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Indiana School Faces Backlash over Trump ‘Resistance’ Class

by Brian Slodysko, Associated Press | May 7, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS — A private college in Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana is fa [...] Read more

Georgia Governor Approves Carrying Concealed Guns on Campus

by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | May 4, 2017
ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry [...] Read more

Black Members of Congress Demand Probe of Nooses at American University

by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — The hanging of bananas from nooses with hateful messages at American University [...] Read more

UC President ‘Sorry’ for Office’s Handling of Audit Probe

by Sophia Bollag, Associated Press | May 3, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After a state audit found University of California administrators hid $1 [...] Read more

Lawmakers to Question University of California President

by Sophia Bollag, Associated Press | May 2, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are scheduled to question University of California [...] Read more

GOP Bill Would Discipline Hecklers at College Speeches

by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | April 30, 2017
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations coul [...] Read more

Georgia Bans Funding to ‘Sanctuary’ Campuses Under New Law

by Associated Press | April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — Private colleges that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities would [...] Read more

Tennessee Reconnect to Clear Path to Degrees for Adult Learners

by Catherine Morris | April 25, 2017
Adult learners over the age of 24 would be eligible to attend two years of community college tu [...] Read more

UC Berkeley Students Threaten to Sue Over Ann Coulter Visit

by Associated Press | April 23, 2017
BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter [...] Read more

North Carolina Civil Rights Center Faces Conservative Ire

by Martha Waggoner, Associated Press |
RALEIGH, N.C. — A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorn [...] Read more

University Presidents Seek Restored Funding in New Mexico

by Diverse Staff | April 17, 2017
A council of university presidents from New Mexico is lobbying to have about $745 million put b [...] Read more

Guillermo: New York Codifies an Orwellian ‘Tuition-free’ College Plan

by Emil Guillermo | April 16, 2017
Here’s a word of caution. When a politician uses the word “free,” have your hand on your [...] Read more

Will Free College Offer Catch Fire? NY Details Raise Doubts

by Anna Gronewold, Associated Press |
ALBANY, N.Y. — Will New York’s first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class co [...] Read more

Kentucky Governor Changes Plan for Free 2-year Degrees

by Associated Press | April 12, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A scholarship program that would have provided free community college for al [...] Read more

New York Made Tuition Free, but Students Must Stay After College

by Anna Gronewold and David Klepper, Associated Press | April 10, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. — There’s a big string attached to New York’s free middle-class college tuit [...] Read more