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Rutgers Professor who Tweeted About White Gun Deaths Placed on Leave

by Associated Press | November 20, 2016
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. —A Rutgers University professor who was accused of threatening to kill Wh [...] Read more

Trump Agrees to $25M Settlement to Resolve Trump University Lawsuits

by David Klepper and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press |
SAN DIEGO —President-elect Donald Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits a [...] Read more

University of New Mexico Professors Seeking Immigrant Student Protections

by Russell Contreras, Associated Press |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A group of professors at the largest university in the nation’s mos [...] Read more

Wake Forest University Naming Dorm for Poet Maya Angelou

by Associated Press |
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest University is naming a new residence hall in honor of famou [...] Read more

Rutgers Confronts Ties to Slavery in Groundbreaking Report

by Associated Press |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers University is confronting its historical ties to slavery. The N [...] Read more

Melania Trump’s College Experience Amended on Bio

by Associated Press | November 17, 2016
America’s future First Lady Melania Trump “paused her studies” to pursue a modeling caree [...] Read more

Mississippi Initiative to Help Former College Students Finish Degrees

by Jeff Amy, Associated Press |
JACKSON, Miss. —Leaders of Mississippi’s universities and community colleges say as many as [...] Read more

College Students Protest Donald Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press |
College students at campuses around the United States marched and rallied Wednesday, urging adm [...] Read more

University of California Workers Strike for Higher Wages

by Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press | November 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Electricians, elevator mechanics, plumbers and other workers walked off the j [...] Read more

California Universities Weigh First Tuition Hikes in 6 Years

by Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press |
SAN FRANCISCO —Faced with record high enrollment and the need to hire faculty, the University [...] Read more

Board Extends North Dakota State President’s Contract

by Dave Kolpack, Associated Press |
FARGO, N.D. —The state Board of Higher Education met behind closed doors for more than two ho [...] Read more

Oklahoma Student in Penn Racist Chat ‘No Longer Enrolled’

by Associated Press | November 15, 2016
NORMAN, Okla. — University of Oklahoma President David Boren says a student involved in a rac [...] Read more

Abilene Christian University Apologizes for Blackface Student Posting

by Associated Press |
ABILENE, Texas —A Christian university in Texas says some students no longer attend the schoo [...] Read more

Woman Sues Utah State after Sexual Assault at Fraternity Party

by Associated Press |
OGDEN, Utah — A former Utah State University student has sued the school, claiming officials [...] Read more

Students, Faculty Ask UVa President not to Quote Jefferson

by Associated Press |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —The University of Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jeffers [...] Read more