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  • Walker’s destructive war on education: Let’s judge Tea Party pols by the same dumb standards

    04/23/2015 5:12:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2015 | Aaron R. Hanlon, Georgetown University
    Imagine what would happen if we passed a law that required every elected representative in the U.S. to take a phone call from a minimum of 10 constituents a day (and I mean individual constituents, not lobbyists and interest groups). Under this law, representatives would also be evaluated by Likert scale surveys on how well they meet the needs of their constituent callers. Anytime survey scores slip below a certain numerical threshold of acceptability, the elected official is fired from office, regardless of the results of democratic election or the prescriptions of the state or federal constitutions. By such standards...
  • Suspect arrested in Florida for deadly shooting at North Carolina college

    04/14/2015 5:28:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 14
    (Reuters) - The 20-year-old former student sought in the fatal shooting of an employee at a North Carolina community college was arrested on Tuesday after being found sleeping on a beach in Florida, police said. Stancil is accused of killing Wayne Community College print shop director Ron Lane not long after Lane arrived for work Monday morning. Lane was an employee at the school for 18 years, officials said, and Stancil had worked for him when he was a student.
  • Brother of Famous Actress Admits He Faked Being Black to Get Into Med School — and It Worked!

    04/03/2015 5:25:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 3, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    In 1998, Vijay Chokal-Ingam was “determined to become a doctor,” but his 3.1 GPA significantly reduced his chances. When he realized his application wouldn’t cut it, he came up with a back-up plan — he pretended to be black. Chokal-Ingam, brother of famous actress Mindy Kaling, said he “knew that admission standards for certain minorities under affirmative action were, let’s say… less stringent.” In a blog post, Chokal-Ingam explains how he ended up getting into the St. Louis University School of Medicine despite his low GPA and MCAT score: So, I shaved my head, trimmed my long Indian eyelashes, and applied to...
  • Litigation Is Beginning to Free Up Speech on Campus

    04/02/2015 8:48:19 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is busy making good on its promise to fight for students’ free speech rights through a massive litigation campaign. Since last year, FIRE’s Stand Up For Free Speech effort has filed nine First Amendment lawsuits against campuses that quash the First Amendment, according to its website. Four of the cases have already enjoyed successes in FIRE’s favor, and the others continue to wind their way through the court system. FIRE’s early victories in its litigation campaign illustrate that colleges’ limits on free speech are onerous and unconstitutional. But the battle continues.
  • Catholic college won’t offer federal loans, citing overreaching regs

    03/29/2015 3:43:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | March 16, 2015 | NATE MADDEN
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Wyoming Catholic College, a Catholic university founded in 2005 in Lander, announced in late February that it “shall not participate in federal student loan programs.”The decision came after months of analysis and deliberations by the college and its board of directors.“While the financial benefits are undeniable,” said a news release, “the increasingly burdensome regulatory requirements are clearly troubling for faith-based institutions.” The decision to forego federal student loan and grant programs was reached in a unanimous vote by the college’s board of directors.“While respecting that some of our peer institutions have reached a different conclusion on this...
  • Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly are Harvard Law School’s 2015 Class Day Speakers

    03/28/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    today.law.harvard.edu ^ | 3/24/2015 | unknown
    Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. Representative from Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly, a Navy pilot and NASA astronaut, will be this year’s speakers for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School. Class Day will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Giffords served as U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District from 2007 to 2012. She survived an assassination attempt in Tucson in 2011 while meeting with her constituents. The gun attack killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head. Despite her massive injuries and subsequent neurosurgeries, Giffords returned to...
  • The Death Of Catholic Universities In America

    03/27/2015 6:41:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/26/15 | Dominic Lynch
    Catholic universities in America have lost sight of their institutional identities. Only direct intervention from the Vatican can reverse their decline.Catholic universities in America are typically regarded as offering a well-rounded education combined with one of the premier intellectual forces of the West: the Catholic Church, and its vast well of knowledge in almost every discipline. Unlike state-sponsored institutions, which can offer a quality education, Catholic universities have the advantage of a grounded and time-tested moral foundation. This foundation, and the discoveries, advances, and progress it has produced, is unrivaled in any other Western tradition. Secular universities, good though they...
  • Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

    03/27/2015 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a woman’s right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned. After all, only American Liberals would believe that a woman being raped is morally superior to a rapist being shot. Arguing that concealed carry on college campuses would actually “reinforce rape culture” on campus, an editorial in the University of North Carolina’s student’s newspaper argued against arming young (law abiding) women.Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence…...
  • White Guys Win Again. Was This College Catalog Cover a Loser?

