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Report: Students from Wealthy Backgrounds More Likely to Attend Grad School

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The report also suggests that wealthier students are more likely to end up in lucrative careers.

From The Atlantic:

Rich Students Go to Graduate School to Get Richer

More Americans are pursuing graduate degrees, but students from wealthier backgrounds are most likely to earn the degrees that pay the most, a new report published...

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Be Sure Not to Say ‘You Guys’ at UW River Falls

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Posted by    Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00am 1/14/2017 at 11:00am

UW River Falls has a new ‘Check Yourself’ campaign. Doesn’t that sound fun?

PJ Media reports:

College Declares ‘You Guys’ To Be Offensive

What are they putting in the water in the University of Wisconsin system? On the heels of UW-Madison students trying to get a conservative student organization declared a “hate group,” we...

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‘New Civics’ is Federally Funded Left Wing Indoctrination at Colleges

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On Friday, I posted a Quick Take about ‘New Civics’ based on a story from

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University of Iowa Prepares for Big Budget Cuts

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From the sound of this story, these cuts are pretty major. We’re not talking about the campus entertainment fund here.

The Gazette reports:

University of Iowa bracing for big cuts

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has directed those in charge of each of his campus’ budget units to start prioritizing and to “be...

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Dissent is Patriotic Again Week in Higher Education

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Have you heard that resisting the president and his administration is suddenly cool again?

There are consequences...

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Report Suggests Colleges Shifting Focus in Civics to Activism and Protests

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Posted by    Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/13/2017 at 1:30pm

This is what is turning our institutions of higher education into training camps for community organizers.

The Washington Times reports:

Protests 101: College civics classes focus more on demonstrations than citizenship

College-level civics courses have been hijacked by a progressive ideology that emphasizes instruction in organizing political movements rather than understanding the American system...

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UC Berkeley Profs Want Chancellor to Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Visit

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Liberals are absolutely terrified of Milo Yiannopoulos. He’s a threat to the current narrative and mono-culture on most campuses.

The College Fix reports:

‘Free speech’: UC Berkeley profs tell chancellor they want Milo appearance canceled

Approximately 100 professors at the University of California Berkeley have signed on...

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Who Will Pay for New York State’s ‘Free’ College?

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A recent article from the Daily Signal reminds us that someone will pay for free college in New York. It is essentially a form of wealth redistribution.

From the article:

New York Proposes Free College, but Not Everyone’s Buying It

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an “aggressive” new plan to provide free college...

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Radical Left Planning Mayhem for Trump Inauguration

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Yesterday we pointed out the massive security being planned for Trump’s inauguration. There’s a very good reason for that. In addition to fears of terrorist actions, the radical left is planning a number of different actions for inauguration day.

No one on the right tried to ruin Obama’s inauguration but that favor...

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Massive Security Planned for Trump’s Inauguration

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The professional protesters of the left are planning all kinds of activities for Trump’s inauguration. As a result, the security presence will be yuge.

FOX News reports:

Massive security preparations under way for inauguration, amid protest threats to ‘paralyze’ DC

The stage is set for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration – not just the traditional...

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Pizza ATMs Are Coming to American College Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/12/2017 at 1:30pm

Where were these when I was in college?

USA Today reported:

Pizza ATMs are launching nationwide and could be coming to your campus

Our prayers have finally been...

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University of Maryland Promotes Anti-Trump Lecture Series

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Posted by    Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/12/2017 at 12:00pm

It’s starting to look like academia will be in full-on Trump derangement mode for at least four years.

The Daily Caller reports:

Public University Promotes Lecture That Claims White Supremacy Elected Trump

The publicly-funded University of Maryland (UMD) has now decided to promote a series of lectures that blame America’s “commitment to white supremacy”...

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Brown University Prof Smears Red States as Anti-Democracy

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It’s amazing when people who carry the title of professor say such ridiculous things.

Campus Reform reported:

Brown prof calls red states ‘laboratories of anti-democracy’

A professor at Brown University recently wrote an op-ed expressing his frustration with America’s federalist system, calling Republican-leaning states “laboratories of anti-democracy.”

Matthew Pratt Guterl, chair of Brown’s American Studies...

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College Students in UK Study ‘Zombie Apocalypse’

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This sounds silly, given the subject matter, but the study is based on something very interesting in terms of the spread of disease.

Newsmax reports:

College Students Study Zombie Apocalypse

Physics students at a prestigious British school were given a homework assignment straight out of “Night of the Living Dead” — devise a formula...

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U. Central Florida Hosts ‘Social Justice Week’

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:30am 1/11/2017 at 10:30am

Can you think of anything more miserable than the prospect of attending events during social justice week?

Campus Reform reports:

UCF hosts ‘Social Justice Week’ to address racism, deportation

The University of Central Florida is kicking off 2017 with an entire week devoted to promoting social justice issues like “racial battle fatigue” and protecting...

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Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos for Supporting Free Speech Group

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30am 1/11/2017 at 8:30am

Democrats are going after Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because she made financial contributions to FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

FIRE is an outstanding non-partisan organization which defends free speech and due process, among other things, for college students and faculty. Democrats have picked...

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Chinese Professor Fired After Criticizing Mao Online

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:30am 1/11/2017 at 7:30am

Everything old is new again. Note from the report who was made angry by this.

From Reuters via Yahoo News:

Chinese professor sacked after criticising Mao online

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