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Aquinas College Cutting Programs, Forcing Student Transfers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:30am 3/13/2017 at 10:30am

The higher ed bubble keeps growing.

The Tennessean reports:

Aquinas College cuts programs, up to 140 students must transfer

Aquinas College has announced plans to dramatically shrink its operations, cutting most of its employees and leaving more than half of...

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Michelle Obama Wrote College Recommendation Letter for TV Actress

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/michelle-obama-trump-transition-232845
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30am 3/13/2017 at 7:30am
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/michelle-obama-trump-transition-232845

A letter like that could get you in anywhere. The school would probably admit you just to get their hands on it for their archives.

The Hill reports:

Michelle Obama wrote college recommendation for ‘Black-ish’ actress

Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi a college recommendation letter, W Magazine reports.

In a...

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College Republicans Have Tripled Their Membership in… Boston?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/12/2017 at 2:00pm

Liberal college campuses in a liberal area are seeing a remarkable jump in membership in the College Republicans.

What’s going on?

The Christian Science Monitor reported:

In liberal Boston, College Republicans see club membership triple

Perhaps it was only inevitable that in America’s most Democratic state, Nilo Asgari’s elephant sticker would get her in trouble.

Amid...

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Mississippi Preparing to Ban Sanctuary Campuses

https://youtu.be/PrvITcRXW58
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00am 3/12/2017 at 10:00am
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More states will probably follow this lead if the left keeps pushing this issue.

The Daily Caller reports:

Mississippi On Verge Of Banning ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

The Mississippi legislature has had enough of universities that proclaim themselves “sanctuary campuses” to shield illegals from the law, Campus Reform reports.

State representatives are preparing legislation that would effectively...

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Harvard Publishes List of ‘Fake News’ Sites, Targets Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8:00am 3/12/2017 at 8:00am

Legal Insurrection isn’t on the list but many other good sites such as the Washington Examiner were unfairly cited.

From Campus Reform:

Harvard pushes list calling conservative websites ‘fake news’

Harvard University recently created a research guide on “fake news” that identifies dozens of respectable conservative websites as “unreliable” or simply “fake” while rating...

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Vice Provost at Santa Clara U. Overrides Student Vote to OK Conservative Group

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/11/2017 at 2:00pm

The group in question was Turning Point USA. The student government was against having a campus chapter but a Vice Provost overrode their decision.

The Mercury News reports:

Santa Clara University reverses...

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College RA Tells White Girls That Wearing Hoop Earrings is Cultural Appropriation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/11/2017 at 12:00pm

Can you imagine going through life and paying attention to such petty things?

Robby Soave reports at Reason:

Pitzer College RA Tells White Girls to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings: It’s Cultural Appropriation

A residential advisor at Pitzer College sent a campus-wide email informing students—white women, in particular—that they should stop wearing hoop earrings.

Hooped earrings...

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Anti-Feminism Posters Investigated as Hate Crime at American University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00am 3/11/2017 at 10:00am

So the message here seems to be that if you disagree with feminism or mock it, you are a hater.

The College Fix reported:

‘Anti-feminism’ posters at American University investigated as a ‘hate crime’

Law enforcement personnel are searching for the person who hung up “anti-feminism”...

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Mobbed at Middlebury Week in Higher Education

https://youtu.be/utwrCc5cSRY
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8:30am 3/11/2017 at 8:30am
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By now, you may have heard there was some unpleasantness at Middlebury College recently.

They’re having free speech issues across the...

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Shocking Yale Study Finds Students Who Smoke Pot and Drink Get Lower Grades

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8:00am 3/11/2017 at 8:00am

Who could have guessed such a thing would be true?

The Connecticut Post reports:

Yale study: High students, low grades

News flash: College students who spend a lot of time drinking and smoking marijuana might not have the best grades. This not-very-shocking finding is at the heart of a new study conducted by...

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MIT Media Lab to Give $250K Award for ‘Responsible Disobedience’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75AY40b-GVc
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:00am 3/11/2017 at 7:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75AY40b-GVc

This is an interesting concept. It seems to be all about getting people to innovate by thinking outside the box. More specifically, by disobeying existing rules and norms. It’s also open to multiple disciplines which could make choosing the winner a bit difficult.

The announcement was made this week on the MIT...

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Barnard College to Divest from Undefined ‘Climate Change Deniers’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/10/2017 at 4:00pm

Student and faculty activists at Barnard College have successfully pushed a measure to divest from companies that “deny” climate change. Oddly, they have yet to define what makes one a denier.

Toni Airaksinen of Campus Reform reported:

Barnard College to divest from ‘climate deniers’

The move comes after years of activism by the student...

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Harvard Law to Accept Applicant GRE Scores in Place of LSAT for Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/10/2017 at 1:30pm

This seems wrong-headed.

The LSAT is supposed to be a predictor of law school success. So admitting people with a lower likelihood of success accomplishes what?

The New York Times reports:

Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores

Harvard Law School, moving to open its doors to a larger, more...

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Critics Claim Mizzou Student Election Racist Because Winning Team is White

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:30am 3/10/2017 at 10:30am

It looks like not much has changed at Mizzou over the last few years.

The College Fix reports:

Mizzou student election proves racism and sexism because white man won, critics say

Their slates were both socially progressive and their campaign promises substantially similar.

But because the winning candidates in the University of Missouri’s student government...

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Sorority to Allow Membership for Transgender Women Nation-Wide

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30am 3/10/2017 at 7:30am

If the social justice warriors in Hollywood ever remake Animal House, you know this would be a factor.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Sorority Will Allow Transgender Women to Become Members Nation-Wide

Alpha Chi Omega is the first sorority to announce that it will allow transgender women to become members at all of its...

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Middlebury College Profs Release Statement of Principles After Mob Attack on Speaker

https://youtu.be/utwrCc5cSRY
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/9/2017 at 1:30pm
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The recent mob attack on a speaker that sent one professor to the hospital clearly had an effect on the faculty.

They released a statement of principles.

From Free Inquiry on Campus:

Free Inquiry on Campus: A Statement of Principles by a Collection of Middlebury College Professors

The principles are as follows:

Genuine higher learning is...

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U. Michigan Student Admits Slashing Her Own Face in Hate Crime Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30am 3/9/2017 at 10:30am

This young woman claims things were said in her women’s literature class that scared her. College isn’t for everyone.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election ‘Hate Crime’

A 21-year-old Michigan woman pleaded guilty Monday to fabricating a “hate crime” in which an unknown white...

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