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  • Amazon To Issue Student Loans To New "Prime" Shoppers

    07/23/2016 10:08:07 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On the off chance the US didn't already have a big enough problem thanks to a staggering $1.3 trillion in student loans which contrary to White House' claims, are crushing an entire generation under their interest expense weight, earlier today none other than billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he was entering the student loan business, when Amazon unveiled a partnership with Wells Fargo in which the bank’s student-lending arm would offer interest-rate discounts to select Amazon shoppers. In Amazon's latest attempt to entice shoppers into its premium Prime program, Wells Fargo will cut half a percentage point from its interest rate...
  • Wright State withdraws from presidential debate

    07/19/2016 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September. WSU cited rising costs and security costs Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.: The president of Wright State’s faculty union, Martin Kich, said cancelling the debate was probably for the best. “I think It’s unfortunate we’ve gotten two months away from it and we have to pull the plug on it. I don’t think that makes anyone...
  • "Wright State withdraws from presidential debate" (Going to be held at liberal Hofstra instead)

    07/19/2016 11:53:58 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    “In light of Wright State University’s announcement of earlier today, the September 26, 2016 Presidential Debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The Commission very much appreciates Wright State’s efforts. Hofstra University served very successfully as a presidential debate site in 2012. On September 23, 2015, the Commission announced that Hofstra University had agreed to serve as an alternate site this debate cycle if needed. The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again.”
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • freshman athlete who said he had 'wanted, consensual sex' with drunk sophomore won't be prosecuted

    07/15/2016 10:26:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 99 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 15 July 2016 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    The University of Virginia (right), the location of the infamously fabricated gang-rape story printed in Rolling Stone last year, has found itself in the spotlight again thanks to another allegation of sexual assault - but this time the events surrounding the alleged rape are all too real. Sophomore volleyball player Haley Lind (left) believes she was raped at a UVA house party on August 22, 2015. The freshman athlete she was with swears it was all consensual. Both have been left distraught. And the UVA says there's just not enough evidence to do anything about it, The Washington Post reported.
  • 'Drunkorexia' is the newest trend to rise on college campuses

    07/03/2016 10:39:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A new dangerous eating disorder has been plaguing college campuses, a study has found. 'Drunkorexia' describes a behavior when a student will skip a meal or exercise excessively before drinking. They will then deliberately purge during or afterward. The main point of drunkorexia is to cut down on calories and instead save them for drinking. It's intent is also to increase a buzz when drinking.
  • ‘Our worst nightmare’: New legal filings detail reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape story

    07/03/2016 5:51:06 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent five months investigating a shocking claim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the 9,000-word account of the brutal attack published online on Nov. 19, 2014, sent a tremor through the Charlottesville campus and beyond. Then, on Dec. 5, at 1:54 a.m., Erdely sent an e-mail to the magazine’s top-tier editors, Will Dana and Sean Woods, with a simple subject line: “Our worst nightmare.” The body of the message detailed how Erdely no longer trusted the primary source for the most striking anecdote in her article: a U-Va. junior...
  • [University of Pittsburgh] inclusion guide: Correct English is a social construct

    06/29/2016 9:56:41 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 21, 2016 | Victoria Stroup
    The University of Pittsburgh is now teaching people how to be “gender-inclusive” and “non-sexist,” informing readers that the concept of "correct" English is merely a social construct. The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program website has published a “Gender Inclusive and Non-Sexist Language Guide and Resources” guide, which includes advice for classrooms and other spaces. “Have you ever been called by a name or gender that you don’t identify with?” the guide begins, followed by declaring that, “[m]isgendering someone is disrespectful and dismissive.” Choosing words intentionally and with care is offered as a way to avoid misgendering and “creating a...
  • Fisher’s SCOTUS loss: A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege

    06/23/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/23/16 | Amanda Marcotte
    Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in the latest round of affirmative action cases heard before the Supreme Court, is the perfect villain in a liberal morality play about the evils of racism.
  • Vanderbilt football player, Found GUILTY of Orchestrating Gang Rape

    06/18/2016 10:38:05 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press
    A jury has found a former Vanderbilt football player guilty on all charges for his role in the rape of an unconscious woman. Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty by the jury in Nashville of raping the woman who he was dating at the time in his Vanderbilt dorm room three years ago. The jury took four hours to make their decision and delivered their verdict just after 8.20pm local time. Vandenburg now faces a potential jail sentence of up to 25 years and was taken into custody as soon as the verdicts were read out while his parents began to...
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • Public college drops math requirement, may replace it with diversity

