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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm. The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme...

  • Northwestern to appeal players union ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University on Friday criticized a federal agency's landmark ruling giving Wildcat football players the green light to form the nation's first college athletic union, also confirming that it will appeal. If it withstands an appeal, the dramatic decision this week by...

  • College athletes deserve more from their schools

    Colleges have gotten rich off of their football and basketball teams. It's time they delivered for the athletes who make that possible.

  • Police: Man pepper sprays George Mason professor

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County police say a man walked into a George Mason University classroom and pepper-sprayed a professor. Police say 31-year-old Jonathan Pendleton of Alexandria walked into a class on the school's Arlington campus Wednesday afternoon, announced a citizen's...

  • Oilman, wife give $2.5 million to Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says a Dallas oil executive and his wife are donating $2.5 million to the engineering program at the East Lansing school. The university said Wednesday that the gift comes from Dave and Denise Lamp. It says $2 million will establish the...

  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton promote higher education

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the power to transform lives and be a force for democracy around the globe. Clinton and Bush spoke separately at the Globalization of Higher...

  • Department of Education revives Florida Bright Futures probe

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has revived a probe into Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program, which critics charge is increasingly out of reach for the students who need it most. A spokesman for the department told The Miami...



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