Education

Michigan State U. Lists ‘Acceptable’ Names for Chinese Virus

Michigan State University is advising its students use only “acceptable” terminology when speaking about the Chinese virus, insisting that the Wuhan coronavirus must be referred to as the “novel coronavirus” or “COVID-19.” The school is also encouraging all students to sign a pledge entitled, “Hate Has No Home Here.”

A woman sings and waves the national flag of China during a pro-Beijing flash mob at the Pacific Place shopping mall in Hong Kong on September 24, 2019. - Pro-democracy supporters have taken to Hong Kong's streets for almost four months in the biggest challenge to China's rule since the …

Ohio Wesleyan U. Puts Planned Tuition Increase on Hold

A few colleges around the country have announced that they may pause tuition increases in response to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. At least one college in the state of Ohio has already announced that it will cancel its planned tuition increase for the upcoming year.

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Harvard Law Students Want to Skip Bar Exam

Students at Harvard Law School are arguing this week that they should be granted a law license without having to pass the bar exam. Students at other law schools around the country have also urged their state bar association to adopt an “emergency diploma privilege” in response to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic that would grant them a law license on the basis of their diploma.

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Mike Rowe Questions Rising College Costs As Classes Move Online

Television presenter Mike Rowe questioned the rising cost of attending college during a recent appearance on Fox News. Rowe contrasted rising tuition costs with the nation’s recent adoption of online learning technology in response to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Television personality Mike Rowe speaks during a roundtable discussion with Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney and business leaders at American Spring Wire September 26, 2012 in Bedford Heights, Ohio. Romney continued his two-day "Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class" bus tour in …

Harvard Adopts ‘Emergency Grading’ System Demanded by Students

Harvard University announced this week that it will adopt an “emergency grading system” that will force all professors to grade their students by a “pass/fail” standard. Harvard is one of many universities around the country that have adjusted their grading policies in response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The Ivy League institution made the change based in part on student demands.

A Palestinian student admitted to Harvard University -- a gate to Harvard Yard is seen here -- says his visa has been scrapped

Study: 76% of Leftist Students Believe Jokes Can Be Hate Speech

A recent survey revealed that an overwhelming 76% of leftist students believe that “offensive” jokes can be considered “hate speech.” The survey, which was conducted by College Pulse, asked students how they felt about a variety of issues surrounding the intersection of speech and comedy.

Comedian Dave Chappelle, center, shares a light moment with philanthropist Pamela Joyner, left, and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal award ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Joyner, Chappelle, and Kaepernick are among eight recipients of Harvard University's …

Online Exams Gaining in Popularity After SAT and ACT Cancellations

An increasing number of students around the country who will not be able to take the SAT as a result of the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic have registered for an alternative standardized test called the Classic Learning Test. The online exam, which was established in 2015, was designed to repair some of the alleged flaws of more popular standardized exams.

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