Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance payment

Liberty University says it has paid Jerry Falwell Jr. the two years’ base salary owed under his employment contract after his resignation last month By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press September 29, 2020, 9:52 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. — Liberty University said it paid its recently […]

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Chicago mayor loosens COVID-related capacity restrictions for businesses including bars, restaurants

© Reuters. Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday loosened COVID-19-related capacity restrictions for businesses such as bars, restaurants and health clubs, a move that will go into effect later this week. The new guidelines, which will […]

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Chicago mayor loosens COVID-related capacity restrictions for businesses including bars, restaurants

© Reuters. Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday loosened COVID-19-related capacity restrictions for businesses such as bars, restaurants and health clubs, a move that will go into effect later this week. The new guidelines, which will […]

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Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they cough. The cone sucks up everything that comes out […]

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Kansas college president who canceled Ivanka speech resigns

A state university president in Kansas whose decision this year to cancel a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump angered donors has resigned after less than a year in the job By JOHN HANNA Associated Press September 25, 2020, 10:26 PM • 4 min read TOPEKA, Kan. — A state university president in Kansas whose decision […]

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Behind the scenes of Alabama with head coach Nick Saban | Outside the Lines

Chris Low goes behind the scenes at the University of Alabama and interviews head coach Nick Saban and dives into the challenges of preparing for the 2020 college football season during the coronavirus pandemic. #OutsideTheLines #OTL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to […]

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Who is Amy Coney Barrett? Meet Trump’s leading Supreme Court pick

Judge Amy Coney Barrett | University of Notre Dame Law School via AP The one-time law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia is among those being seriously considered by President Trump to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. Name: Amy Coney Barrett Age: 48, Born Jan. 28, 1972 Birthplace: Suburban New Orleans, Louisiana Current residence: […]

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Dianne Feinstein’s husband named in audit of ‘unfair’ University of California admissions

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband has been named in connection with a University of California admissions audit that found wealthy and connected kids were given preference over more qualified applicants, according to local reports. The audit, released earlier this week, found that 64 students with ties to major donors, university leaders, or other people with influence […]

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Covid Risk, Online Classes Spur Drop in U.S. College Enrollments

© Bloomberg. Students walk through the campus at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Arizona on Tuesday reported 859 new virus cases, a 0.4% increase to 199,273 that surpassed the prior seven-day average of 0.3%. Photographer: Cheney Orr/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Fewer students are opting to attend college in […]

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Anti-Catholic attacks on Amy Coney Barrett will help get Trump re-elected

Amy Coney Barrett is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. | University of Notre Dame/Zuma Press/TNS When the left attacks a conservative Catholic woman in this way, it only affirms what Trump has been selling to his supporters: that Democrats are out to get them. “Trump’s likely RBG replacement, […]

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Fraternity at University of Georgia Is Suspended After Racist Messages Are Exposed

As the coronavirus spread around the University of Georgia and her fellow students partied, Arianna Mbunwe, a junior, took to Twitter to call them out. “GETTING COVID-19 w the GIRLYS,” she said in one post, mocking sorority sisters who were posing for photos, without masks, in a bar. She had been tipped off to the […]

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Court reviewer: Ohio State broke law by withholding records

Ohio State University violated state public records law by intentionally withholding old documents from one of the men alleging decades-old sexual misconduct by a school doctor, according to the conclusion reached Tuesday by the official who reviewed the resulting legal dispute. In 2018, alumnus Steve Snyder-Hill requested records related to his having complained about being […]

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Virginia Commonwealth to remove Confederate names, symbols

A university in the former capital of the Confederacy will remove building names, plaques and other symbols that honor several Confederate supporters By The Associated Press September 19, 2020, 11:48 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. — A university in the former capital of the Confederacy will […]

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‘Power of positive’: Michigan conjoined twins separated

Doctors at the University of Michigan have separated 1-year-old conjoined twin sisters By The Associated Press September 19, 2020, 4:30 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Doctors at the University of Michigan have separated 1-year-old conjoined twin sisters. Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin of Petersburg, Michigan, […]

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Illinois pols mourn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at the Georgetown University School of Law in February. | Getty Images “Justice Ginsburg was a giant for justice and a force that represented the best of our judicial system and our country. I am personally shaken and devastated,” said U.S. Rep Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. The weight of the loss […]

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Steinberg: Ginsburg death makes a bad season worse

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Roosevelt University in September 2017. Ginsburg died Friday at age 87. Democrats, fighting to defeat cornered, chaotic Trump, lose a hero they had depended upon. The stakes, already high as could be, just got higher. But before we dive into politics, a pause, to contemplate the […]

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The Notorious RBG: Justice Ginsburg raps on the past, the future, Antonin Scalia — and Biggie

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visits the University of Chicago for a conversation with Harris School of Public Policy Dean Katherine Baicker at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on Monday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The liberal icon turned pop-culture figure told a University of Chicago audience that she’s “optimistic” […]

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CSU universities expected to choose a new chancellor next week

LONG BEACH >> The California State University community will learn next week who will be taking over as the system’s new chancellor. Current Chancellor Timothy White announced last October that he would be retiring, effective in July 2020. He put those plans on hold in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, forcing the 23-campus […]

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At N.Y.U., Explaining an Unraveling World Through Basketball

Shortly after New York University honored David Hollander, an assistant dean, with the college’s highest faculty honor in March 2019, he turned his attention on fine-tuning the syllabus for a new class that he had wanted to teach for 15 years. Hollander, 55, viewed the world as broken. Having identified deep fissures within politics, culture […]

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Ex-Washington University Chancellor William Danforth dies

Former Washington University Chancellor William Danforth has died By JIM SALTER Associated Press September 17, 2020, 4:12 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article O’FALLON, Mo. — William Danforth, a member of a prominent St. Louis family and the leader who oversaw Washington University’s rise to national prominence during his […]

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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. University President Geoffrey Mearns […]

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For starters, revamped Rams defense showed a lot of promise against Dallas

In 2016, Brandon Staley called defensive plays for John Carroll University in an NCAA Division III semifinal playoff game against Wisconsin Oshkosh. The 10-3 defeat marked the last time Staley called plays in a game before making his NFL debut in the role during the Rams’ season-opening victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Staley, who replaced […]

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Big Ten football remains on hold for now

The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin says Big Ten football will remain on hold for the time being. | Charlie Neibergall/AP University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank said once the Big Ten university leaders have their concerns addressed “we will try to plan a delayed season.”  The University of Wisconsin chancellor said Tuesday that […]

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How Kamala Harris’s Immigrant Parents Found a Home, and Each Other, in a Black Study Group

At an off-campus space at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1962, a tall, thin Jamaican Ph.D. student addressed a small crowd, drawing parallels between his native country and the United States. He told the group, a roomful of Black students, that he had grown up observing British colonial power in […]

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Big Ten presidents to consider holding a fall football season

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all — maybe as soon as late October — amid pressure from parents, players, coaches and even President Trump to kick off. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the Big […]

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