Category Archives: colleges and universities

How about we blow up the entire NCAA and college sports blueprint?

Scroll through the so-called Power 5 conferences in college sports and you’ll find all sorts of examples of programs running afoul of the NCAA. Football. Basketball. Baseball. And plenty of other sports. Lots of examples of the NCAA needing to … Continue reading

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Faculty on strike; perhaps 500,000 students affected

The CBC explains where this is happening, and why. The move comes after OPSEU put forward what it called a “final offer” on Saturday to the College Employer Council in a bid to avert a strike before the set deadline … Continue reading

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U.S. college warns its sports opponents: You kneel, we walk

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. The college said it had changed its contracts for athletics competition, adding a rule that all players and coaches involved show respect for the American flag and the National Anthem. “It’s a shame … Continue reading

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Liberals are the only ones preventing free speech on the college campus? Nope.

Inside Higher Ed reports that recent incidents at east coast universities demonstrate that the right also is willing to deny free speech on college campuses. First there is Chelsea Manning, … who served seven years in military prison for sharing classified … Continue reading

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Black students at Temple University report bananas being left on their dorm doors

The Temple News reports On Monday, a banana was left on the door handle of a room of four Black students. A similar incident where another banana was left at a dorm room in Morgan Hall occurred later this week, … Continue reading

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Is the traditional “Western Civ” class racist?

Inside Higher Ed reports that as one college decides what to do with a signature Humanities class — that has always had a Western orientation — a group of students continues to demand it be changed. Roger Porter, a professor … Continue reading

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Boston University, to some members of Class of 2021: No loans for you! (Finally!)

Inside Higher Ed reports that in an era in which college and university leaders talk about eliminating loans from students’ financial aid packages, Boston University has done just that. With a single change in its financial aid policies — wiping … Continue reading

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