    06/14/2016 9:12:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 103 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6-14-16 | Neff
    Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity Photo of Blake Neff BLAKE NEFF Reporter 10:21 PM 06/14/2016 924 924 Share Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] A public university in Michigan has announced it’s deleting a requirement that all students complete at least one math course before graduating. At the same time, the school is seriously considering a new requirement that would compel students to complete four courses that promote diversity. Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit is one of the largest schools in Michigan, with some 27,000 students. Until now, all of them had to either take one...
  • Student Newspaper Defends Using Aborted Baby Parts in Research: “America is Not a Christian Nation”

    06/07/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    When all else fails, abortion activists often resort to the old “pro-lifers are forcing their religion on us” argument to push their agenda. That is what a group of Indiana University student editors used to attack a new state law that protects the dignity of unborn babies by requiring that aborted babies’ bodies be buried or cremated. The new law will help stop the kind of sale of aborted babies’ body parts that Planned Parenthood facilities in other states have been caught arranging. Although Roe v. Wade prohibits states from completely banning abortions, pro-life advocates in Indiana believe the aborted...
  • Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Trump University

    06/07/2016 1:10:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 93 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 6-7-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage. I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard. I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial. Over the past few weeks, I have watched as the...
  • U. of Miami starts nation’s first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....“I’m trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists,” said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. “So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate.” ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • Paul Ryan’s cold embrace of Trump

    06/03/2016 4:38:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | LOUIS NELSON
    If there was any doubt that Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Donald Trump was less than full-throated, he crushed it on Friday. Less than 24 hours after Ryan announced that his “not ready” had become a “ready,” the House speaker ripped into the presumptive Republican nominee, making it clear he will not be Trump’s defender in chief. Unprompted by WISN radio host Vicki McKenna, Ryan scolded Trump for his racially-based attacks against the federal judge in California overseeing a civil fraud lawsuit against Trump University. “Look, the comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field for...
  • Here’s The ‘HILLARY UNIVERSITY’ Scandal No One In The Media Is Talking About

    06/03/2016 8:06:18 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2016 | Aleister
    Democrats and their allies in media have been obsessing on Trump University for weeks now while completely ignoring a major scandal involving Hillary and Bill Clinton’s relationship to a for-profit college. Breitbart reports: “ Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept. Funneled $55 Million Back With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations.
  • Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept.

    06/02/2016 2:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/2/16 | Stephen K. Bannon
    With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations. In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least...
  • Lawyers in Rolling Stone lawsuit acknowledge ‘Jackie’ has ties to fake persona

    06/01/2016 1:42:43 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 8 replies
    Lawyers representing a University of Virginia student at the center of a debunked gang-rape allegation have acknowledged in court papers that the student has ties to a fake persona she once named as the ringleader of the alleged attack. Filed in federal court Tuesday, the papers are part of an ongoing lawsuit a U-Va. associate dean filed against Rolling Stone magazine, arguing that the magazine published a defamatory account of how the Charlottesville school handles sexual assaults. The legal team representing “Jackie” acknowledged that they had recently accessed a Yahoo e-mail account for “Haven Monahan,” who the U-Va. student alleged...
  • Now a woman has been expelled for allegedly sexually assaulting a man

    06/01/2016 5:58:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    t's finally happened — a woman was accused of sexual assault by a man and ended up being expelled under the same terrible policies that have railroaded so many male students. The woman, identified as "Rose" by Buzzfeed News, tells a story similar to that of so many young college men. While drinking at a party, she and a male student went to her room and performed oral sex on each other. The male student left briefly to get a condom before the two began intercourse.
  • Milo Mayhem: Activists Storm Stage, Threaten Milo Yiannopoulis at DePaul Event (Liberal Fascism)

    05/25/2016 8:59:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 62 replies
    A Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.
  • Queering the University of Maryland

    05/16/2016 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    But the state-funded University of Maryland had described its "Queer Beyond Repair" symposium as laying the groundwork for a total and complete revolution, away from "imperial rule and anti-blackness" to exploring "the psychic and material structures of liberal politics itself." It goes on: "This queerness insists on forms of reinvention, if not defiance, in excess of the states of decay we have inherited or the symptoms of disrepair we have learned to uncover. It asks us to be estranged from the present as is, even as we acknowledge the limit conditions set by our fear of or incuriosity about what...
  • University Calls Police, Offers Counseling After Black Lives Matter Message Defaced

