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Wheaton College ends student health insurance over Obamacare

The school says it will help students find and enroll in a healthcare plan.

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Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word 'American' is 'problematic'

“American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.

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Catholic university teaches white people about 'whiteness'

"In order to challenge racism and dismantle white supremacy, white people need to unlearn racism and discover the ways we enact white privilege."

Peter Hasson Jul 27, 2015 at
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U.S. college opening campus in China, wants Communists

The standard application for employment on the website requires numerous details pertaining to political affiliation and other demographics that would be illegal for employers to inquire about in the United States.

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DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday.

Mariana Barillas Jul 24, 2015 at 8:58 PM EDT
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White House aware of Rolling Stone gang rape story prior to publication

The Obama Administration admitted Tuesday to knowing about reporter Sabrina Erdley’s now-infamous Rolling Stone University of Virginia (UVA) rape story months before publication and assisting her research.

Mariana Barillas Jul 24, 2015 at
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NYU Ethics Director slams Trump as 'proto-Hitlerite'

"[T]hey fuel a race baiting, evil, proto-Hitlerite by treating him as buffoon."

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Protesters at UC Berkeley get nude for trees

"The claim about trees being flammable is nonsense. All living trees and forests are fire resistant."

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Report: Va. Tech institutes ideological 'litmus test'

The university has also recently rolled out an “InclusionVT” initiative aimed at promoting and increasing inclusion on campus.

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Dem candidates talk tuition, loans

The candidates responded to questions posed by members of the American Federation of Teachers, the second-largest teacher union in the country.

Mariana Barillas Jul 22, 2015 at
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Court documents confirm White House adviser connected 'Jackie' with Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone has confirmed through court documents that Emily Renda, a White House sexual assault adviser and university employee, introduced “Jackie,” the focal point of Rolling Stone’s gang rape exposé, to reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

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WVU hiring Wikipedian to bridge Wikipedia 'gender gap'

"We know that there’s such a gender gap, and it affects the quality of the content that’s there."

Caitlin Grimes Jul 21, 2015 at
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Broke student blames parents for savings fund spending spree

"I probably should have not done that."

Bethany Salgado Jul 21, 2015 at
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UC San Diego treated alleged sexual assaulter unfairly, judge says

"The campus tribunal is basically a kangaroo court."

Mariana Barillas Jul 20, 2015 at
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MIT fellow: Thomas Jefferson a ‘rapist’, ‘white power’ among America’s founding principles

"To address white power is to look evil in the eye and to challenge everything this country has stood for in the last 250 years."

Peter Hasson Jul 20, 2015 at
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Jesuit university president apologizes for tweet celebrating gay marriage

The tweet has since been deleted, but there are other posts celebrating the ruling...

Mariana Barillas Jul 20, 2015 at
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University donor suggests calling faculty protesters 'racists'

A major donor and trustee of the Ohio University foundation has faced sharp criticism recently after suggesting that the school “[play] the race card” to disparage opposition to moving the university president and his wife off campus.

Caitlin Grimes Jul 17, 2015 at 3:56 PM

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North Georgia prof. raising money for jailed animal-rights extremist

Shortly after Marino and NIO began the campaign against the University of Florida, NIO published the names and email addresses of many of the donors and alumni of the university’s College of Pharmacy. NIO labeled the donors “enemy combatants,” and encouraged its supporters to make them “ as uncomfortable as possible.”
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N.J. university healthcare plans to cover genital reconstruction surgery

Students at several New Jersey colleges will now be funding genital reconstructive surgery and other sex reassignment benefits through a new university-backed healthcare package

Glori Foster and Letty Burgin Jul 17, 2015 at
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Prof. demoted after being accused of plagiarism

A demotion and pay cut followed...

Mariana Barillas Jul 16, 2015 at
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Prof. compares Scott Walker to Hitler

She also took a jab at Walker’s lack of a college degree by tweeting, “My 5 year old just busted out with ‘Scott Walker Needs to go to college to get some more knowledge!’ Whoa. She’s way ahead.”

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Prof.: blacks perpetuate racism by believing in American Dream

Blacks who fall for the allure of the American Dream are perpetuating racism, according to one University of Colorado-Colorado Springs professor.

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Is tax status the next front in the same-sex marriage battle?

Religious colleges and universities nationwide are taking a variety of approaches to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage.

Mariana Barillas Jul 14, 2015 at
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Religious schools, seminary take next step in Obamacare fight

Hobby Lobby won its religious freedom case last year. Can these universities do the same?

Peter Hasson Jul 13, 2015 at
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Vandals strike Clemson hall named after university's founder

Benjamin Tillman founded Clemson University and served as South Carolina's governor and a U.S. senator. But he also championed white supremacy...

