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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...
  • Making the grade in the community [Compulsory Volunteerism: it's a graduation requirement]

    09/08/2009 10:27:01 PM PDT · by tsomer · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of Trenton ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Lisa Rich
    "Now the college utilizes resources from the Bonner Center for Civic and Community Engagement to make the effort as efficient as possible. The Bonner Center student scholars are charged with organizing the 1,000-plus freshmen into service areas, and then coordinating yearlong activities from which students can meet their requirements."
  • Quick emergence of swine flu puts colleges on alert(Ohio)

    09/02/2009 4:15:42 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 09/02/2009 | Suzanne Hoholik
    Universities and public-school districts spent the summer preparing for swine flu. For some colleges, however, the virus popped up sooner than expected. Four Ohio schools -- Miami, Xavier, Cedarville and Cincinnati -- have cluster cases of the flu, according to state health officials. "We knew we were going to see it, but to have it happen so quickly surprised us a little bit," said Debora del Valle, spokeswoman for Xavier. The Cincinnati school has 110 suspected flu cases and canceled large events through Labor Day. No cases have been reported by Ohio public-school districts. Yesterday, President Barack Obama urged Americans...
  • "No one cheats, dorms are like palaces" ( Colleges: Some good news )

    08/15/2009 8:25:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 457+ views
    California Cathollic Daily ^ | August 10, 2009 | staff
    SANTA PAULA -- Thomas Aquinas College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and it ranks #1 in the country for “most religious students.” The education services company features the 4-year, Catholic school in the new 2010 edition of its popular guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review, July 28, 2009, $22.99). Of special note in this year’s report on Thomas Aquinas College is that the school is one of only 13 in the country to be named to the first-ever “Financial Aid Honor Roll,” receiving a highest possible...
  • 'Most Religious' College Students of 2009 Revealed

    08/05/2009 10:05:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 503+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/5/2009 | Joshua Goldberg
    The Catholic students of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., are the "most religious" among students from the nation’s top schools, according to The Princeton Review’s latest college ratings. The students of Bennington College in Bennington, Vt., meanwhile, are the least, revealed the recently published findings. Based on a survey of 122,000 students at 371 of the “best” colleges in the country, the new lists report the top 20 colleges in 62 categories ranging from those related to academics and demographics to those related to politics and the quality of life. Among the most notable are “Most Conservative Students,”...
  • Bashing Career Colleges

    07/22/2009 7:43:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 551+ views
    Democrats have promised to make college education another taxpayer-financed entitlement, but some post-secondary schools appear to be more favored than others. Specifically, for-profit institutions are becoming political targets, notwithstanding their generally strong educational record. Often called career colleges, for-profit schools don’t rank with the Ivies for prestige. But schools like Devry or Kaplan that specialize in computer technology, physical therapy and other tangible skills provide a valuable service in training young and even not-so-young people to compete in our information economy.
  • Obama Plans Community-College Initiative

    07/14/2009 8:52:23 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 15 replies · 622+ views
    WSJ ^ | 07/14/09
    President Barack Obama plans to announce a community-college initiative designed to boost graduation rates, improve facilities and develop new technology. The effort will involve $12 billion in spending spread over the next 10 years. While small compared to the $100 billion in stimulus money the Obama administration has to spend on education, it would mark a substantive increase in direct federal spending on community colleges. A recent report by the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank, estimated the federal government provides community colleges with about $2 billion a year in direct support, about a tenth of what it spends on...
  • The Crisis of the Disappearing Educated Male

    05/28/2009 2:48:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 38 replies · 1,253+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2009 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Over the Memorial Day weekend, many college administrators attended a conference about the absence of men on today's college campuses and expressed concern about the negative experiences and unprecedented challenges facing college men today. The "2nd Conference on College Men" at the University of Pennsylvania featured sessions examining the implications of negative comments about men that are prevalent on college campuses and the sexist campus activism of participants in the nation's 500 college gender studies departments. The conference program, attended by about 100 professors and student affairs personnel, exposed some unpleasant facts: men are "overrepresented" in drug and alcohol abuse,...
  • Liberty University Shuts Down Campus Democratic Party Club

    05/22/2009 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 106 replies · 3,240+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 22 | Anita Kumar
    Liberty University will no longer recognize its campus Democratic Party club because its parent organization stands against the conservative Christian school's moral principles. The club, which has about 30 members, will no longer be able to use Liberty's name, hold on-campus meetings or be eligible for student activities money. "I think it does the university a great disservice to stifle one side of the discussion simply because we are Democrats,'' said Maria Childress, the club's adviser and an administrative assistant at the school. Brian Diaz, president of Liberty's Democratic club said he was informed of the school's decision in a...
  • Two Missouri Brothers Among Those Indicted in $4 Million Nationwide Spamming Conspiracy

