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Tyler Kingkade
Tyler Kingkade is a Senior Editor and Reporter at The Huffington Post, based in New York, covering higher education and millennials. Prior to this role he covered politics for The Huffington Post and The Iowa Independent, and worked at the National Journal and for the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. His work has earned him national recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Collegiate Press, and the University of Georgia. Keep up with him on Twitter: @tylerkingkade.

Entries by Tyler Kingkade

Security Concerns Cause Wright State University To Back Out Of Hosting Presidential Debate

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 2:12 PM

Wright State University is backing out of plans to host one of the presidential debates later this year over safety and financial concerns, the school announced Tuesday. 

The debate was scheduled for Sept. 26. The Commission on Presidential Debates said it will instead...

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Malcolm Gladwell Is Making Enemies In Higher Education. That’s A Good Thing.

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 3:22 PM

Author Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast, “Revisionist History,” is only on its sixth episode, but it already tops the iTunes charts and is helping its host make some enemies on college campuses. 

The episode released Thursday, called “My Little Hundred Million,” examines the trend...

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College Presidents In Cleveland Would Rather Not Talk About Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 10:58 AM

It’s hard not to have an opinion about Donald Trump

He has proposed building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border; called for deporting American citizens who are the children of undocumented immigrants; argued for banning all Muslims from entering the country; mocked a...

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Stop Attacking The Education Department For Enforcing Title IX, 80 Advocacy Groups Say

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 4:05 PM

A coalition of 80 organizations representing women, the LGBT community and minority groups issued a letter Wednesday defending the U.S. Department of Education’s increased Title IX enforcement efforts. 

Led by the National Women’s Law Center, the groups argue that critics of how the Education Department’s Office for...

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'Pokemon Go' Users Are Going To Yik Yak To Get Tips

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 12:59 PM

Users of the popular “Pokemon Go” smartphone game are using Yik Yak for help catching them all. (How many times have you heard that phrase in the past week?)

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media app where users can post to forums that are...

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GOP Platform Set To Criticize Obama Administration Crackdown On Colleges Mishandling Rape

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 8:42 PM

The current draft of the Republican party platform will demand that only courts determine if a college student accused of sexual assault is guilty, and criticizes federal efforts to make sure universities are not mishandling reports of rape. 

Delegates met Monday evening in Cleveland, and considered language...

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'Not Safe With Nikki Glaser' Calls Out Colleges Prioritizing Sports Over Rape

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 5:38 PM

Comedy Central’s “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” will take on a much more serious subject than usual for Tuesday night’s show: sexual assault on college campuses

Host Nikki Glaser told The Huffington Post the subject is a “giant leap” for the program, but the...

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Bars Are Learning How To Stop Sexual Assault, And The NFL Is Helping

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 2:23 PM

Bartenders were quick to stop a lecherous man’s advances on a woman sitting alone in a bar at ChurchKey in Washington, D.C., last week. 

She seemed uncomfortable when he put his arm around her. So when he tried to kiss her, one of the bar...

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College Twitter Accounts Get In On The Pokémon Go Action

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 1:32 PM

Here’s what seems to have happened Monday morning: The millennial employees who run the social media accounts for college campuses across the country came into work and asked if everyone else was just as addicted as they were to “Pokémon Go.”

Maybe their bosses then asked if anyone...

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Students From Donald Trump's Alma Mater: 'You Do Not Represent Us'

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2016 | 11:00 AM

Donald Trump is constantly reminding people he attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It’s evidence of his “very good brain.” 

But nearly 1,400 students and alumni from the Wharton school published an open letter on Friday to let Trump...

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How Media Coverage Of Campus Scandals Impacts College Applications

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 10:44 AM

Scandals can cost universities thousands of applicants, but exactly how many interested students a school loses may depend on how widely the incident is covered in the media, according to a new working paper from Harvard Business School. 

The analysis discovered that a school should prepare...

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Major LGBT Rights Group Condemns Harvard Policy On Final Clubs

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 3:02 PM

Campus Pride, one of the most prominent groups advocating for LGBT college students, is joining national fraternity and sorority groups in opposing a new policy at Harvard University that threatens the Ivy League school’s elite final clubs. 

Harvard announced a new rule in May meant to...

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Hillary Clinton Unveils Debt-Free College For All, Adopting Major Bernie Sanders Plank

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 8:44 AM

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will pursue a debt-free college for all policy, including a proposal to eliminate the cost of college tuition for a significant portion of the public.

The new plan, announced by her campaign Wednesday, incorporates a major plank...

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The University Of Tennessee Settlement Orders The School To Hire Consultants And Not Much Else

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 10:45 PM

In a settlement for a lawsuit over how the University of Tennessee handles sexual misconduct, the school agreed to increase training for all employees on addressing sexual violence, change who is appointed to student disciplinary boards and hire consultants to improve school policies.

But there aren’t many...

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University Of Tennessee Settles Rape Lawsuit For $2.48 Million

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 9:24 PM

The University of Tennessee will pay $2.48 million to settle a federal lawsuit brought by eight women who accused the school of mishandling sexual assault cases. 

The settlement, announced late Tuesday, brings to a close one of the highest-profile Title IX lawsuits against a university. The suit...

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After Brock Turner Case, This Woman Wants To Tell The World What It Costs To Survive Sexual Assault

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2016 | 8:50 PM

Wagatwe Wanjuki, a writer and activist, is raising funds to spread the stories of the costs of sexual assault for survivors. 

"It’s time to talk about -- and highlight -- the price that survivors pay simply by having the misfortune of being in the presence...

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Colleges Are Likely Underreporting Sexual Assaults, Senators Warn

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2016 | 10:57 AM

Colleges and universities may be underreporting the number of sexual assaults, domestic violence and stalking incidents on campus, a group of senators warn. 

The 31 senators, all Democrats or independents, urged the Justice and Education departments to do more to hold the institutions to account, in a...

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UCLA Professor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Grad Students Is Returning

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 3:51 PM

UCLA history professor Gabriel Piterberg is scheduled to return to campus Friday after a suspension and sabbatical that followed sexual harassment complaints by two graduate students.

Piterberg was suspended without pay for the spring 2015 term as part of a settlement in which the university...

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Caltech Professor Punished For Harassment Won't Return To Campus For Another Year

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 12:08 PM

Christian Ott was scheduled to return to his job as a professor of theoretical astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology on Friday, completing a nine-month suspension for harassing graduate students he supervised.

But Ott won't be back on campus until August 2017, Caltech told The Huffington...

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Activists Say Judge's Sentence In Immigrant's Sexual Assault Case Shows He Needs To Be Fired

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 3:41 PM

Activists on Wednesday rallied outside of a meeting by the California Commission on Judicial Performance in San Francisco, demanding that Judge Aaron Persky be removed from the bench and saying a sentence he handed down to an immigrant pleading guilty to sexual assault proves Persky is unfit to...

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