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Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home. An Alexandria police spokeswoman says police received a report of a person with a weapon in the area of Matthew Maury [...]

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History books spark new Texas classroom battle

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation’s Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases. The Board of Education will approve new history [...]

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Police resume search for missing Virginia student

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. The shift in the search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham is based on video that police obtained showing Graham walking early [...]

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Nontraditional students are the new tradition

  By: Stephanie Cousins Traditionally, students that enter college are usually around the age of 18 and are fresh out of high school. Those students are eager to learn and make friends and participate in every social event on campus. They also have the opportunity to stay in the dormitory and survive off meal plans [...]

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Professor who lost U of I job offer wants position

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of sometimes-profane Twitter messages that critics deemed anti-Semitic demanded Tuesday that he be given the position and threatened to take legal action otherwise. Attorneys for Steven Salaita said during a news conference at a YMCA on [...]

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W.Va. university hosting undergrads from Va.

  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Undergraduate students from Virginia and elsewhere are on the campus of Marshall University to get a glimpse into the life of a medical student. The program on the Huntington campus is aimed at so-called students of color. Developed in 2011, the program at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is [...]

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Bridgewater College buys hotel for student housing

  BRIDGEWATER, Va. (AP) — Bridgewater College has acquired a hotel to provide temporary housing for students when on-campus residence facilities are full. The college bought the two-building, 24-room Crimson Inn in Bridgewater in late August. The hotel is located near the school’s main campus. Bridgewater vice president Anne Keeler tells The Daily News-Record (http://bit.ly/YwtkSD [...]

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U. of Illinois trustees won’t hire professor

  URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, raising the likelihood of a lawsuit or a financial deal with the professor and further campus protests. An attorney for Steven Salaita, who last year accepted a job to [...]

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U.Va. launches new efforts to combat sex assaults

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says it’s launching several new initiatives this fall to combat sexual assaults on campus. U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan and others on Friday told members of the Board of Visitors about a new reporting policy, along with public awareness campaign and prevention efforts. The university says [...]

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Va. educators debate falling English test scores

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument. Another, which garners more debate, is that they’re increasingly likely to text, [...]

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New lawsuit filed over alleged abuse by Sandusky

  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A new accuser is suing Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, saying he was sexually abused about six years ago. The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/WcGbY8 ) that the case was filed in Philadelphia last month by Williamsport attorney Bret Southard. The lawsuit [...]

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