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Jerry Sandusky, Victims Plan To Speak At Sentencing

Buck Wolf | December 8, 2012 | Crime
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge at his sentencing, a proceeding that may last less than two hours, lawyers said after a closed-door meeting to iron out logistics ahead of the Tuesday hearing. Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola said "it's...

Jerry Sandusky Appeal Of Conviction A Long Shot

Michael McLaughlin | October 9, 2012 | Crime
Just because Jerry Sandusky will soon hear a prison sentence that will probably lock him up for the rest of his life doesn't mean his case is over. Far from it. Instead, get ready for years of appeals and headlines as the 68-year-old pedophile strives to convince higher-ranking judges...

Sandusky Runs Risk Of Sexual Assault In Prison

Buck Wolf | October 8, 2012 | Crime
-- Because of who he is and what he's done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that...

Scott Faile, Military Dad, Surprises Family At South Carolina Football Game (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 8, 2012 | Good News
Ready for the best moment from all of last weekend's football games? Be forewarned, though: It doesn't involve a touchdown, a sack or an interception. Just before kickoff at Saturday's game between the University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia, the Faile family of Kershaw,...

Study: Facebook Harder To Resist Than Sex

Dino Grandoni | October 8, 2012 | Technology
Researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business say the desire to indulge in Facebook, Twitter and other social-media pastimes is among the strongest temptations we now face -- right up there with sex and cigarettes.

North Lake College Panic During Active Shooter 'Drill' No One Knew About

William McGuinness | October 8, 2012 | College
North Lake College in Irving, Texas will reconsider its drill notification system after it scared the hell out of students in a nursing building and caused widespread panic, according to the Dallas Morning News. The school simulated a school shooting in the building, but no one -- including...

John McCarthy, Michigan State University Professor, Apologizes For Nude Rant In Class

Tyler Kingkade | October 8, 2012 | College
The Michigan State University professor who stripped off his clothes and ran out of his classroom and into the hallway screaming "There is no f*cking God!" doesn't remember a thing. John McCarthy, a mathematics professor at MSU, was apprehended for his Oct. 1 outburst on campus in which...

MRUniversity Aims To Bring Economics Education To The Masses

Tyler Kingkade | October 8, 2012 | College
Two George Mason University economics professors are teaching on a new campus: in the cloud. Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok have launched MRUniversity, named after their blog MarginalRevolution.com, where they'll enter the booming world of free online education alongside projects like Coursera and companies...

Roberto Laudisio Curti Death: Student Who Died After Police Tasering, Had 'Superhuman Strength': Cops (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Hilary Hanson | October 8, 2012 | Crime
A Brazilian student was in an LSD-induced mania and was claiming to be a "messenger from God" as police attempted to taser him 14 times, according to testimony Monday at a coroner's court inquest in Australia. Robert Laudisio Curti, of Sao Paulo, died on the morning of March...

It's Not You, It's Me: The Notorious Breakup Line Supercut (VIDEO)

Eva Hill | October 9, 2012 | Comedy
No one likes to be told that he or she isn't "the one," but out of every possible breakup scenario, hearing the words, "It's not you, it's me" has to be the worst. If your not-so-significant other ends the relationship with this age-old cliché, it might signify that the relationship...

'Community' Season 4: Danny Pudi On Abed And Troy's Evolving Friendship, Webseries And Life After Dan Harmon

Laura Prudom | October 8, 2012 | TV
Though NBC's "Community" had a tumultuous summer, culminating in creator Dan Harmon's high-profile exit and the introduction of two new showrunners (David Guarascio and Moses Port), we would hate to see backstage drama destroy one of the most original, inventive and outlandish comedies on TV today. When...

iPhone Bra: British Man Sues Over University of Washington Students' Bra Patent

Rebecca Harrington | December 8, 2012 | College
Ladies, have you ever wanted to put your iPhone or your ATM card in your bra for safe keeping? Well, two college students at the University of Washington created a bra in which you can do just that. However, the students are also learning that sometimes, a great...

Supreme Court Looking At Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Luke Johnson | December 8, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign. Nine years is a blink of the eye...

Colin Adamson, UK Hypnotist, Convinces Two College Freshman They'd Been Groped By Audience Member

Ryan Grenoble | October 8, 2012 | College
Hypnotists frequently employ their craft to help resolve patients' deeper psychological problems -- addictions, depression, etc. But critics are accusing Colin Adamson, a hypnotist in the UK, of doing the exact opposite after he hypnotized college freshman and convinced them they had been groped. Adamson had been invited to the...

Janesville Workers Go Back To School For Training In High-Demand Jobs: PBS Reports On Small Town Struggles In Recession

Emmeline Zhao | December 8, 2012 | Education
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. PBS will air As Goes Janesville this evening.The documentary includes a profile of Cynthia Deegan, a laid-off assembly-line worker who enrolled in a Wisconsin community college to train as a medical lab...

Bullying: Is The Term Being Overused? Octavia Spencer, Wendy Williams Weigh In (POLL, VIDEO)

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 8, 2012 | Black Voices
With some 77 percent of students admitting to being the victim of one type of bullying or another, and a growing number of adults falling victim to the trend, there's no question verbal and physical intimidation has spiraled out of control. But some say the use of the...

College Not For All: Does Apprenticeship Model In Switzerland Provide More Economic Mobility Than The American System?

Emmeline Zhao | December 8, 2012 | Education
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. University education is free in Switzerland, but most students choose vocational training, Time reports. Take Jonathan Bove. This spring, after he completed his three-year business training at an insurance company, the 19-year-old...

Pari Sara Shirazi, Tisch Asia Founder, Sues NYU After Being Fired For Alleged Embezzlement

Marcus Baram | October 9, 2012 | College
The founder and former president of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Asia is suing the university after she was fired on charges of embezzling and misappropriating funds. Pari Sara Shirazi, whose dismissal was protested by dozens of faculty members, was working on a...

Maru The Cat Examines New Car (Made Out Of A Box) (VIDEO)

Ross Luippold | October 8, 2012 | Comedy
Hey Maru, do you want a real car, or a box that looks like a car? Just kidding, we all know that you want a box that looks like a car because you like boxes and you ain't got nothin' on Toonces. (via BuzzFeed)

HeTexted: New Website Helps Decipher Your Date's Text Messages

Britney Fitzgerald | October 8, 2012 | Technology
So you went on a date with an awesome guy last Friday. But then a week later, all you get from that awesome guy is a text message that says, “Hey, had fun!” WTF does that mean? Thankfully, there's a website, which received a redesign and several new features Monday,...
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