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Bid to stop suspension of student who called out sex assault

Oct. 15, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on a federal court to stop the suspension of a high school student who accused an unnamed person of sexual assault. The organization filed a motion on Sunday in Maine asking for a temporary restraining order against the Cape...

UConn police probing students' reported use of racial slurs

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut police are investigating a report that a group of white students used racial slurs in a parking lot as they walked past the open windows of black students' apartments. A student who took video of the incident at UConn's Charter Oak Apartments told WTNH-TV that...

Records: Members of suspended fraternity urinated on members

Oct. 14, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Newly released documents say that members of a now-suspended University of Kansas fraternity struck, urinated and spat on some new members who were suspected of cooperating with an investigation into hazing. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that it obtained the heavily redacted...

Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast

Oct. 14, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing after learning a student at a middle school was denied breakfast as a form of discipline. Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick says a complaint about the incident was made to the South Dakota Department of Education after the incident was...

Kent State project creates dialogue about liberty

Oct. 13, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State's latest cross-discipline project will soon connect the university and city with art and history lovers in New York City and Florence, Italy. On Oct. 17, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York will celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit "Sisters in...

School penalized for students' taunts at volleyball match

Oct. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island high school has been put on probation for one year in connection with alleged racial taunts by fans at a school volleyball team match. The governing body for high school sports in the state handed down the punishment to Burrillville High School on Friday. Students...

Evers will kill plan to punish UW free speech disrupters

Oct. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will kill a contentious plan to punish students who disrupt free speech on University of Wisconsin System campuses, his spokeswoman said Friday as system regents took another step toward implementing the policy. The regents in 2017 adopted a Republican-backed...

The Latest: UW regents OK staff to write free speech policy

Oct. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a University of Wisconsin System policy to punish students who disrupt others' free speech with suspension or expulsion (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The University of Wisconsin System regents have authorized staff to begin drafting formal language implementing a...

W Virginia school suspends sorority over drug, hazing claims

Oct. 11, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing. Marshall University on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta, suspending all chapter actives, meetings and social events....

High school student infiltrates, uncovers racist online chat

Oct. 11, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — A black student at a North Carolina high school infiltrated and exposed a racist student online chat, but it's unclear if everyone in the chat is facing consequences. Cenayia Edwards uncovered slur laden conversations about killing black people and reviving slavery involving two...