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Chicago chief to meet monthly with black student protesters 

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police chief agreed Friday to hold monthly meetings with a group of black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer’s fatal shooting of a black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school. Superintendent Eddie Johnson met with the group of public school students, the principal of a Catholic school where students distributed … Continue reading

Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes 
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Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes 

CHICAGO (AP) — A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man and a series of racially charged text messages from students. Eva Lewis, who helped organize the Black Lives Matter demonstration planned by youth in the Mount … Continue reading

Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University 
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Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump’s attorneys on Thursday agreed to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University, raising the possibility of a quick end to the 6 ½-year-old case just before it goes to trial. Daniel Petrocelli, Trump’s lead attorney on the case, also asked … Continue reading

Trial opens for suspects in Finland school shooting plot
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Trial opens for suspects in Finland school shooting plot

HELSINKI (AP) — Prosecutors say a 21-year-old former student was planning a school shooting in central Finland that would kill at least 40 students. Prosecutor Eija Velitski says the woman had agreed to buy handguns, automatic weapons and hand grenades, among others things, from a 42-year-old-male accomplice who is also charged in the trial that started Friday at … Continue reading

Education

Virginia Tech president wants to double minority enrollments

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands is calling on the university to double its enrollment of underrepresented minority groups over the next six years. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2fPpaTm) that currently, about 12 percent of Tech’s students are black, Hispanic or of Pacific Islander descent. Sands said during a board of visitors meeting Monday … Continue reading

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Oregon professor under fire for wearing blackface at party 

Law School Dean Michael Moffitt said the unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a civil rights investigation, The Register-Guard reported (https://is.gd/qaNjMy). “The use of blackface, even in jest at a Halloween party, is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes,” university President Michael Schill wrote in an email he … Continue reading

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3 Lindenwood basketball players face charges in rape case

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Three basketball players at Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis are facing charges in connection with an alleged rape. Authorities say 22-year-old Ermias Tesfia Nega of Arlington, Virginia, and 19-year-old Tylan Jamon Birts of Homestead, Florida, were charged Oct. 14 with second-degree rape. A third player, 20-year-old Bradley Newman Jr. … Continue reading

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Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities 

  WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students, after contract negotiations hit an impasse. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced its members went on strike at 5 a.m. because no agreement was reached with the … Continue reading

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4 shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said. The shooting occurred as students were being let out of school for the day Tuesday from the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School, which … Continue reading

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Liberty University students ‘tired’ of being tied to Trump 

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A group of students at the evangelical Liberty University has publicly disavowed Donald Trump, despite their college president’s endorsement of the Republican nominee. A group called Liberty United Against Trump released a statement Wednesday rebuking university president Jerry Falwell Jr. for continuing to support Trump in the wake of vulgar comments the candidate made about women in a 2005 … Continue reading

South African police fight students demanding free education 
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South African police fight students demanding free education 

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African students protesting for free education disrupted lectures at one of the country’s leading universities on Tuesday, clashing with police who tried to disperse crowds with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades. The violence at the University of the Witwatersrand, or Wits, in Johannesburg erupted despite an appeal from … Continue reading

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Stanford police investigate report of on-campus rape 

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford police are investigating a report that a female student was raped by a male student inside his dorm, officials said Monday. The female student reported Friday’s rape to someone in a position of authority at the university, but she hasn’t provided a statement to police, said Bill Larson, a spokesman for the Stanford Department of … Continue reading