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  • Behind Closed Doors in Washington, Here’s What Colleges Fight For

    11/17/2019 4:59:54 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2019 | Kevin Carey
    ... Student loans are a growing fact of American life, topping $1.6 trillion in outstanding balances this year. Loans can be valuable — if students are able to pay them back. But every year, one million people default on their student loans for the first time. Often, it’s because they didn’t graduate, and so lacked the diploma needed to get a well-paying job. Last year, 231 four-year colleges graduated less than 25 percent of their first-time-in-college, full-time students within eight years of enrollment. An additional 615 colleges reported rates below 50 percent. ... The proposed new version of the Higher...
  • A Complicated Debate: Have States Been Disinvesting in Higher Education?

    11/08/2019 6:20:52 AM PST · by karpov · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 8, 2019 | Andrew Gillen
    Two days. Two reports citing the same data. Two different conclusions.” That is how Rick Seltzer described the near-simultaneous release of two studies looking at state funding in Inside Higher Ed. The first study was written by myself for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and found that state disinvestment is a myth. The second study, by Michael Mitchell, Michael Leachman, and Matt Saenz for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, found that on average, the states have been disinvesting in higher education. Both studies relied on the same data set (SHEF), put out by the State Higher Education Executive...
  • New Survey Shows Notre Dame’s Ongoing Loss of Catholic Identity

    11/06/2019 7:16:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/5/19 | William Mahoney
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. ( - A new survey conducted by Notre Dame reveals that the university named after "Our Lady" has continued to lose its Catholic identity, which one pro-Catholic, pro-Notre Dame group ascribes mainly to a lack of Catholic representation on the faculty. Church Militant reached out to William Dempsey, a Notre Dame graduate and chairperson of the board for Sycamore Trust, an organization of Notre Dame alumni and friends that seeks to protect "the school's formative heritage — its Catholic identity and its sustaining relationship to the Church." "The survey is statistically meaningless because the participants were not...
  • No, Academia, Title VI Funding Is Not for Your Pleasure

    09/30/2019 5:50:02 AM PDT · by karpov · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 30, 2019 | Jay Schalin
    A letter from the federal Department of Education has sparked yet another controversy on the campuses of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This time, the issue is about how to honor the intentions of donors, with the donor being the federal government instead of a private individual or corporation. The U.S. Department of Education’s letter expressed concern about whether the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is fulfilling the requirements of a grant provided under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Consortium is the union of the Duke Middle East Center and...
  • SAT Scores Fall as More Students Take the Test

    09/24/2019 2:43:09 AM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2019 | Tawnell D. Hobbs
    Average scores dropped on the SAT this past test-taking cycle, with a greater percentage of high-school students not ready for college-level work, according to results released on Tuesday by the College Board. A record 2.2 million 2019 graduates took the college entrance exam, up from 2018’s record of 2.1 million. The increase is partly attributed to more districts offering students the option to take the test during the school day, often at no cost. The College Board said the lower scores were partly due to the rise in students taking the exam during the school day. These students are more...
  • Hillsdale College Launches Grad School in Washington, D.C.

    09/19/2019 8:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    Hillsdale College, a premier conservative Christian college in southern Michigan, has launched a graduate school of government in Washington, D.C. The college announced the new school on Constitution Day. "Today, the connection between liberty and learning is widely forgotten, and their mutual support has grown tenuous," Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale, said in a statement. "Repairing the breach is a task both urgent and noble." The Steve and Amy Van Andel Graduate School of Government offers a Master of Arts in Government, combining the study of political thought, American founding principles, and statesmanship, the college explained. "Our students will...
  • New Mexico’s free-college plan could be a game-changer for student debt in America (Math is hard)

    09/19/2019 5:27:37 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 59 replies
    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled a plan Wednesday to make public college tuition free for all state residents. It’s a “an absolute game-changer” for the state, according to Grisham, a Democrat. Experts say it may well provide an example of good practice for state and local officials across the country who are crafting their own free college programs. If state lawmakers approve the proposal, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship program will pay for all state-college tuition and fees that aren’t already covered by federal grants and a state lottery. That’s an unpaid gap ranging from 25% to 40%...
  • Harvard Received $9 million from Jeffrey Epstein

