Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties
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Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past. Students and alumni are no longer simply opposing overt Confederate memorials, but also lesser-known founders and donors with … Continue reading

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GOP lawmakers to meet with leaders of black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are planning to meet with leaders of historically black colleges and universities in the nation’s capital to discuss ways to help the schools survive in challenging times. The meeting, spearheaded by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, will bring leaders from the nation’s 100-plus HBCUs … Continue reading

South African police clash with student protesters
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South African police clash with student protesters

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say police fired rubber bullets during clashes with university students protesting for free education. The violence broke out Wednesday at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. The African News Agency says 10 students were arrested during the confrontation with police. Several South African universities have suspended classes because of clashes between … Continue reading

President’s oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges
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President’s oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students. In the end, picking a college “is a very individual decision.” The first lady could just as well have been talking to … Continue reading