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UVA vows zero-tolerance policy on rapes

University of Virginia

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"The status quo is no longer acceptable."

That's the message the University of Virginia is trying to send its students and others after a scathing Rolling Stone story detailed allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity party, and the school's supposed...

Ferguson library sees donations roll in

Girl looking at books in library


Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention.

More food banks serve hungry college students

Kitchen food pantry


They may be studying at high-priced institutions, but a growing number of U.S. college students rely on food pantries for their next meal.

At least 100 have opened on college campuses across the country in the past six years. By one estimate there we...

Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Michelle Obama

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Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

Berkeley students protest UC tuition hike

University of California Berkeley

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Students at U.C. Berkeley protested for a second day Friday against a tuition hike approved this week by the University of California.

More than 300 students had occupied Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, according to the university's student-run newspaper, T...

LA student abuse settlement: $139 million

Mark Berndt

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The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday.

Can community colleges save higher ed?

college, diploma, hat


There's no doubt that it's a tough time for families pondering the value of a college degree.

Florida State shooting: 3 hurt, gunman killed

FSU campus

Gunshots rattled a peaceful, packed Florida State University library early Thursday, with three people getting hurt as hundreds of students huddled between bookshelves before police encountered and killed the gunman outside.

"There has been a shooting...

First-grader denied bag lunch at school

First grader denied lunch


The only thing 7-year-old Xavier loves more than his math homework are his fruits and veggies.

Fundraising letters for school signed by fictitious boy

St. Joseph Indian School

Officials at St. Joseph's Indian School -- a 200-person boarding school in Chamberlain, South Dakota, that's affiliated with a Roman Catholic charity based in Wisconsin -- say they send out waves of mailings three or four times a year.

WVU suspends Greek life after freshman dies

West Virginia University

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The death of a West Virginia University freshman who was found unconscious at a fraternity house has prompted officials to suspend all Greek activities on campus.

The announcement by the university follows the death of Nolan Michael Burch, 18, of Wil...

College tuition hikes lowest since 1970s

College graduation blurb


For the last two years, the cost of public college tuition has posted the smallest increases since the 1970s, according to new data.

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Shia LaBeouf's silent interview

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Leave it to Shia LaBeouf to give one of the strangest -- or most creative -- interviews of all time.

Holocaust survivor reunited with her rescuer

Holocaust survivor reunited

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An emotional moment as a Holocaust survivor is reunited with the woman who saved her life decades ago.

Passengers get out and push frozen plane

Passengers push frozen plane

Yes, this really happened! A bunch of passengers left their seats to give their frozen plane a push at a snowbound airport in Siberia.

Creed's Scott Stapp reveals he's 'penniless'

Creed's Scott Stapp, 2002

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Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.

Tetley insures taste buds of its $1.6 million 'tea tester'

Tetley tea taster

From Tetley

Tea maker Tetley has insured one of its most valuable assets for $1.6 million - the tongue of its top tea taster.

The prized palate belongs to 32 year old Sebastian Michaelis, the so-called "master blender" who can determine a tea from thousands of v...

Green Friday: Pot sellers cash in on holiday sales

Medical marijuana


Colorado's pot dispensaries are trying to get a piece of the holiday shopping pie.

Trans fat may hurt your memory

Donuts, doughnuts

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If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins.

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