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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 …

NYU Dean Responds to Tuition Refund Requests with Dance Video

A dean at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts turned heads this week when she accompanied her refusal to refund tuition and fees to students with a two-minute video of her dancing to REM’s “Losing My Religion.” One student replied with an open letter, writing, “The video is not cute. It’s uncomfortable to watch, it goes on for too long, you end it by staring at the camera for a good eight seconds, none of it is working in the way you think it’s working.”

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Yale Cancels May Commencement Ceremony

Yale University announced on Wednesday that it is canceling its annual spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for May, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Northwestern U. Professors: Officials Can’t Cancel Finals

Professors at Northwestern University claim that university officials do not have the authority to cancel final exams. Officials announced last week that final exams would be optional for undergraduate students that are “stressed” over the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

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Harvard Cancels Graduation, Will Host Online Ceremony

Harvard University announced this week that it is canceling its annual spring commencement ceremony as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Instead, the university will stream several virtual graduation ceremonies on May 28.

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)