Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity
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Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri — a school now known for one student’s hunger strike and other protests against the administration’s handling of racial bias and hostility on campus — he promised to “ignite Mizzou.” “We’ve definitely done that,” … Continue reading

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Virginia higher ed retirement plan to get new management

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An optional retirement plan for about 5,000 Virginia highereducation employees is getting new management. The Virginia Retirement System plans to switch the plan’s management from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity to International City Management Association — Retirement Corp. The change will be effective in fall 2016. Retirement system spokeswoman Jeanna Chenault told the … Continue reading

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Virginia high school focus of football hazing investigation

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — An investigation into a suspected hazing incident has resulted in the arrest of a Spotsylvania High School football player, and the sheriff’s department says other players are under investigation. The 15-year-old player was arrested Friday in connection with the reported hazing of two players on Oct. 23 in the school locker … Continue reading

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Biden tells college students to intervene to prevent assault

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden brought a White House initiative to prevent campus sexual violence to his alma mater Thursday, urging the Syracuse University audience to take a pledge to intervene if they see the potential for assault. “She’s nearly passing out and you see your roommate or fraternity brother walking her … Continue reading

Missouri student government president weighs in
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Missouri student government president weighs in

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local): 10 p.m. The student government president at the University of Missouri is calling new initiatives that aim to address issues of race and discrimination steps “in the right direction.” Missouri Students Association … Continue reading

Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria
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Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms. The University of Ilorin withheld his degree, and did the same two years later to Rasheedat Adesina, another protester. … Continue reading

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Big decrease in number of ‘dropout factory’ high schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation has far fewer so-called “dropout factory” high schools these days, down sharply from 2008 as more students leave high school with a diploma, according to a new report. The number of dropout factories — where less than 60 percent of students who started as freshmen remain enrolled four years later … Continue reading

In disappointing season, Georgia Tech still hoping for bowl
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In disappointing season, Georgia Tech still hoping for bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Outside of a stunning upset of Florida State, there hasn’t been much to cheer about at Georgia Tech. Injuries and lackluster play have turned the Yellow Jackets into one of the country’s most disappointing teams. Yet there’s a minor consolation prize still within reach. If Georgia Tech (3-6, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) … Continue reading

The Latest: University of Missouri leaders meeting Wednesday
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The Latest: University of Missouri leaders meeting Wednesday

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The University of Missouri system’s governing board plans to meet Wednesday afternoon. The Board of Curators’ meeting comes two days after system President Tim Wolfe and Columbia campus Chancellor R. … Continue reading