College giving degrees to 6 family members, 5 posthumously
Campus Life / Education

College giving degrees to 6 family members, 5 posthumously

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston college is presenting honorary bachelor’s degrees to six members of a New Hampshire family, five of them posthumously. Wentworth Institute of Technology said the members of the Downing family graduated with two-year degrees between 1914 and 1965. The surviving Wentworth graduate from the family is 72-year-old Jonathan Downing, from the … Continue reading

Hungary approves stricter terms for Soros-founded university
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Hungary approves stricter terms for Soros-founded university

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party on Tuesday approved an education bill that critics say targets a university founded by billionaire American philanthropist George Soros. The move prompted thousands to protest outside the Central European University’s campus in Budapest, and drew swift criticism from the top U.S. diplomat … Continue reading

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Penn State bans frat where student was fatally injured

Penn State University on Thursday permanently banned a fraternity after a pledge was fatally injured last month and announced additional steps to curb underage drinking throughout the university system. The university revoked its recognition of the school’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi after it said an investigation found “a persistent pattern” of excessive and forced … Continue reading

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president
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Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may … Continue reading