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Mizzou, Illinois revive football series for 2026-29

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'Not afraid of competition:' Fontbonne buys former high school to build second campus

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Yale Agrees To Return Hundreds Of Artifacts To Mohegans

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WITCC honor society hosting convocation

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Two Morningside students earn Principal scholarship

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Bomb squad investigating suspicious package on Texas Tech campus
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An emergency alert from Texas Tech University says Texas Tech police are investigating a suspicious package in the area of the Talkington Hall Parking lot. As of 2:55 p.m., the bomb squad is investigating the suspicious package. At 3:55 p.m., another alert message was sent out saying, "The bomb squad continues to evaluate a suspicious device that is attached to a vehicle east of Talkington Hall   Read More ...
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Police: Man planned to sell baking soda as cocaine to 'dumb' college students
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Treynor man is facing charges after Iowa City police said he planned to sell baking soda as cocaine to "dumb" college students. According to a criminal complaint, officers stopped 23-year-old Nicholas Carolus near Linn and Washington Streets after he failed to obey a traffic sign. Police then arrested Carolus on an outstanding warrant. Police said Carolus admitted to drinking and "seemed very confused   Read More ...
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Bomb squad investigating suspicious package on Texas Tech campus
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An emergency alert from Texas Tech University says Texas Tech police are investigating a suspicious package in the area of the Talkington Hall Parking lot. As of 2:55 p.m., the bomb squad is investigating the suspicious package. The first automated phone call from the university says there is a bomb threat on campus and all buildings need to be evacuated   Read More ...
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Review recommends MSU improve Title IX program
East Lansing — A law firm hired to review Michigan State University’s Title IX program found it complies with federal legal requirements but can be improved. The school said a report released Monday by the Kansas City-based Husch Blackwell firm recommended the university improve the program by re-evaluating its mandatory reporting protocols and streamlining the policy to make it more accessible for students and employees   Read More ...
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Allen College announces new president
WATERLOO – Jared Seliger, Ph.D., will begin his role as president of Allen College on Jan. 2. Seliger has served as the director of Allen College’s nuclear medicine technology program for the past nine years and as associate chancellor for the past two years. A native of the Cedar Valley, Seliger and his wife, Miranda, are the parents of a 1-year-old daughter   Read More ...
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Suspicious package on Texas Tech campus, everyone should avoid area around Talkington Hall
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An emergency alert from Texas Tech University says Texas Tech police are investigating a suspicious package in the area of the Talkington Hall Parking lot. As of 2:55 p.m., the bomb squad is investigating the suspicious package. The first automated phone call from the university says there is a bomb threat on campus and all buildings need to be evacuated   Read More ...
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Continued slump in state revenue leaves UNMC chancellor concerned about detrimental effect on NU system
A continued slump in state revenue will have a detrimental effect on the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Jeffrey Gold told an audience Monday. “I am concerned about the state budget,” said Gold, chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As it stands, the NU system can strive to “grow our way through” the current crisis, said Gold, who also is interim chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha   Read More ...
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Bomb squad investigating suspicious package on Texas Tech campus - | WBTV Charlotte
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An emergency alert from Texas Tech University says Texas Tech police are investigating a suspicious package in the area of the Talkington Hall Parking lot. As of 2:55 p.m., the bomb squad is investigating the suspicious package. The first automated phone call from the university says there is a bomb threat on campus and all buildings need to be evacuated   Read More ...
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The question every high school senior dreads at Thanksgiving | Opinion
It’s the question almost every college-bound high school senior dreads right about now: What are your college plans? An out-of-town uncle may be just making small talk by asking a niece about her destination next fall. But if she has heard bad news from her first-choice college — or worse, nothing at all — even the most casual of inquiries can be taken the wrong way   Read More ...
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Two UW seniors named Rhodes Scholar finalists
Two seniors at UW-Madison have been selected finalists this school year for Rhodes Scholarships, one of the highest honors for collegiate students. Kyra Fox of Whitefish Bay and Ross Dahlke of Westfield were among 228 finalists from American universities and colleges, with the scholarship providing all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. Fox is double majoring in international studies and psychology, with a certificate in African studies and honors in the liberal arts, the university said in a news release   Read More ...
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Professor to hold 'What's Up With White People?' seminar at New Hampshire college 
An upcoming event at a New Hampshire Ivy League college is raising some eyebrows. Early next year, Dartmouth College will host a seminar titled "What's Up With White People?" for anyone who has ever been "perplexed" by white people. The event was created by Temple University sociology professor Matt Wray, who says on his Twitter page that he's an expert on "whiteness   Read More ...
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Here’s why Wake Tech was just ranked the nation’s No. 1 online community college
Best Value Schools has ranked Wake Technical Community College as the No. 1 online community college in the United States. Wake Tech’s variety, quality and affordability distinguished itself from the rest in a list of 1,100 community colleges across the country, Best Value Schools said in its report. The ranking rated the community colleges based on cost, types of degrees and diplomas, and the ability to offer a degree or certificate entirely through an off-campus education   Read More ...
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University Of Illinois Student Named Rhodes Scholar
