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  • Rutgers hikes tuition for 2017-18 school year

    07/20/2017 6:35:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 19, 2017 | Avalon Zoppo
    NEW BRUNSWICK-- Undergraduate students at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus will see a 1.85 percent increase in tuition and fees this fall, or an extra $266 on their annual bill. The average in-state undergraduate on the New Brunswick campus will pay $14,638 in annual tuition and fees in the 2017-2018 under a plan approved by the school's Board of Governors. Rutgers is also hiking the cost of room and board by 1.5 percent. Including housing, the total bill for the average New Brunswick undergraduate from New Jersey will be $27,090, a 1.7 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US [Pew]

    07/11/2017 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/17 01:49 PM EDT | Rebecca Savransky
    A majority of Republicans in a new survey think colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S. The Pew Research Center poll finds 58 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think colleges and universities hurt the country. Just 36 percent of Republicans think they have a positive effect. In contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country. Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey. …
  • California colleges transform remedial courses to raise graduation rates

    06/27/2017 3:44:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Larry Gordon
    Before Aida Tseggai could major in biology at Cal State Dominguez Hills, she had to catch up in math. She passed a non-credit remedial math class in the fall and then was offered a new pathway – a for-credit course in college-level algebra that provided extra class time, tutoring and review of more fundamental material. Such combination classes – known as co-requisites, bridges or hybrids – are seen as a crucial tool to help hundreds of thousands of CSU students climb out of the remedial education hole in which some feel trapped. Part of a national reform movement, such courses...
  • Trump’s silence on student loan crisis is deafening

    06/26/2017 8:16:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Alan Collinge
    The nation owes about $1.5 trillion in student loans today. Nearly $1 trillion of this was added during the last president’s term. Student loan debt has skyrocketed past credit card debt, and all other revolving consumer debt combined. By the end of next year, the country will pass the $2 trillion mark. This debt is strapped to 44 million people in the country, who carry an average debt of $34,000. Interest alone on this amount is about $90 billion per year. In President Trump’s joint session address last night, however, he said absolutely nothing about the student loan problem.
  • Lawsuit alleges hostile environment for Jews on San Francisco State campus

    06/19/2017 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | June 19 2017 | Rosanna Xia
    Students and Jewish community members filed a lawsuit Monday against San Francisco State University and Cal State’s board of trustees, alleging that the San Francisco campus of the country’s largest public university system has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students are “often afraid to wear Stars of David or yarmulkes on campus, and regularly text their friends to describe potential safety issues.”
  • I’m a Female Minority at Harvard, and I Don’t Agree with PC Culture

    06/14/2017 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | June 13, 2016 | NATALIE BAO TRAM LE
    I share the same LGBT demographic with the protesters that stood and held up “Fight Transphobia” signs, but they do not speak for me—especially as they infringe upon free speech and expression. Being part of a protected class does not give us the privilege or right to shut down speech just because we do not like what we hear. As a demographic whose cause is founded on tolerance and acceptance, we are hypocritical for supporting PC culture. What the protesters are actually doing is selfish. They are pushing their own agenda in hopes of preventing people, including a female minority...
  • Bret Weinstein on Evergreen: ‘it is very cult-like’

    06/04/2017 12:08:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-4-17 | John Sexton
    Professor Bret Weinstein, who has been at the center of the chaos unfolding at Evergreen State College, gave an interview to Joe Rogan Friday in which he describes what has been going on at the college both before and after this story became national news. It’s a long interview but a compelling one. I’ve transcribed some of the most interesting bits for those who don’t have time to listen to all two and a half hours of it. Many of the points Weinstein makes here have been made by conservatives many times, but the fact that he is a progressive...
  • ‘I could punch her in the face’: Libertarian student draws ire for exposing biased UWisc classes

    05/25/2017 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/25/2017 | JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR
    Student also had her LinkedIn profile posted, called racist. Jessica Murphy, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, recently published a column that represented the culmination of months’ worth of work and research, including a dozen public records act requests to the University of Wisconsin system. Her target? Biased classes offered through the public university system that indoctrinate rather than teach, and “degrade capitalism, praise Marxism and encourage a ‘social justice warrior’ ideology,” she wrote in her piece, headlined “Top Five Wasteful Classes in the UW System.” Published Monday by the MacIver Institute, a Wisconsin-based think tank...
  • Greenfield: The College Blueprint for a Totalitarian America

    05/12/2017 6:30:04 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/12/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    The College Blueprint for a Totalitarian America The battle over freedom on campus is the battle for freedom in America. May 12, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. There is a place in America where civil rights don’t exist. The First Amendment doesn’t apply. Neither does the Sixth Amendment. (Never mind the Second.) Not only Freedom of Speech, but Freedom of Association (NAACP v. Alabama) is under fire. Snowflakes. Oversensitive. We’ve all heard those accusations leveled at college students. Are millennial college students really...
  • Meet college president who won't tolerate 'snowflake rebellions'

