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UVa. hires security firm to guide students to safety

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has contracted with an international security firm to guide vulnerable students to safety in Charlottesville neighborhoods near campus. The university says the unarmed security guards will be called ambassadors. The ambassadors may help walk students home, call a safe ride or wait with them at [...]

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Illinois professor who lost job offer after tweets sues

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials on Thursday, saying they denied his right to free speech and that the school should rehire him. Steven Salaita argues in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, [...]

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White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Obama made the proposal last week as part of his State of the Union address. It was part of Obama’s plan [...]

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After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday to reach a verdict [...]

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Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three [...]

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VCU president calls SATs ‘flawed,’ stressing GPA instead

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is stressing grades over SAT scores. President Michael Rao announced Tuesday that the Richmond school no longer will require applicants with a high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher to submit SAT scores. He made the announcement during his annual state of the university. [...]

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