College giving degrees to 6 family members, 5 posthumously
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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

Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting
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Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus plans to push President Donald Trump on the changing priorities of the Justice Department’s monitoring of police departments and cuts in education funding for college students. The Congressional Black Caucus’ leadership will meet with Trump on Wednesday at the White House, and chairman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana said … Continue reading

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal
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2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a 62-year-old former athletic director, and Gary … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Black colleges hardly school choice pioneers
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AP FACT CHECK: Black colleges hardly school choice pioneers

Publishable Editors Notes: EDITOR’S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures. WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country’s historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans “took it upon themselves to provide the solution” when they … Continue reading