Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters
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Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging Americans to “do some soul-searching,” President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday April 28, 2014 over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only “feign concern” without addressing the root causes. “This is not new. It’s been going on … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / U.S. News / Virginia

James Madison raising money for new convocation center

  HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University hopes to raise $12 million to begin work on a planned $88 million convocation center. Media outlets report that university officials unveiled plans for the center and appealed for donations on Monday. Athletic director Jeff Bourne says the university needs to secure $12 million in pledges before … Continue reading

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet
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College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show “Glee” and hit movie “Pitch Perfect” helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Now, they’re unlikely rock … Continue reading