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  • Can the 'Notre Dame Way' Take the Irish All the Way?

    10/23/2018 12:05:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | October 23, 2018 | Laken Litman
    If you haven’t visited South Bend since Notre Dame last won a national championship, it may seem the same at first. In the fall, whether you’re driving southeast from Chicago or north from Indianapolis, trees are full of color, pastures are lush, and John Deere tractors are shuffling along the open fields. But enter town, and you’ll see how much has changed since 1988. The tallest building on Main Street, for years a dilapidated high-rise, is now a swanky hotel. Farther down the road, the old Studebaker automobile manufacturing plant that has stood since the 1920s is being turned into...
  • A Hidden Plan to Stick Taxpayers with Billions in Student-Loan ‘Forgiveness’

    10/23/2018 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2018 | By JASON DELISLE & CODY CHRISTENSEN
    The Aim Higher Act would let borrowers out of loans they could afford to pay back. Should the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives in November, their largely unnoticed plan to forgive billions of dollars in student loans at taxpayer expense will be on the agenda. Many borrowers with the means to repay would qualify. The plan was devised by the top Democrat on the education committee, Representative Bobby Scott (Va.), as part of the Aim Higher Act, a reauthorization of student-aid programs. And earlier this month a group of Senate Democrats led by Jeff Merkley (Ore.) introduced...
  • 10 takeaways: What to make of Ohio State's shocking loss to Purdue

    10/21/2018 6:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 21, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    For the second consecutive season, Ohio State went on the road against an unranked Big Ten opponent and laid a dinosaur egg. Last year, it was a befuddling 55-24 loss at Iowa, which ultimately cost the Buckeyes a spot in the College Football Playoff. This year, Ohio State went to Purdue and imploded in a spree of red-zone ineptitude, critical penalties and a defense that offered little more than token resistance. It wasn’t just that Purdue upset the No. 2 Buckeyes, 49-20, it was the tenor in which they did it. They pushed around Ohio State up front, out-schemed them...
  • New Penn prof Jeb Bush discusses 'tribal tendencies' of partisan politics at College Hall

    10/19/2018 8:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | October 18, 2018 | Courtney Daub
    In a packed room in College Hall on Wednesday night, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush gave his first talk at Penn since being named the second Presidential Practice Professor. Bush addressed the partisan nature in politics today and the lack of dialogue that exists across the aisle, urging conservatives to return to the idea that America is the land of opportunity. The event, co-hosted by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy and Penn Political Union, focused on the state of American democracy and what Bush calls increased “tribal tendencies” in partisan politics in a time of...
  • Cory Booker says Canada is ‘out-Americaning’ the U.S., and gets immediate blowback

    10/19/2018 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19th October 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was blasted on social media for comments he made about Canada being more American than the United States was. Booker was speaking to students at Allen University in South Carolina to help get out the vote for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. He said that other countries, including Canada, were “out-Americaning” the U.S. by providing cheaper college opportunities. “Other people talking about college debt, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Booker said. “Every country we are competing with is driving down the cost of college,” Booker claimed. “Germany – it cost between zero and four...
  • Answering the Perennial Question: Why Does College Cost So Much?

    10/19/2018 7:09:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Last month, Amanda Riley, writing for The Atlantic, asked a good question: why does higher education in the United States cost significantly more than in every other OECD nation except Luxembourg? Related to that: Why have college costs risen sharply over time? Unfortunately, while the questions Riley raises are compellingly important, the answers she provided are, in my opinion, severely wanting. She fails to even fleetingly mention one thing unique to American higher education that has been an enormous factor in driving up costs: the federal student financial assistance programs. The money from those programs has provided universities an opportunity...
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best (and worst) Week 8 games

    10/18/2018 7:14:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    I don’t want to alarm you, but college football’s regular season is more than halfway over. You better watch all of it you can. See? Now the Week 8 schedule doesn’t look so bad, does it?
  • City of Pullman declares emergency ahead of 'College GameDay' visit to Washington State

    10/18/2018 6:46:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    The City of Pullman is going all out to ensure that the first “College GameDay” visit to Washington State is a success. According to Pullman Radio, the city has declared an emergency in order to prepare for the influx of fans into town ahead of Saturday’s sold out game between the 25th-ranked Cougars and No. 12 Oregon. The decision, approved by the city council Tuesday night, “allows Pullman Transit buses to help move fans around campus on Saturday.”
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

    10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-16-18 | Samuel J. Amrams
    The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture. (Skip) ...participating in extracurricular organizations — the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country. Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much — if not more — in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of...
  • College Students Demand ‘Clarence Thomas’ Building Be Renamed After Anita Hill

    10/16/2018 7:22:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/16/2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN
    Students and alumni of the Savanna College of Art and Design (SCAD) are petitioning the school to remove Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’s name from a campus building. Created by SCAD alumna Sage Lucero, 22, the petition “Take a Sexual Predator’s Name Off of SCAD’s Building” has racked up more than 2,200 signatures as of Monday, and takes aim at the school’s Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation. The building, Lucero told PJ Media, “should be renamed after Anita Hill instead.” In a Sunday interview, Lucero said she started the petition after watching Christine Blasey Ford testify against Brett...
  • Fellow Asian-Americans, Back Off of Affirmative Action