A senior at the University of Illinois and a graduate of Saint Ignatius High School is among this year's class of Rhodes Scholars. Thomas Dowling is one of 32 students from the U.S. who will have all expenses paid to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.   Read More ...
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Rhodes Scholars selected from Washington University
ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Congratulations to a pair of Washington University seniors who have been selected for one of the world's most prestigious academic honors. Jasmine Brown and Camille Borders are two of the 32 students chosen from across this nation to be Rhodes Scholars. Brown is studying biology, with a focus in neuroscience. She has done extensive research on genetics and the West Nile Virus   Read More ...
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CAMPUS VIOLENCE: Teachers at failing elementary school beg Fort Bend ISD trustees for help
By Kristi Nix, knix@hcnonline.com. Updated 11:52 am, Monday, November 20, 2017 A teacher group of teachers from a troubled Fort Bend ISD elementary school pled with trustees for help dealing with campus violence and problems related to a lack of support from school leaders at a recent school board meeting. Ridgemont Elementary School teacher Emerald Romo described the "physical and emotional abuse" she and other teachers have experienced at the school   Read More ...
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Mizzou, Illinois revive football series for 2026-29
COLUMBIA, MO. • Missouri and Illinois are reviving their football series and bringing it back to their respective campuses. The two schools have agreed to a four-year series from 2026-29 and will alternate between Champaign, Ill., and Columbia each season. The Tigers and Fighting Illini met six times in St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome from 2002-2010 with the Tigers winning all six matchups, games that featured breakout performances by Brad Smith, Jeremy Maclin and Blaine Gabbert   Read More ...
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'IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE' flyers posted around USC's campus
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Flyers posted around the campus of the University of South Carolina appear to be part of a coordinated effort from a group of posters to an anonymous message board, university officials said. The flyers, which say "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE," were posted around the Columbia campus early Monday morning. Several reports on social media indicated they had been found posted at the Coker Life Sciences building, the Swearingen Engineering Center, and other buildings   Read More ...
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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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'Not afraid of competition:' Fontbonne buys former high school to build second campus
ST. LOUIS • Fontbonne University has big dreams of using the former John F. Kennedy Catholic High School as a second campus. The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Monday morning that they recently sold the property, located at 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester, to the Catholic university. Fontbonne University has big plans for the former John F. Kennedy Catholic High School   Read More ...
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Native Houstonian Xavier Gonzalez named Rhodes scholar
A Houstonian – and Harvard University senior – is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars who will study at Oxford University next year. Harold Xavier Gonzalez, a standout tennis player at St. John’s School in River Oaks, matriculated at Harvard in 2014. His selection was announced over the weekend. Gonzalez, a mathematics major, graduated from St. John’s School in 2014. At Harvard, he has done research in mathematics and plays varsity tennis   Read More ...
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University degrees combine computer science and ag, music
URBANA, Ill. (AP) _ The University of Illinois plans to offer new degrees that combine computer science with music or crop sciences. University officials say the new bachelor of science in computer and crop sciences will be the first degree of its kind in the U.S. They say it’s a natural fit for the University of Illinois because the state is routinely one of the top producers of corn and soybeans in the country   Read More ...
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3 N.J. residents chosen as Rhodes Scholars
Three New Jersey residents have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars. Christopher D'Urso, a Colts Neck resident who attends the University of Pennsylvania; Jordan Thomas, a Princeton University student who lives in South Plainfield, and Jasmine Brown, a Hillsborough resident who attends Washington University in St. Louis, were among the 32 American recipients announced Sunday. The 2017 scholars were chosen from a group of 866 applicants who were endorsed by 299 colleges and universities for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England   Read More ...
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'Battle-tested' Wintersteen faces big challenges as Iowa State's president. Is she ready?
Wendy Wintersteen, President select of Iowa State University talks about how she found the confidence and inspiration to apply to be the leader of ISU. Buy Photo. AMES, Ia. — It was not yet 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 when Wendy Wintersteen’s cell phone rang. She had completed her interview 3½ hours earlier with the Iowa Board of Regents for the job of president of Iowa State University, then nervously waited with her husband, Robert Waggoner, at their Ames home for the decision   Read More ...
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Dartmouth College to host 'What's Up With White People?' event
Are you "perplexed" by white people? Temple University sociologist Matt Wray may have the answers. Wray, a self-proclaimed "expert on whiteness," is set to hold a forum at Dartmouth College on Feb. 2 to figure out "What's Up With White People?" The talk will be open to the public as Wray provides a "field guide" to learn about "the different types of white people and how you can learn to spot them in their natural habitats   Read More ...
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University receiving grant to expand cybersecurity training
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Training for cybersecurity specialists will get a boost at a Kentucky university with a $580,000 federal grant to expand programs. The University of Louisville says one program will teach cybersecurity measures to public safety employees, while another will use common hardware and software to come up with new teaching methods. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency designated U of L as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2014, and the designation was extended recently through 2019   Read More ...
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Auburn University student chosen as Rhodes scholar
