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Lawsuit: Yale removed depressed student from campus

Nov. 17, 2018 3:42 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University graduate is suing the Ivy League school over allegations she was wrongly removed from campus after she sought counseling for depression as school officials worried about more negative publicity following two student suicides. The Yale Daily News reports the lawsuit...

DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct

Nov. 17, 2018 2:17 AM EST

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would scale back important Obama...

Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law school

Nov. 16, 2018 6:38 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University's president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving others time to escape. The Tallahassee Democrat reports FSU...

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Nov. 16, 2018 4:42 PM EST

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would scale back important...

Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nov. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a...

Virginia looks for better showing against triple-option

Nov. 16, 2018 3:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Virginia's championship hopes could be dashed before the Cavaliers take the field Saturday. Yet, there isn't time to fret over what-ifs. The triple-option demands their full attention. Georgia Tech leads the nation in rushing yards with an average of 362.3 per game. The Yellow Jackets have...

Former Ohio State students air claims of sex abuse by doctor

Nov. 16, 2018 3:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former students alleging sexual abuse by a former Ohio State University team doctor appealed in person to the school's trustees for the first time Friday, pleading with them not to dismiss or minimize their allegations. Seven accusers of Dr. Richard Strauss told the board that the...

Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

Nov. 16, 2018 1:59 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II. Historian Jan Grabowski, of...

Loyola celebrates inauguration of first female, lay leader

Nov. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Loyola University New Orleans celebrated the inauguration on Friday of the first woman and first layperson to be appointed president of the more than century-old Jesuit institution. Tania Tetlow is Loyola's 17th president. Her appointment was announced earlier this year, and Tetlow...

50 years after The Tie, all is not even for Harvard, Yale

Nov. 16, 2018 1:44 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sixty-five members of the 1968 Harvard football team are expected back in Boston this weekend for the 50th anniversary of the most memorable entry in the 143-year-old history of The Game. A luncheon for returning Yale players was canceled for lack of interest. Not all ties come out...