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Fordham, Education Department Sued Over Student's Mental Health Records

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 3, 2015 | College
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce also...

SAE Fraternity Hires Woman To Lead Diversity Efforts

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 3, 2015 | College
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion. Sigma Alpha Epsilon said it has appointed Ashlee Canty, who has worked in...

If Mexicans Toasted The 4th Of July The Way Americans Toast Cinco De Mayo

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 3, 2015 | Comedy
Official beverage of America: Natural Light. Every year on the 5th of May, Americans consume tacos and tequila in honor of -- wait, what is it for? ... oh, really? -- Mexico's military victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. If you're of Mexican descent, you've probably grown a...

Catholic Colleges In No Rush To Divest From Fossil Fuels After Pope's Encyclical

Dayana Morales Gomez | July 3, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment, which lays out a moral argument for addressing climate change, will help them persuade their schools to drop investments in fossil fuel. “We know that technology based on the use...

How Obama Reversed Course On College Ratings

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 2, 2015 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in...

Things From Your 4th Of July Party That You'll Rethink On The 5th Of July

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 3, 2015 | Comedy
It's the day after that you might remember the most. We all look forward to having a great time on the 4th of July. But what we don't look forward to is the day after, when perhaps we're feeling an enormous amount of regret for things that transpired on our...

UMass Takes New Steps To Comply With Sanctions On Iranian Students

AP | Riley Griffin | July 2, 2015 | College
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts university says it will continue to admit Iranian nationals but is taking new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst said last winter it would ban Iranian citizens from certain graduate programs in science and engineering but...

Arne Duncan 'Thrilled' To Close Corinthian Colleges, Not So Ready To Help Its Former Students

Shahien Nasiripour | July 2, 2015 | Politics
The Department of Education was “thrilled” to shut down the for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges Inc., Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared Wednesday -- a claim that stands in sharp contrast with his department's frantic efforts last year to save the company. In fact, the Education Department bailed out the...

In The Future, You Could Control Your Shoes' Color With Your Phone

Damon Beres | July 2, 2015 | Technology
Now that's a horse of a different color!

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 2, 2015 | Women
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant -- but succinct -- wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for...

LSU Insists Fired Professor Had A History Of 'Verbal Abuse' Against Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | July 2, 2015 | College
Louisiana State University issued a statement late Wednesday claiming administrators had to fire a tenured elementary education professor due to a pattern of "inappropriate behavior." Teresa Buchanan was officially terminated in June after a lengthy investigation into her alleged harassment and "verbal abuse" of students. Buchanan insisted her firing was...

Education Department To Miss Obama Deadlines On Helping Student Borrowers

Shahien Nasiripour | July 1, 2015 | Politics
The U.S. Department of Education is about to miss its July 1 deadline on three key directives from President Barack Obama regarding fair treatment of borrowers struggling with federal student loans. The deadline was set in a March presidential memorandum on the implementation of a "

Comedian Kurt Braunohler Is Driving A Giant Butt Across The Country, Because America Needs This

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 1, 2015 | Comedy
We're not trying to be cheeky here, but grab a seat, and we'll get to the bottom of this. Kurt Braunohler -- comedian, skywriter and jet skier -- is hauling a giant paper-mache butt on the back end of his truck trailer. He's hightailing it across...

21 First-Date Horror Stories To Remind You That Romance Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | July 1, 2015 | Women
Looking for love often puts people in weird, awkward and sometimes downright scary situations. While online dating, apps and nosy matchmaking mothers make it easier than ever to match up with hot singles in your area™, they also up the chances for first date disasters. We...

Family Sues Pi Kappa Phi, Cal State-Northridge Over Pledge's Death

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 1, 2015 | College
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The family of a California college student who died during a grueling fraternity hike sued the organization and the school on Wednesday, saying the young man's death was senseless and easily preventable. Armando Villa, who attended California State University, Northridge, died...

'Magic Mike XXL' Is Obviously A Commentary On Climate Change

Aaron Nemo | July 1, 2015 | Comedy
Who knew? The "Magic Mike" sequel is a metaphor for human-induced climate change.

LSU Professor Fired For Profanity And Sex Jokes, Sparking Free Speech Outcry

Riley Griffin | July 2, 2015 | College
A leading college faculty association is sounding the alarm over the termination of a tenured Louisiana State University professor for using profanity in the classroom in what school administrators said amounted to sexual harassment. Teresa Buchanan, a professor of elementary education, was officially fired by LSU administrators on June...

Unretouched Portraits Illustrate 19 Bare, Bold And Beautiful Women

Alanna Vagianos | July 2, 2015 | Women
Alyscia Cunningham was fed up with other photographers suggesting to her that she should photoshop the bodies and skin of her clients. So she created her own photo series featuring unretouched, makeup-free women of all ages to highlight just how stunning natural beauty can be. In January...

What It's Like When Alcohol Takes Over Your Life -- And Steals Your Memories

Emma Mustich | July 2, 2015 | Women
There are some crucial details missing from Sarah Hepola's new memoir, Blackout -- but that's the whole point. In her book, released in June, the author -- who edits personal essays for Salon.com -- discusses her long, both complicated and sometimes devastatingly simple relationship with alcohol. It started...

Some Spotify Services Down After Apple Music Launch [UPDATE]

Damon Beres | July 1, 2015 | Technology
UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. -- A Spotify spokesman told The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon that service has been restored. Spotify is scrambling following the launch of Apple Music. The popular music streaming service has been unable to process either new sign-ups or subscription cancellations in the hours following the...
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