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Cal State U. Refuses to Lower Fall Tuition Despite Classes Remaining Online

The Cal State University system announced this week that it will not lower tuition for students across its 23 campuses this fall despite its decision to keep classes online. A majority of college students claim that the quality of their education declined when their courses moved online in March. Cal State Students will even be expected to pay campus-based fees for the fall semester.

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Students Sue Harvard over Campus Shutdown

Harvard University is facing a $5 million class-action lawsuit over its ongoing campus shutdown, which began in March due to the Chinese virus pandemic. Students claim that they are entitled to refunds for the decline in the quality of their education this semester.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - DECEMBER 16: A gate sits locked on Quincy Street at Harvard University during a bomb scare December 16, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Police were alerted at roughly nine thirty this morning of possible bombs at four different buildings on the Harvard campus. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Alaskan School Board Reverses Ban on ‘Great Gatsby’

The Matanuska-Susitna borough school district in Alaska has reversed a ban on several classic literary works including The Great Gatsby after a protest effort conducted by local parents. The school board voted in April to ban several books from the curriculum that they deemed inappropriate for students.

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Study: Online College Classes Enable Rampant Cheating

A recent study revealed that 62 percent of college students acknowledge that they have cheated on tests and coursework, and that online courses have facilitated more opportunities for students to engage in academic dishonesty. According to the National College Testing Association, online classes leave universities “more vulnerable to scandal and controversy related to academic dishonesty.”

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Binghamton U. Defends Partnership with China-Funded Confucius Institute

Binghamton University recently defended its partnership with the controversial Confucius Institute, an education organization funded by the Chinese government. Many universities have cut ties with the Confucius Institute after evidence was published that suggests it was designed by the Chinese government to exercise control discourse on American campuses.

CHANGCHUN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 25: (CHINA OUT) Students dressed in ancient clothes stand in front of the statue of Confucius (551-479 BC), during a ceremony to worship the Chinese philosopher and educator at the Changchun Confucian Temple on September 25, 2005 in Changchun of Jilin Province, China. Various of ceremonies …

U. of Kentucky Embroiled in Naked Cheerleader Scandal

The University of Kentucky has fired its entire cheerleading coaching staff after cheerleaders were found to have engaged in extreme hazing rituals that involved alcohol, nudity, and the chanting of a sexually-explicit song. An investigation found that coaches were often present during hazing events, and one even filmed a video of the naked cheerleaders. The UK cheerleading team has won 24 of the last 35 national cheerleading titles.

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Stanford Prof Erased from Website After Singing the N-Word

Stanford Professor Rose Salseda was removed from the university’s website after being accused of singing along to a rap song by N.W.A. including a racial slur. Salseda apologized to the Stanford community in a letter published on Monday. The professors performance left a student government leader asking, “Why do we have to put up with that kind of racial violence?”

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Georgetown U. Grants Raises After Accepting $6 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Georgetown University has announced that it is granting raises to all of its graduate student assistants just weeks after accepting $6.1 million in federal coronavirus relief. Other wealthy institutions, such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, rejected federal aid in April after facing pressure from President Donald Trump and the public.

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Wilmington College Faculty Advisor Warns Student Body President Not to Make Pro-Conservative Social Media Posts

The student government advisor at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, warned the school’s student body president, a member of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), that his conservative social media posts could put him “in this little box” and cause others to “cast judgment” on him, as well as burden his fellow student government members with having to answer for his opinions.

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U. of California System Will Suspend SAT Requirement Due to Student Stress

The University of California system announced recently that it will suspend its standardized test requirement for incoming freshman to alleviate stress caused by the Chinese virus pandemic. Now, the system may abandon its standardized testing requirement indefinitely in order to achieve “equitable treatment” of applicants.

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Cal State Will Keep Campuses Closed, All Classes Virtual This Fall

Cal State announced this week that it plans to keep classes online for the fall semester over fears of a second outbreak of the Chinese virus. Cal State is the first large university system in the United States to announce that its campus will remain closed for the fall semester. Its 23 campuses and 500,000 students will not be back on campus in 2020.

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Scottsdale Community College Apologizes to Prof Criticized for Quiz Questions About Islamic Terror

The chancellor at Scottsdale Community College has apologized for “the uneven manner” in which it handled a professor that drew criticism on social media over test questions about Islamic terrorism. The community college initially criticized the professor and even suggested he be required to meet with an Islamic religious leader to review the contents of his course.

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