    04/29/2009 7:49:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 635+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Two Missouri Brothers Among Those Indicted in $4 Million Nationwide Spamming Conspiracy Millions of E-Mail Addresses Illegally Harvested from Computers at 2,000 Schools KANSAS CITY, MO—Two Missouri men and their company are among those indicted by a federal grand jury in a nationwide e-mail spamming case that victimized more than 2,000 colleges and universities in a scheme that sold more than $4 million worth of products to students, announced Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Amir Ahmad Shah, 28, of St. Louis., his brother, Osmaan Ahmad...
  • THOMAS L. STEIGER: Are college professors teaching liberal ideology?

    04/28/2009 6:07:34 AM PDT · by Military family member · 23 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Tribune-Star ^ | April 24, 2009 | Thomas L. Steiger
    Several years ago I wrote an essay addressing liberal bias in the (mainstream) media. That essay reviewed a scholarly article by a sociologist who did a careful content analysis of leading newspapers. What I didn’t realize at the time was how many people take such statements as “the [mainstream]0 media is (liberally) biased” as an article of faith. The article concluded that the content examined didn’t show much liberal bias, indeed, more conservative bias than many are even willing to consider. Sociologists are good at this kind of thing: debunking myths and taken-for-granted “truths.” It is never a good idea...
  • Xavier Joins Notre Dame on Bishops' Boycott List

    04/25/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/06/2009 | David Waters
    Another bishop has declined to attend another graduation ceremony at another Catholic university because of plans to bestow an honorary degree on another pro-choice politician. This time it's New Orleans Catholic Archbishop Alfred Hughes who says he will not attend next month's graduation at Xavier University of Louisiana, which plans to award an honorary degree to Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist, Louisiana native, Roman Catholic and abortion rights supporter. Hughes is joining in protest a dozen other Roman Catholic bishops who plan to boycott next month's graduation at the University of Notre Dame, which plans to give an honorary degree...
  • Trivializing Bigotry

    04/25/2009 1:40:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 340+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2009 | Jan LaRue
    Vacuous bullies on college campuses, who couldn't score in a debate with a Teletubbie, proclaim their feigned concern about "racism" and "bigotry" as an excuse to attack people expressing opposing beliefs. Likewise, Janeane Garafalo maligned Americans as "racists" for attending "Tax Day Tea Parties," and homosexual activist Perez Hilton attacked Carrie Prejean, "Miss California," as a "dumb b**** for speaking in support of traditional marriage. If any of these self-anointed "bigot" busters ever confronted real racism or unjust discrimination of any kind, they wouldn't trivialize it by using it so carelessly. Holocaust images were entrenched in my memory as a...
  • How to Silence an Unruly Mob of Campus Radicals

    04/24/2009 2:55:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,808+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2009 | Jay Schalin
    Last week, an unruly mob of radical protestors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill chased former U.S. congressman and anti-illegal immigration spokesman Tom Tancredo from his speaking engagement. Police were forced to use pepper spray at one point while protestors tried to push their way into an already packed room. Tancredo stopped speaking when protestors outside the building broke a window in the lecture hall (video) . Last night, it initially appeared that a similar mob might do the same to another former congressman, Virgil Goode, a Virginian who is an outspoken opponent of affirmative action and shares views...
  • Colleges push tuition aid for illegal immigrants.

    04/22/2009 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 6 replies · 519+ views
    The Daily Citizen ^ | April 21, 2009 | From Staff and Wire Reports
    Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them.
  • Colleges Push Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

    04/21/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT · by kellynla · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Hope Yen
    Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them. The College Board, made up of 5,000 schools and best known for its SAT college admission tests, released a report Tuesday that cites a need for federal legislation that would open up in-state college tuition, financial aid and legal status to many illegal immigrants in the U.S. Speaking publicly on the issue for the first time, the board is making its push after...
  • Sex, Public Libraries, & the Bailout (Government telling banks and colleges how to operate)

