Campus Life

Mennonite colleges withdraw from Christian group

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Two Mennonite institutions have announced their withdrawal from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities due to recent decisions to allow the hiring of married gay and lesbian faculty and staff. The presidents of Indiana’s Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, jointly announced their withdrawals from the organization … Continue reading

Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle

Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — They’d barely arrived on campus at St. Bonaventure University, but already the new students were talking about hooking up. Administrators didn’t mind. In fact, they’d encouraged — even required — it to comply with a new state law meant to prevent sex assaults on campuses. At colleges elsewhere, students watched skits … Continue reading

Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing
Education / U.S. News

Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent report presented Sunday dismantles the Mexican government’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 teachers’ college students, saying the prosecutor’s contention that they were incinerated in a giant pyre never happened and fueling the anger of parents who nearly a year later still don’t know what happened to their sons. Attorney … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

U.Va. begins offering entrepreneurship minor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is allowing undergraduate students to earn a minor in entrepreneurship. The Daily Progress reports ( ) that many schools at the university had informal programs, but now an interdisciplinary minor will allow for collaboration between the schools. After students take an initial class on startups, they begin … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Sports

Review of debunked U.Va. gang rape to remain under wraps

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An independent review of the University of Virginia’s handling of a student’s gang rape allegations, graphically depicted in Rolling Stone magazine and later retracted, will not be publicly released because of student privacy concerns. In an email from the school’s Freedom of Information Act officer late last month, U.Va. rejected a … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Schools consider regional handling of sexual assault cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that the idea was discussed Monday during a meeting of presidents of public institutions at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. University of Virginia … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Randolph-Macon College breaks enrollment record

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A record number of students have enrolled at Randolph-Macon College for the fall semester. Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren says enrollment topped 1,420 students. The total includes 60 transfer students, which also is a record, and 413 incoming freshmen. The college says enrollment has exceeded 1,300 students for four consecutive years. … Continue reading