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  • Oklahoma incident spotlights race problems at fraternities

    Their reputations sullied by race-tainted incidents, many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities. Despite some swift and tough actions by schools — and in some cases, public humiliation — episodes such as the racist chants by...
  • Basketball player killed by blood cell disorder, not by gum

    A coroner says a women's basketball player found in her Pennsylvania dorm room in January died from a blood cell disorder, not from inhaling chewing gum, as police first believed. The cause of death for California University of Pennsylvania student...
  • Brian Sutton-Smith dies at 90; psychologist turned play into work

    Brian Sutton-Smith dies at 90; psychologist turned play into work
    With his chums in the windy hills outside Wellington, New Zealand, Brian Sutton-Smith came to know a thing or two about how to have fun. The friends swooped over an abyss on ropes tied to a pine tree, yelling out the name of the legendary boy who...
  • Fraternity suspends gatherings, says citation unwarranted

    A western Pennsylvania university fraternity says the borough was wrong to cite the organization's president for a party that authorities called "disorderly." The Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at California University of Pennsylvania says it has...
  • Bakken becomes research lab for Pennsylvania students

    Graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia are doing firsthand research in North Dakota's Bakken oil patch to see how an economic boom impacts communities. The students were in Minot on Monday and Tuesday and made stops in...
  • ResearchKit: 5 things to know about Apple's medical apps

    Amid all the talk of Apple Watch, a new MacBook laptop and a partnership with HBO, a set of Apple tools aimed at promoting medical research didn't get much attention. The tools, called ResearchKit, promise to help researchers study asthma, Parkinson's and...
  • Secrets and scandals good enough for fiction, but some of it's true

    Secrets and scandals good enough for fiction, but some of it's true
    Growing up in Baltimore as the child of Trinidadian immigrants, Lauren Francis-Sharma saw her hardworking parents pursue the American dream, while holding fast to nostalgic dreams of a Caribbean homeland an ocean away. "From an early age, I straddled...
  • Michael Smerconish: Hewlett Foundation could bring spirit of cooperation back to Congress

    Reducing global poverty. Limiting the risk of climate change. Improving education. Lofty goals for what are universally recognized as weighty problems. And now, one of the world's most substantial foundations has added a new scourge to be toppled:...
  • SC State not alone among HBCUs struggling to survive

    While decades of leadership strife have contributed to South Carolina State University's fiscal crisis, it is certainly not alone among historically black colleges nationwide struggling to survive amid sharp drops in enrollment and revenue. Advocates...
  • Lafayette football star Brendan McGinty commits to play for the University of Pennsylvania

    Lafayette football star Brendan McGinty commits to play for the University of Pennsylvania
    Brendan McGinty has coveted two dreams: playing Division I football and attending an Ivy League school. He realized both on Friday when he committed to play for the University of Pennsylvania. McGinty, a Lafayette High senior who starred at...
  • Lance Armstrong's lies carry a steep, and rising, price

    Lance Armstrong's lies carry a steep, and rising, price
    Not long after Lance Armstrong's unprecedented seven Tour de France titles were stripped in 2012, the cyclist tweeted a defiant photo. Armstrong reclined on a couch in a dimly lighted room, appearing unworried about the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's...