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Entries by Leah Finnegan from 05/2010

Rwanda President Paul Kagame Sends Off Oklahoma Christian Grads Amid Controversy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.01.2010 | College

OKLAHOMA CITY — Rwanda President Paul Kagame honored Rwandan graduates at an Oklahoma university Friday, the same day lawyers for the widows of ...

Green Graduation: Gowns Now Recycle Or Biodegrade

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

DURHAM, N.H. — College seniors across the country are getting ready to toss their caps in the air and their gowns into recycling bins. For year...

SUNY-Stony Brook Students Not Told They Were Counted In Census

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

In early April, while students at Stony Brook University were enjoying their spring breaks with family and friends, a group of 30 census workers spent...

Arkansas Public College Graduation Rate Below 40%

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

According to a new report by Arkansas' Higher Education Department, 38 percent of the state's public university students graduate in six years or less...

At Harvard, Silence Around Sexual Assault

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

Last spring, Ryan found himself outside late at night, alone with his boyfriend, who had just consumed nine shots of tequila. The boyfriend tried to...

For-Profit Colleges Recruit At Homeless Shelters, Raising Questions Of Exploitation

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

For-profit colleges are hitting up homeless shelters for potential students in a practice some are calling nefarious. According to Bloomberg Business...

Colleges Rebel Against U.S. News Rankings

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

A handful of college presidents are declining to participate in the rituals associated with the annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings, Th...

Pawlenty: Give States Flexibility On Education

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday cautioned business executives that the United States cannot succeed if its education policy l...

Yeardley Love Dead (PHOTOS, VIDEO, INFO): Lacrosse Player Murdered By George Huguely?

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

(SCROLL FOR PHOTOS, CRIME SCENE VIDEO) Yeardley Love, a star lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was found dead this morning in an off-cam...

University Of Virginia Murder: Yeardley Love Allegedly Killed By George Huguely

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

The murder of University of Virginia lacrosse standout Yeardley Love has shocked the normally tranquil town of Charlottesville. George Huguely, a UV...

Duke Prof's No-Grading Experiment A Success

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

When Duke University's Cathy Davidson announced her grading plan for a seminar she would be offering this semester, she attracted attention nationwide...

James Franco: Yale's Newest T.A.?

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

If some lucky Yale students have trouble focusing this fall, it's probably because of their high-profile TA, actor James Franco. Franco talked to Pe...

Benjamin Backstrom DEAD: Drake University Student Died Of Self-Inflicted Wound, Authorities Say (NEWS)

Posted 05.03.2010 | College

State investigators have determined that the mysterious death of Drake University sophomore Benjamin Backstrom was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot ...

Cal Protesters Stage Hunger Strike In Protest Of Immigration Law

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

Approximately 25 people began staging a hunger strike in front of California Hall Monday, calling for UC officials to denounce a controversial Arizona...

Seton Hall Gay Marriage Class 'Troubles' Newark Archbishop

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

Seton Hall University may be forced to cancel a new class on gay marriage after the archbishop of Newark -- and Seton Hall Board of Trustees chairman ...

Va. Atty Gen. Opens Inquiry Into Ex-UVA Prof's Climate Change Work

Posted 05.04.2010 | College
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In a move that has been called McCarthy-esque, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ordered the University of Virginia to give to him scads of...

Top Rural Students Reject Elite Colleges

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

A groundbreaking study has shed light on the college choice practices rural American students, revealing that they are 2.5 times less likely to enroll...

Yeardley Love: UVA Students, Strangers Remember The 'Sweetest Person Ever To Be Around'

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

In the day after her murder, more than 14,000 people flocked to a Facebook page to remember University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love, many of whom ...

UVA Lacrosse Murder: George Huguely's Lawyer Says Yeardley Love Death Was 'Accidental' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

George Huguely's lawyer says the death of the University of Virginia senior's former girlfriend, Yeardley Love, was an "accident that turned tragic." ...

Bobby Flay Wants To Go Back To College, Says Georgetown Is His School Of Choice

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

Bobby Flay once said that he and school didn't get along so well. But apparently he's ready to give it another shot. "I want to go to college and ...

Kent State Marks 40th Anniversary Of Shootings (WATCH)

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings, in which four students were killed by Ohio National Guardsmen during an antiwar ...

Loan Default Rates Rise Among Graduates, Report Says

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

According to a new Department of Education study, student loan default rates are increasing at a steady clip. Forbes has more: Nearly 1 out of ever...

Faisal Shahzad Earned MBA From University Of Bridgeport

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. — Officials at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut say the man suspected of parking a car bomb in Times Square earned computer...

University Of North Carolina Commits To Alternative Fuels

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

Student environmental activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won a commitment from administrators to stop using coal for campus ...

UVA Lacrosse Murder: George Huguely Shook Yeardley Love, Took Her Computer (NEWS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2010 | College

George Huguely, the University of Virginia student charged with killing Yeardley Love early Monday morning, admitted that the two argued and he shook ...