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Study Finds Graduation Rates are Rising Because College is Getting Easier

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/16/2019 at 12:00pm

We now have professors arguing that grades shouldn’t be given, so why should this surprise anyone?

The Federalist reports:

Study: More Students Are Graduating College Because It’s Gotten Easier

In the 1990s, only 40 percent of students who entered a four-year state college graduated within the next six years. In the 2000s, that six-year...

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Funny Video: Watch The University of Texas Football Team Get Hypnotized

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00am 8/16/2019 at 10:00am

This is pretty good stuff. They brought in a hypnotist as part of a team building exercise.

The Loop reports:

University of Texas football team gets hypnotized, and the results are hilarious

The University of Texas football team took place in an unusual team-building exercise this week. Instead of...

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CUNY Prof Says “Ideology of Racialized Terrorism” is Responsibility of All White People

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8:00am 8/16/2019 at 8:00am

Imagine a professor saying “all” people of any other race were responsible for such a thing. People would lose their minds.

The College Fix reports:

CUNY adjunct professor: All white people responsible for ‘ideology of racialized terrorism’

An adjunct professor from City University of New York says the “ideology of racialized terrorism” is the...

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American U. Trains Faculty Not to Consider Quality When Grading Writing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/15/2019 at 12:00pm

If they’re not basing grades on quality, what is the standard they’re using?

The College Fix reports:

American University trains faculty not to judge quality...

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UT-Austin Instructor Repeats Claim That Republicans Want ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00am 8/15/2019 at 10:00am

Judging by the the media and the Democrats running in 2020, this is the narrative we’ll hear repeated from now until election day.

Campus Reform reports:

UT-Austin instructor doubles down on claim that Republicans want ‘...

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Employee at St. Louis Community College Pleads Guilty to Embezzling College Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am 8/15/2019 at 8:00am

This is serious. He didn’t take the campus pizza party fund. He stole millions.

FOX 2 Now in St. Louis reports:

St. Louis Community College employee pleads guilty to embezzling college funds

A former St. Louis Community College employee admitted in federal court to embezzling millions of dollars from the college over the last...

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Shouldn’t College Students be Allowed to Arm Themselves?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/14/2019 at 12:00pm

Gun free zones make people vulnerable and defenseless. Isn’t that a recipe for disaster?

John Patrick writes at the Washington Examiner:

In the wake of more mass shootings, it’s time to end ‘gun free zones’ on campus

It’s time to revisit the campus carry debate.

Tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio,...

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Over 140 Employees at Eastern Michigan U. Accept Buyouts for Early Retirement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00am 8/14/2019 at 10:00am

This is a smart move. It sure beats waiting and finding out you’re going to get nothing.

MLive reports:

142 Eastern Michigan University employees accept early retirement buyouts

A total of 142 Eastern Michigan University employees accepted voluntary early retirement packages last month.

EMU, contending with a decline in enrollment, announced the buyout plans in...

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Princeton Student Laments Lack of Political Activism on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00am 8/14/2019 at 8:00am

This student isn’t alone. Many of today’s college students think this is the whole point of college. Where do you think they got that idea?

The College Fix reports:

Princeton student demands more student activism at Princeton

A student activist on Princeton’s campus is lamenting the fact that not enough students are activists there,...

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University in the UK Bans Hamburgers to Fight Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/13/2019 at 12:00pm

Why are so many people on the left so intent on going after hamburgers? This seems to come up every few months.

BBC News reports:

University bans hamburgers ‘to tackle climate change’

Goldsmiths, University of London, is removing all beef products from sale – and charging a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use...

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More Than 40 University Presidents Paid Twice as Much as U.S. President

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00am 8/13/2019 at 10:00am

When you consider the dollar amounts here, is the high cost of college tuition really such a mystery?

Campus Reform reports:

Dozens of public university presidents make more than the U.S. president: Report

Dozens of public university presidents make more money in a single year than does the president of the United States, according...

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Fake Disabilities Are Becoming the New College Admissions Scam

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:00am 8/13/2019 at 8:00am

Just like campus hoaxes, this sort of thing hurts the people who are really struggling with these issues.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The new college admissions scam: Fake ‘disability’ diagnoses

It’s safe to say scrutiny of our higher education system has heightened since the well-known celebrity college admissions scandal broke earlier this year. But...

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Scott Walker to Take Over as President of Young America’s Foundation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 4:00pm 8/12/2019 at 4:00pm

I can’t think of a better person to take on this role. If only he was starting sooner than early 2021.

The College Fix reports:

As YAF president, Scott Walker vows to ‘open t...

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UC Berkeley Chancellor Demands Politicians Remove ‘Weapons of War’ From Our Midst

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 2:00pm 8/12/2019 at 2:00pm

This is a favorite, and incorrect, talking point of the left.

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley chancellor calls to ‘remove weapons of war from our midst’

In the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio that took the lives of more than thirty people, University of California-Berkeley Chancellor Carol...

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Johns Hopkins Prof Fired After Clashing With Student Protesters Has No Regrets

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/12/2019 at 12:00pm

It’s a shame more professors don’t stand up to campus protesters in the way this one did.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Sorry, Not Sorry

Johns Hopkins University terminated a nontenured associate research professor of speech and language processing who broke into a student sit-in earlier this year with bolt cutters. He says his counterprotest...

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VIDEO: Joe Biden Tells College Student There Are Three Genders

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 11:30am 8/11/2019 at 11:30am

Watching Joe Biden attempt to be woke is just painful.

The Daily Caller reports:

Biden Bizarrely Says There’s Three Genders, Then Grabs Young Female Questioner By The Arm And Insists He Loves Gay People

Former Vice President Joe Biden said there were “at least three” genders while walking through a crowd at the Iowa...

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South Dakota Board of Regents Takes Major Steps Towards Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 9:30am 8/11/2019 at 9:30am

South Dakota has become a leading state on this issue. Others should follow their example.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: SD Board of Regents passes substantial free speech protections

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved modifications to a group of policies at a Wednesday and Thursday meeting that substantially protects free speech on campus...

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