    05/12/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Ben Kew
    Administrators at the University of Iowa called the police and are offering counseling sessions after a Black Lives Matter message on a whiteboard was defaced. “On the evening of Friday, May 6, 2016, someone wrote offensive drawings on a whiteboard. The drawings were racially biased and defaced what was a positive Black Lives Matter statement with hate-speech directed at Black and African American people as an ethnic and racial group,” according to a memo obtained by the The College Fix.
  • Muslim Student MOB Surrounds Car, Holds University President Captive (video)

    05/11/2016 1:02:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 47 replies
    DennisMichealLynch.com ^ | 5/11/16 | Team DML - Crazy Left
    A “terrorism” flier sparked a huge protest among Muslim students at San Diego State University, and they literally mobbed the police car that was attempting to escort university president Elliot Hirshman off campus, preventing the car from moving for about two hours. Watch this video of mob-fest protest around the vehicle with the university president stuck inside. More to this story follows video.
  • The federal government wants colleges to limit questions about applicants' criminal records

    05/09/2016 1:39:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Joy Resmovits
    US Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. wants colleges to stop asking applicants about their criminal histories early in the admissions process. Because a disproportionate number of people who have been charged with crimes are people of color, the U.S. Department of Education says, these questions increase the barriers disadvantaged students face when seeking an education. “We believe in second chances and we believe in fairness,” King said in a statement. “We must ensure that more people ... have the chance at higher education opportunities.” The Department of Education is sending a guide, called “Beyond the Box,” with suggestions...
  • Harvard to Bar Members of Single-Gender Clubs From Leadership in Official Groups

    05/06/2016 5:18:56 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Melissa Korn
    Beginning with the freshman class that enters in fall 2017, Harvard University students will no longer be allowed to hold leadership positions in campus groups while also maintaining membership in the exclusive, single-gender final clubs that dominate the school’s social scene. The new rule, announced Friday morning by President Drew Gilpin Faust and Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana, comes as the school grapples with how to stem sexual assaults and foster an inclusive environment, all while acknowledging the limits of its control over groups that it doesn’t fund or govern directly. The policy barring students from holding leadership positions in...
  • Catholic University Fires Employee for ‘Denying Transgenderism’

    05/03/2016 6:04:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | 5/2/16 | Rodney Pelletier
    Police and school investigating incident as a hate crimeLOS ANGELES (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Los Angeles Jesuit university has fired an employee for telling students there are only two genders — male and female. In April, Catholic Loyola Marymount University (LMU) allowed LGBT Student Services (LGBTSS) to hold LGBTQ+ Awareness Week, also known as Rainbow Week. Posters were put up throughout campus, but on April 14 three members of the club noted some were taken down and placed behind a garbage can. They retrieved the posters and put them back up, claiming an unnamed employee of the Alumni Relations office approached...
  • Michael Bloomberg Denounces ‘Safe Spaces’ in University Commencement Speech

    05/01/2016 8:32:02 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 30 April 2016 | Josh Feldman
    “The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure groups, and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words, and trigger warnings, is in my view a terrible mistake. The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that, micro.”
  • Mizzou closes two dorms due to lack of students

    04/13/2016 5:51:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Following a drop in students applying for housing, the University of Missouri will not be placing students in two dorms for the fall 2016 semester. Mizzou will be closing the Respect and Excellence halls (ironic names, given the circumstances) in order to utilize dorm space "in the most efficient manner" to keep costs down. In March, the university announced that it saw a sharp drop in admissions for the coming school year, and will have 1,500 fewer students. This will lead to a $32 million budget shortfall for the school, prompting the need to close the dorms in order to...
  • Precious Snowflakes Wanted To Oust Student Senator Because She Supports Donald Trump

    04/11/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The cupcake legions at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga (UTC) are mobilizing against Hailey Puckett. She’s pure evil because she supports Donald Trump, and other members of the student council cannot stand it. Last week, Puckett, a student senator, was weathering calls for her resignation due to her political beliefs (via Campus Reform): Hailey Puckett, the senator in question, participated in a chalking campaign on her campus during which she and her peers scrawled pro-Trump messages on the sidewalks of UTC’s campus. "We do not support bigotry or hatred or the messages spread by Donald Trump’s ignorance." “Super proud...
  • Dear Parents: Here’s Some Hard Lessons From Haruka Weiser’s Murder

    04/10/2016 1:48:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    TownHall ^ | April 10, 2016 | Doug Giles
    Haruka Weiser, 18, from Portland, Oregon, was a first year theater and dance student at The University of Texas in Austin. Weiser was reported missing Monday morning by her roommates and was found dead Tuesday in a creek that runs through UT's campus. Haruka had been walking back to her dorm from the drama building on campus when she was assaulted, then killed. On Friday, Austin police arrested Meechaiel Khalil Criner, a black, seventeen-year-old, homeless, six-foot-tall punk and charged him with first degree murder. Poor Haruka. A gorgeous, eighteen-year-old girl with big hopes and dreams gets raped, has her life...
  • Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member

