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U.Va. revokes 2 fraternities’ charters for hazing

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. April 19th (AP) — The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing. According to The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1jifHZP ), the university announced Friday that it has terminated its organization agreements with Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha. The announcements said the incidents involved the “new member education process,” but they [...]

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NSU Police and Norfolk Fire-Rescue respond to dorm fire

  by Tykhari Coles On Friday, April 18, while a field day was taking place in the middle of the Norfolk State University campus, the NSU Police Department and the City of Norfolk Fire-Rescue were responding to a fire at Babbette Smith student residence hall. At 12:30 p.m., a fire broke out in the female [...]

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Va. community colleges relax speech restrictions

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of the system’s 15-member governing board unanimously approved a new [...]

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Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. The students also want the private liberal arts college to end the practice of allowing “neo-Confederates” to march [...]

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Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate [...]

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Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

  Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday, Apr. 11, in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” ”Ms. Jackson,” ”The Way You Move,” [...]

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Va. college ‘free-speech zones’ latest to fall

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy [...]

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Sandberg back with new ‘Lean In’ for graduates

  NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with “Lean In,” her best-selling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphrase in the process. Since then, over 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book’s out in 28 languages, and will be in eight more by the end of [...]

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Islam critic: Brandeis turned honor into a shaming

  BOSTON (AP) — Brandeis University has transformed an accolade into “a moment of shaming” by withdrawing a plan to give an honorary degree to a Muslim women’s advocate who has made comments critical of Islam, she said Wednesday. The university decided late Tuesday not to honor Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the May 18 [...]

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UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

  STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. With students, faculty and alumni beaming with pride following the men’s and women’s basketball team’s national titles, the university administration is looking far beyond the Gampel [...]

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At least 9 dead as bus, truck crash in California

  ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio. Steven Clavijo, 18, a senior at [...]

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