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UO names Georgia Tech scientist to lead Knight campus

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Allen College announces new president

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University Of Illinois Student Named Rhodes Scholar

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Mentors make the difference for college students

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Brandeis police say armed robbery took place on campus
Brandeis University police said early Tuesday that an armed robbery took place on campus earlier in the evening. University officials say the campus is on lockdown. There’s no active shooter, said Patrolman Dustin Botelho of Brandeis University’s police force, but he said there was an armed robbery on campus “some time ago” and that no injuries were reported. Botelho said the lockdown remains in place   Read More ...
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Detroit College Challenge seeks to boost enrollment
Buy Photo. Michigan State University, Alma College and Albion College are among the institutions to which she has been accepted. Still, as Barnes works to finish her last year of high school at Voyager Academy in Detroit, the demands of applying to multiple schools, searching for scholarships and juggling critical deadlines can sometimes be too much. “The whole process is kind of stressful   Read More ...
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The Great Out-of-State Migration: Where Students Go
Public colleges and universities have historically served their own state residents, but the number of out-of-state freshmen attending them has nearly doubled since 1986, according to Department of Education data.   Read More ...
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'IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE' flyers posted around USC's campus - | WBTV Charlotte
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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Two students with Maryland ties named Rhodes scholars
Two college students with ties to Maryland were named Rhodes scholars on Sunday. The Rhodes Trust, which awards scholarships for two years of postgraduate study at Oxford University in England, named University of Maryland Baltimore County student Naomi Mburu of Ellicott City and Naval Academy midshipman Nathan Bermel of Brookline, Mass., two of this year’s 32 Rhodes scholars. Mburu, 21, a senior studying chemical engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is the first student in the school’s history to receive a Rhodes scholarship   Read More ...
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NU system plans to change way it distributes state money, and UNO will benefit
The NU system shared the rationale for changing the way state money will be allocated and called the change “modest.” Documents indicate that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will get a 0.5 percent lower share of state appropriations and tuition money, UNO will get 0.5 percent more, the NU Medical Center 0.3 percent less and the University of Nebraska at Kearney 0   Read More ...
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Group builds unity with churches, post-college believers
"We really try to target young, single people so they feel connected," said Kaia Lunde, the Grand Forks woman who co-founded the group almost two years ago with friend Ryutaro Yoshihara. "Sometimes the people after college get missed. It's not intentional, but we saw a need in this town for fellowship." Lunde said she and Yoshihara believe college campuses do a good job connecting students to faith groups   Read More ...
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On-campus housing secured for SNHU students affected by fire
On-campus housing secured for SNHU students affected by fire WEBVTT POLICE.LIVE IN THE STUDIO, TIM CALLERY.TOM: THANK YOU.AN UPDATE NOW ON THAT WEEKENDFIRE AT ONE OF THE DORMS ON THECAMPUS OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIREUNIVERSITY.SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVESECURED ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FORALL OF THE AFFECTED STUDENTS.SOME OF THOSE STUDENTS ARE STILLTRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY HOOKSETT, N.H. — Officials at Southern New Hampshire University said Monday that the school has secured on-campus housing for all students affected by a fire that occurred over the weekend   Read More ...
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Housing secured for SNHU students affected by fire
Housing secured for SNHU students affected by fire WEBVTT POLICE.LIVE IN THE STUDIO, TIM CALLERY.TOM: THANK YOU.AN UPDATE NOW ON THAT WEEKENDFIRE AT ONE OF THE DORMS ON THECAMPUS OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIREUNIVERSITY.SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVESECURED ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FORALL OF THE AFFECTED STUDENTS.SOME OF THOSE STUDENTS ARE STILLTRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY.   Read More ...
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Yale professors race Google and IBM to first quantum computer
Robert Schoelkopf is at the forefront of a worldwide effort to build the world’s first quantum computer. Such a machine, if it can be built, would use the seemingly magical principles of quantum mechanics to solve problems today’s computers never could. Google, IBM, and Intel are using a method pioneered by Schoelkopf, a Yale University professor, and a handful of other physicists as they race to build a machine that could significantly accelerate everything from drug discovery to artificial intelligence   Read More ...
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Former community college president says he was forced out
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former president of North Carolina's community college system has said he was forced from the post. In an email sent to The News & Observer of Raleigh, the newspaper reported Jimmie Williamson, who resigned on July 31, wrote that he also believes his job became collateral damage after a battle over Senate Bill 420, which allowed the State Board to replace a local college trustee board with an interim board in "extreme circumstances" of negligence or fiscal mismanagement   Read More ...
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Houston BCycle rolls out new stations on Rice University campus and offers $25 student memberships
Staff report. Published 1:09 pm, Monday, November 20, 2017 Houston BCycle is expanding and offering college students more opportunities. With bike share stations at Rice University, HCC and UHD, and more coming to University of Houston and TSU, Houston BCycle now offers $25 per semester Student Memberships. Houston Bike Share, city of Houston Planning & Development and Rice University have partnered together to bring bike share to the Rice University Campus   Read More ...
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Former community college president says he was forced out
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The former president of North Carolina's community college system says he was forced from the post. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Jimmie Williamson resigned on July 31 and left the job at the end of September. In an email sent to the newspaper, Williamson wrote that he believes his job became collateral damage after a battle over Senate Bill 420, which allowed the State Board to replace a local college trustee board with an interim board in "extreme circumstances" of negligence or fiscal mismanagement   Read More ...
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UO names Georgia Tech scientist to lead Knight campus
The University of Oregon on Monday named a Georgia biomedical engineer who specializes in regenerative medicine to lead the new science campus named for its most famous donor and alumnus. Robert Guldberg will run the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a $1 billion research and innovation hub taking shape at the Eugene campus. The school unveiled plans for the project in October 2016 after receiving a $500 million commitment from the Nike co-founder and his wife   Read More ...
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I-Help Liberia USA Aid UL Medical Students With Sophisticated Equipment
The students of the A.M. Dogliotti College at the University of Liberia were the happiest recipients of medical equipment from I-Help Liberia U.S. based NGO aimed at helping the students to boost their medical skills of the students in their bid to acquire sound medical education at the University. According to Mr. Abraham Jabateh, I-Help Liberia Executive Director, said the arrival of these medical equipment which included Blood Pressure Cuffs, Pulsei Oximeter, Patella Harmener, Stealth’s Cope, Thermometer and Ophthalmoscope all numbered fifty pieces was made possible through the help of Ms   Read More ...
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Former community college president says he was forced out - | WBTV Charlotte
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The former president of North Carolina's community college system says he was forced from the post. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Jimmie Williamson resigned on July 31 and left the job at the end of September. In an email sent to the newspaper, Williamson wrote that he believes his job became collateral damage after a battle over Senate Bill 420, which allowed the State Board to replace a local college trustee board with an interim board in "extreme circumstances" of negligence or fiscal mismanagement   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. 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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