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  • LSU takes better care of its ‘lazy river’ than its library, report finds

    10/15/2019 8:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 14, 2019 | Greg Piper
    The “lazy river” at Louisiana State University is often held up as an example of wasteful non-academic university spending, a frivolity intended to attract students who aren’t the studying type or who simply pay higher tuition. But it’s also siphoning away money from core academic maintenance, as suggested by a CBS News report on how universities use “lavish perks” to entice students. When “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil visited the taxpayer-funded university, he noted some of the library building “was literally falling apart,” plus water in the basement and “rugs from another generation.”
  • No Safe Spaces (movie)

    10/14/2019 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Pollard · 6 replies
    No Safe Spaces (movie) ^ | Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager
    SYNOPSIS The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don't believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for "safe spaces" in which people won't be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what America is about? In No Safe Spaces, comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager travel the country, talking to experts on the right and left, tour college campuses and examine their...
  • The Success of Community College ‘Non-Completers’

    10/14/2019 2:14:14 PM PDT · by karpov · 29 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Shannon Watkins
    A sense of urgency has taken hold of higher education leaders nationwide. Reports of declining community college graduation rates and the lack of skilled workers have led policymakers and college leaders to sound the alarm and vow to do whatever it takes to lower the high rate of “dropouts” and equip students to meet the labor demands of an evolving economy. For example, in a policy brief about non-completing students written for myFutureNC (an organization focused on educational attainment), Anita Brown-Graham and Catherine Moga Bryant describe the “high numbers of non-completers in North Carolina” and argue that “while many enroll,...
  • Students concerned about homeless problem on Auraria campus (Colorado)

    10/14/2019 10:42:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    KDVR ^ | 10-11-19 | KEAGAN HARSHA
    Students on the Auraria campus in Denver say they are concerned about their safety due to a large number of homeless people camping out in buildings on campus, defecating in public areas and sleeping in elevators. The campus -- located immediately southwest of downtown -- is home to the Community College of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cameron Malby is a senior at CU Denver. He says he's seen arrests and confrontations involving homeless people on campus. "He was just looking for a place to sleep. Everyday you go in the Tivoli (Student...
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Mandating Free Abortions at All Colleges and Universities

    10/13/2019 8:05:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 12, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a radical bill that would force colleges to provide free abortions on campus. The pro-abortion bill, which passed the state legislature in September, mandates that all public colleges and universities provide abortion drugs for free to students up to 10 weeks of pregnancy starting Jan. 1, 2023. The bill promotes abortion instead of providing young women with pregnancy support and options. Now that the bill has become law, 34 public college campuses in the state will be forced to begin providing abortion drugs. According to the bill, lawmakers hope to collect about...
  • ELECTORAL COLLEGE OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORS REPUBLICANS, ABOLISHING ENTIRE SYSTEM ONLY REMEDY: STUDY

    10/13/2019 8:22:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 151 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/12/19 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    The Republican Party is set to win a large majority of all future close presidential elections, even contests in which they lose the popular vote, according to a recent study. GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why "inversions" — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000. The study authors found that the Electoral College's winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016. The researchers concluded that inversions will...
  • 10 takeaways: These two teams just forced their way into the playoff conversation [CFB Week 7]

    10/13/2019 5:06:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 13, 2019 | Pete Thamel
    Until Saturday, the list of legitimate national title contenders in college football fit in a neat box. There was Alabama, Georgia and LSU in the SEC. Clemson from the ACC, Ohio State from the Big Ten and Oklahoma from the Big 12 were mixed among them. Sure, there were arguments and outliers for other programs and leagues. But as the season passed its halfway point, there were really only compelling cases for six programs to be hoisting the crystal ball in mid-January. On Saturday, Georgia took a stunning exit that forced us to re-examine the legitimacy of the remaining dozen...
  • Michigan State University bans ‘racially, culturally, or ethnically based’ costumes for Halloween

    10/11/2019 10:39:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    American Mirror ^ | October 10, 2019 | Victor Skinner
    Students at Michigan State University are getting an education in how they can avoid offending people with culturally inappropriate Halloween costumes in what’s becoming a new tradition that undermines the university’s own identity. The unsolicited advice on what to wear on fright night appeared on message boards in campus residences this week to help students answer the question “Is your Halloween costume racist?” according to The Morning Watch, the school’s conservative news site. What’s become an annual reminder from MSU’s Residence Education and Housing Services spells out the difference between “cultural appropriation vs. appreciation.” When students are selecting a Halloween...
  • The Ministry of Love: Ongoing Gender Partisanship in the Department of Education

    10/11/2019 5:50:18 AM PDT · by karpov
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kursat Pekgoz and James Moore
    Orwell’s famous dystopia 1984 is often cited as a parable about the banality of administrative evil. The ever-vigilant bureaucrats of Oceania position themselves not only on the Left side of history, but also at its end. To err from their ideology is treason. The citizens of Oceania live in a state of self-imposed hypnosis where they have to pretend that even the simplest of words signify their exact opposites. The government agency that specializes in espionage and torture is thus called The Ministry of Love. The Ministry views every sexual act as a potential crime unless proven otherwise via affirmative...
  • College Football Schedule for Week 7: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/10/2019 9:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 6, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 7 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Lincoln Riley: Sooners won't do Horns Down vs. Texas

