Category Archives: Higher Education

UNLV students outraged at Hillary Clinton’s speaking fee (Video)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at UCLA, March 5, 2014. (Image: ucla.edu)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at UCLA, March 5, 2014. (Image: ucla.edu)

 

 

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas students are outraged at Hillary Clinton’s $225,000 fee for an upcoming speech. Student body president Elias Benjelloun wants to see the money returned to students who have experienced 17 percent tuition hikes.

Daniel Waqar, a leader in the UNLV Student government said, “You [Hillary Clinton] could give scholarships to thousands of students, benefit research on campus, give more student grants for research and studying … ”

Click here to read about the UNLV student reaction to Hillary Clinton’s $225,000 speaking fee.

 

Twenty-eight cases of mumps linked to Ohio State University

Toddler with physician-diagnosed rash reaction to MMR vaccine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Toddler with physician-diagnosed rash reaction to MMR vaccine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

 

 

 

Twenty-eight people closely associated with Ohio State University now have the mumps. The victims include 23 students, one staff member and four others who have ties to the university.

The illnesses were documented from Feb. 11 to March 12 and sufferers range from age 18 to age 48. It is unclear whether they were unvaccinated as vaccination is not an admissions requirement . . .

Click here to read about mumps outbreak at Ohio State University.

Liberty University student shot dead by security guard

Joshua Hathaway, 19, was shot dead at Liberty University, after allegedly attacking a security guard.

Joshua Hathaway, 19, was shot dead at Liberty University, after allegedly attacking a security guard.

 

 

Joshua Hathaway, 19, was shot dead by a security guard in Residential Annex II, an all women’s, off-campus Liberty University dormitory, near Odd Fellows Road, in Lynchburg, Va. Hathaway allegedly attacked a security guard with a sledge hammer . . .

Click here for more on Liberty University shooting.

MIT played a significant role in death of Aaron Swartz (Opinion and Video)

Aaron Swartz, 26, committed suicide due to an indictment on felony computer fraud charges. He faced possible prison time. AP image.

Aaron Swartz, 26, committed suicide due to an indictment on felony computer fraud charges. He faced possible prison time. AP image.

The renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology played a significant role in the death of Aaron Swartz, 26, Internet activist, Reddit co-founder, and coder who was known as a “boy genius.” As Swartz is laid to rest today in Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, a profound sense of unnecessary loss is felt by those who knew him personally or through his work . . .

Click here to read about and see a video on the vicious computer fraud case against Swartz that MIT could have dropped.

Corbett should be ashamed for suing NCAA over Sandusky-related sanctions

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed a lawsuit against the NCAA for Sandusky-related sanctions against Penn State University. Image: AP.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed a lawsuit against the NCAA for Sandusky-related sanctions against Pennsylvania State University. Image: AP.

On Wednesday, Tom Corbett, Republican governor of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association for what he calls “overreaching and unlawful sanctions” placed on Penn State, seeking to set aside a $60 million fine and all Jerry Sandusky-related sanctions . . .

Click here to read about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA forJerry Sandusky-related sanctions against Penn State.

University pays $75K settlement to ex-student who opposed homosexuality

Julea Ward, former Eastern Michigan University student, won a $75,000 settlement after expulsion. Image: AP.

Julea Ward, former Eastern Michigan University student, won a $75,000 settlement after expulsion. Image: AP.

East Michigan University paid a $75K settlement to Julea Ward, a former student who was expelled, because she would not counsel a client on a same-sex relationship. The university issued a press release which stated, “The resolution of the lawsuit leaves the University’s policies, programs, and curricular requirements intact” . . .

For more information on the Sixth Circuit Court’s decision on Julea Ward’s case, click here.

Jasmine Benjamin: Shocked parents learn of college student’s death on Facebook

Jasmine Benjamin, a 17-year-old Valdosta State University student, was found dead in her dormitory study room. Parents learned of her death via a Facebook post. Photo: Facebook.

Jasmine Benjamin, a 17-year-old nursing student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga., was found dead on a couch in the study room of her dormitory on Nov. 18. Her shocked parents learned of their daughter’s death on Facebook from a condolence post by one of her friends . . .

To read the full story, click here.