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A college senior from Alabama has been chosen as a Rhodes scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Saturday that Matthew Rogers is among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He is a software engineering student at Auburn University. Rogers will study cyber security at Oxford next year   Read More ...
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University degrees combine computer science and ag, music
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois plans to offer new degrees that combine computer science with music or crop sciences. University officials say the new bachelor of science in computer and crop sciences will be the first degree of its kind in the U.S. They say it's a natural fit for the University of Illinois because the state is routinely one of the top producers of corn and soybeans in the country   Read More ...
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Bipartisan Harvard panel releases guidelines on safeguarding elections from hacking and propaganda
(Reuters) — A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks. The 27-page guidebook shown to Reuters ahead of publication calls for campaign leaders to emphasize security from the start and insist on practices such as two-factor authentication for access to email and documents and fully encrypted messaging via services including Signal and Wickr   Read More ...
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Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks. The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed   Read More ...
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Portland graduate of Yale among this year's Rhodes scholars
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, man who has studied gap's in the city's policy for protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation is among this year's class of Rhodes scholars. JaVaughn T. "J.T." Flowers graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science. He helped start an organization that provides mentors, tutors and summer stipends to make sure low-income students there receive the same academic opportunities as others   Read More ...
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Albuquerque college students find opportunity in strict new panhandling ordinance
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of college students in Albuquerque said they’re using the city’s strict new panhandling ordinance as a way to connect with a struggling population. It’s now illegal to hand something to a panhandler from your car. You have to pull over, park and get out. So that’s exactly what this group of about 20 UNM and CNM students did Sunday   Read More ...
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Country's oldest black college to remain accredited
PHILADELPHIA — The nation's oldest historically black college will remain accredited after a state commission decided to work with the school, citing "significant progress" after a two-year probationary period. Cheyney University has grappled with financial and administrative woes in recent years. In August, Pennsylvania's state-owned university system agreed to forgive $30 million in loans if the school maintained a balanced budget over the next four years   Read More ...
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Boise State’s Bob Kustra, who transformed campus, to retire | Idaho Statesman
Sports is "an enormous investment" for Boise State University, but one that has paid off for the school as a whole, said BSU President Bob Kustra. "That Fiesta Bowl of 2007 really gave us a set of strategies on how we could take the rest of the university on the national stage that football took us in that year." Kustra plans to retire in June 2018   Read More ...
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bison get No. 2 seed for FCS playoffs, host winner of NAU, San Diego
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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What we learned from UW’s 33-30 win over Utah
At long last, Jake Browning finally put up the passing numbers Washington fans have wanted all year. Browning threw for a season-high 354 yards plus two touchdowns in UW’s thrilling 33-30 win over Utah on Saturday at Husky Stadium. Surely, this outburst was due to a receiver going wild. Right? Yes and no. Senior receiver Dante Pettis was targeted 10 times which was the most on the team   Read More ...
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Yale Agrees To Return Hundreds Of Artifacts To Mohegans
Yale University will return hundreds of artifacts to the Mohegan tribe — many of them obtained in an archaeological dig in the 1930s in Uncasville — after decades of discussions that turned serious in the past couple of years. The artifacts — including a wooden succotash bowl used by an 18th-century tribal matriarch, a wooden mortar and a doll — will be displayed at the Mohegan’s Tantaquidgeon Museum in Uncasville   Read More ...
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Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans, higher education
Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private colleges and universities. These actions are anathema to higher education leaders across the country. Yet they all appear in the House-approved Republican tax overhaul, evidence of a growing disconnect between large segments of the GOP and colleges that, for generations, have wielded enormous clout on Capitol Hill   Read More ...
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USD graduate chosen as Rhodes Scholar
YANKTON, S.D. — A South Dakotan who graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2017 is among the latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars. Joshua Arens of Yankton is among 32 men and women chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Arens graduated from USD with an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a 4.0 grade point average. An advocate for science-based policymaking, Arens researches a wide range of environmental problems and solutions, including the role of automobiles in society   Read More ...
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2 PR leaders at UNL resign after campus controversy
Fallout from a campus controversy has left a hole at the top of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s public relations team. Teresa Paulsen, UNL’s chief communication and marketing officer, and news director Steve Smith said late last week that they were resigning. Smith’s resignation was effective Friday; Paulsen’s is effective Dec. 1. Both said they had differences with NU system administration over an email exchange related to the Aug   Read More ...
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Portland graduate of Yale among this year's Rhodes scholars
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland, Oregon, man who has studied gaps in the city's policy for protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation is among this year's class of Rhodes scholars. JaVaughn T. "J.T." Flowers graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science. He helped start an organization that provides mentors, tutors and summer stipends to make sure low-income students there receive the same academic opportunities as others   Read More ...
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