    09/13/2019 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Drastic · 15 replies
    Mega Philly ^ | 9-13-2019 | Mira B
    Harvard University broke their silence and admitted that they've received money over a ten-year-period from Jeffrey Epstein. The disgraced financier who is convicted for crimes such as pedophilia and infamous sex-trafficking network still has his past under review despite the fact that he's already dead. He is known to have given donations and funding to foundations and companies as a philanthropist. Harvard's President Larry Bacow finally acknowledges the university's connection to Epstein. They have admitted to receiving a donation that sums up to $9 million from Epstein himself and his foundation. This comes from a letter to the community that...
  • Harvard received $8.9M from Jeffrey Epstein (made him Visiting Fellow in Dept of Psychology)

    09/13/2019 4:04:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 9/13/19 | Hana R. Alberts and Laura Italiano
    Harvard accepted $8.9M from Jeffrey Epstein — but no money after the pedophile’s 2008 guilty plea. Epstein was also made a Visiting Fellow in Harvard's Department of Psychology in 2005 at the urging of former faculty member Stephen Kosslyn. The news follows revelations that Epstein donated $7.5M to MIT — money MIT pocketed after, and despite, his pleading guilty to soliciting sex from an underage girl. “We are seeking to learn more about the nature of that appointment from Dr. Kosslyn, who no longer works at the University,” Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow said in an email to students, alumni...
  • University of Alabama Dean: American Flag and Police Represent ‘Systemic History of Racism’

    09/04/2019 12:23:17 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2019
    A series of resurfaced tweets from Dr. Jamie R. Riley, the University of Alabama’s assistant vice president and dean of students, show he once believed the American flag and police in America are racist. “The [American flag emoji] flag represents a systemic history of racism for my people,” Riley wrote in a September 2017 tweet. “Police are a part of that system. Is it that hard to see the correlation?” In another 2017 tweet, Riley, who has served in the position at the University of Alabama since February of this year, claimed white people do not understand racism because “they...
  • Palestinian Harvard Student Blocked From Coming to U.S. Is Allowed to Enter

    09/03/2019 7:43:50 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sep 3 2019 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian student denied entry to the United States last month at the airport in Boston, was allowed to enter the country on Monday and was at Harvard in time for the beginning of classes, according to Amideast, the group that sponsored him. Amideast said in a statement that the United States Embassy in Beirut had reviewed Mr. Ajjawi’s case and reissued a visa. Harvard officials confirmed that Mr. Ajjawi was on campus. Mr. Ajjawi, 17, landed at Logan International Airport in Boston on Aug. 23 and was turned back after immigration officials objected to his friends’ social...

    08/22/2019 8:31:48 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | 08/22/19
    Scenes from the higher education apocalypse: I don’t know whether Columbia University’s graduate program in English literature is as premier in the field as it was back in the glory days of Lionel Trilling, but yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education reported this: Columbia Had Little Success Placing English Ph.Ds on Tenure Track. “Alarm” Followed, and the University Responded The story is unfortunately behind the Chronicle‘s paywall, but when you get into the story it turns out the headline is misleading: It should read “No Success” rather than “Little Success,” because the number of Columbia English Ph.Ds placed in tenure-tracked...
  • Vermont Is Going Insane. Will the Rest of America Follow?

    08/22/2019 7:45:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American ^ | August 22, 2019 | John Klar
    This spring, visiting professor Ryszard Legutko was prevented from speaking at Vermont's prestigious Middlebury College due to strident opposition by extremist and intolerant students. This was the second such embarrassment for the college: writer Charles Murray and a Middlebury professor were insulted and assaulted there in 2016. Professor Legutko recently related his perspective on the experience, revealing that the college not only caved to the disruptive and disrespectful students, but legitimized their conduct! Further, the students have set out to proscribe future discourse that might again ignite their sociopathic anarchy. Last year, our nation's children walked out of high schools...
  • What Will They Learn at College?