    04/06/2016 10:33:24 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Ciccotta
    On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Klu Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”
  • Embattled Marquette Professor Will Apologize 'When Hell Freezes Over'

    03/30/2016 6:07:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 3/29/16 | Adam Cassandra
    Marquette University has delayed the termination of Associate Professor John McAdams, opting to suspend him without pay through the fall 2016 semester, but University President Dr. Michael Lovell is demanding an apology from McAdams as a condition of getting his job back over his November 2014 blog post criticizing a graduate student instructor who bullied a student for arguing against same-sex marriage. McAdams said in a recent radio interview that he'll apologize, "When hell freezes over." The blog post in question sparked national headlines and a heated debate about academic freedom following the University's disciplinary actions against McAdams for exposing...
  • Audit says California's biggest university so cash-hungry that it changed admissions standards

    03/30/2016 2:02:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2016 | Abby Jackson
    The University of California System is frequently lauded as one of the best public-education systems in the world. But a scathing new state audit of the system tells a story of manipulation of admissions standards for financial gain, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The audit claims that the university knowingly admitted out-of-state-applicants with lower qualifications in an effort to boost income from increased tuition. "This report concludes that over the past several years, the university has undermined its commitment to resident students," the audit reads. "The university made substantial efforts to enroll nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison to Hire More Counselors to Address Microaggressions

    03/29/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the process of hiring more counselors after students claimed that the university has a problem with microaggressions and racial bias. Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently announced university plans to accelerate “the hiring of additional student support counseling services … for student mental health issues related to diversity and climate.” She also mentioned plans to have incoming freshmen attend a newly designed “cultural competency” program that aims to rid students of their biases before future transgressions are committed against the university’s social minorities.
  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 3-29-16 | Walter Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • Shocker: University of Missouri facing budget shortfall after political correctness engulfed campus

    03/28/2016 4:34:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, after the whole mess surrounding the poop swastika; instances of harassment that were allegedly racially-motivated, though unverifiable since they occurred off campus; and a professor who was charged with assaulting a student reporter at protests over said events has a caused a budget shortfall at the University of Missouri. I know, totally shocking, right? (via Daily Caller): The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests.“I am writing to you today to confirm...
  • University of California approves anti-Semitism statement

    03/24/2016 12:38:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 24, 2016 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A University of California committee agreed Wednesday to single out anti-Semitism as a form of intolerance that campus leaders should challenge but rejected a more far-reaching denouncement of arguments against Israel's right to exist. A year in the making, the formal position opposing anti-Semitic behavior comes amid a wave of impassioned campus activism that has sparked tensions between Palestinian rights supporters and strong allies of Israel. The committee of the university's governing Board of Regents voted unanimously to send what is being called a "Statement of Principles Against Intolerance" to the full board for consideration on...
  • The Non-Trump University

    03/18/2016 9:52:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/18/2016 | Peter Wood
    Trump University has been much in the news. A for-profit enterprise that went through several name changes and is still the target of a $40 million civil suit accusing Donald Trump of fraud, Trump U has become a centerpiece of attacks on Trump by his political opponents. The lawsuit and the attacks focus on the bait-and-switch tactics of Trump U. The folks who enrolled and paid substantial tuition thought they would get one thing and got another. They thought they would be learning some of Trump’s secrets to cashing in on the real estate market. They received instead some bromides...
  • Former Trump U salesman in new ad: 'I couldn't sleep at night'

    03/10/2016 11:00:10 AM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 118 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    Anti-Donald Trump forces are expanding their offensive against the Republican front-runner, releasing a TV advertisement in Florida just days before the state's primary that spotlights a former Trump University salesman who says he was "ashamed" to work for the online school. In the 60-second ad, the employee, named Cliff, describes receiving "nonstop calls with complaints" from customers unhappy with Trump University services. He also talks about the school's low ratings from the Better Business Bureau. "I think I walked away from the job because I couldn't sleep at night," Cliff says. "With Donald Trump, you always have to read the...
  • University of Arizona Campus Crybullies Demand Racial Quotas, Free Tampons