    05/14/2017 5:19:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/13/2017 | Greg Corombos
    Across the country, loud and sometime violent campus protesters are often met by administrators who ultimately give in to demands related to perceived slights on issues ranging from race to gender and sexuality to alleged hate speech. But one college president is fighting back, and he says the pursuit of truth – not unanimous political ideology – ought to be the goal of higher education. Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper burst on to the scene in late 2015 when he wrote an open letter to his students and famously explained their campus was not a day care but a...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the “AU Justice League” have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campus’s College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didn’t take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption “We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys!” The incident was...
  • Illinois budget stalemate forces Northeastern to cancel classes

    04/12/2017 6:14:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    WQAD ^ | April 10, 2017 | Jesyka Dereta
    CHICAGO (AP) – Northeastern Illinois University says it will cancel three days of classes in order to cut costs as public universities in Illinois struggle to make ends meet during the state’s budget stalemate. The Chicago-based university will no longer hold classes April 11, 12 and May 1. Illinois has been without a budget for 21 months and has a bill backlog of $12.9 billion. Northeastern Illinois interim President, Richard Helldobler called the state’s unprecedented budget impasse a “state of emergency” for the school.
  • Survey Finds Foreign Students Aren’t Applying to American Colleges

    03/27/2017 11:29:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 25 March 2017 | Ron Allen
    Application and acceptance season is underway at America's colleges and universities. But this year, some institutions of higher learning may see a noticeable dip in attendance from one group purposely choosing to stay home: foreign students. Applications from international students from countries such as China, India and in particular, the Middle East, are down this year at nearly 40 percent of schools that answered a recent survey by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Educators, recruiters and school officials report that the perception of America has changed for international students, and it just doesn't seem to be...
  • Higher Education: No Safe Spaces for Conservatives

    03/24/2017 9:21:26 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    It would appear that higher education has become a Politically Correct caricature of itself.  Yet for an increasing number of students, this is no laughing matter, for academia’s ceaseless drift toward the abyss of far-left ideology has been accompanied by an increase in threats of violence. College campuses in many places have become dangerous for certain kinds of students. Specifically, they have become dangerous for conservative students.
  • Sowell: The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

    03/13/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters. The moral...
  • College Campus Disgrace (Walter Williams)

    03/06/2017 2:57:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Marc 8, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors and parents should not foot the bill. Let's look at some of that behavior. A University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center press release told students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. The University of Nebraska Omaha will host a workshop for "anti-racist allies" to develop "action plans" that confront America's "foundation of systemic oppression" in the context of "the current political climate." The workshop was inspired by professor Tammie Kennedy's recent book, titled "Rhetorics of Whiteness." She will lead a discussion on "taking action against...
  • Hundreds of campuses encourage students to turn in fellow students for offensive speech

    02/22/2017 6:38:26 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/17 | Adam Steinbaugh
    Universities are the cradle of free speech, where ideologies and ideas clash, where academics and activists can agree, disagree, or be disagreeable. This is particularly true in the United States, where the First Amendment zealously guards against government surveillance and intrusion into free speech. Yet at hundreds of campuses across the country, administrators encourage students to report one another, or their professors, for speech protected by the First Amendment, or even mere political disagreements. The so-called "Bias Response Teams" reviewing these (often anonymous) reports typically include police officers, student conduct administrators and public relations staff who scrutinize the speech of...
  • UVA Paper: Ban Families, Have Govt. Raise All Children

    02/20/2017 12:19:41 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A UVA student recently published a column in the student newspaper in which he insisted upon the eradication of the American family to establish a more equal society. “A society without the typical household structure may decrease inequality,” wrote Ryan Gorman in a column titled “Phase out the American family” in the The Cavalier Daily, an independent student paper at UVA. . . . Gorman argues that allowing “an expansive bureaucracy” to raise America’s children will have more pros than cons. Benefits, in his opinion, would include striking “disproportionate costs” of childrearing on middle and lower class individuals, as well...
  • American Colleges are Pushing the Idea of White Privilege Based on Data They Know is Wrong

    02/17/2017 5:07:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A recent story that has received almost no media attention, shows that Liberal propaganda is alive and well on U.S college campuses. Even worse is that the peddlers of propaganda (in this case an associate professor of the practice of leadership, spirituality, and intercultural studies), are relying on the student’s lack of education and critical thinking skills to push and cement their agenda.
  • Fake News — CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill: Conservatives Start Violent Campus Riots, Too

    02/15/2017 5:22:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | 2/15/17 | Tom Ciccota
    CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill, who is also a professor at Morehouse College, claimed that right-wing students incite riots on college campuses while discussing the Berkeley riots left-wing students over the appearance of Breitbart News’ MILO. Speaking after the UC Berkeley riots, CNN commentator Ben Ferguson argued that campus leftists need to learn how to respond to speech with less destructive means. “Liberals need to grow up on college campuses because people are actually getting hurt now,” Ferguson said the day after the riots. In response, Hill suggested that right-wing students engage in similar destructive behavior on college campuses, but when...