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Howard University gives tuition rebates to some members of its graduating class

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Howard University is refunding more than a hundred soon-to-be graduates half of the tuition they paid out of pocket this semester, in an effort to encourage more students to complete their education on time.
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Academia and motherhood: We can have both

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A Yale University scholar questions the notion of a 'baby penalty' for ambitious faculty on college campuses.
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Princeton to remove 'overly celebratory' mural of Woodrow Wilson

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A university official thanked the Black Justice League, which protested last year, for raising questions about former president Woodrow Wilson's racial legacy.
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A Florida school board just blocked transgender kids from choosing bathrooms

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
The measure from Marion County comes as other localities and states have taken up transgender restroom bans.
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Partnership between U-Md. and Baltimore campuses is a go

April 9, 2016 - 8:27am
Gov. Larry Hogan has cleared the way for the University of Maryland, Baltimore to unite forces with the flagship University of Maryland campus in College Park.

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University of North Carolina president raises concerns over 'bathroom bill'

April 8, 2016 - 9:10pm
University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings has met with state leaders to share concerns about the "chilling effect" the law has had on campuses.

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Former U-Va. student 'Jackie' deposed in Rolling Stone lawsuit

April 8, 2016 - 8:54pm
"Jackie" gave a statement under oath regarding the account of gang rape she gave to Rolling Stone.

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For 4-H, a campaign to reach beyond corn fields and into cities

April 8, 2016 - 8:23pm
The traditional club of farm kids hopes to enroll more urban children into the leadership development program.

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'You must die': Police probing video of white teen with a noose threatening black student

April 8, 2016 - 7:22pm
The victim's lawyer says he was traumatized.

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Students play 'Jews vs. Nazis' beer pong; one side has a swastika, the other a Star of David

April 8, 2016 - 1:27pm
"I am deeply upset," the superintendent of schools in Princeton, N.J. said.

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Police arrest 17-year-old in slaying of first-year University of Texas student

April 8, 2016 - 12:11pm
Haruka Weiser's slaying earlier this week was the first homicide on the University of Texas campus since 1966, police say.

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Columbia University: About 45 percent of freshmen admitted early

April 8, 2016 - 11:09am
The Ivy League university in New York City provides data on its early decision admissions program to The Washington Post.

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