Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan

Title

Campus Coordinator

Email

mkeenan@redalertpolitics.com

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She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

Pennsylvania university mismanaged $30 million in federal student aid

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Cheyney University in Pennsylvania reportedly mismanaged $30 million in federal financial aid. A report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education revealed that errors were found in about 85 percent of the 4,400 financial aid records reviewed between 2011 and 2014. The university was not maintaining the required documentation to show the […]

Missouri ‘free speech zone’ ban forces public school to change its policy

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A recent change in state law has prompted Missouri State University to change its free speech policy. On Wednesday, the MSU Board of Governors executive committee revised the school’s policy restricting non-university individuals and groups from speaking freely on all areas of campus. MSU’s former policy specified that individuals and groups not affiliated with the university […]

Tulane College Democrats group has an outrageous Twitter account

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The Tulane College Democrats should really look into getting a new social media person. The group doesn’t hold back at all on its Twitter account, as the Liberty Standard pointed out this week. Warning: Some language NSFW. This tweet was directed at Sen. Mitch McConnell just days after he was named Senate Majority Leader. SUCK MY […]

Oxford adds ‘fat-shame,’ ‘butthurt’ and more to online dictionary

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Oxford Dictionary announced its latest additions on Thursday. The following entries have been added to the online dictionary that focuses on “current English,” not the historical Oxford English Dictionary. Here are a few of the new terms. Mic drop (noun): An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have […]

College student denied permission to start a conservative club on campus

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A Maryland college student was recently denied permission to start a conservative club on her campus. Moriah DeMartino, an incoming freshman at Hagerstown Community College (HCC), approached school administrators earlier this month about starting a Turning Point USA club, according to Campus Reform. HCC political science professor Eric Schwartz suggested that she join the political […]

Northwestern University professor resigns over censorship

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A Northwestern University professor resigned after a decade of work, citing an ongoing censorship fight with university administrators. “An institution in which the faculty are afraid to offend the dean is not an institution where I can in good conscience do my work,” Alice Dreger wrote in a letter of resignation submitted on Monday to […]

Indiana University Northwest professor dedicates her entire class to the study of selfies

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Want to learn how to take the perfect selfie and earn college credit for it? This fall, an Indiana University Northwest communications professor will offer a 400-level “Mass Communications and Culture” class all about selfies. “People think selfies aren’t worthy of nuanced conversations, and they are,” IU Northwest professor Eve Bottando told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s […]

California Title IX coordinator describes flaws with affirmative consent laws

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A California Title IX coordinator admitted that there are several fundamental flaws with the “affirmative consent” policies that are sweeping college campuses. Belinda Guthrie, the Title IX coordinator at Santa Clara University, was the defender of affirmative consent laws – such as the one that passed in California last year – for a Dallas Morning News […]

Fraternity members punished for ‘freshman daughter drop-off’ banners

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Fraternity members at Old Dominion University face punishment over banners that many considered a welcome week joke, but were denounced as offensive and against the university’s sexual assault and harassment policy. Several members of Sigma Nu fraternity at ODU hung banners outside their off-campus residence, reading “Freshman daughter drop off” with an arrow pointing to […]

New ‘Black Lives Matter’ textbook written for middle school and high school students meets Common Core standards

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A new “Black Lives Matter” textbook will soon be available to middle school and high school classrooms. According to the publisher’s description, “’Black Lives Matter’ covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in U.S. society that these events have […]

Indiana University requires freshman to attend musical performance about consent

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There’s no better way to treat college students as responsible adults, than forcing them to sit through a musical number on the definition of consent. Each year during freshman orientation, the incoming class of students at the University of Indiana at Bloomington watches a musical performance about obtaining consent for sexual activity, according to Inside Higher […]

Rep. Bob Goodlatte tells 160 colleges to change their speech policies to comply with the First Amendment

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House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to 160 colleges with “restrictive” speech codes, giving them until the end of next week to respond with plans to change their policies. “We write to ask what steps your institution plans to take to promote free and open expression on it campus(es), including […]

Marco Rubio upsets philosophers with higher education reform speeches

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Philosophy majors and professors are tired of Marco Rubio picking on them. Rubio’s stump speech on higher education reform has been singling them out specifically as an example of a major that doesn’t pay off. In at least four different speeches this year, Rubio has advised students against taking out expensive loans to major in […]

Sexual harassment policy at Ohio State University includes ‘staring,’ ‘hugging,’ and ‘brushing against another person’s body’

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Could staring at someone for too long, giving someone a hug out of turn, or accidentally brushing up against someone in a crowded room get you accused of sexual harassment? Anything is possible. Sexual harassment policy at Ohio State University says “unwanted touching, patting, hugging, brushing against another person’s body or staring” are common examples […]

Student borrowing for college is at its lowest point in 5 years

(Associated Press)

Although the amount of student debt is at an all-time high, student borrowing has now hit a five-year low. Last fall, students took out the least amount of loans to pay for college since the 2009-2010 school year. In 2014-2015, the Education Department paid out a total of $77.1 billion in federal student loans through the end […]

This small town is trying to help all of its high school graduates pay for college

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There has been a lot of hype recently surrounding various proposals that make a college education more attainable and affordable. Politicians are hoping to both address the $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, and galvanize young voters before the 2016 election. Earlier this year, President Obama proposed making two years of community college free, […]

Study: College education does not guarantee higher wealth for minority groups

(Associated Press)

A college education has always been associated with higher long-term pay and wealth. Education has also traditionally been thought to “protect” wealth and mitigate the effects of an economic downturn. However, new research suggests this trend may not hold true across all racial and ethnic groups. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis […]

Beloit releases ‘College Mindset List’ of things this year’s freshman know… and don’t know

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Every year Beloit College creates a “College Mindset List” for the incoming freshman class. According to the website, the list was originally created to serve as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, however it quickly became a widely-shared list documenting the changing frame of reference for each new college generation. Beloit has released a […]

Report: 55 percent of colleges surveyed have ‘severely restrictive’ speech policies

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A new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) found that over half of colleges surveyed by the organization restrict student’s freedom of speech. FIRE released its annual “Spotlight on Speech Codes” report, which surveyed 437 schools and found that 55 percent of those schools had “severely restrictive,” or “red light” speech […]

Mark Cuban blasts Hillary Clinton’s new college plan, says it won’t reduce student debt

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According to Mark Cuban, Hillary Clinton’s new college plan won’t reduce student debt; it will actually make college more expensive for students. “In a word it’s backwards. It stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it,” Cuban said. The billionaire businessman and star of ABC’s Shark Tank sent out […]