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Woman's brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

Apr. 19, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the...

R.C. Slocum named interim Texas A&M athletic director

Apr. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former Texas A&M football coach R.C. Slocum has been named the school's interim athletic director. Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young announced the appointment in a statement Friday. The 74-year-old Slocum steps into the vacancy left by Scott Woodward, who...

University freshman dead after suspected fraternity hazing

Apr. 17, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A university student in upstate New York died Wednesday following suspected hazing that has led to an indefinite suspension of fraternity and sorority activities. University at Buffalo freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, had been hospitalized since early Friday after the suspected...

Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor

Apr. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his inadequate response to the disruption of a conservative speaker's appearance last week. Lawmakers also threatened to...

University of South Carolina: 4 presidential finalists

Apr. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina's presidential search committee has named executives from Indiana, Florida, Missouri and Illinois as finalists. President Harris Pastides (pas-TEE-dees) is retiring July 31. A news release Wednesday says the finalists are John Strait Applegate of...

Notre Dame donating $100K to renovation of Paris cathedral

Apr. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The president of the University of Notre Dame says the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the donation Tuesday, a day after the fire destroyed the cathedral's spire and roof....

State board returns St. Louis schools to local control

Apr. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis public schools will be returned to local control effective July 1. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Board of Education on Tuesday voted to end 12 years of state control. St. Louis Public Schools have been governed by a three-member special administrative...

Bill would restrict when districts could start school year

Apr. 14, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A long-standing debate over when the school year should begin is back before Missouri lawmakers, who are considering a bill that would restrict public schools from beginning the academic year until late August. The bill, which would prohibit schools from starting earlier than 14...

University president: Buffalo bishop should resign

Apr. 12, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The president of a Catholic university in western New York is calling on Buffalo's bishop to resign. St. Bonaventure University President Dennis R. DePerro says in an interview with WKBW that Bishop Richard J. Malone needs to step aside so the Diocese of Buffalo can begin to heal after...

Families of massacre victims criticize notification process

Apr. 10, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Families whose loved ones perished in last year's Florida high school massacre told a state commission Wednesday they waited hours, often alone in a room, before being told of the death in a process that seemed chaotic and lacking empathy. Parents of students Luke Hoyer, Gina Montalto...