SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won't be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal. With the money comes a requirement for a drug-free campus, and the threat of expulsion for students using pot in the dorms.Read more »
A university in Canada requires students to purchase an art history textbook for $180, but to make matters worst, due to copyright claims, all photos were removed from the book, but the students are still required to purchase the books as a requirement for their class.Read more »
DHS Gives UC-Berkeley ‘Armored Personnel Carrier’
Heavily armored vehicle “used by U.S. troops on the battlefield”
An armored personnel carrier used by U.S. troops to fight insurgents on the battlefield is making its way to the University of California thanks to a $200,000 dollar grant from the Department of Homeland Security...Read more »
“The editor of an ethics journal that recently published an article advocating infanticide (what the authors call ‘post-birth abortion’), has responded to widespread criticism by pointing out that promoting the killing of newborns is nothing new: in fact, in the Netherlands infant euthanasia is already legal and practiced."Read more »
Professor cuts out insult to Obama on students' 'free speech wall' with box cutter; Police threaten students with misdemeanor for public profanityRead more »
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If you have (or are currently attending college in pursuit of) an engineering, law, computer science, medical or any other kind of degree that qualifies you to do something with a tangible effect on the world, this is not the column for you. You're not going to get anything out of it. Well, maybe some well-earned Schadenfreude at the expense of all the little grasshoppers who didn't till for winter, but aren't you above all that? Why don't you go somewhere and understand some math, asshole.Read more »
You are told that to make it in life, you must go to college. You work hard to get there. You or your parents drain savings or take out huge loans to pay for it all.
And you end up learning ... not much.
A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years....Read more »
Chinemerem Eze, a Nigerian student at Brooklyn College, complained to her college about secret surveillance in December 2008, according to a lawsuit she’s filed in New York Supreme Court. Yes, there was indeed a camera in her bedroom.
She’s suing the security officers, psychologist, and the government-managed school for negligence. She’s already settled with the government-managed hospital.
Nice racket the State has going here, though. Hope her lawsuit goes well.Read more »
One more reason to love New Hampshire: DRUGS!
"UNH beat out more than 350 schools to take the top spot, according to Beast reporter Lauren Streib, who compiled the list."Read more »
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