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  • Obama scheduled to speak at University of Michigan on Friday

    01/23/2012 3:14:52 PM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 18 replies
    Ann Arbor.Com ^ | 1/23/12 | Kellie Woodhouse
    President Barack Obama is giving the State of the Union speech on Tuesday - but a speech he plans to give at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus on Friday might be of more interest to Michiganders. Obama will speak at the U-M Al Glick Field House on Friday, according to a White House official who spoke this afternoon to According to a source familiar with the plan, the speech is expected to take place at around 9:30 a.m. U-M President Mary Sue Coleman said that while the school has been talking to the White House, the event...
  • The Rest of the Story: 26 LU students request permits to carry guns on campus(VA)

    12/30/2011 7:45:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 29 December, 2011 | Liz Barry
    When Liberty University senior Craig Storrs returns from Christmas break, he plans to apply for permission to carry on campus his Bersa .380, a small handgun he owns for self-defense. If Storrs’ application is approved, he will join the first wave of students packing heat at Liberty. Since LU announced the new firearms policy in late November, 64 students, faculty and staff have applied for permission to carry guns on campus, according to university officials. Liberty officials would not disclose how many applications had been approved, but said they received requests from 26 students and 38 faculty and staff members...
  • Applying While Asian

    12/16/2011 5:56:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 16, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    To check or not to check the Asian box? That is the pointed choice faced by Asian-American students applying to gain admission to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth, the nation's colleges. The Associated Press ran a report on Asian students of mixed parentage checking "white," if possible, on their applications to avoid outing themselves as Asians. The Princeton Review Student Advantage Guide counsels Asian-American students not to check the race box and warns against sending a photo. In a culture that makes so much of celebrating ethnic heritage, especially of racial minorities, and that...
  • [Iowa] College Republicans Attacked for Supporting the Troops

    12/06/2011 11:50:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 6, 2011 | Editorial Board
    This past Saturday, College Republicans from across the state braved the rain and cold to converge in Des Moines to box donations for Iowa soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. For weeks they fundraised independently on their campuses to buy socks, wet wipes, shampoo, lip balm and much more in an effort to make our brave men and women overseas slightly more comfortable this holiday season. The Iowa State College Republicans received second place overall in the most items fundraised by any chapter, mainly due to the efforts of ISUCR Jeremy Freeman. The Iowa Federation of College Republicans has made donating to...

    11/30/2011 7:58:53 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | 11.29.11 | bostenchannel
  • 'Occupy Student Debt' emerges in US

    11/22/2011 3:53:24 AM PST · by Cardhu · 119 replies
    Press TV ^ | November 22nd 2011 | Staff
    A number of student organizers in the US have unveiled what they call an 'Occupy Student Debt' campaign, urging borrowers across the country to default on their college loans. The campaign was made public Monday afternoon in New York's Zuccotti Park, where the national Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement emerged, the Huffington Post reported. “Since the first days of the Occupy movement, the agony of student debt has been a constant refrain,” said Andrew Ross, a professor at New York University and an active OWS member, while addressing a crowd in the park “We've heard the harrowing personal testimony...
  • Liberty University OKs Concealed Guns On Campus

    11/16/2011 2:56:28 PM PST · by Wage Slave · 6 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | 16 November 2011 | Liz Barry
    Liberty University has approved a policy that will allow visitors, students and staff who have concealed weapons permits to carry guns on campus....
  • BOV prohibits concealed guns(VA)

    11/14/2011 7:14:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 November, 2011 | Rose Lee
    The Board of Visitors approved a regulation Friday banning firearms on Grounds, at the University Medical Center and at the College at Wise. The regulation is consistent with an already existing University policy prohibiting weapons, fireworks and explosives on University property. The decision comes after Virginia Attorney General and University alumnus Ken Cuccinelli opined in July that the University’s “policy” banning weapons could not apply to those with concealed weapons permits. In the opinion, Cuccinelli acknowledged that a similar regulation at George Mason University carries the force of law with regard to concealed weapons. “Regulations” undergo a more formal process...
  • How I Learned to Love the State

    11/09/2011 7:38:59 AM PST · by Vintage Freeper · 8 replies ^ | 11/07/2011 | Justin Hayes
    While we were students of the state education apparatus, how many of us had to write research papers where we were asked to "change the world"?I'm sure we can all remember a writing prompt similar to this: "If I could change one thing about the world, it would be …" or "How I can make the world a better place."Often, these writing prompts were given to us when we were not even old enough to think about abstract concepts like war and politics.Were these assignments teaching us to think critically? In some cases, this is possible. For the most part,...
  • Obama Plan Would Cut Student-Loan Interest Rates

