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March 6, 2013

Oberlin Cancels Classes After Hate Crimes Classes were cancelled at Oberlin College on Monday, March 4 as a “Day of Solidarity” after a string of hateful vandalism incidents during the month of February. Incidents targeting LGBT, black and Jewish communities on campus were reported, the most r...

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By Emily Singer

February 20, 2013

Student at University of Maryland is stabbed to death (The Baltimore Sun) University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES) junior biology major Edmond St. Clair was stabbed to death on the University’s campus during a fight last weekend. St. Clair was driving with his brother and friend when they...

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By Emily Singer

February 13, 2013

Ohio University considers guaranteed tuition rate Ohio University is considering implementing a four-year fixed tuition rate for undergraduate students. Administrators at the university view fixed tuition as an incentive for students to graduate within four years, as tuition would be raised if a s...

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By Kelsey Collins

December 5, 2012

University of Virginia Student Dies During Semester at Sea (The Huffington Post) Casey Schulman, 22, of the University of Virginia (UVA), died tragically on Saturday, Dec. 1 in a tragic boating accident while studying with the “Semester at Sea” program. Schulman and some friends were snorkeling o...

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By Kelsey Collins

November 28, 2012

Student Opinion Split on Homecoming Shirts (The Amherst Student) A provocative t-shirt distributed at Amherst’s homecoming weekend last week has reignited controversy surrounding sexual assault on its campus, coming in the wake of an open letter written by a sexual assault victim, Angie Epifano, printed i...

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By Kelsey Collins

November 14, 2012

Green Mountain College Slaughters Beloved Ox (Vermont Public Radio) Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. euthanized its retired farm ox Lou on Sunday, explaining that the 11-year-old ox’s hind leg injury was worsening and was expected to continue to deteriorate during the harsh winter. The scho...

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By Anna Chamby

October 24, 2012

Amherst Student Publishes Account of On-Campus Rape (The Amherst Student) A former Amherst College student detailed her experience of on-campus rape in an op-ed in the Amherst Student on Oct. 17. The 5,000-word piece, which was published with a “trigger-warning” due to its disturbing nature, wa...

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By Gabby Gutman

October 10, 2012

“Bleach Bombs” Target Minorities University of Texas (Huffington Post) University of Texas students gathered on Oct. 2 to draw attention to violence that has targeted minority groups, showing evidence of lingering racism, according to some. Community members gathered under a campus statue of Martin...

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By Maggie Cochrane

October 3, 2012

College Debt Increases to Record Numbers (Huffington Post) Nearly one out of five households in the U.S. suffers from student debt, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Student debt most severely affects households with incomes of less than $21,044 a year, the poorest 20 percent of American fa...

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By Isabelle Dietz

September 26, 2012

Fraud Schemes Obtain $700,000 From Student Aid (Huffington Post) 21 people in California have been charged with fraud for attempting to steal federal college funding for nonexistent students. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin B. Wagner and Inspector General of the U.S. Depar...

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By Kelsey Collins

September 19, 2012

Penn State Task Force To Allocate $60 Million Fine (Huffington Post) A 10-member task forced has been appointed to come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State will pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, reported the NCAA on Tuesday. Penn State wi...

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