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  • Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt

    05/29/2010 4:16:21 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 140 replies · 2,293+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2010 | By RON LIEBER
    "Like many middle-class families, Cortney Munna and her mother began the college selection process with a grim determination. They would do whatever they could to get Cortney into the best possible college, and they maintained a blind faith that the investment would be worth it. Today, however, Ms. Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University, has nearly $100,000 in student loan debt from her four years in college, and affording the full monthly payments would be a struggle. For much of the time since her 2005 graduation, she’s been enrolled in night school, which allows her to defer loan...
  • The Obama Administration Attacks For-Profit Colleges (Reason: Need to Control Rise of Tuition)

    05/06/2010 7:37:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 574+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    Imagine for a moment you are an idealistic liberal functionary within Obama’s Department of Education. Since Inauguration Day, you’ve been part of a massive expansion of subsidies for higher education, and you’re proud of your work. The stimulus bill enlarged the higher-education tax credit and increased spending on Pell grants. The education bill that was tucked into the health-care reconciliation also expanded Pell aid and created a loan-forgiveness program for students who go into non-profit or government careers. Not bad. Now imagine your dismay when you learn that all this new student aid is fueling a boom in enrollment, not...
  • Playboy Releases Its List of the Top 10 Party Schools in America (University of Texas at Austin #1)

    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For only the fifth time in its 57-year history, Playboy magazine has released its list of America's Top 10 Party Schools. The much-talked-about rankings, featured in the magazine's May 2010 issue (available on newsstands and at www.playboydigital.com on Friday, April 16), were determined by Playboy's editors, with input from the magazine's campus representatives, models, photographers, online voters, and student readers.
  • Obama Zombies Versus Countercultural Conservatives

    04/17/2010 11:25:53 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 17 | Orit Sklar
    ollege campuses have become the most intolerant environment for free speech in America over the last few decades, with conservative students, speakers, and ideas in the crosshairs of hostile leftist professors and administrators who use their resources to advance a radical political agenda while suppressing the opposition. For years this was treated as a problem that was isolated to the campus community, but during the 2008 presidential campaign, the country learned that this problem breached the campus wall without a single sandbag laid down to reinforce it. In Jason Mattera’s Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation, he...
  • FAMU settles suit over use of school colors, team name in sex tape

    04/08/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | april 8, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    It's been said that any publicity is good publicity. But Florida A&M University was not amused when the name of its teams — the Rattlers — the FAMU log and the school colors appeared in a video featuring what appeared to be eight students having an orgy. On Wednesday, the Tallahassee university settled a lawsuit it filed last month in U.S. District Court against the operator of a sexually explicit Web site that posted the video. In the settlement, the company acknowledges that people in the video were not students and they were not filmed on campus.
  • Additional aid thrills TN black colleges

    04/04/2010 3:58:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 682+ views
    upi ^ | 4/4/10 | The Tennessean
    Tennessee's six historically black colleges and universities will receive an estimated $34.5 million over 10 years in badly needed assistance as part of the student loan reform legislation President Barack Obama signed into law last week.
  • Climategate Was an Academic Disaster Waiting to Happen

    03/12/2010 8:58:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,384+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 13, 2010 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    The notion of objective truth has been abandoned and the peer review process gives scholars ample opportunity to reward friends and punish enemies. Last fall, emails revealed that scientists at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England and colleagues in the U.S. and around the globe deliberately distorted data to support dire global warming scenarios and sought to block scholars with a different view from getting published. What does this scandal say generally about the intellectual habits and norms at our universities? This is a legitimate question, because our universities, which above all should be...
  • Rowdy protester target funding cuts at US campuses

    03/05/2010 6:43:43 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 10 replies · 438+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-5-2010 | TERENCE CHEA
    BERKELEY, Calif. – Students carried out raucous rallies on college campuses nationwide Thursday in protests against deep education cuts that turned violent as demonstrators threw punches and ice chunks in Wisconsin and blocked university gates and smashed car windows in California. At least 15 protesters were detained by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police after as many as 150 students gathered at the student union then moved to an administrative building to deliver petitions to the school chancellor. University spokesman Tom Luljak said campus police allowed one person inside, But when she emerged, she encouraged everyone to rush the building, he said....
  • America’s First Muslim College set to Open

    02/24/2010 3:32:34 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 41 replies · 856+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 24th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    While most of us do not see the threat, or just do not want to admit the problems that Islam brings to non-Islamic countries, Islam continues to advance in America. In this latest stage of Islam on the move, this school is offering only two majors. Arabic language and Islamic law and theology. The last thing that this country needs are more pro-Sharia Muslims. Sharia needs to be officially banned, and then any Muslim that calls for it afterwards shall be arrested or deported if possible. Those that want Sharia do not belong here, and are to be looked upon...
  • Bill would let guns in AZ colleges

    01/08/2010 5:46:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 715+ views
    PHOENIX — Saying it would protect students and staffers, a veteran state lawmaker wants to let some faculty members carry their weapons onto university and community college campuses. Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, said existing restrictions in state law keep everyone but police from legally having a gun on campuses. The problem, he said, is those who want to harm someone else are not going to be deterred by that restriction. "It's a long-time goal of mine to make sure there are no defense-free zones where criminals know they can go into an establishment and there'll be no law-abiding citizens there...
  • Charter Colleges?