    10/15/2018 9:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | October 15, 2018 | Elyse D. Pham
    “It’s incredible you got into Harvard — especially with its racist admission policies!” I heard the sentiment of this impassioned exclamation all too frequently in the months following my acceptance. Everyone guilty of saying it meant well. They probably even believed that the last bit — the one that never failed to provoke an internal grimace — strengthened the compliment, elevating the gravity of my achievement. Of course, I’d happily accept the praise if the sentiments fueling it didn’t have the potential to harm other equally-deserving Harvard hopefuls. Unfortunately, that potential remains strong, more so now than ever. During this...
  • 10 takeaways from an upset-heavy day in college football that whittled down the playoff field

    10/14/2018 5:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 14, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a Shakeup Saturday in college football: 1) On a day of seismic upsets and stressful escapes in the Top 10, the only way to be safe was to have an open date (Clemson) or be Alabama. And even the untouchable Crimson Tide came away with a limping Heisman Trophy front-runner. It was dangerous out there for the big dogs. Second-ranked Georgia was blown out by 20 at LSU, beaten up and out-executed in Tiger Stadium — colleague Pete Thamel has the details of that game here. Sixth-ranked West Virginia was easily dispatched at Iowa State, losing by...
  • UNC leader apologizes for school's history of slavery

    10/12/2018 5:37:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2018 | Martha Waggoner
    The chancellor of North Carolina's flagship public university apologized Friday for the school's history of slavery, adding that words alone are not enough to atone for using enslaved people to build and maintain the campus. "As chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I offer our university's deepest apology for the profound injustices of slavery, our full acknowledgment of the strength of enslaved peoples in the face of their suffering, and our respect and indebtedness to them," Chancellor Carol Folt said during a celebration of the school's 225th anniversary. "And I reaffirm our university's commitment to facing...
  • 13 Dartmouth organizations face hazing allegations

    10/12/2018 5:10:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2018 | Staff
    A spike in reports of hazing at Dartmouth College has prompted the Ivy League school to hire an investigator to look at over a dozen organizations including fraternities and sororities. College officials told The Dartmouth student newspaper the investigation was sparked by increased incident reports during the current fall semester, including reports of forced alcohol consumption and inappropriate sexual behavior.
  • The Campus Diversity Swarm

    10/12/2018 8:39:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Pulliam
    By the time a homeowner discovers a termite infestation, chances are that the destructive pests have already caused serious structural damage. So it is with “campus diversity officers,” a category of academic bureaucrat that didn’t even exist until fairly recently. Within a short period, diversity apparatchiks have taken root on most college campuses, and in many cases expanded into sprawling bureaucracies with multimillion-dollar budgets. Diversity departments have become a common campus amenity, like gourmet dorm food, climbing walls, and lazy rivers. Unlike lavish recreational facilities for students, which turn college campuses into an expensive Club U, administrative bureaucracies breed inertia....
  • Dozens of faculty at Eastern Kentucky University sign letter opposing Trump ahead of rally

    10/11/2018 1:51:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Dozens of faculty and staff members at Eastern Kentucky University have sent a letter to the school’s president in opposition to President Trump. The letter, with over 100 signatures, comes days before Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally on the university’s campus. The faculty letter does not oppose the rally itself, but condemns Trump and the campaign he ran, saying it is against to the university’s values. It also raises concerns about “disruption” to student life from the rally. “We must object to this campaign which has consistently, openly, and unambiguously attacked the values of inquiry, learning, and...
  • Your Week 7 college football Watch Grid is doing the very best it can

    10/11/2018 7:56:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 11, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    I type this four or five times each season: every college football weekend is a good college football weekend. A look at Week 7’s Saturday morning will test this. But things get better! And the weeknights could be OK! Below, the Watch Grid sorts your Saturday by watchability. As always, only one game may earn WATCH THIS status per time slot, and watchability is not based on how prestigious your university is or how much I respect your student-athletes, because I think your school is too good to be measured. First, the weeknights. All times p.m. ET.
  • The Student Loan Forgiveness Mess: The Program Is The Problem

    10/11/2018 7:27:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/11/2018 | Howard Husock
    It's dispiriting, for anyone who cares about the sheer capacity of government to implement policy, to learn that the Department of Education has failed to process 99% of requests for student loan forgiveness submitted by some 1.2 million borrowers who believe they qualify for a discount program aimed at helping those engaged in public service jobs. The report from the Government Accountability Office, based on its review of the Obama-era program, does not do much to instill more trust in government. But that's not the most important problem with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The core idea — that...
  • Washington and Lee University to rename two buildings; changes to come to Lee Chapel

    10/10/2018 5:01:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    WSLS ^ | October 9, 2018 | Jeff Williamson
    During a weekend meeting, the Board of Trustees decided to change the names of both Robinson Hall and the Lee-Jackson House. These changes come after President Will Dudley's August response to the university's report of the Commission on Institutional History and Community. Robinson Hall will be renamed Chavis Hall in recognition of John Chavis, the first African-American to receive a college education in the United States, according to the university. Chavis graduated from Washington and Lee’s predecessor, Washington Academy, in 1799. The previous namesake, John "Jockey" Robinson, helped found the academy in 1803, according to the university. Robinson left then...
  • Official: Mike Stoops fired as Oklahoma defensive coordinator

    10/08/2018 6:40:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Oklahoma has made a change at defensive coordinator following Saturday’s loss to Texas. After multiple reports surfaced late Sunday, OU head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed Monday morning that Mike Stoops has been fired from his role as the Sooners’ defensive coordinator after Oklahoma gave up 48 points in the three-point loss to Texas. It was the first loss of 2018 for the Sooners and the second time in less than a calendar year that the Sooners had been blitzed by quality opposition.