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University Defends Response to Threat to Speaker

Facing faculty concerns about guns on the campus of Utah State University, the school’s president is responding to accusations that the institution acted irresponsibly after a threat against feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian.

Xavier University Receives $19.5M NIH Award

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Xavier University received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of the national Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. The historically Black university will use the grant to expand its biomedical programs.

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Student celebrations associated with Pumpkin Fest, which was originally founded as a family celebration, devolved into an hours-long riot between students and police on Saturday afternoon.

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More than 3,100 students—nearly half of them athletes—enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.

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Critics focus on implementation of loan counseling for those with adverse credit ratings and decry changes not going into effect until July 2015.

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A symposium by the University of Virginia brought faculty and researchers together to honor the legacy that slavery has had on our nation.

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A Georgia State University professor will use a $1.2 million grant to develop curriculum to bring computer science to elementary schools.

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Virginia higher education officials announced a partnership that would make it easier for students to take online classes.

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Toni Morrison donates her papers to Princeton University’s Permanent Library Collection.

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The list of institutions vying to become the host site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library has been narrowed to four finalists, including two universities in Chicago.

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