    02/18/2009 8:03:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 927+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb 18,2009 | Daniel Oliver
    Once upon a time, a long time ago and very far away, there was a joke in which four political philosophers — who are all dead now and can’t be subpoenaed by Congress — were asked what the appropriate response would be to a couple having sex on the steps of the public library. The conservative said it was okay if the couple had benefit of clergy. The liberal said it was fine, as long as it was mandatory. The communist said it didn’t matter because they were going to be shot afterward, anyway. And the libertarian said: There shouldn’t...
  • Republican Senator Proposes Amendment to Overturn Ban on Cash for Schools Hosting Faith Forums

    02/05/2009 2:09:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 745+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-02-05
    Republican Sen. Jim DeMint proposed an amendment Thursday to overturn a provision in the stimulus bill that prohibits renovation funding for schools that allow religious worship in their facilities. BY CRISTINA CORBIN Republican Sen. Jim DeMint proposed an amendment Thursday to kill a provision in the Senate stimulus bill that prohibits renovation money for schools that allow religious groups to meet on campus. DeMint proposed the amendment after the provision was passed in the Democratic-controlled House despite unanimous Republican opposition. The amendment is expected to be voted on Thursday, an aide to the senator told FOXNews.com. DeMint and others who...
  • The Recession Hits College Campuses (It could be a “turning point” in how much it costs )

    02/01/2009 1:13:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1,652+ views
    US News ^ | Jan 31,2009 | Kim Clark
    Ivy-covered walls, Ph.D. economists, and growing demand for education seem to have, so far, offered colleges and universities at least a little protection from the recession and market meltdowns, according to several new analyses of colleges' financial health. University endowments, those big pools of "rainy day funds" that were designed to be so well diversified that they'd protect colleges during bad years, have fallen only about 25 percent in the past 18 months or so. While that has been painful for the colleges, it could have been worse. The U.S. stock market fell by more than 40 percent in the...
  • YOUNG AMERICA's FOUNDATION TOP 10 CONSERVATIVE COLLEGES (2008-2009)

    01/17/2009 11:30:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 10,529+ views
    2008-2009 Top Ten Conservative Colleges January 2009 Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release our fifth annual “Top Ten Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students begin their college search. Admission guides, seminars, advice from friends, and help from advisors all offer different perspectives. Presented with so many options, confusion often clouds this important decision-making process. Given the requests for Young America’s Foundation’s recommendations, and to aid in making the right decision, we are proud to release our fifth annual...
  • USA TODAY Presents: The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2009

    01/08/2009 5:03:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Best Value Colleges were selected based upon institutional data and student opinion surveys collected from the fall of 2007 through fall of 2008. Broadly speaking, the factors we weighed covered undergraduate academics, costs and financial aid. Additionally, we considered the percentage of graduating seniors who borrowed from any loan program and the average dollar amount of debt those students had at graduation. Learn more about our best value colleges methodology. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF BEST VALUES COLLEGES : PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (Listed alphabetically): http://www.princetonreview.com/SchoolList.aspx?id=788&uidbadge= PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (Listed alphabetically) : http://www.princetonreview.com/SchoolList.aspx?id=789&uidbadge=
  • 'Shovel-Ready' on Campus (Now even Colleges want a bail-out)

    12/19/2008 6:55:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 795+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 18,2008
    With the Big Three seeking a bailout from Washington, the Big Ten are following suit. Earlier this week the Carnegie Corporation of New York took out a two-page ad in the New York Times, signed by executives of 36 public universities, state university systems and higher-education associations, urging Congress and President-elect Obama to rescue them. Mr. Obama has already promised to expand federal subsidies to higher education by increasing Pell grants and making student-loan terms more permissive. The university chiefs seek an additional "federal infusion of capital" -- as much as $45 billion -- to build new facilities, especially "green"...
  • How Colleges Aid And Abet Terrorism

    12/03/2008 10:33:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 505+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 3, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    Our colleges and universities have not only become centers of anti-Americanism but are also becoming centers facilitating the stealth jihad - the gradual transformation of America into a theocracy subject to sharia (Muslim law). As they have already almost succeeded in doing, the Muslims are now in the process of taking over America without a shot being fired or a bomb going off. Yesterday, I wrote about the stealth jihad, which has already turned Europe into Eurabia and destroyed its Judeo-Christian basis. And now it looks like America is starting down that same path to civilizational suicide. This conclusion is...
  • Transformation 101 (Why college costs keep rising)