    12/18/2009 9:16:55 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 351+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | December 18, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Charter Colleges? Deborah Lambert, December 18, 2009 Amid the heavy-handed bureaucracies that dominate our nation’s colleges and universities, there are seeds of opportunity. Professor Marvin Olasky noted in a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education that a move toward Charter Colleges might be the answer. Dr. Olasky, editor-in-chief of the news magazine World and a journalism professor at the U. of Texas, Austin, hails Rob Koons, “the University of Texas professor removed last fall as head of a UT Western Civilization program, who is proposing that Texas legislators back the creation of charter colleges, as they now support...
  • Defunct Republican Club Limits Oxy's Political Discourse [Occidental College]

    12/08/2009 2:30:40 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 5 replies · 570+ views
    The Occidental Weekly ^ | 12/4/2009 | Chloe Jenkins-Sleczkowski
    Defunct Republican Club Limits Oxy's Political Discourse After a dwindling presence on campus, the Republican club ceased to exist two years ago and has not been restarted, to the dismay of several students and faculty. Devon Puglia '08, a registered Democrat, was the President of the Republican club from '06 - '08. He said, "[The club] was very small and informal during my time, and by my senior year it was just me." He described Oxy professors and students being hostile to political opinion that didn't conform to the school's prevailing liberal ideology. "I'm sure there are plenty of...
  • AP Impact: For-profit colleges haul in gov't aid

    11/29/2009 10:34:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 631+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29.09 | Justin Pope
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Students aren't the only ones benefiting from the billions of new dollars Washington is spending on college aid for the poor. An Associated Press analysis shows surging proportions of both low-income students and the recently boosted government money that follows them are ending up at for-profit schools, from local career colleges to giant publicly traded chains such as the University of Phoenix, Kaplan and Devry.
  • NU sacks football (NU = Northeastern University)

    11/23/2009 6:44:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 975+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2009 | John Connolly
    After 74 seasons, Northeastern is axing its football program. NU athletic director Peter Roby informed parents of the school’s decision last night via an e-mail, which was obtained by the Herald. Roby simultaneously met with the team on campus to break the news. “The decision was a difficult one, made all the more difficult because of the respect and admiration I have for our coaches and players,” Roby said in the e-mail. “Despite my personal feelings toward them I am convinced that this decision is in the best interest of the university. The past several years have been disappointing for...
  • Muslim mother who hid terrorist manual in burka 'was willing to blow up herself and her children'

    11/02/2009 2:56:07 PM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 821+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 02 2009 | David Williams
    mother-of-six who today admitted hiding an explosives manual in her burka wrote a note suggesting she was willing to blow up herself and her children, a police source said. Houria Chahed Chentouf, 41, from Manchester, was sentenced to two years in prison for the terror-related offence but walked free from court after serving her time on remand. Officers found the chilling note written by Moroccan-born Chentouf at her home in Holland.
  • Send More Students to College (Our schools must prepare students for higher education)

    10/22/2009 10:53:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1,377+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2009 | Marcus A. Winters
    A dangerous idea has been gaining momentum within education-reform circles: Too many young people are going to college. Since Charles Murray took up this line in a series of Wall Street Journal op-eds and then in last year’s book Real Education, the idea has neared the mainstream. Though only directly addressed in a few words, this idea haunts nearly every page of Matthew B. Crawford’s otherwise excellent book Shop Class as Soulcraft, which made it up to number 17 and was listed as an editors’ choice on the New York Times Bestseller List. An article in National Review’s recent special...
  • A Minority View: Academic Dishonesty

    10/14/2009 5:48:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 816+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Walter E. Williams
    College education is a costly proposition with tuition, room and board at some colleges topping $50,000 a year. Is it worth it? Increasing evidence suggests that it's not. Since the 1960s, academic achievement scores have plummeted, but student college grade point averages (GPA) have skyrocketed. In October 2001, the Boston Globe published an article entitled "Harvard's Quiet Secret: Rampant Grade Inflation." The article reported that a record 91 percent of Harvard University students were awarded honors during the spring graduation. The newspaper called Harvard's grading practices "the laughing stock of the Ivy League." Harvard is by no means unique. For...
  • Conservative College / Universities?

    09/24/2009 8:06:23 AM PDT · by carjic · 26 replies · 1,075+ views
    vanity | me
    Sorry but taking off on an old thread from 2001. My 17 year old is a senior and going off to college next september. We live in the Rio Grande Valley Texas and we are visiting Hillsdale College in Southern Michigan in 2 weeks. Does anyone have any other Suggestions for a conservative College? Thanks in advance.
  • New president has Dartmouth eager for change (barf alert)

    09/21/2009 12:06:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 747+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 21, 2009 | Tracy Jan
    HANOVER, N.H. - In an annual rite, incoming Dartmouth College students dutifully lined up to shake the president’s hand, one of many perfunctory events that kick off each school year. But this fall, the tradition was marked by an extra jolt of excitement: More than 1,000 freshmen clamored to meet Dartmouth’s newly appointed leader. The crowd wound around one end of the indoor track, out the door, and along the glass walls of the field house. Many waited longer than an hour. At the head of the receiving line last week, Dr. Jim Yong Kim delighted the teenagers by greeting...
  • THE NEWMAN GUIDE TO CHOOSING A CATHOLIC COLLEGE

    09/16/2009 1:50:02 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 791+ views
    THE NEWMAN GUIDE ^ | September 16, 2009 | staff
    Today The Cardinal Newman Society published a new, second edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a free online resource for parents and students seeking a faithful Catholic education. This comprehensive Guide recommends 21 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States plus eight international, online and unique programs based on the strength of their Catholic identity. In addition, the Guide includes several essays to help families better understand the search for a strong Catholic college. The culmination of four years of research and hundreds of interviews, this edition of The Newman Guide builds substantially on the...