    10/09/2019 11:07:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 7, 2019 | Dave Wilson
    Lincoln Riley found a way to handle the Horns Down controversy that has lingered in the Big 12. Asked Monday how he'll address the issue with his team for Saturday's Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Riley simply said, "Our players won't do it."
  • Comeback: Study Shows Universities Denying Admission Based on Race

    10/08/2019 7:49:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/07/2019 | BY J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    In 1935, Alice Jackson was denied admission to the University of Virginia.  When she asked why she was denied, university officials were frank. She was denied admission because she was black, they told her, as well as "for other good and sufficient reasons not necessary to be herein enumerated.”Eventually, the plight of Alice Jackson and James Meredith at Ole Miss and others would lead to a broad national consensus that denying admission to a public college because of the race of the applicant was both illegal, but also immoral.Everything old is new again.  In Virginia, universities are once again...
  • White House ordered to preserve evidence about Trump's dealings with foreign leaders

    10/06/2019 6:36:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 74 replies
    thehill ^ | 10/06/19 | JUSTIN WISE
    A federal judge has ordered the White House to preserve records of President Trump's "meetings, phone calls, and other communications with foreign leaders." U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson,, an appointee of former President Obama, issued the directive on Thursday. The order called on the Trump administration to preserve “all records of efforts by White House or other executive branch officials to return, ‘claw back,’ ’lock down’ or recall White House records."
  • 10 takeaways: Florida may have won lottery by striking out on Chip Kelly, Scott Frost [CFB Week 6]

    10/06/2019 4:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 6, 2019 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a no-Alabama, no-Clemson weekend in college football that allowed some teams other than the winners of the last four national championships to shine. Pete Thamel has Michigan State-Ohio State covered, so I’ll deal with everything else. 1. Dan Mullen continues to be one of the best third-choice hires in recent history Florida wanted Chip Kelly. Then Florida wanted Scott Frost. It got neither, “settling” on the guy who had the best run in Mississippi State history. After beating previously undefeated Auburn 24-13 Saturday in The Swamp, Mr. Third Choice is now 6-0 this season and 16-3 since...
  • University suspends all fraternity chapters amid new reports of hazing

    10/05/2019 3:59:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2019 | Staff
    Five months after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident led to the expulsion of one of its fraternities, Ohio University has suspended all 15 of its Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity chapters amid new reports of hazing. Ohio University Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Jenny Halls-Jones made the announcement in a two-page letter sent to all IFC presidents Thursday. "Last Spring, Sigma Pi was expelled from our community as a result of hazing. Earlier this week, we received allegations that two IFC chapters were hazing new members and those chapters were placed on a...
  • College Football Schedule for Week 6: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/02/2019 12:44:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Stadium ^ | September 29, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 6 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Overlapping Magisteria–A Review of Anthony Kronman’s ‘The Assault on American Excellence’

    10/02/2019 5:59:37 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 2, 2019 | Harry Lewis
    In his new book The Assault on American Excellence, Yale law professor Anthony Kronman traces many of the current woes of American universities back to the use of one word in one opinion in one court case. That word is “diversity” and the opinion was Justice Lewis Powell’s in the 1978 Bakke case about minority admissions. To consolidate a five-vote majority, Powell’s opinion allowed race to be considered as one factor in the admissions process but ruled out the use of racial quotas or separate minority admissions programs. Powell’s opinion has, Kronman says, “reshaped every aspect of educational policy and...
  • Federal judge rules Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in admissions

    10/01/2019 2:17:29 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2019 | Nick Anderson
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in undergraduate admissions, handing the school a victory in a lawsuit that marks one of the latest chapters in the affirmative action debate. U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs rejected claims of a plaintiff that Harvard violates the law as it considers race in selecting an incoming freshman class. While Harvard’s “admissions process may be imperfect,” Burroughs wrote, the judge concluded that statistical disparities among racial groups of applicants “are not the result of any racial animus or conscious prejudice.” The judge also found that Harvard...
  • Wisconsin woman hopes to create non-profit after winning First Amendment lawsuit

    10/01/2019 11:01:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    NBC26.com ^ | 9/30/2019 | Julia Fello
    A student who passed out Valentine's hearts with Christian Scripture written on them shared how she was treated on campus. The lawsuit she filed even caught the attention of President Donald Trump. "Who knew a little valentine would take me to the White House," said Polly Anna Olsen. The paralegal student explained she was handing out cut-out cards with messages that include 'Jesus Loves You! Romans 5:8' in memory of her mother who had recently died of pancreatic cancer. It was a tradition they shared together, giving out similar notes in nursing homes. She says the reception she received at...
  • Hispanic Democrats release priorities for education bill

    10/01/2019 8:31:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Rafael Bernal
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced Tuesday it will push for aggressive expansion of access to higher education in the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The CHC put out a list of priorities for higher education, including increasing college accessibility and affordability, support for teachers, oversight of the higher education system, and renewed support for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) as well as diversity in education. Congress is expected to debate reauthorization of the HEA when it comes back from recess mid-October. The landmark law sets guidelines for how federal funding is distributed in higher education. The CHC's...