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UNC’s statements to the NCAA didn’t ‘pass the smell test,’ accreditor said

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UNC’s statements to the NCAA didn’t ‘pass the smell test,’ accreditor said


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Porter's back surgery could sideline Mizzou phenom for rest of season

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Porter's back surgery could sideline Mizzou phenom for rest of season


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College student hopes to grow interest in agriculture

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College student hopes to grow interest in agriculture


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Allen College announces new president

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Allen College announces new president


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WITCC honor society hosting convocation

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Police: 2 college students set fires in dorm bathrooms

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This 11-year-old Utah girl is a full-time college student

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This 11-year-old Utah girl is a full-time college student


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UNC’s statements to the NCAA didn’t ‘pass the smell test,’ accreditor said
The president of the agency that accredits UNC-Chapel Hill twice told The News & Observer recently that some of the university’s statements to the NCAA didn’t “pass the smell test” and that she would review those statements if The N&O published an article about them. Belle S. Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, made the comments during an interview with N&O reporter Dan Kane on Nov   Read More ...
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College senior found shot dead inside her car in North Texas
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Porter's back surgery could sideline Mizzou phenom for rest of season
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National career college chain to close 2 Colorado campuses
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Faculty oppose Connecticut community college merger
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NY police union hopes for mass shooting at Brooklyn College after students complain about cops in bathrooms
Responding to a erroneous report in the that students at Brooklyn College want cops banned from the campus, a union representing the cops invoked mass shootings and terrorism saying students at the school should “get what they ask for.” According to , the Sergeants Benevolent Association responded the story, by tweeting “Brooklyn College doesn’t want police using campus bathrooms via another anti police campus with no common sense   Read More ...
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Brooklyn College students want police banned from campus
Petition in the works says students do not feel comfortable around cops.   Read More ...
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Brooklyn College doesn’t want police using campus bathrooms
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Group builds unity with churches, post-college believers
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Former community college president says he was forced out
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Review recommends MSU improve Title IX program
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Professor to hold 'What's Up With White People?' seminar at New Hampshire college 
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Mizzou, Illinois revive football series for 2026-29
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Mentors make the difference for college students
As a second-grader, I never thought about attending college. Neither of my parents attended college. In fact, my mom dropped out of high school to marry my dad. While not a college-going household, my parents encouraged my love of reading, fostered my curiosities and demanded academic excellence. They provided the foundation for me to break our family’s cycle and attend college   Read More ...
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Dartmouth College to host 'What's Up With White People?' event
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Albuquerque college students find opportunity in strict new panhandling ordinance
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Country's oldest black college to remain accredited
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NDSU will get the winner of the University of San Diego and Northern Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 2. San Diego won the Pioneer League and NAU is an at-large entrant from the Big Sky Conference. Tickets went on sale next Sunday, Nov. 19, on the NDSU website at gobison.com./tickets. Season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, to purchase their seam seats   Read More ...
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