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An Exciting Time in U.S.-Japan Relations

Last week, I witnessed an exciting exchange between Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a variety of people involved in the U.S.-Japan relationship, including a young Japanese student and former Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale.  During the Town Hall, Deputy Secretar

You Can Breathe Safely Now: Johns Hopkins Student Government Says ‘No Chick-fil-A’ to Prevent “Microaggression” Against Gays

All it takes now is a survey showing people support something you oppose. At least that’s all it took for a huge controversy to brew at Johns Hopkins University. A

'Summer slide' reduced by letting kids pick their own summer reading

At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in the hopes of combating the "summer slide," the literacy loss experienced during the long break that hits low-income students particularly...Show More Summary

Struggling student a victim of high fines and misdemeanors

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Eduardo Lopez, 22, has not caught many breaks in his young life. If anything, that's made him more determined to succeed.

Rev. Graham to Students Who Called for ‘American Sniper’ Cancellation: If You Can’t Support our Military, Move to a Muslim Country

When the precious little flowers at University of Maryland couldn’t handle the life of Chris Kyle as portrayed by Bradley Cooper, they protested the showing of ‘American Sniper’ at their

Patriotic Hypocrite Gains More Publicity At Flag Rally

A couple of African-American students who protested racial inequality by stepping on Old Glory on Friday, April 17th really upset the apple cart. It sparked a few incidents that gave an Air Force veteran much sought-after publicity. Cell...Show More Summary

Huge rally held in support of veteran who prevented flag-stomping protest by black students

5 hours agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

Georgia – Protesters at a south Georgia college waved American flags Friday in support of a military veteran issued a criminal trespass warning in a flag flap last week.Valdosta State University found itself mired in controversy when...Show More Summary

Teacher explains how standardized testing is hurting her first graders

A New York teacher has written a remarkable letter to Diane Ravitch explaining how the focus on standardized testing is hurting her students. Her first-grade students. Even though these kids won't be taking Common Core tests for twoShow More Summary

Student Sues Columbia Over Harassment by 'Mattress Girl'

Robby Soave, Reason: Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of raping fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, is now suing the university for doing nothing to stop Sulkowicz's harassment campaign against him, which he claims "effectively destroyed" his college experience, reputation, and future career prospects.... Show More Summary

UAB Linebacker Protests School Prez By Wearing Helmet To Graduation

5 hours agoSports : Deadspin

The unilateral closing of UAB’s football team still has students, fans, and players rightfully upset. Senior linebacker Derek Slaughter elected to make one final statement on the program’s demise by wearing his helmet to graduation: Read more...

Body Of Hannah Wilson, Missing Indiana University Student, Found By Police

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

An Indiana University student who had been reported missing was found dead on Friday. Hannah Wilson, 22, was a senior at IU Bloomington and originally from the city of Fishers, Indiana, according to WISH-TV. The Bloomington Police Department...Show More Summary

Father Gets Tattoo of His Son Perseus On The Side Of His Face, Electrician Student Has No Regrets

A Texas father immortalized his son’s likeness on his flesh after his child had a near death experience. Tattooing a child on one’s body is not necessarily unheard of, in fact it is fairly common. However, Christien Sechrist, 20 years...Show More Summary

Male students form a net of quilts to try and save a suicidal girl, earn the nickname "quilt brothers"

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Dozens of male students at a university from northwest China who teamed up to form a safety net of blankets below a suicidal female students have made waves online, earning the nickname "quilt brothers". [ more › ]

Pro-Life Students Say North Dakota School Is Banning Their Club; Fargo Public Schools Deny Discrimination

A school district in North Dakota has denied discriminating against students from two high schools attempting to form Students for Life chapters.

Cheaters and the cheated: Biased reports on international students don't help

Monday’s Four Corners episode shed some much-needed light on longstanding problems in our higher education sector. Most importantly, it highlighted the role of some dodgy overseas education agents and the apparent collusion of some universities in fraudulent recruitment schemes for international students. read more

Students. The Things They Say and Do!

My students never fail to crack me up, challenge me, and break my heart. Here are some examples: Young student will whip out his invisible phone from time to time pretending to talk to someone. When he does this while working, I sign to him to hang up and that he needs to work. Show More Summary


CRAZY CHICK BECOMES WOMAN SCORNED, GETS ELEVATED TO FEMINIST HEROINE: Robby Soave: Student Falsely Accused of Rape By ‘Mattress Girl’ Sues Columbia U., Publishes Dozens of Damning Texts; Sulkowicz made life a living hell for Nungesser. Well, that’s certainly what it looks like.

Firing Faculty and Lack of Agency

Recently, an Iowa legislator proposed a ‘Hunger Games’ scenario for faculty retention: A bill circulating in the Iowa State Senate offers a novel (and cutthroat) way to hold professors accountable: putting their fates into students’ hands, Survivor-style. Every year the … Continue reading ?

Cannot Identify Vulcans by Their Blood Color

Teacher: This is pretty darn green bromothymol blue.Student: What color’s it supposed to be?Teacher: Um, bromothymol blue.–Stuyvesant High

12-Year Old Dismissed From Private School After Leukemia Battle

Reason number umpty-zillion why our public schools are so necessary. Via Daily Kos, the story of a Michigan student dismissed from her private Catholic school for excessive absences racked up while she fought leukemia. Rose McGrath, a 12-year-old Michigan girl has spent nearly 3 years fighting for her life. Show More Summary

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