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  • NC Central ready for scrutiny for new student union project

    North Carolina Central University is getting ready to finish a proposal to build a new student union, mindful that the officials are putting proposals under more scrutiny to make sure student fees aren't unfairly increased. The university is finalizing...
  • With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said on Thursday. Having spent the past several months traveling...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon enters 2016 mayoral race

    Sheila Dixon, who became Baltimore's first black female mayor but resigned in disgrace after an embezzlement conviction, announced Wednesday that she is running to reclaim her old job — the first direct challenge to incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Drexel lays off dozens of workers because of fewer students

    Drexel University has laid off "several dozen" administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall. University officials declined to specify the number of layoffs or how many vacant positions were...
  • Thomas Briscoe, Civil Rights activist, military veteran and Columbia pioneer, dies at 93

    Thomas Briscoe, Civil Rights activist, military veteran and Columbia pioneer, dies at 93
    When Thomas Briscoe was a young man – before Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a segregated bus in 1955 – he, too, told a Southern bus driver that he would be sitting up front, in the area reserved for whites....
  • Hampton University plans to build new 'student success center'

    Hampton University plans to build new 'student success center'
    Hampton University officials want to build a new student resource center on its historic campus. The university is seeking the city's permission to construct a 3,500-square-foot building at 65 Marshall Ave. that will include a computer lab, auditorium...
  • 16-year-old with master's degree sets sights on doctorate, pilot's license

    16-year-old with master's degree sets sights on doctorate, pilot's license
    While most 16 year olds have yet to begin researching undergraduate college programs, Thessalonika Arzu-Embry is already looking into doctoral programs. The Great Lakes teen wants to pursue a Ph.D. in aviation to accompany her master's degree in...
  • Sen. Mikulski, HCC celebrate national recognition of college's cyber security programs

    Sen. Mikulski, HCC celebrate national recognition of college's cyber security programs
    American citizens, businesses and government agencies must deal with the daily threat of a cyber attack, but to Sen. Barbara Mikulski and the leaders of Harford Community College, that threat also creates opportunities for education and jobs. "Where...
  • Tuition up this fall at 9 Mississippi community colleges

    Nine of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide. On average, a student will pay $2,577 for two semesters of full-time classes, up...
  • Why another look at affirmative action?

    Why another look at affirmative action?
    Since 2003, when the Supreme Court last ruled that state universities may take race into account in their admissions policies without violating the Constitution, opponents of affirmative action have worked tirelessly to have the court revisit the issue....
  • Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose

    Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose
    With the number of UC applicants at a new high, California residents faced tougher odds of gaining acceptance into next fall's freshman classes. A record number of students from other countries and states, meanwhile, received offers of admission. About...