    03/20/2015 6:25:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution Blog ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    A reader sent me a copy of the cover of the new University of North Georgia continuing education catalog asked with this question, “Are they crazy?” It’s a valid question given the awkwardness of the image and its pairing with a headline that asks, “Why follow when you can lead?” The illustration features two exultant white men — dressed like missionaries for some reason — well ahead of a woman in heels wearing what looks to be an ensemble from “Dynasty” and a black male in more casual attire who appears to be struggling to finish the race. I thought...
  • U. of Wisconsin campus paper fills pages with mostly anti-Scott Walker op-eds

    03/11/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 11, 2015 | by David Hookstead - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Count by The College Fix finds roughly three times as many anti-Walker pieces than pro-Walker pieces in Wisconsin student newspaper’s opinion section in recent weeks. MADISON, Wis. – Over the last month and a half, the opinion pages of the student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been crowded with arguments against Gov. Scott Walker, suggesting – among other things – that his platform will decimate higher education, ruin the environment and hurt the economy. The launch of the second semester here in late January coincided with Gov. Walker’s prominent thrust into the national spotlight, with his higher education...
  • Law schools are in a death spiral. Maybe now they’ll finally change.

    03/10/2015 8:08:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/10/2015 | Dorothy A. Brown, Professor , Emory University School of Law.
    “March madness” holds a different meaning in the legal world. While most of the country looks forward to fast breaks and Cinderella upsets, law schools are bracing themselves for another type of madness: the annual carnage left by the U.S. News & World Report rankings. This year’s rankings drop on March 10, to be followed by the usual chaos. Deans at highly placed law schools will issue news releases; deans with less fortunate rankings will have their already hectic lives turned upside down. The lucky ones will get fired. The unlucky ones will have to deal with the fallout. A...
  • Americans save record $248 billion for college; Savings in 529 accounts up 9% over last year

    03/05/2015 8:51:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Katie Lobosco
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —More Americans are saving money for college using 529 accounts. They amount of money in the savings plans grew to a record $248 billion in 2014, about 9 percent more than the previous year.People are starting to save for their children earlier than ever. About 31 percent of the savings plans are opened by parents when their child is barely a year old, or before, according to the College Savings Plans Network.That's smart, given the skyrocketing cost of college tuition and fees in recent years."You really should be starting to save for college as soon as...
  • The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame President, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 1:35:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/27/15 | Nick Anderson
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. A Notre Dame spokesman confirmed the death and said the cause was not immediately known. Father Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was considered one of the most important university leaders of the past century. On his watch, the Midwestern school once known mainly for Fighting Irish football became...
  • Everest College shut down in Ontario [Canada], 14 schools closed

    02/19/2015 12:45:29 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Pete Evans
    The Ontario government has shut down U.S.-based Everest College, a chain of 14 private career schools. On Thursday, the superintendent of private career colleges, the independent regulator that governs schools like Everest and others in the province, said it has suspended the chain's licence to operate in Ontario as a private college, effective immediately. The office "can propose to revoke a private career college's registration if [the superintendent] no longer satisfied that it can be expected to be financially responsible in its operation as a private career college, considering its current financial position," the regulator said in a statement.
  • “We Hide the Word ‘Catholic’ From Prospective Students”

    02/17/2015 4:07:07 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 2/16/15 | Jim Infantine
    A New Jesuit Approach to Higher Education?Gonzaga University graduate Autumn Jones asks a provocative question in a December 30 piece for The Atlantic, “The New Brand of Jesuit Universities.” Jones chronicles a rebranding effort by Jesuit universities across the country, and considers “whether this rebranding attenuates the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.” In search of an answer, Jones solicits comments from Jesuit faculty members, students, and administrators. Running throughout the piece is a straw man argument, expressed by some interviewees, namely: Catholic universities can either “fall in line” with the Church, or they can be “places where young adults...
  • Concealed Carry Can Help Reduce Sexual Assault at Universities

