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Syracuse University Raising Tuition by More Than $5,000 Per Year

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:30am 7/27/2017 at 10:30am

This tuition hike will raise the cost of attending Syracuse to $50,000 per year. Is a degree from Syracuse worth that much?

Syracuse.com reports:

Syracuse University tuition will increase to more than $50,000

Syracuse University is planning a $5,060 tuition increase in the fall of 2018 as part of a plan to fund $100...

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Marxist Group at Swarthmore Disbands Because Members Were too White and Rich

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:30am 7/27/2017 at 7:30am

Why did these students give up? Lots of Marxists are wealthy white people.

Campus Reform reports:

Marxist group disbands because members were too rich, white

A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies.

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Will Betsy DeVos End Campus Kangaroo Courts?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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In a recent column at National Review, Tiana Lowe suggests Betsy DeVos should end this practice once and for all.

Dear Betsy: End the Kafkaesque Kangaroo Courts of Title IX

Of all of Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees, few have attracted as much ire as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Nor does any other Trump...

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Professor Bret Weinstein Suing Evergreen State for $3.8 Million

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:30am 7/26/2017 at 10:30am
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After what we’ve seen over the last few months, who can blame Professor Weinstein for this decision?

The Washington Times reports:

Bret Weinstein files $3.8M tort claim against Evergreen State College

Evergreen State College may soon face a $3.8-million lawsuit in connection with its handling of the the 2017 “Day of Absence” protests against...

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U. Maryland, Baltimore County to Promote ‘Resistance’ in Social Justice Week

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:30am 7/26/2017 at 7:30am
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The anti-Trump strain running through higher education is already tiresome. This has nothing to do with learning.

Campus Reform reports:

University to spend full week promoting ‘resistance’ to Trump policies

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is promoting its fifth annual “Critical Social Justice” week with veiled appeals to “resistance” against the policies of...

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Higher-ed Assault on Masculinity Continues: Princeton Hired ‘Men’s Engagement Manager’

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Higher education’s crusade to eradicate masculine white men continues in the Ivy League. Since March, Princeton University recently filled an opening for a very particular position — Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager.

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VIDEO: Female Student Explains How the Left Made Her a Trump Supporter

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/25/2017 at 1:30pm
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This was a fascinating segment on Watters’ World over the weekend. A young woman who’s a college student explained how the left drove her to Trump.

From the FOX News Insider:

Female Student: The Left Made Me a Trump Supporter

Student Jessica Dobrinsky started out as a Bernie Sanders supporter but ended up wanting...

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Social Justice Movement Linked to Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:30am 7/25/2017 at 10:30am

Emily Jones of CBN News has written an enlightening piece on the connections between the social justice movement and the rise of anti-Semitism on college campuses.

The New ‘Social Justice Movement’ – Why Colleges Are the Breeding Ground for Anti-Semitism

They hung up their swastikas. They threatened their Jewish class mates. They chanted...

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Congress Cap on Student Loans Arrests Tuition Increases

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:30am 7/25/2017 at 7:30am
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It’s just a case of simple logic. The more money the government hands out, the more colleges take.

The Daily Caller reports:

SHOCKER: Colleges Stop Exorbitant Price Increases After Congress Caps Student Loans

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Women’s Swim Team at Dartmouth Suspended for Provocative PowerPoint Presentations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/24/2017 at 1:30pm
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It appears even women’s sports teams aren’t immune to this kind of thing.

The Daily Caller reports:

Dartmouth Women’s Swimming Team Suspended Due To Sexually Provocative PowerPoint Presentations

Dartmouth College suspended its women’s swimming and diving team for hazing first-year members by instructing...

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Wayne State Prof Claims Campus Free Speech Crisis is ‘Manufactured’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:30am 7/24/2017 at 10:30am
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The campus free speech crisis has been on full display for months. This is not imaginary.

The College Fix reports:

Ignoring violent activists, professor claims campus free speech crisis is ‘manufactured’

The free speech crisis on American college campuses is merely “manufactured,” according to one college professor—and the recent violent and threatening behavior of...

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Betsy DeVos Says Education Policy Best Left to States

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:30am 7/24/2017 at 7:30am
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This is refreshing. Why do we always seem to have a ‘one size fits all’ approach?

From Real Clear Education:

DeVos in Denver: Education Policy Best Left to States

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed a friendly gathering of conservative state legislators Thursday and promised to minimize the federal government’s role in education policy and...

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Harvard Alums Angry About Proposed Ban on Social Clubs

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:36pm 7/23/2017 at 2:36pm
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Alums are the key to successful fundraising. Could this hurt Harvard’s bottom line?

The New York Post reports:

Harvard alums furious over proposal to ban elite social clubs

Harvard is about to get a lot less exclusive.

Earlier this month, a faculty committee recommended that the university ban what it called “pernicious” social clubs —...

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Art Prof Claims ‘Militant’ LGBT Students Forced Him to Quit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 10:30am 7/23/2017 at 10:30am

The situation which led to the conflict between this professor and students is downright bizarre.

The Daily Caller reports:

Professor Says He Was Hounded To Quit By ‘Militant’ LGBT Students

Art professor Michael Bonesteel says he is the victim of a “small cadre of militant LGBT students with an authoritarian agenda” who “unfairly vilified...

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Washington State Now Paying Students to Promote Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8:30am 7/23/2017 at 8:30am

Work study programs sure have changed over the years.

Check out this story from Campus Reform:

Students get $11/hr to “advance social justice and diversity”

Washington State University is paying students who know “how power, privilege, oppression operates” $11 per hour to “promote equity and advance social justice.”

The “Social Justice Peer Educators” program was...

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Vandals Remove Hands from Jesus Statue at Carlow University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/22/2017 at 1:30pm
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Can you imagine how long it took to do this? Who is this committed to vandalism?

CBS News Pittsburgh reports:

Hands Broken Off Of Granite Jesus Statue At Carlow University

Officials at Carlow University are trying to figure out who vandalized a statue of Jesus...

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Community College Official Wants to Drop Algebra Requirement Due to Low Pass Rates

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30am 7/22/2017 at 11:30am

If algebra is an obstacle for some students, perhaps educators just need to work harder.

The College Fix reports:

College official: Drop algebra requirement because minorities keep failing it

The chancellor of the California community college system has stated that institutions’ algebra requirements are “the biggest barrier” for “underemployed or unemployed Americans,” and as...

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