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Virginia Commonwealth Police probe student newspaper thefts

Feb. 28, 2020 10:03 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police at Virginia Commonwealth University are investigating reports that members of the school's Student Government Association removed stacks of the student newspaper after it published an article detailing conflicts within the organization. Any students found to have unlawfully...

3 college students in Ohio plead guilty in hazing case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio University students pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to the investigation into fraternity hazing that led to a student's death. Dominic Figliola, 21, of Athens, pleaded guilty to two felony drug possession counts and to misdemeanor charges of hazing and violating...

Towson student group: Rename buildings honoring slave owners

Feb. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A group of Towson University students is calling on school officials to rename two campus buildings that honor prominent Maryland politicians who owned slaves. The student group “Tigers for Justice” had collected nearly 3,000 signatures as of Thursday morning on its online...

University of Alaska Anchorage proposes cutting programs

Feb. 26, 2020 9:40 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage plans to delete, suspend or revise more than two dozen programs to reduce spending and shrink budget gaps, the school said. The university published the proposed list of courses to be removed or changed on its website Tuesday, Alaska Public Radio...

Syracuse University students hold sit-in to protest racism

Feb. 19, 2020 4:40 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A student activist group at Syracuse University has rejected a college administration attempt to end its three-day sit-in protesting the handling of racist graffiti and other bias-related incidents on campus. The group #NotAgainSU launched the protest at the administration building...

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...

Split verdict in ex-fraternity president sex assault cases

Feb. 18, 2020 1:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former president of a Temple University fraternity has been convicted in an attempted sexual assault case but acquitted of sex assault charges in another case. Jurors convicted 23-year-old Ari Goldstein of attempted sexual assault and indecent assault of a woman who was a freshman...

New Mexico State turns focus to fraternities, sororities

Feb. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is starting a new initiative focused on the health, safety and well-being of students involved in fraternity and sorority life. School officials said the effort is based on a model used at large universities elsewhere and a website that will provide more...

Recent Kansas editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 16 What if your loved one’s final resting place wasn’t as restful as promised? What if a bulldozer nearby gave way to new building construction? That could be the case for families all across Kansas if a bill before the Legislature uproots decades, indeed centuries, of...

Suit: Drake, fraternity negligent in dangerous hazing event

Feb. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A student is suing Drake University in Des Moines, along with a fraternity at the school and several fellow students for an unspecified amount after he said he nearly died from a hazing incident. Court documents filed Feb. 7 show Marcus Shields is suing the school, Theta Chi...