USC men’s golf coach Chris Zambri agrees to part ways with the university

USC and its longest-tenured head coach have agreed to “mutually part ways,” the university announced Thursday. Chris Zambri spent the previous 14 seasons at the helm of USC’s men’s golf program before agreeing this week to leave his post. Zambri, who also played golf at USC from 1989-93, coached the Trojans to three Pac-12 titles, […]

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Makur Maker on committing to Howard University & the NBA | First Take

Top recruit Makur Maker joins First Take to discuss committing to Howard University, why it was important to attend an HBCU and his goal of joining the NBA. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN […]

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Stanford Cuts 11 Sports Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Stanford University, facing a $70 million shortfall over the next three years because of the coronavirus pandemic and the financial demands of supporting 36 varsity sports, said Wednesday it planned to cut 11 sports next year, including men’s volleyball, wrestling and rowing. The university said in a statement detailing the decision that the teams to […]

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University professor offers bonus to students who ‘find a poor Jew’ in anti-Semitic lecture: reports

A university professor in Argentina purportedly told his students that he would “give a Christmas bonus to whoever finds a poor Jew” and challenged them to “go fight a Jew for money,” Argentinian media reports. Professor Esteban Lizondo’s anti-Semitic comments were recorded by a student and posted on social media from an online class on international politics at the 21st Century Business […]

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. The lawsuit, filed in Boston’s federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule. The universities contend […]

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Harvard, MIT sue over ICE demand that foreign students leave US if courses are online-only

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over a new policy that would force foreign students to return home if the courses they are enrolled in are entirely online. “For many students, returning to their home countries to participate […]

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Meet the New Leader of the University of California

ImageThe nearly deserted campus of the University of California, Davis, last month.Credit…Tommy Ly for The New York Times Good morning. (This article is part of the California Today newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.) First, here’s a dispatch from Shawn Hubler, about a new chapter for the University of California […]

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Berkeley students planning fraudulent course to circumvent ICE rules, avoid deportations

Hundreds of students at the University of California — Berkeley are privately discussing a plan to create a “dummy” course solely to help international students on F-1 student visas avoid deportation under new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) regulations — and they say at least one faculty member is on board, Fox News has learned. The plan, […]

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New Trump rule on foreign students leaves Illinois universities scrambling: ‘It hurts us … it hurts our students’

International students at schools across Illinois, including he University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, could be forced to leave under a new policy by the Trump Administration. | Heather Coit /The News-Gazette via AP, File Even as many colleges plan to offer many online-only courses this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government says […]

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Illinois seeking new poet laureate, state’s 1st since 2017

Bradley University professor Kevin Stein was the most recent Illinois poet laureate, serving from 2003 to 2017. | Sun-Times file photo Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launched a search committee to fill the post, which has been vacant since 2017. Illinois is looking for a new poet laureate. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launched a search committee […]

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Florida State University Child Care Policy Draws Backlash

Florida State University appears to be walking back an announcement that suggested it would not allow employees to care for children while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. “We want to be clear — our policy does allow employees to work from home while caring for children,” the university said in an email to […]

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Travelers to Chicago from states with COVID surges must quarantine, city orders

A COVID-19 testing area at University of Chicago Hospital. | Sun-Times file Violators are subject to fines of $100-$500 per day, up to $7,000. The order kicks in Monday. Travelers to Chicago from states seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases are being told they must quarantine for two weeks under a new public health […]

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UNC fined $1.5M for inadequate campus crime reporting

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Education over its failure to fully report information about crimes that occurred on campus By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America June 30, 2020, 8:59 PM 2 min read 2 min read Raleigh, N.C. — […]

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Princeton to remove Wilson name from public policy school

Princeton University has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name. University president Christopher Eisgruber said in a letter to the school community Saturday that the board […]

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Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From School

Princeton University will remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school and one of its residential colleges, the university’s president said on Saturday. The university’s board of trustees found that the former president’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand […]

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Budget issues prompt Chicago State to drop baseball

Chicago State will end its baseball program. | AP The university will honor scholarships for the players affected by the move. Chicago State, citing budget restrictions, will discontinue its baseball program. “This decision was one that we didn’t arrive at lightly,” said Chicago State athletics director Elliott Charles said in a statement. “We are working […]

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Evangelical Liberty U rattled by its own racial reckoning

As the nation wrestles with how to do more for racial equality, Liberty University — a school whose leadership has said it doesn’t have a problem — is facing its own tough questions. Jerry Falwell Jr., who leads the prominent evangelical Christian university, apologized this month after posting a tweet invoking the blackface scandal that […]

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University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott’s name from its baseball stadium

The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott’s name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school’s board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, a dozen days after a Catholic high school also decided to remove references to Schott from […]

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For these Chicago Dreamers, a ‘big sigh of relief’ at Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

Karla Robles, 23, a DACA recipient who graduated from Loyola University Chicago and recently finished her first year as a Spanish teacher at Palatine High School. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times Three Chicagoans whose childhood immigration experiences have shaped their work as adults talk about what the much-awaited decision means for them. Karla Robles […]

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University of Illinois announces fall in-person instruction

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.  | Sun-Times file photo University of Illinois officials say in-person instruction will take place at the school in the fall, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place to protect students if the state has moved into Phase IV of its reopening schedule URBANA, Ill. — In-person instruction will take place […]

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The Latest: Portland mayor urges reflection on Juneteenth

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Mayor of Portland, Oregon, urges meaningful reflection on Juneteenth holiday. — University of Florida ending “gator bait” sports cheer over its racial connotations. — Oklahoma State U. removing name of ex-governor who advanced Jim Crow. — Columbus statue coming down in Columbus, Ohio. ___ PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland, Oregon, Mayor […]

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University of Florida bans ‘Gator bait’ cheer because of ‘horrific historic racist imagery’

Most, if not all, of the thousands of University of Florida fans who yell the words “Gator bait” at home games likely are unaware of the unspeakable history tied to that phrase. But that history does exist, and the university’s administration never wants to hear that phrase at a Gators game again. “While I know […]

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