    02/14/2015 6:30:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    In a time where sexual assault is on the rise at American universities, it's important to curb this trend by effective means.How can universities best address and eradicate the threat of sexual assault on campus? Allow concealed carry on campus. Seven states–Wyoming, Montana, Florida, Texas, Indiana, North Dakota, and now South Dakota–are considering legislation to permit concealed carry at universities. As more Americans channel support for gun rights over gun control, legislation to repeal gun-free zones and permit concealed carry should be deliberated in more states. Universities are gun-free zones, which make them prime targets for criminals. Evidence shows that...
  • The Assassination of Scott Walker By The Coward Liberal Media

    02/13/2015 12:45:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    We all knew this was coming: liberal attacks on Gov. Scott Walker for not having a college degree. In 1990, Walker decided to drop out of Marquette University during the spring semester of his senior year - a decision that’s mystified the political left. But then there’s former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who–as Dan wrote–basically questioned Walker’s intelligence: "This is a particular problem for Scott Walker which has not been an issue yet, but it will. Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree. So the...
  • HIGHER EDUCATION

    02/01/2015 8:30:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As federal dollars pour into higher education, tuitions rise, administrative bloat expands, and part-timers teach more and more class sections! Allen B. West’s national Center for Policy analysis is offering a very critical view of “the higher education bubble” by researcher Farhad Mirzadeh. (1) “The result of infusing colleges with billions of dollars in additional funds will be to raise the cost of a college education even higher-just as student loans and federal grants have encouraged wasteful spending by colleges and universities across the country,” says West’s writer. A staggering ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in outstanding student loans equals more than...
  • Eric Cantor lands at Harvard

    01/29/2015 9:28:23 AM PST · by Maceman · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, unceremoniously dumped in his 2014 GOP primary by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat, has won a gig at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Cantor will join two others who fell short of election in 2014, former Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost her bid for governor, as Institute fellows.
  • SOTU Fact Check: College Is Less Affordable And Students Are Billions In Debt

    01/21/2015 1:19:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    In his State of the Union Tuesday night, President Obama claimed his "middle-class economics" would help make college more affordable. But after six years in office, his policies have only made college more expensive.When Obama first came into office, the average tuition for a four year in state college was $6,591. Today, it is $9139, a 38 percent increase. The growth in tuition for private schools was even higher.Meanwhile, house hold median income has fallen from  $54,059 when Obama took office to $51,939 today. So college tuition has gone up while income has fallen. That is the opposite of making college more affordable.So...
  • Duke University finds homosexual haters it can embrace: Chick-fil-A Out, Muslims Prayers In

    01/15/2015 7:30:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Duke University is one of the most politically correct campuses in the nation, a title for which there is abundant competition.  Chick-fil-A’s outlet on campus closed in 2013, after its contract expired in the wake of concerns expressed by the LGBT Center. But now comes news that the Muslim call to prayer, the adhan, will echo from the bell tower of the Duke chapel – Duke’s most iconic structure – every Friday, electronically amplified. CNN: Starting Friday, the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, or adhan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The adhan signals the beginning...
  • Duke reverses plan to allow Islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

    01/15/2015 3:14:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies
    wral.com ^ | Jan 15,2015 | wral.com
    DURHAM, N.C. — Two days after announcing that Islamic students would be broadcasting a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, Duke University officials abandoned that plan Thursday, citing the furor the move had created.
  • Time to End Fed Ed Aid?

    01/05/2015 8:55:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 4, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Could the time to end federal aid to higher education have long passed? “The federal government has no constitutional authority to do anything with regard to higher education (or any level, for that matter),” George Leef writes in Forbes. “But in 1965, Congress was swarming with ‘progressives’ who were sure that because college seemed to be a good thing for the rather small percentage of Americans who went, the nation would benefit if almost everyone went.” “So the federal policy began to make higher education more ‘accessible’ for students, most significantly through grants and easily available loans. The result was...
  • Dear Politicians: Resolve To Make 2015 The Year Of Repealing Bad Laws

    12/30/2014 7:18:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 30, 2014 | George Leef
    ... Instead of talking about new laws to enact and regulations to impose, it’s time to start talking about old ones that should be repealed. Your predecessors in office – and quite possibly you – have done grave damage to America with swarms of laws and regulations that take liberty and property away from the people, waste resources, enrich and empower special interest groups, and undermine the rule of law. The very best, most public-spirited thing you could do would be to repeal them. Here is a starter list. The Davis-Bacon Act. This law is a relic of the Depression,...
  • California University president: if you're 'light skinned,' you have 'unearned privilege'

