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Angela Davis, former fugitive wanted by FBI, to offer MLK Day lecture

By Louis Casiano

Angela Davis, an activist who gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s while working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party and whose involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths, will be a featured speaker next week at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

Angela Davis, former fugitive wanted by FBI, to offer MLK Day lecture

By Louis Casiano

Angela Davis, an activist who gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s while working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party and whose involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths, will be a featured speaker next week at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

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Players sue Arizona county community colleges over cutting football program, citing discrimination

By Victor Garcia

Eleven former junior college football players are suing Maricopa County Community Colleges in federal court, alleging that racial discrimination was behind the shuttering of the schools' football programs last year.

Sorority suit: UVa said studying 25 hours a week is hazing

A predominantly Latina sorority says it was wrongly punished for hazing by the University of Virginia after requiring its members to study 25 hours a week.

Education Secretary DeVos's new rules for Title IX and sexual assault will restore fairness across the board

By Curt Levey

The importance of taking accusations of sexual assault seriously must be balanced with a presumption of innocence for the accused. It is precisely that balance that the U.S. Department of Education was aiming for when it recently proposed rules, under its Title IX authority, governing how institutions of higher education and K-12 schools handle students' accusations of sexual misconduct. 

Rhodes scholar and 'Dreamer' fears he can't return to US

By PHILIP MARCELO

A Harvard student who became the first "Dreamer" to receive a Rhodes scholarship in November says the joy of the achievement has given way to uncertainty.

After racism allegations, sorority chapter under review

A sorority chapter at a Virginia university is under review after allegations that members engaged in racist behavior.

Illinois college settles unfair practice case with 48 states

A Chicago-area for-profit college has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forego collecting about $493 million in student debt owed by 179,529 students.

Florida student hires civil rights lawyer after being accused of cheating to improve her SAT score

By Lukas Mikelionis

A South Florida high school student says she was wrongly accused of cheating in her college entrance exam after she pulled herself and improved her score the second time she took the test.

'Collusion' among terms on university's 'Banished Word List'

By Ryan Gaydos

A Michigan university posted its 44th annual “Banished Word List” on Monday and included a word President Donald Trump uses a lot – “collusion.”

US studies German apprenticeships for young Americans looking for alternative to college

Mayors and governors of both parties tout German-style apprenticeships as an alternative pathway to employment, in the face of ballooning college tuition and the need for career options for noncollege graduates.

Kansas teen will high school, Harvard diplomas in same month

A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma — and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree.

First Responder Bowl's cancellation over lightning zaps enthusiasm of Boise State, Boston College players, fans

By Louis Casiano

Fans and players who traveled to Dallas from halfway across the country were left wondering Wednesday why no contingency plans were in place after the scheduled ServPro First Responder Bowl -- pitting No. 25 Boise State against Boston College -- was abruptly canceled due to lightning.

Relatives hold vigil for woman missing in Lake Michigan

Relatives have held a lakeside vigil in Chicago for a 24-year-old college student days after she vanished while swimming in Lake Michigan.

$2.35M settlement reached in death after fraternity hazing

The parents of a Virginia college student who died from alcohol intoxication after a fraternity hazing have reached a $2.35 million settlement in his 2017 death.

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