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Lawsuits Necessary to Protect Campus Speech

Will Creeley | Posted 07.01.2015 | College
Will Creeley

For public colleges and universities, First Amendment compliance isn't optional. It's a binding legal obligation. And when legal obligations are ignored, lawsuits are necessary -- a lesson ten institutions learned the hard way this past year.

Censorship on Michigan's College Campuses Must Stop

Catherine Sevcenko | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Catherine Sevcenko

Regardless of whether censorship is disguised as a "communications policy," a "security fee," or something else, it is unconstitutional. Colleges and universities must stop pretending otherwise.

Sport and Society for Arete-Does Corruption Matter?

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.25.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Over the past few weeks, college sport has once again taken over the lead in ink and air time; not actually games, of course, but stories that illustrate the corruption of higher education in America by the presence of intercollegiate athletics on campus, or more precisely football on campus.

The Most Underrated Party Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.09.2014 | College

There are a lot of rankings these days about the top party schools. Among them, Princeton Review, Fiesta Frog, the Daily Beast, Newsweek, Playboy,...

The Last of the Midwest (for Now)

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...

Republican Presidential Candidates And The Sociology Of 'Climate Change Denial'

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Research shows that conservative white males are more likely to espouse climate change denial than other groups. But, sociologically speaking, there are broader reasons for the phenomenon of denial that prevent Americans from committing to action on this international issue.

Gutsy Gambles Deliver Win In Pizza Bowl

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 02.26.2012 | Sports

DETROIT — Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush took the final snap, sprinted to the sideline and handed the football to coach Danny Hope. Perhaps e...

Study: KIPP Charter Schools Pull In More Cash Than Other Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education
Sarah Garland

A new study attempts to prove KIPP provides unfair advantages over traditional public schools, including more advantaged students and more private money at their disposal.

Western Michigan University Receives Massive Donation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Donors have given Western Michigan University $100 million to launch a private medical school. University President John Dun...

Obama At Kalamazoo Graduation (VIDEO): Michigan High School Students Win Obama As Commencement Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP)- The prize in a national competition for commencement speaker, President Barack Obama handed out diplomas and a few hugs as the ...

Possible Budget Cuts Could Raise Mich. Tuition

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

LANSING, Mich. — A proposal to cut state aid to Michigan's public universities has some students worried their tuition bills could go up next fa...