    12/11/2014 10:31:29 AM PST · by dennisw · 86 replies
    campusreform ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    In a Dec. 5 op-ed, the president of California State University (CSU) claimed if you are “light skinned” you have “significant unearned privilege” and routinely think less of those who are different than yourself. In her piece, “Privilege at The Beach,”—referencing the Long Beach area where the school resides—Jane Close Conoley, a white woman herself, asserts that “light skin color and high income levels may attract significant unearned privilege.” Those who qualify for such privilege, often unknowingly exert distrust and “lower expectations of behavior” on those of another skin color. “Those who are less affluent with darker skin or from...
  • White Lone Star College Student Doesn't Want to Learn About White Privilege

    12/07/2014 1:22:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 110 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Dec. 4 2014 | Michael Barajas
    The concept of white privilege remains controversial in the same way people still argue about climate change. A small, increasingly-fringe faction might argue that it doesn't exist at all. Another broad, more conservative group might concede that it does, technically, exist, but still disagree about what it means, whether it's important and what, if anything, we can do about it. Still, many others would argue that acknowledging and working to understand it is an important step toward fixing the problem -- in the case of white privilege, the problem being compounded, inter-generational inequality that, although sometimes subtle, is still present...
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • The Epitaph of Higher Education: They're Not Lumberjacks?

    11/04/2014 1:34:06 PM PST · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 11/4/14 | Me
    I believe the time has come for common sense to matriculate to the campuses of Ivy League colleges and engage in a little civil discourse. When a majority of students identify the Tea Party as a greater threat to America than ISIS, or dare I say Barack Obama, then they're clearly incapable of critical thought or being worthy of any respect whatsoever. And these are the best and brightest minds America has to offer? Oh, I beg to differ; more like ‘Western Civilization's Most Wanted’ for crimes against academia and can openers! The Tea Party - unlike the revoked charter...
  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: In the following article, I refuse to refer to Campus Crusade for Christ by their new name. I find their removal of the words “Crusade” and “Christ” to be offensive and demeaning (and just incredibly silly).Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus. Given those staggering numbers, it would seem that campus ministries would be positioning themselves to do something about the problem. But most are doing nothing at all. If...
  • On Constitution Day, FIRE Mails First Amendment Warning to More Than 300 Colleges

    09/19/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2014 | Will Creeley
    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2014—In a national certified mailing sent today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) warns the leaders of more than 300 of our nation’s largest and most prestigious public colleges and universities that they risk First Amendment lawsuits by continuing to maintain speech codes that violate student and faculty rights. The letters are being mailed from the main post office near Independence Hall in Philadelphia today to mark the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. liberty bell “58 percent of our nation’s public colleges and universities restrict student and faculty speech with blatantly...
  • The college degree has become the new high school degree

    09/09/2014 8:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2014 | Catherine Rampell
    You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation. A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor’s degree for positions that didn’t used to require baccalaureate education. A college degree, in other words, is becoming the new high school diploma: the minimum credential required to get even the most basic, entry-level job. The report is from Burning Glass, a labor market analytics company that mines millions of online job postings. The company found that a wide range of jobs — in management, administration, sales and other fields — are undergoing “upcredentialing,” or degree inflation....
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Stop Accrediting Christian Colleges

    08/14/2014 5:53:42 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 20 replies
    An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education argues that accreditation ought to be denied to Christian colleges that require professors to sign statements of faith or otherwise “draw lines around what is regarded as acceptable teaching and research.” This seems like an obvious next step in the current march of secular intolerance, so I expect we’ll be hearing more arguments like this in the future: ** Why does accreditation matter? Aside from the traditional goal of conferring legitimacy on colleges and their programs, accreditation has taken on a far more consequential role: Students attending institutions that are not accredited...
  • The Top 5 Christian Colleges in the U.S. May Surprise You

    08/12/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 11, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Religious colleges and universities, often derided by academic elites, got a surprising shout-out recently from an Ivy League insider. harvard hoodie “Elite schools like to boast that they teach their students how to think, but all they mean is that they train them in the analytic and rhetorical skills that are necessary for success in business and the professions,” William Deresiewicz wrote in the July 21, 2014 issue of The New Republic. “Everything is technocratic—the development of expertise—and everything is ultimately justified in technocratic terms.” “Religious colleges—even obscure, regional schools that no one has ever heard of on the coasts—often...
  • Ohio State Psychology Course Teaches Christians Are Dumber Than Atheists

