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New App at University of Alabama Will Track Students During Football Games

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/16/2019 at 12:00pm

In exchange for using the app, students will get perks. Sounds a little fishy.

FOX News reports:

University of Alabama tracking students during college football games

In an effort to keep University of Alabama students engaged dur...

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University of Utah Holds Debate on Second Amendment Limits

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00am 9/16/2019 at 10:00am

The main question was whether Second Amendment rights extend beyond the home.

Deseret News reports:

University of Utah deb...

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California Passes Bill Requiring Public Universities to Offer Abortion Pill on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:00am 9/16/2019 at 8:00am

This is now headed to Gavin Newsom’s desk. It’ll be surprising if he doesn’t sign it.

The Hill reports:

California state lawmakers pass bill requiring public universities to offer abortion pill on campus

The California State Assembly voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation to require public universities in the state to offer medication abortion at...

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Scholar at Columbia University Under Fire for Alleged Plagiarism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/15/2019 at 1:30pm

The accusations against him have ruined his career.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Fake Citations Kill a Career

Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University, plagiarized parts of his award-winning book on North Korea, Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. He’s currently on...

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Priest at Purdue University Hears Confessions by Driving Around Campus on a Golf Cart

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 11:30am 9/15/2019 at 11:30am

What an innovative way of carrying out his duties. You have to admire his creative spirit.

Inside Edition reports:

Priest Delivers Penance to College Students by Driving Around Campus in Golf Cart

Father Patrick Baikauskas doesn’t mind going the extra mile, even if he has to drive h...

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U. Oklahoma Undergrad Congress Resolution Says Students are ‘Visitors’ on Indigenous Land

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:30am 9/15/2019 at 9:30am

Elizabeth Warren would be proud of these students. Is anyone else looking forward to the complete collapse of our higher education system?

The College Fix reports:

U. Oklahoma Undergraduate Congress resolution: Students are ‘visitors’ on indigenous land

The University of Oklahoma Undergraduate Student Congress recently passed a resolution mandating that all Student Government Association...

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Oberlin College offered only a small fraction of ultimate verdict to settle Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00pm 9/14/2019 at 9:00pm
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One of the big questions in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case is why it didn’t settle. Based on recent court filings, we have a glimpse at the settlement process, and how it failed.

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Actress Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Jail for College Admissions Scam

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/14/2019 at 1:30pm

A sentence of 14 days in jail doesn’t sound like much, but to someone like Felicity Huffman, it might as well be 18 months.

People reports:

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days Behind Bars in College Admissions Scam

Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days behind bars for her role in the college...

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College Republicans at Dartmouth Told to ‘F**k Right Off’ for Defending ICE

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:30am 9/14/2019 at 11:30am

The left once again, elevates our discourse in higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

Dartmouth College Republicans told to ‘f*** right off’ for ‘racist’ pro-ICE statement

A conservative student group received backlash over social media after releasing a statement in support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), with students telling the group to “f***...

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Brown University Hires Coordinator of ‘Transformative Justice’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:30am 9/14/2019 at 9:30am

Brown University is bringing pointless diversity administration to absurd new levels.

The College Fix reports:

Ivy League university hires coordinator of ‘transformative justice’

Brown University has hired its first coordinator of “transformative justice,” a new program at the school that uses “indigenous teaching” to help students “navigate conflict in their everyday lives.”

The Brown Daily...

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Free College and Beyond Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00am 9/14/2019 at 8:00am
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Not only does Bernie Sanders want college to be free, he thinks some students should be paid to be there. Naturally, some students agree.

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Two Universities in Florida Hosting ‘Drag Queen Story Hours’ in Their Libraries

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/13/2019 at 12:00pm

This is something that has been stirring controversy in many parts of the country. It was only a matter of time before it was embraced by academia.

The College Fix reports:

University libraries hosting ‘Drag Queen Story Hours’

Two universities in Florida are hosting “Drag Queen Story Hours” as part of their initiative to...

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Support for Warren Among Democrat College Students Reportedly Dropped Before Houston Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:00am 9/13/2019 at 10:00am
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This is an excellent reminder of how early we are in this process. So many things can change in the coming months.

Newsweek reports:

Democrat College Student Support for Elizabeth Warren Drops Ahead of Houston Debate

Elizabeth Warren, a top contender for the Democratic nomination for president, saw a dip in support among college...

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Students and Faculty at Purdue University Consider Measure to Keep Chick-fil-A Off Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00am 9/13/2019 at 8:00am

This is so ridiculous. Some people on the left simply can’t accept the fact that it’s just a chicken sandwich restaurant.

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GWU Student Newspaper Banned From Student Govt. Forum for Black Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/12/2019 at 12:00pm

What purpose was served by barring the student press here? It only creates suspicion.

The College Fix reports:

Student newspaper banned from student government forum for black students

Safe spaces trump freedom of the press at George Washington University.

The Student Association’s diversity and inclusion assembly banned The GW Hatchet from covering a “black student...

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UC Berkeley Course Encourages Students to Share Stories of ‘Queer Experiences’ With Middle Schoolers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00am 9/12/2019 at 10:00am

Isn’t middle school a little early for this? Don’t kids this age have enough to deal with?

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley ‘Bear Closet’ course: Students share ‘queer’ experiences with middle schoolers for credit

A University of California, Berkeley course starting September 19 will offer students the chance to share “queer-related stories” with local middle...

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Survey Finds Majority of College Students Believe Student Athletes Should be Paid

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 8:00am 9/12/2019 at 8:00am

If a student athlete gets a full ride on a scholarship, aren’t they already being compensated?

CNBC reports:

Majority of college students say student-athletes should be paid, survey finds

For years, proposals to pay college athletes have drawn polarizing responses. Athletes such as LeBron James and Richard Sherman and politicians such as Senators Chris...

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