    03/09/2016 11:09:51 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2016 | Jack Hadfield
    A group of “marginalised” students at the University of Arizona issued a list of demands to the University administration, including instituting race quotas in university hiring and adding trigger warnings in classes. The open letter addressed to university staff explained that the students felt that the university failed to “appropriately acknowledge and address the lived experiences of marginalised groups on campus,” claiming that racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry “run rampant,” and wondering “how many New York Times articles have to come out” condemning UoA before action is taken.
  • Better Business Bureau Issues Corrections On Trump University Stories

    03/09/2016 7:01:11 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    The Better Business Bureau responded to a slew of what it deemed misinformation Tuesday, clarifying that Trump University only received an A+ rating from the group after complaints dropped as the business drew down operations. The BBB said in a statement that it did not provide any documents or comment to Fox News moderators for Thursday night’s debate. In the debate Megyn Kelly challenged Donald Trump on his previous claims that Trump University, a program which offered courses on real estate and investing, had an A rating with the BBB. Kelly said records showed Trump University had a D- ranking...
  • Cambridge University agrees to remove Benin Bronze cockerel from the dining hall at Jesus [tr]

    03/09/2016 6:23:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    Cambridge University has agreed to remove a bronze cockerel from view after students complained about its links to Britain’s colonial past. Jesus College said it will take down the Benin Bronze from its dining hall and start discussions about whether to repatriate it to Africa. Last month, students demanded the statue be returned to a royal palace in Nigeria from where it was plundered during a 19th century British naval expedition.
  • Off-Campus College Dorms Now Resemble Spring-Break Hotels [Bloomberg Link Only]

    03/07/2016 9:28:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | March 7, 2016 | Partick Clark
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  • Donald Trump to host Chicago rally March 11 at UIC

    03/05/2016 10:19:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/4/16 | Rick Pearson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will come March 11 to Chicago for a rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion, just days before the March 15 Illinois primary election. University officials confirmed the Trump campaign had rented the arena for an event that will begin at 6 p.m. It will be the businessman and reality TV star's first visit to the state since a rally in November at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.
  • Trump U Instructor to Illegal Immigrants: Here's How to Buy a Home

    03/04/2016 7:09:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/04/2016 | Michael Warren
    An instructor at Donald Trump's Trump Entrepreneur Initiative—originally known as Trump University—once offered advice about how illegal immigrants can purchase homes in the United States. Real estate agent Tina Merritt wrote a blog post for the Trump Blog in April 2010 titled "Can an Illegal Immigrant Buy a Home in the United States?" Merritt explained that the answer was "yes." Here's an excerpt from the archived blog post: First of all, you do not have to have a social security number to buy or sell a home in the U.S. Some mortgage lenders require one; however, there is not...
  • Out of Prison, Living in Luxury (Attys filing Trump U suit)

    02/27/2016 4:26:38 AM PST · by true believer forever · 52 replies
    Sam Diego Reader ^ | May 26, 2010 | Don Bauder
    Lerach, who recently emerged from an almost two-year stretch in prison, is greatly responsible for this rigged game. As an attorney who filed hundreds of class-action suits against corporations, he became a bigger fraudster than a lot of the companies he was pursuing. First, he filed many dubious suits, rejoicing when 90 percent of the companies decided to settle for millions of dollars rather than spend the time and money fighting. That stratagem wasn’t illegal, but it was grossly unethical — the classic shakedown. Companies called it getting “Lerached.” Second, Lerach and his firms paid fat kickbacks to shifty characters...
  • TRUMP UNIVERSITY HAS A 98% APPROVAL RATING.

    02/27/2016 3:26:09 AM PST · by true believer forever · 130 replies
    NinetyEight Per Cent Approval ^ | February 27, 2016 | Staff
    In the case of Trump University, the situation is even more disturbing. While Schneiderman’s investigation into Trump University first arose out of a larger inquiry into for-profit schools that accepted federal funding, his office quickly learned that neither Trump University nor its students had ever received any form of federal funding, subsidies or other government aid and offered all of its students a 3 day money back guarantee if they were not completely satisfied. Despite learning these facts, for the last two years, Schneiderman’s office has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars conducting a no holds barred, scorched earth...
  • California's four-year universities reach out to immigrant students with low-interest DREAM loans

    02/22/2016 7:00:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 21, 2016 | by Tatiana Sanchez
    Officials at California's four-year public universities are reaching out to an estimated 10,000 undergraduate students who might qualify for a special loan aimed at reducing their tuition - a program that further distinguishes the state as a national trendsetter in providing services to immigrants who are in the country illegally. The California DREAM low-interest loans are designated for such immigrants who are enrolled at UC or Cal State University campuses. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the program into law in 2014, but funding didn't become available until last month. Zenen Jaimes Perez, policy analyst for United We Dream, the country's largest...