United States

Petition calls for separating LGBT materials in Iowa library

Residents in northwest Iowa are fighting over a petition that calls on the public library to separate material dealing with LGBTQ issues and to request public input before acquiring such material.

United States

Brown University swim team barred from Ivy League meet

Brown University says its men's swimming and diving team will not participate in this week's Ivy League Championships as it investigates allegations of hazing.

United States

Professor seeks students' help in getting blocked by Trump on Twitter

A professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is seeking help from his students in pursuing a rather bizarre goal: getting blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump.

United States

Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.

United States

Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death

The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died after being found unresponsive a party is filing a civil suit against the national chapter and others in connection with their son's death.

United States

Florida school shooting survivor: Media using tragedy to push gun control

A survivor of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who was previously interviewed by CNN and MSNBC following the mass shooting, told Fox News he believes certain media outlets are politicizing the tragedy to push gun control.

United States

2 colleges investigating white supremacist signs on campus

Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are being posted around the colleges' campuses.

United States

Actor Michael Keaton to give Kent State commencement address

Actor Michael Keaton is slated to give the commencement address at Ohio's Kent State University.

United States

Killer wants $100G from book deal to go to his kids' education, Michigan says: Not so fast

The state of Michigan is reportedly looking to pocket more than $100,000 from an inmate’s book sales as compensation for his imprisonment.

United States

'Maze Runner' author 'deeply sorry' about harassment

"Maze Runner" author James Dashner, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, says he is "deeply sorry" to those "affected."

United States

$10M donation to Wheaton ties for largest in school history

Wheaton College in Massachusetts is getting one of the largest donations in its 183-year history.

Politics

DeVos donates salary to education, special needs charities

A spokeswoman says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs.

United States

Students, alumni challenge legacy preference at top colleges

Students and alumni at some of the nation's top universities are urging their schools to reconsider admissions policies that give an edge to relatives of alumni.

United States

Judge schedules 6-day hearing in Penn State frat death case

Penn State fraternity brothers facing refiled charges in a pledge's hazing death are scheduled for a second hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the most serious allegations against them to trial.

United States

Florida bill would let bullied students go to private school

From third to fifth grade, Alyson Hochstedler says bullies slammed her son into lockers and punched him.

United States

College Republicans' Patriot Prayer rally disrupted by counter-protesters

Five people were arrested as fights broke out and at least one American flag was burned Saturday after a college Republican rally in Seattle drew counter-protesters.

United States

California science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

A Northern California school district is investigating the display of a controversial science fair project that some students, parents and staff say is racially insensitive.

United States

Mainland colleges help Puerto Rican students, vexing island

Dozens of mainland U.S. universities are helping Puerto Rican students continue their studies while the island recovers from last September's Hurricane Maria, but islanders worry they'll stay away too long.

United States

Penn State trainer who testified in frat death case quits

A Penn State football team trainer who was in a fraternity house a year ago when a pledge suffered fatal injuries during a night of hazing and drinking is quitting.

United States

Princeton professor under fire after using n-word in lecture

An anthropology professor at Princeton University allegedly used the n-word multiple times during a lecture this week, prompting several students to walk out and an expletive-laced in-class confrontation.

United States

Minnesota school district removes 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn' from required reading due to n-word

The Duluth School District removed “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from its required reading due to the use of the n-word.

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