    07/29/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 12 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 7/28/14 | Garrett Haley
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Students in an Ohio State University psychology class are being taught that atheists have higher IQs than Christians, according to a report from a college watchdog organization. Campus Reform notes that a question from a recent online psychology quiz from the university implied that religious beliefs were directly related to IQ levels. “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125,” the quiz stated. “Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?” Students were then asked to select an answer from the following four options: 1.Aine is an atheist, while...
  • "How LGBT Students Are Changing Christian Colleges" (The Atlantic)

    07/23/2014 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/23/14 | Philip Francis/Mark Longhurst
    Over the past five years, an underground movement has been burgeoning on evangelical Christian campuses. Although many of these colleges explicitly ban “homosexual behavior,” they are now home to dozens of LGBT-friendly student groups. The umbrella organization Safety Net, founded in December 2011, encompasses groups from approximately 75 different evangelical Christian colleges. Some of these groups are tiny, and many operate in near-secret. But over the past two weeks, an LGBT group at Gordon College has made itself impossible to ignore. When we, the authors, attended Gordon College over a decade ago, the vast majority of administrators, faculty, and students...
  • Supreme Court Order Suspends Contraception Rule for Christian College

    07/03/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the three female justices, the Supreme Court sided Thursday with religiously affiliated nonprofit groups in a clash between religious freedom and women’s rights. The decision temporarily bars the government from enforcing against a Christian college part of the regulations that provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The court’s order was brief, provisional and unsigned, but it drew a furious reaction from the three female justices — Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan — who said the court had betrayed a promise it made on Monday...
  • ECPI Denies Student’s Second Amendment Club Request

    06/28/2014 7:01:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    10WAVY ^ | June 27, 2014 | Anita Blanton
    A student in Virginia Beach says his attempt to start a Second Amendment Club on campus at ECPI University fell flat, leading to heated call for change online. The school says people don’t know the whole story. Right now gun rights websites are supporting Patrick Winslow’s fight to start his club, but the university claims it’s rooted in misinformation. 10 On Your Side got to the bottom of the debate that has so many people up in arms. “I have now taken on an effort to want to educate the students and the faculty on the Constitution, Declaration of Independence,...
  • Think college is expensive now? Wait until July 1

    06/26/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/26/2014 | Sharon Epperson
    Congratulations, graduates, on your diploma. Now what about that $29,000 student loan debt? More than 70 percent of graduates will carry student debt into the real world, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. And the average debt is just shy of $30,000. But the news will get worse next week when interest rates on student loans are set to rise again. Though federal student loan rates are fixed for the life of the loan, these rates reset for new borrowers every July 1, thanks to legislation that ties the rates to the performance of the financial markets....
  • Brooklyn College Turns Down $10 Mil from Koch Brothers, Will Go On Taking Taxpayer Money

    06/26/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/26/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No Koch Bros wanted at B.C. Brooklyn College, part of the disastrous and dysfunctional City University of New York sinkhole, has a $60 million endowment. A drop in the bucket compared to CUNY’s horrifying $3 billion budget.46% of its wildly inflated budget comes from New York State. New York City taxpayers kick in another 10%.With so much taxpayer money, involuntarily extracted, they just aren’t in need of any dirty Koch Brothers cash. Brooklyn College’s liberal politics are keeping grants and progress from faculty and students, one frustrated CUNY professor told the Observer.The CUNY college has turned down a $10 million...
  • The Most Laid-Back College Majors

    06/23/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT · by 7thson · 49 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 23 June 2014 | Terence Loose
    I thought this was interesting and Freepers might get a kick/laugh out of it. Look at number 1 major requiring the least amount of study and number 5.
  • Awesome: Christian University Doesn't Have to Comply With HHS Mandate

    06/21/2014 5:10:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Colorado Christian University has won an important case against the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate. Instead of CCU being forced to provide employees and students abortifacients, a federal judge in Denver has ruled that the school can retain its religious freedom. It's a significant decision, and one that the Supreme Court will surely keep in mind as it prepares to decide on the high profile Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius case. The Becket Fund, a non-profit, public interest law firm who represented CCU in its lawsuit, emailed LifeNews the good news: In a carefully reasoned opinion, the court...
  • Conservative University’ aims to bring a right-of-center balance to campus

