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Colleges and Universities

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  • University mine rescue teams join to set rules, competitions

    Don Hager knows that not all of the students he trains on Virginia Tech's mine rescue team will follow his career path into a coal mine, especially as that industry lays off workers. Those who do, though, could become the next generation of miners...
  • Colleges, tech firms joining forces to try to make campus life safer

    Colleges, tech firms joining forces to try to make campus life safer
    Colleges and universities are teaming up with technology entrepreneurs in an effort to keep students safe — on and off campus — by using their smartphones. Mobile apps geared toward campus safety are booming: with a few clicks, text messages...
  • Kent State president proposes tripling university endowment

    The president of Kent State University has proposed more than tripling the school's endowment to provide more student scholarships and add faculty positions. Beverly Warren says she'd like to take the endowment from its current level of $118 million to...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Family sues after California frat pledge died on hazing hike

    The family of a California college student who died during a grueling fraternity hike sued the organization and the school on Wednesday, saying the young man's death was senseless and easily preventable. Armando Villa, who attended California State...
  • Community news for Windsor edition

    Golden Fellowship Trips WINDSOR – Golden Fellowships will sponsor the following trips. All trips include driver gratuity and depart Windsor Senior Center north parking lot. Flyers can be found at the Windsor Senior Center. For more information,...
  • Community news for Windsor Locks edition

    East Granby resident graduates from Oakwood Friends EAST GRANBY - Karen Swatson of East Granby graduated from the Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Friday, June 12. She is among a graduating class of 25. The school is located in New York's...
  • Community news for Vernon edition

    Russell G. Hartmann Memorial Pavilion dedication VERNON - The Russell G. Hartmann Pavilion was dedicated on Thursday, June 18, in Henry Park in Vernon. Mayor Daniel Champagne officiated the ceremony. Russell started out selling meats and groceries while...
  • Your neighbors

    Reisterstown resident accepts volunteer position Kelly Sagastume, of Reisterstown, is among 36 recent graduates of Saint Joseph's University to pursue a full-time postgraduate service program. Sagastume will serve as the JVC case manager and group...
  • University takes new steps to comply with Iranian sanctions

    The state's flagship public university confirmed that it won't ban Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs as it initially said it would do this year but instead will unroll several new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran. The...