Liberal activists: For-profit colleges ‘ripping off’ students, taxpayers

About 1,000 young people attended the annual Campus Progress conference.

In a speech at the Campus Progress National Conference July 6, an official from a left-leaning think tank condemned for-profit colleges—many of which are the nation’s largest online education providers—as ineffective and financially crippling for students.

Campus Progress, the youth branch of the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C., held its annual conference last week.

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University encourages students to drink on campus

Concerns are being raised from a new study over the increased risk of mixing alcohol and energy drinks, Campus Progress reports. The study conducted at North Kentucky University showed that high levels of caffeine masked the effects of alcohol, allowing people to feel less impaired then they really are…The College of Holy Cross is addressing the issue of rowdy students drinking off campus by encouraging students to drink on campus. The Massachusetts college has extended the hours of its on-campus pub and has begun to allow students under 21 inside. Students who are not 21 are given different colored wristbands to ensure that they are not served alcohol. The city and college will continue to monitor the situation but state the experiment has been a success thus far…

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