    08/21/2019 1:09:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    For many parents, August is a month of both pride and tears. Pride because their teenager is taking that big educational step and tears because for many it's the beginning of an empty nest. Yet, there's a going-away-to-college question that far too few parents ask or even contemplate: What will my youngster learn in college? The American Council of Trustees and Alumni provides some answers that turn out to be quite disturbing. ACTA evaluated every four-year public university as well as hundreds of private colleges and universities. That's more than 1,100 institutions that enroll nearly 8 million students, more than...
  • More schools offering marijuana studies degrees

    08/08/2019 6:46:01 PM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 2, 2019 | Daniel Payne
    More and more schools are developing and launching programs to study marijuana, a reflection of the psychoactive plant’s growing legal status across the country. In recent years schools such as Northern Michigan University have offered students the chance to study the controversial plant in an academic setting. Now even the Ivy League is offering such an opportunity. This fall, Cornell University “will offer the undergraduate course ‘Cannabis: Biology, Society and Industry,’ which will focus on exploring the history, culture, pharmacology, horticulture and legal challenges associated with cannabis,” Quartz reports. Next year the school will launch a master’s degree focusing on...
  • The High Cost of “Free” College Tuition

    07/17/2019 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 17, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    In the lead-up to the 2020 elections, we’ve heard several proposals offering free college tuition for all, and loan forgiveness for those still carrying debt. While proponents call these proposals “investments in our future,” the reality is they would be a suffocating financial burden on every taxpayer, but especially on middle- and lower-income citizens. There’s an inherent unfairness to forcing many working-class Americans who couldn’t afford to go to college themselves to pay off the loans of those who could. Requiring a family making $50,000 a year to pay off the college debts of doctors, lawyers, engineers, and even some...
  • A Campus Welcomes Conservatism

    06/25/2019 7:35:41 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 24, 2019 | Steven F Hayward
    While researching what would become their 2009 book, “Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives,” sociologists Amy Binder and Kate Wood conducted extensive student interviews at two schools: Harvard and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although the faculty members they encountered were overwhelmingly liberal, Ms. Binder and Ms. Wood found that students at Boulder “were far likelier [than Harvard students] to contend that their professors bring those personal politics into the classroom.” The authors’ visit to Boulder coincided with the arrival of Bruce Benson as president of the University of Colorado system. If they returned now, on the eve...
  • Oberlin's Racial Hucksterism Comes Home to Roost

    06/20/2019 2:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 20, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    As a right-wing alumna of far-left Oberlin College, I have four words for the administration in response to last week's ground-breaking $11 million jury verdict in the defaming of the humble Gibson's Bakery: You had it coming. I have five more words for Oberlin as arrogant college officials continue their obstinate war on the Gibson family even after the much-deserved courtroom defeat: You still don't get it. After the college sent out Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Donica Thomas Varner's June 7 email to alumni disparaging the verdict and lying about the basis for the trial, the jury whacked...
  • Harvard Rescinds Admission To Conservative Kyle Kashuv (trnu)

    06/17/2019 8:34:11 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 37 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 6/17/2019 | Ben Shapiro
    Our universities may be irrevocably broken. On Monday, Parkland survivor and outspoken conservative Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University had withdrawn his admission from the school over the revelation of racist, offensive, idiotic posts written on a private Google document with friends when he was sixteen years old. Never mind that Kashuv apologized publicly for the comments; never mind that his public behavior has evinced no racism whatsoever. Forgiveness must be withheld.
  • Oberlin College case shows how universities are losing their way

    06/16/2019 5:44:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June15,2019 | BY JONATHAN TURLEY
    This week, however, the bill came due for Oberlin when a jury awarded over $11 million in damages to a family bakery for being defamed as racist by its college students and officials. That motion was later followed by a whopping $33 million punitive award. It is only the latest example of how faculty members and officials are driving their institutions toward financial and intellectual bankruptcy, thanks to their advocacy or acquiescence. We are reaching a critical point in higher education in the United States where leaders are ceding control to a small group of activist students and faculty members....