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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1973, file photo, McGraw Hall stands on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Cornell's president announced that it will welcome students back to campus, an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. (AP Photo/Jonathan Jay Fink)

Cornell says in-person learning is best for public health

Jun. 30, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University's president on Tuesday announced that it will welcome students back to campus — an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. The Ivy League university decided that compared with...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill plays against Abilene Christian in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State's All-Southeastern Conference running back Kylin Hill recently took to Twitter to make his strong feelings known about the Mississippi state flag, which has the Confederate battle emblem in the top left corner. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

College athletes using platform to address social issues

Jun. 25, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Deuce McAllister grew up in Mississippi and was well aware of the racial history of Ole Miss when he decided to play football there in the late 1990s. Even so, he never got used to seeing the Confederate battle emblem on game day. “I'm playing with my brothers, my teammates,” said McAllister, who is...

Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Jun. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson,...

Ex-fraternity president pleads guilty in deadly hazing case

Jun. 24, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The former president of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. Elijah Wahib, 22, of Westlake, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts each of felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

UNLV removes Hey Reb! statue following student protests

Jun. 17, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has removed a statue of its “Hey Reb!” mascot from in front of its alumni center following outcry from student groups, including the Native American Student Association. The bronze statue of a man with a huge mustache and his hands on his...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 17, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Colleges must fight racism, COVID-19 and hazing Columbus Dispatch June 16 On campuses throughout Ohio and across the country, “back to school” this fall promises to be as fraught as it ever has been, and with good reason....

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas players sing

Texas president to meet with students on athletes' demands

Jun. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The interim president of the University of Texas said Monday he is scheduling meetings with student groups after dozens of Longhorns athletes said they wanted the school to ditch “The Eyes of Texas” song and rename several campus buildings. The athletes said last week...

In this May 17, 2020, still image taken from a video conference call, Hadassah Raskas, 22, and other leaders of the website Corona Connects promote opportunities for people to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy of Hadassah Raskas via AP)

Kindness spreads with volunteer links at corona connects

Jun. 4, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

It started with a simple spreadsheet created by a group of college students who wanted to help during the pandemic. In just two months, that spreadsheet has grown into an online platform that has connected would-be do-gooders with nearly 3,000 opportunities to volunteer across the United States. Corona Connects...

4th college student in Ohio pleads guilty in hazing case

May. 29, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A fourth Ohio University student pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the investigation into a fraternity hazing that led to a student’s death. Saxon Angell-Perez, 22, of Upper Arlington, pleaded guilty to felony permitting drug abuse, felony cocaine possession and...