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  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard...

  • Goucher student dies after hit-and-run crash

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a Goucher College student from Texas has died after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Baltimore County police say 19-year-old Matthew Gabriel of Austin, Texas, died Monday from his injuries a day after he was hit by a car as he crossed Dulaney...

  • U.Va.'s Darden dean to return to faculty in 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is returning to the faculty in 2015. Dean Robert F. Bruner has been Darden dean for nearly a decade and has taught for 23 years. U.Va. announced his return to teaching Monday, saying he will...

  • Hampton Univ. prof, 3 inmates face drug charges

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Hampton University professor and three Newport News Jail inmates are facing drug charges after jail officials intercepted letters containing marijuana and heroin. Newport News sheriff's spokeswoman Kathleen Carey says a routine screening found mail addressed to...

  • Berlin Wall panels at U.Va. focus of installation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The wraps are coming off an unusual art installation at the University of Virginia. Called "Kings of Freedom," the graffiti artwork is on panels of the Berlin Wall. The artwork will make its debut Friday. Portions of the wall were installed on the grounds last...

  • Spring means yet another student protest season

    Spring is in the air, and one senses that it is again time for the college students of the land to engage in protest. It all began in the late 1960s, and one of the legacies of that period is that the campuses are evacuated as soon as possible. By May, the student body will be vamoosing....

  • VMI to host Environment Virginia Symposium

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — About 600 environmental leaders are expected to attend the 25th annual Environment Virginia Symposium at Virginia Military Institute. The symposium will be held Tuesday through Thursday at VMI's Center for Leadership and Ethics. The center's interim director, retired...

  • As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy. The position will become the first humanities faculty job to be funded with a $27 million pledge made three years ago to create named faculty chairs across a number of fields. The anonymous...

  • VCU unveils photos of 1963 Farmville protests

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled a collection of photographs taken during the 1963 civil rights protests in Farmville. VCU says about 270 photographs have been posted online. The Freedom Now Project seeks the public's help in learning details about the...

  • Baliles stepping down from U.Va's Miller Center

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles is stepping down as director and CEO of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs at the end of the year. University President Teresa A. Sullivan says a national search will begin immediately for a new...

  • Manhattan Moment: Graduate borrowing is the real student debt problem

    It's no secret that student loan debt is reaching crisis levels in America, but the conventional narrative on student loans neglects a crucial aspect: the rapid growth of graduate student borrowing. A recent report by the New America Foundation argues that the real student debt problem occurs...

  • Civility --- and lack thereof --- in aftermath of university pro-life protest

    The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely demonstrate themselves. The event: A small...

  • Cambridge buys Scott of the Antarctic negatives

    LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University says it has raised 275,000 pounds ($458,000) to buy rare photographic negatives from Capt. Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Scott, an icon of the heroic age of polar exploration, reached the South Pole in January 1912, only to discover...

  • U.Va. to honor Jay Klingel for Founder's Day

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia will honor retired director of operations and maintenance Jay Klingel as part of its Founder's Day activities. The school says it will plant a tree in Klingel's honor on the west side of the Lawn. Klingel retired Friday. He joined...

  • Longwood says fee cut will offset tuition hike

    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Longwood University says a reduction in mandatory student fees will largely offset a tuition increase for the 2014-2015 academic year. Longwood's Board of Visitors on Saturday approved a 7.4 percent increase in undergraduate tuition. The board also cut mandatory fees by...



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