Category Archives: college students

Two Ohio colleges still determining what comes next

Inside Higher Ed reports that two Ohio colleges (here and here) continue to look at what might come next. Their challenges — curriculum and enrollment — are familiar issues at many institutions. Advertisements

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Lindsay Shepherd: The graduate student who has been turned off by academia (and who could blame her)

Until a few weeks ago, Lindsay Shepherd was just another graduate student. Now she’s at the center of a free speech storm. What has happened at Wilfrid Laurier University, where Shepherd is a student, over the past few weeks offers … Continue reading

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Arizona Republican: College students are “brainwashed and learn how to become activists and basically go out in the world and cause trouble”

He served in the military. He used the money — generated by tax revenue and paid to military men and women in the form of a GI bill — he received to then pay for college. (He later got an … Continue reading

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You haven’t heard of Lindsey Shepherd? Bet you soon will.

The Globe and Mail reports that Lindsey Shepherd, a graduate student at one Canadian university, has become a cause celebre for free speech. “Learning is a process and exploring new ideas unrestricted is how we become closer to the person … Continue reading

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Should academics encourage students to not attend certain schools?

The Washington Post offers an interesting question of ethics in this story. More than 400 academics around the world are urging students to not attend a certain university because it continues to employ a man they say preys on female … Continue reading

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Instructor: No student journalists allowed. University: Uh, no.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. The university’s vice president for public affairs and government relations, Michael J. Schoenfeld, told the Duke newspaper that no Chronicle staff member had ever been barred from taking the course in the past, nor … Continue reading

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College cuts programs, cites first-generation college students as one important reason

Leaders at University of Wisconsin at Superior made an important decision this week: They’ve announced that almost two-dozen majors or minors will be eliminated. The Chronicle of Higher Education picks up the story. The programs were being phased out, the … Continue reading

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