Bethany Salgado Jul 13, 2015 at
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Grad student union contract has microaggression protections

Even better, microaggressions are now grievable actions.

Caitlin Grimes Jul 13, 2015 at
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UCLA provides internship opportunities to illegal immigrants

They'll be working on social justice and healthcare access.

Pardes Seleh Jul 13, 2015 at
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$1M abortion crowdfunding campaign was a hoax

On July 7th, the day the student intended to start the 72 hour countdown to either raise funds or get her scheduled abortion, the website instead turned into an advertisement for "Strange Animals."

Caitlin Grimes Jul 13, 2015 at
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National Science Foundation to grant $300K to make engineering more LGBTQ friendly

According to the grant, the “project aligns with the National Science Foundation’s goal to promote a more diverse engineering workforce by promoting LGBTQ...equality in engineering."

Mariana Barillas Jul 10, 2015 at
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Male head of theology at Catholic university marries male partner

Jesuit Fordham University will apparently take no action regarding the gay marriage of Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, the chair of the school’s theology department.

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Martin O'Malley wants more fed involvement to help solve college debt

The former Maryland governor promised a “five-year plan” for a debt-free college education at a New Hampshire campaign stop yesterday.

Mariana Barillas Jul 09, 2015 at
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Vermont offers in-state tuition to vets

"This benefit will open the door to a college degree or a certificate for these students who deserve all of our thanks and support."

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Confederate statue at UNC Chapel Hill vandalized

The statue may be named “Silent Sam,” but the graffiti vandals sprayed on it was anything but quiet.

Bethany Salgado Jul 09, 2015 at
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Jersey lawmaker proposes college debt lottery

There may be a new way to pay off student debt in New Jersey thanks to new legislation proposed by John Burzichelli, a Democrat assemblyman who represents New Jersey’s third legislative district.

Caitlin Grimes Jul 08, 2015 at
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Activists want Yale to rename building named after slavery-supporting secessionist

When Rabb attended Yale and lived in Calhoun College, the building had a stained glass window portraying the namesake standing above a black slave.

Bethany Salgado Jul 08, 2015 at
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Coalition of higher ed groups pens letter against trigger warnings

A coalition of free speech and education-related organizations has condemned a recent decision by Crafton Hills College administrators to add trigger warnings--statements which provide notice of potentially upsetting material--to course syllabi in response to one student’s complaints.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 07, 2015 at
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Kinky sex club rises at USC

"If someone finds out that you [like BDSM] and thinks, ‘You don’t look like the kind of person that would do that’ — that’s the point."

Pardes Seleh Jul 06, 2015 at
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LSU prof. allegedly loses job for dropping F-bombs while these 8 professors went unpunished

Curse words and a ribald sense of humor could leave you looking for a new job, but if you stick to ranting against Republicans or threatening Christian students with failing grades, you’re likely to be OK.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 06, 2015 at
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Constitutional lawyer: gay marriage ruling threatens religious colleges

"If same-sex marriage is really the law of the land, if it's really constitutionally required, isn't there a risk that accrediting bodies are going to start pressuring religious colleges to recognize same-sex marriages for all purposes on their campuses as a condition of accreditation?"

Mariana Barillas Jul 03, 2015 at
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Prof. jokes about whites committing 'mass suicide' because of slavery guilt

"If you think I really support white mass suicide, you're an idiot and I hate you."

Mariana Barillas Jul 03, 2015 at
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Michigan prof.: Islamophobia, right-wing Jews inspired Charleston shooting

Dr. Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, thinks that Islamophobia and right-wing Jews inspired Dylann Roof in the recent Charleston church massacre.

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Grad student threatens abortion unless she raises $1M

"On July 7th I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion. If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I'll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child, which he or she will have access to when they turn 21."

Caitlin Grimes Jul 02, 2015 at
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NYU student praised for poem titled 'Black Privilege'

“Black Privilege is me pretending to know Trayvon Martin on a first name basis, is me using a dead boy’s name to win a poetry slam…”

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 02, 2015 at
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Prof. resigns from U. of Memphis after social media posts blasting whites

Dr. Tom Nenon, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis, called Robinson “a valued faculty member,” adding that he “hoped she would have stayed.”
Peter Hasson and Letty Burgin Jul 02, 2015 at 10:43 AM EDT
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SCOTUS to again hear case against University of Texas's affirmative action

Fisher missed the top 10% deadline, placing 62nd in her class, with a 3.59 GPA. She claims that non-white students were admitted to the university with fewer extracurriculars and worse grades than her.

Caitlin Grimes Jul 01, 2015 at
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Free Market: College hires Chelsea Clinton for speech after Hillary requests $275K

Together, Hillary and Bill Clinton have collected over $25 million in speaking fees since 2014.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 01, 2015 at
10:20 AM EDT

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