising costs, which have outpaced inflation for decades. But far more important to millions of parents is how to minimize and manage them. According to the National Center for Education...
  • It’s Past Time To Reconsider The Place Of College

    06/22/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/21/2014 | Matthew Cochran
    The more we insist everyone must attend college, the less colleges will offer what students need. About a month ago, I came across a pair of letters online. The first, simply signed “Alumnus,” is an angry retort to his alma mater’s request for a donation. He is irritated that his degrees and the time and money spent on them have left him $40,000 in debt and unemployed for two years-plus after graduation. The second, signed “A Dedicated Professor,” is an attempt to take Alumnus to task for his lack of understanding about the significance of a true education—something he accuses...
  • Common Core Goes to College – Obama Admin's New Rating System

    06/19/2014 9:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Despite strong opposition from College presidents, the Barack Obama administration is moving forward with a college rating system based upon a philosophy of education that bears a striking resemblance to the Common Core. According to a White House fact sheet and a Department of Education FAQs page, colleges would receive a rating based upon: costs, graduation rates, how much money graduates make, and how many graduates go on to get advanced degrees. Pitched as a way to slow the rising costs of higher education, Obama wants to tie those ratings to federal aid. Students who attend colleges with higher scores...
  • Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country

    06/18/2014 7:48:27 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 51 replies
    Fastweb ^ | 18 June 2014 | Kathryn Knight Randolph
    Original article was published by The Daily Beast earlier this month. If you don't care to go to the original, these are the top 10: Texas A& M Stanford University University of Wisconsin Florida State University University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of Florida Brigham Young University University of Georgia University of Texas, Austin Kansas State University
  • How to live with your parents

    06/17/2014 8:29:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Your Houston ^ | 16 June 2014 | Tom Purcell
    Hey, young adults, living at home with Mom and Dad isn’t the end of the world — if you follow the right advice. As it goes, reports the U.K.’s Daily Mail, nearly 30 percent of adults under age 35 are living at home with their parents. Why? Well, the economy continues to sputter along, producing few entry-level jobs that allow young college graduates to get their careers underway. And thanks to soaring tuition costs, there is the record amount of college-loan debt that young people are carrying. Nearly 37 million young Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student-loan debt...
  • Should Guilt and Innocence Matter On Campus? : California date rape bill creates a consent muddle.

    06/17/2014 6:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2014 | Spencer Case
    California politicians are aiming to entrench and expand an Obama-administration policy that has questionable implications for the rights of the accused. Senate Bill 967 would require California universities whose students are receiving financial assistance to change their sexual-misconduct policies. Colleges would be required to follow a standard of “affirmative consent” from students engaging in sexual activities and follow a “preponderance of evidence” standard for disciplinary measures. The bill, co-sponsored by California state senators Kevin De León (D., Los Angeles) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D., Santa Barbara), is in part a reaction to the newly established White House Task Force to Protect...
  • Legislature To Prohibit Courses That Teach Unionization Techniques

    06/16/2014 7:08:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/12/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Offering instruction on how to meddle with the relationship between employers and employers is out-of-bounds for public universities. That's the message lawmakers have placed in legislation, which is on the verge of being passed by the Michigan Legislature. "The classrooms of public universities should not be sites where union officials plan efforts to infiltrate private companies," said Chris Fisher, president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan. "It's not an appropriate use of taxpayer funds." The issue arose in the spring when it came to light that Michigan State University was administering an off-campus program that, among...
  • Are Campus Sex Crimes on the Rise? The headlines say they are, but the numbers are inconclusive.

    06/13/2014 7:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/13/2014 | Caroline Kitchens
    On Tuesday, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report on school crime and safety. The most widely reported finding of the 200-page study has been that the number of reported sex crimes on college campuses has increased by 51 percent, from around 2,200 in 2001 to around 3,300 in 2011. Headlines like “College Sex Crimes up by 51% Even as Other Crimes Fall, Study Finds” and “Report Sees Surge in Sex Crimes on College Campuses” proliferated. Have sex crimes on American college campuses increased by 51 percent? In fact, the report...
  • Forget universal preschool. We need a 13th grade.

    06/12/2014 1:15:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | June 10, 2014 | Dr. Andre Perry, dean of urban education, Davenport University
    In education circles, universal preschool is hot. But it’s only half the answer. If we really want to raise a generation of employable kids, we need universal 13th and 14th grades too. As taxpayers, we’ve decided to subsidize the education of every American child between the ages of 5 and 18. But current education funding structures reflect a bygone industrial age, when a high school diploma met or in some cases exceeded the needs of the local and national economies. Now, neither preschool nor college is a luxury, and families shouldn’t have to pay for the schooling that keeps society...
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan: No, we don’t actually know the cost of our student loan program

    06/11/2014 3:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    An unsurprising yet groan-inducing addendum to the empty gestureexecutive order President Obama so magnanimously introduced this week to allow millions of student-loan borrowers to cap their monthly payments at 10 percent of their current income and then be fully forgiven after 20 years — a “favor” to borrowers to lessen their burdens that will, in the long run, only serve to inflate future tuition prices and borrowing costs ever further. I missed this on Monday, but the WFB didn’t:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN: We actually don’t know the cost yet. Obviously we have...
  • Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy: Can Non-Christians Lead Christian Groups?