    06/19/2014 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alyson Faucett
    College campuses across the country are filled with professors that strive to enhance the lives of their students through education. However, it’s no secret that many of these educators teach their courses from their own left-of-center perspective. Accuracy in Academia is launching a new online education initiative called “Conservative University” to promote conservative principles that aren’t part of the debate at many schools. The program will launch this Friday at the Network of enlightened Women’s national conference in Washington, D.C., and will be offered for free online. The first course is entitled “Sex, Lies & Women’s Studies.” “We’ve been covering...
  • Gay, white professor sues historically black university for discrimination

    06/19/2014 9:45:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A white professor is suing Alabama State University (ASU) over claims the historically black university discriminated against him and his partner based on their race and sexual orientation. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court on June 11, Dr. John Garland is suing the ASU and eight current and former employees for racially discriminating against applicants for university positions and subsequently targeting him when he retaliated against those practices. “[Garland’s supervisor] expressed his opinion, stated or implied, that Dr. Garland did not belong at the University and was not ‘suited to [the University’s] type of students’ because Dr. Garland...
  • Who Won't Wear The Cord?

    06/17/2014 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: The idea for this column isn't terribly original, as this YouTube video attests.Some readers have written questioning my series of columns lampooning the lavender graduation at UNC-Wilmington. That is the ceremony where UNCW graduates are given purple cords to show that they are gay and lavender cords to show they approve of homosexuality. Students then wear these cords when they get their degrees at the university-wide graduation ceremony. Some self-proclaimed conservatives have reasoned that since participation in the ceremony is optional, lavender graduation isn't a topic worthy of column space. That view is misguided as it fails to...
  • Forget universal preschool. We need a 13th grade.

    06/12/2014 1:15:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | June 10, 2014 | Dr. Andre Perry, dean of urban education, Davenport University
    In education circles, universal preschool is hot. But it’s only half the answer. If we really want to raise a generation of employable kids, we need universal 13th and 14th grades too. As taxpayers, we’ve decided to subsidize the education of every American child between the ages of 5 and 18. But current education funding structures reflect a bygone industrial age, when a high school diploma met or in some cases exceeded the needs of the local and national economies. Now, neither preschool nor college is a luxury, and families shouldn’t have to pay for the schooling that keeps society...
  • Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy: Can Non-Christians Lead Christian Groups?

    06/10/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/10/2014 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    BRUNSWICK, Me. — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. In a collision between religious freedom and antidiscrimination policies, the student group, and its advisers, have refused...
  • Universities Say No to the 2nd Amendment

    06/03/2014 7:34:21 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | 6-3-14 | Blake Neff
    University presidents overwhelmingly oppose letting students carry concealed guns on their campuses — and don’t really want people carrying them anywhere else, either. A study commissioned by Ball State University polled 401 university presidents in the U.S. and found that 95 percent of them do not want students with concealed handguns to be allowed at their universities. Furthermore, most weren’t comfortable with students having guns anywhere else either, as 65 percent of them opposed the carrying of concealed handguns off-campus. The numbers are hardly surprising, as the university presidents seem to have little personal taste for guns. Seventy-nine percent of...
  • Obama weighs crackdown on for-profit college industry

    06/01/2014 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/01/14 | Ben Goad
    It's decision time for the Obama administration on a major rule designed to crack down on colleges that saddle students with a mountain of debt without preparing them for the job market. The Education Department is under intense pressure as the agency prepares to finalize its highly anticipated "gainful employment" regulations, aimed squarely at for-profit college programs seen as predatory. Go too far, business groups warn, and the Obama administration risks denying millions of students a higher education. Yet the agency’s draft rule, issued in March, has come under fierce criticism by some congressional Democrats and advocates, including former Homeland...
  • ASU Student Goes Berserk Over Christian Protester

    05/07/2014 12:37:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-05-2014 | justD4R
    *This video will be deleted by Youtube soon. :( Sign says: "Warning: Masturbators, Thieves, Liars, Drunkards, Fornicators, Homosexuals: Judgement Day."
  • When Ph.D.s realize they won’t be professors

    05/26/2014 1:25:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2014 | Josh Dehaas
    Jennifer Polk was a few years into her Ph.D. in history at the University of Toronto when she attended a departmental meeting and heard that 50 per cent of the school’s graduates were getting tenure-track professor jobs. “They were patting themselves on the back,” she says. “I was sitting there horrified.” She realized she needed another plan. Since that meeting several years ago, the number of jobs for academics has fallen further. The chance of becoming a professor is now estimated to be one in four. Charmaine Grant began her Ph.D. three years ago partly because she couldn’t get a...