    10/25/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies
    President Barack Obama will announce a new plan to allow students holding both private and government student loans to consolidate their debts into a government loan, thereby reducing their interest rates, officials inside and outside the Obama administration said Tuesday. Mr. Obama is to announce the move in Denver on Wednesday, part of a White House push to emphasize actions the administration can take to boost the economy without congressional approval. The change could affect an estimated 5.8 million people who hold two types of student loans—those issued by private banks and "direct loans" issued by the government, an administration...
  • Ave Maria University: A Catholic project gone wrong

    10/25/2011 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 80 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Oct 20 2011 | Michael E. Miller
    Marielena Stuart stood in the middle of a quiet street, 120 miles across the swamp from Miami, and stared down the black plastic barrel of a news camera. Behind her loomed a monstrous church, its 100-foot orange-brick façade shimmering like scales in the nighttime spotlights. Stuart glanced up at its one round window — a Cyclops's unblinking eye gazing out over the strange, tiny town of Ave Maria — and shuddered. Her dream town had turned against her, she explained. Stuart, a conservative Catholic writer and blogger who resembles an aging Elizabeth Taylor, explained she felt like she was being...
  • Faculty Lounge - A tale of Sherpas and superstars [Perry's Higher Education Reform]

    10/25/2011 7:02:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    National Review Magazine ^ | October 31, 2011 ISSUE | Kevin D. Williamson
    In May of 2008, Gov. Rick Perry convened an unprecedented joint meeting of the boards of Texas’s three major university systems — the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech — and laid out an agenda for reforming the state’s higher-education system, a plan to lower costs and raise the quality of both teaching and research. There is real reason for Governor Perry’s concern: Tuition, though still quite low in Texas, has been climbing for years, an unwelcome development, and the state’s higher-ed flagship, the University of Texas at Austin, barely makes the top-50 list in the college rankings,...
  • College Has Been Oversold

    10/19/2011 5:32:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 19, 2011 | ALEX TABARROK
    Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects. And American students are not studying the fields with the greatest economic potential. Over the past 25 years the total number of students in college has increased by about 50%. But the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (the so-called STEM...
  • Forgive Student Loans? (93% of Wall Street Protesters Surveyed Want Student Load Forgiveness)

    10/11/2011 8:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2011 | Richard Vedder
    As the Wall Street protests grow and expand beyond New York, growing scrutiny of the nascent movement is warranted. What do these folks want? Alongside their ranting about the inequality of incomes, the alleged inordinate power of Wall Street and large corporations, the high level of unemployment, and the like, one policy goal ranks high with most protesters: the forgiveness of student-loan debt. In an informal survey of over 50 protesters in New York last Tuesday, blogger and equity research analyst David Maris found 93 percent of them advocated student-loan forgiveness. An online petition drive advocating student-loan forgiveness has gathered...
  • Vanderbilt enforcing nondiscrimination policy

    09/26/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies ^ | September 20, 2011 | Erin Holt
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some Vanderbilt University religious groups will have to change their policies or risk being shut down. The university told Nashville's News 2 a number of groups are in violation of the school's nondiscrimination policy. In a statement, Vanderbilt University said, "Last academic year, an undergraduate made an allegation of discrimination against a student organization. As a result of that allegation, we sought to ensure that the more than 300 student organizations were aware of their need to comply with the university's longstanding nondiscrimination policy." Stephen Siao is the president of the college Republicans. "The policy that they've...
  • Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says

    09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan
    It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory. But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that...
  • Clashes of Money and Values: A Survey of Admissions Directors (39% give racial preferences)

    09/21/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Inside Higher Education | September 21, 2011
    No excerpt allowed from this source, story here .
  • A bachelor’s degree for $10,000? Imagine the impact. (Perry's ideas nicely percolating)

    09/11/2011 3:00:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2011 | Michelle Singletary
    My oldest child, Olivia, will be heading to college in two years. So it’s already become college-saving crunch time in our household. As we’ve been putting money away, I’ve become even more passionate about helping other people find ways to cut college expenses. So I’m intrigued by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal to come up with an affordable college degree program. Perry, who’s running for president, has created quite a buzz for a bold — some say unrealistic — higher-education plan. “I’m challenging our institutions of higher education to develop bachelor’s degrees that cost no more than $10,000, including textbooks,”...
  • What Killed American Lit.

    08/28/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT · by ken21 · 78 replies
    wsj ^ | aug 27-28, 2011 | joseph epstein
    severed from tradition and reali life, literature as it is taught in universities is strictly an intramural game.
  • Elmhurst College to Ask About Sexual Orientation

    08/25/2011 4:02:29 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 11 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 08/25/2011 | Anthony Ponce
    Are you LGBT? "A “yes” answer could put students in line to qualify for a scholarship worth one-third of tuition at the private, liberal arts school affiliated with the United Church of Christ, said Rold."