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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Harvard and Yale students protest during halftime of the NCAA college football game between Harvard and Yale at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to stop investing in fossil fuel industries and are gaining wider traction in 2020. (Nic Antaya/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

Feb. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale. The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a...

No charges to be sought after Iowa marching band allegations

Feb. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — University leaders have determined there's not enough evidence to pursue charges stemming from allegations that University of Iowa marching band members were targets of abuse during last season's football game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they...

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. In late January 2020, a federal judge dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans discrimination based on gender in education. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

Judge rules against women seeking admission to Yale frats

Feb. 5, 2020 12:55 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale University to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans discrimination based on gender in education. U.S....

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Leon Hayner, an associate dean of students at Rollins College looks over requests from the U.S. Census Bureau in Winter Park, Fla. Because of the federal privacy law, university administrators, if called upon, won't be able to disclose students' sex, race or Hispanic origin on the 2020 Census form. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Confusion over what data schools can provide for 2020 Census

Feb. 2, 2020 4:58 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau this week starts its process of counting students living in college-run housing, but there's confusion over what demographic information university officials can share with the agency. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education said in a memo to schools that...

Cornell freshman's parents sue over his death, allege hazing

Jan. 29, 2020 5:43 PM EST

A Cornell University freshman found dead at the bottom of a nearby gorge was the victim of an elaborate hazing that forced fraternity pledges to drink dangerous quantities of alcohol while cycling through seven themed rooms, the parents of the late student said in a lawsuit announced Wednesday. The body of...

Former LSU student drops appeal in frat hazing death case

Jan. 28, 2020 4:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student and Phi Delta Theta member convicted in the hazing death of a pledge has waived his right to appeal. Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, was convicted in July 2019 of negligent homicide in the hazing death of 18-year-old Max...

The Confederate statue is located in the Circle at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Miss. on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees on Thursday decided to delay voting on the request to relocate the Confederate statue to a Confederate statue on campus. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

Jan. 16, 2020 7:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery. The board that governs Mississippi's eight public universities met Thursday and delayed a...

An Indian student sits bleeding inside a bus after he was detained by police during a protest march towards the presidential palace against a recent attack on students by masked men inside Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The protest march Thursday of students and faculty of the esteemed university in New Delhi that was the site of a mob attack earlier this week was violently broken up by police, with police wielding batons to force demonstrators onto buses. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Police violently end student protest in central New Delhi

Jan. 9, 2020 9:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police chased and stuck protesting students with batons after they marched through India's capital Thursday to demand the resignation of a university official following an attack at their school by masked assailants. About 1,000 students and faculty from Jawarhalal Nehru University marched...

FILE - In this is an April 25, 2018, file photo, NCAA headquarters is viewed in Indianapolis. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only 38% of Americans said colleges and universities with major athletic programs should give athletes a salary but 52% believe college athletes should receive a cut of the millions of dollars the NCAA, conferences and schools make annually from media rights deals involving football and basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

AP-NORC poll: 66% favor endorsement money for NCAA athletes

Jan. 6, 2020 10:32 AM EST

As the NCAA grapples with how to provide athletes opportunities to be compensated for their fame, about two-thirds of Americans support college players being permitted to earn money for endorsements. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for the...

A student is seen through broken glass as she walks inside the hostel canteen room vandalized after Sunday's assault by masked assailants at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. More than 20 people were injured in the attack opposition lawmakers are trying to link to the government. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Attackers beat protesting students at Indian university

Jan. 6, 2020 6:55 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Masked assailants beat students and teachers with sticks on the campus of a prestigious university in India’s capital, injuring more than 20 people in an attack opposition lawmakers are trying to link to the government. Videos that emerged after the assault late Sunday showed people...