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Roanoke College dedicating new athletic and academic complex

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Roanoke College is dedicating its new athletic and academic complex. The Morris M. Cregger Center will be dedicated during a ceremony Thursday. The college says that the ceremony will be held in the center’s arena and include remarks from Roanoke College’s president, Mike Maxey, as well as the director of athletics. … Continue reading

Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case
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Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. Jurors deliberated for about four hours in Mike McQueary’s defamation and misrepresentation suit. Judge Thomas Gavin … Continue reading

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School’s new antenna pings weather satellites for public use

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Hampton Roads region now has one of the most advanced weather monitoring systems in the country. Hampton University says it has installed a “direct broadcast antenna” that connects with weather satellites owned by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The school says the antenna will rival most weather … Continue reading

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Supreme Court says it will hear special education case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it’ll decide the minimum that public schools must do to help learning-disabled students. The court agreed Thursday to resolve differences among federal appeals court over the standards schools must meet under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The justices will hear an appeal from parents of an … Continue reading

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt
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Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is pursuing debt collection — rather than debt relief — for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration’s actions. The Massachusetts Democrat reported the findings of … Continue reading

Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus
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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his “racist identity.” Professors at the University of Ghana launched a petition last month calling for the removal of the statue, which was … Continue reading

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Transgender students sue Pennsylvania district restroom rule

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three transgender seniors at a Pennsylvania high school, including the oldest sibling of teen singing star Jackie Evancho, have sued their school district for making them use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex. The Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh wasn’t commenting on the federal lawsuit filed Thursday in response to a … Continue reading