    11/26/2008 6:49:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 1,164+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | November/December 2008 | Kevin Carey
    On August 6, 2008, the Washington Post reported that tuition and fees at public colleges in Virginia will increase by an average of 7.3 percent this year. The article was four sentences long and ran in the Metro section, below the fold, in space reserved for unremarkable news. The drumbeat of higher education price increases has become so steady in recent years that it barely merits attention. But the cumulative effect is enormous: the average price of attending a public university more than doubled over the last two decades, even after adjusting for inflation. The steepest increases came in the...
  • Beyond the Ivied Halls, Endowments Suffer

    11/26/2008 8:25:48 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Some of the nation’s universities are trying to sell chunks of their portfolios privately as their endowments swoon with the markets, The New York Times’s Claire Cain Miller and Geraldine Fabrikant write. Among institutional investors, school endowments aggressively embraced private equity, real estate partnerships, venture capital, commodities, hedge funds and other so-called alternative investments over the last few years. Endowments with more than $1 billion in assets reported 35 percent of their holdings in these types of investments on average last year, a much greater portion than big public pension funds, for example. Now they are balking. The value of...
  • Are Too Many People Going to College ? (College is not all it's cracked up to be)

    10/03/2008 6:19:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies · 2,603+ views
    The American ^ | Charles Murray
    America’s university system is creating a class-riven nation. There has to be a better way. To ask whether too many people are going to college requires us to think about the importance and nature of a liberal education. “Universities are not intended to teach the knowledge required to fit men for some special mode of gaining their livelihood,” John Stuart Mill told students at the University of St. Andrews in 1867. “Their object is not to make skillful lawyers, or physicians, or engineers, but capable and cultivated human beings.” If this is true (and I agree that it is), why...
  • A Lawsuit a Day Keeps the Leftist at Bay (Leftists in our schools)

    08/03/2008 6:31:49 AM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 203+ views
    townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2008 | Mike S. Adams
    I have one simple goal for the 2008-2009 academic year: I want to organize more federal lawsuits against universities in one year than I have in the last four years working with organizations like the Alliance Defense Fund. In order to succeed, I need two things from ordinary Americans (including, but not limited to, typical white people). First of all, I need parents to start raising children who know something about basic constitutional principles. One way to ensure this is to provide kids with alternatives to public education. Even a short two-week stint at a place like Summit Christian Ministries...
  • Ban on Aid for Christian College Students Tossed

    07/25/2008 1:04:24 PM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 251+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 25, 2008 | staff
    A federal court has ordered the state of Colorado to stop discriminating against students of a Christian college, a facility that state officials determined provided too much religion. The state for years has provided grants to students of secular institutions as well as students at a Methodist university and a Roman Catholic university, according to yesterday's opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. However, students at Colorado Christian University, a non-denominational evangelical Protestant university, were banned from the grant program after state officials decided the school was too pervasively sectarian. "We find the exclusion unconstitutional for two reasons:...
  • Looking for Info on In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (Vanity)

    06/11/2008 11:31:45 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 2 replies · 85+ views
    5-11-2008 | Stan Sipple
    The Nebraska Legislature approved in-state tuition for illegal aliens in 2006. The University of Nebraska reported that about 3 dozen students participated in the program last year. According to the msm and the University everything is great, of course the students "fear" of deportation distracts them from getting straight-As. Does anyone have research or results from other states on how these programs have worked?
  • Only Universities have This Kind of Head Executive

    05/31/2008 10:56:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies · 336+ views
    National Review ^ | Friday, May 30, 2008 | [Travis Kavulla]
    Can you be an obscure, self-indulged, theory-laden, post-modern scholar and manage to be an effective university president?  University of Wisconsin at Madison is hoping “yes.” It has picked Biddy Martin, Cornell provost and women’s studies professor, as its new chancellor. Her best-known work is a little something called Femininity Played Straight, which features chapters entitled “Sexualities without Gender and Other Queer Utopias” and “Teaching Feminism.” The one review that Amazon.com has picked up on the book is truncated to a single sentence, though it pretty much sums up the obtuseness of Ms Martin’s field: “Martin's eccentric use of the body...
  • That Book Costs How Much?

    04/26/2008 8:36:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 65 replies · 250+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/25/2008 | editorial
    College students and their families are rightly outraged about the bankrupting costs of textbooks that have nearly tripled since the 1980s, mainly because of marginally useful CD-ROMs and other supplements. A bill pending in Congress would require publishers to sell “unbundled” versions of the books — minus the pricey add-ons. Even more important, it would require publishers to reveal book prices in marketing material so that professors could choose less-expensive titles. The bill is a good first step. But colleges and universities will need to embrace new methods of textbook development and distribution if they want to rein in runaway...