FSU Students Explain Why They’re Publicly Shaming Their Maskless Peers

As students began readjusting to live on Florida State University’s Tallahassee campus in August, two friends noticed something that scared them: Many students were socializing as if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ongoing. These partiers were posting videos and pictures of themselves getting wasted mask-free on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, with no apparent shame or regard […]

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New Students Show Diversity of U.C.’s Freshman Class

ImageThe U.C. Davis campus in June.Credit…Tommy Ly for The New York Times Good morning. For the first time in the university’s history, Chicano or Latino students made up the biggest group of Californians admitted to the freshman class of the University of California, at 36 percent. Yesterday, we introduced you to two of those students. […]

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Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80

Pat Dye, who revived Auburn University’s football program into a power of the Southern gridiron but ultimately saw his reputation and that of the school undercut by scandal, died Monday. He was 80. The university announced the death but did not give a cause. Under Mr. Dye, Auburn — its teams variously laden with one […]

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Oklahoma college’s graduation hacked with racist images

Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation ceremony was cut short when someone posted a racial slur and a swastika By The Associated Press May 10, 2020, 7:20 PM 2 min read 2 min read OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation ceremony was cut short when someone posted a racial slur and a swastika. Saturday’s […]

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Heyward Dotson, 71, Dies; Lifted Columbia to Basketball Glory

Heyward Dotson, who helped lift Columbia University’s basketball team to its only Ivy League title, in 1968, and who later attended the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, died on May 1 in the Bronx. He was 71. His daughter, Kahlillah Dotson Mosley, said the cause was liver failure. Dotson was a hard-nosed, 6-foot-4 […]

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Epstein frequented Harvard, had own office, report finds

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein visited Harvard University’s campus more than 40 times after his 2008 sex crimes conviction and was given his own office and unfettered access to a research center he helped establish, according to a review of his ties to the school. The review, completed at the request of Harvard’s […]

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Global health fund calls for $8 billion to begin COVID-19 exit strategy

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Scientist Linqi Zhang in his laboratory at Tsinghua University’s Research Center for Public Health, where he is conducting research on COVID-19 antibodies By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – A leading global health fund has asked international businesses and governments to provide $8 billion to support development and production of COVID-19 tests, […]

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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry Falwell Jr., its president, spoke with the physician who runs Liberty’s student health service about the rampaging coronavirus. “We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing,” Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said he told Mr. Falwell. But he did […]

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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry Falwell Jr., its president, spoke with the physician who runs Liberty’s student health service about the rampaging coronavirus. “We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing,” Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said he told Mr. Falwell. But he did […]

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Yeshiva University takes insane winning streak into NCAAs

Setting records wasn’t on Yeshiva University’s mind when they set out at the start of the year, but those things happen when you put together the best season in program history. The top-seeded Maccabees men’s basketball team defeated No. 2 Purchase, 86-74, in the Skyline Conference final at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Sunday. […]

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West Virginia Univ. president responds after 2 shootings

West Virginia University’s president is emphasizing a commitment to safety after two recent shootings near the Morgantown campus, one of them involving a fatality By The Associated Press March 1, 2020, 6:35 PM 2 min read MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The president of West Virginia University released a letter Sunday emphasizing the university’s commitment to safety […]

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Tulane removes ‘Victory Bell’ after learning of its history

The history behind a bell that stood in front of Tulane University’s McAlister Auditorium has prompted university officials to remove it By The Associated Press February 29, 2020, 8:04 PM 3 min read NEW ORLEANS — The history behind a bell that stood in front of Tulane University’s McAlister Auditorium has prompted university officials to […]

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Students end sit-in outside University of Oklahoma offices

Dozens of students at the University of Oklahoma have ended a sit-in outside the university’s administrative offices following two instances of professors using racial slurs in the classroom By The Associated Press February 29, 2020, 5:50 PM 2 min read NORMAN, Okla. — Dozens of students at the University of Oklahoma have ended a sit-in […]

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