    06/10/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/10/2014 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    BRUNSWICK, Me. — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. In a collision between religious freedom and antidiscrimination policies, the student group, and its advisers, have refused...
  • Half of parents support their kids after college

    06/10/2014 10:22:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 9, 2014 | Quentin Fottrell
    A college degree will help Americans get a leg up on the job market. But financial independence proves more elusive as graduates tap their parents for help with living expenses, new research finds. Some 50% of recent college graduates say they’re receiving financial help from their family, while an additional 19% say they need financial help from their partner or spouse. This is despite the fact that half of these graduates have full-time jobs, ... Roughly 85% of parents, including those with young children, plan to offer their children monetary aid after college graduation by providing health insurance, assisting with...
  • CA Bill Demands Verbal or Written Consent for Sex on College Campuses

    06/05/2014 11:34:11 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/14 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A newly amended bill from a California lawmaker would require college students to stop in the heat of passion and establish verbal or written consent before having sex anywhere on campus, reports L.A. Weekly. SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain "an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity."
  • America’s Medieval Universities: They are now becoming a costly relic

    06/05/2014 7:18:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged American universities’ international reputations.</p> <p>For over two centuries, our superb system of American public and private higher education kept pace with radically changing times and so ensured our prosperity and reinforced democratic pluralism.</p>
  • Verbal or Written Permission Could be Required For College Sex

    06/04/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Wed, Jun 4, 2014 | Dennis Romero
    You're in the heat of the moment, rounding third, but then you must stop and ask, Can I have your verbal or written consent to have sex with you?Sounds quite unspontaneous. But a law co-authored by L.A. state Sen. Kevin de Leon would have state-run college campuses establish an "affirmative consent" standard for its students. According to the language of the bill, SB 967, students who want to have sex must essentially establish that there has been "an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity." In fact, the legislation says, ... ......
  • Universities Say No to the 2nd Amendment

    06/03/2014 7:34:21 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | 6-3-14 | Blake Neff
    University presidents overwhelmingly oppose letting students carry concealed guns on their campuses — and don’t really want people carrying them anywhere else, either. A study commissioned by Ball State University polled 401 university presidents in the U.S. and found that 95 percent of them do not want students with concealed handguns to be allowed at their universities. Furthermore, most weren’t comfortable with students having guns anywhere else either, as 65 percent of them opposed the carrying of concealed handguns off-campus. The numbers are hardly surprising, as the university presidents seem to have little personal taste for guns. Seventy-nine percent of...
  • Liberals Recognize Conservative Suppression On College Campuses

    06/02/2014 8:33:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    All along Young America’s Foundation has said that college campuses nationwide seem to be less and less objective—well now even Michael Bloomberg agrees. At a commencement ceremony at Harvard yesterday, Bloomberg stated that colleges are supposed to be a place where students learn how to think, not where they are told what to think. Just last week, Young America’s Foundation released its 22nd annual “Commencement Speakers Survey” which reveals that 43 liberal speakers and only 9 conservatives are scheduled to speak or have already spoken at this year’s commencement ceremonies at America’s top 100 colleges. Campuses are using commencement addresses...
  • Incredible Pro-Life Story From A Geaduation Ceremony!

    06/01/2014 8:55:58 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    Calhoun Community College ^ | 2014 | Calhoun Community College
    This is truly awesome. At this college....an alumnus is given high honors. He saved the life of an infant....who is graduating in the top 10 of the class from the same college. It starts at the 15:00 mark. It's incredibly spacial. Please make it go viral if you can!!!
  • Obama weighs crackdown on for-profit college industry

    06/01/2014 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/01/14 | Ben Goad
    It's decision time for the Obama administration on a major rule designed to crack down on colleges that saddle students with a mountain of debt without preparing them for the job market. The Education Department is under intense pressure as the agency prepares to finalize its highly anticipated "gainful employment" regulations, aimed squarely at for-profit college programs seen as predatory. Go too far, business groups warn, and the Obama administration risks denying millions of students a higher education. Yet the agency’s draft rule, issued in March, has come under fierce criticism by some congressional Democrats and advocates, including former Homeland...
  • Here Are Some Horrific Projections For Anybody Who Expects To Pay For College Some Day

    05/30/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 05/30/2014 | Mamta Badkar
    It's no secret that college tuition and textbook inflation is just out of control.Expensive as it seems now though, the picture is only expected to get scarier, according to a new report from Michael Conrath and his team at JP Morgan Funds.This chart shows that future college costs are expected to inflate 5% per year, taking annual private college costs (for tuition, fees, room and board for a year) from $39,518 today to $90,576 in 2030 (in 2012 dollars). JP Morgan FundsFor you parents, the younger your child is, the more expensive college is likely going to be going forward....
  • Future for new college graduates looks bleak

    05/27/2014 6:42:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washing ^ | 05/27/2014 | Ashley Pratte
    It’s that time of year again — graduation season. While commencement ceremonies should be a time of celebration for college graduates, it has rather become a moment of panic. Young America's Foundation latest polling shows that 51 percent of graduating college seniors feel “nervous” about their future after graduation. Many of the respondents blamed their anxiety about the future on the bad economy. Of the graduating seniors that were polled, 39 percent said they are not at all optimistic about finding a job in the first few months after graduation. The Obama administration and liberals in Washington are consistently letting...
  • Is College Worth It? Clearly Yes, New Data Say

    05/27/2014 6:40:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York ^ | 05/27/2014 | David Leonhardt
    Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion. It’s enough to create a wave of questions about whether a college education is still worth it. A new set of income statistics answers those questions quite clearly: Yes, college is worth it, and it’s not even close. For all the struggles that many young college graduates face, a four-year degree has probably never been more valuable. The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else reached a record high last year, according to the new...