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Invitation of Big Sean to perform at Princeton causes protests

(05/01/15 4:02am)

Princeton is facing criticism from students after the school’s student government hired rapper Big Sean to perform at the college’s bi-annual Lawnparties music festival. Students have started a petition calling for the rapper’s invitation to perform at the school to be revoked. The petition has received hundreds of signatures.

UVA dean speaks out against portrayal in Rolling Stone article

(04/24/15 5:11am)

University of Virginia’s associate dean of students, Nicole Eramo, has publicly denounced the now-retracted Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape that took place in a UVA fraternity house. The article was initially published in December of 2014, but after major inaccuracies were revealed in the story provided to Rolling Stone by the woman who claimed to have been raped, identified only as Jackie, the magazine officially retracted the article in April.

Brown limits access to requested admissions files

(04/24/15 5:07am)

Earlier this year, a group of Stanford students wrote a widely publicized article that encouraged other college students nationwide to request to see their admissions files through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Following the publishing of the article, the number of FERPA requests made by students dramatically increased at universities across the country.

UVA newspaper criticized for racist April Fools' day articles

(04/03/15 5:42am)

The Cavalier Daily, the Virginia’s student-run newspaper, has come under fire from students for publishing a racist article in its April Fools’ Day edition. One article entitled “ABC agents tackle Native American student outside Bodo’s Bagels” drew parallels to the recent case involving UVA student Martese Johnson, who was beaten by ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) officers near the school’s campus.

University of Phoenix loses over 200,000 students in last five years

(03/28/15 5:45pm)

The University of Phoenix, America’s largest for-profit university, has seen its enrollment drop from 460,000 students to 213,000 in the last five years. The University of Phoenix delivers education both online and on several campuses but now faces competition from traditional colleges that have launched their own online classes.

Black UVA student injured by Virginia liquor agents, leads to protests

(03/21/15 5:23am)

On early Wednesday morning, Virginia state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents arrested and bloodied a black University of Virginia undergraduate student. Martese Johnson, a 20-year-old junior at UVA, was charged with obstruction of justice without force and public swearing or intoxication. Johnson was denied entry to a bar near the UVA campus and was questioned by the state liquor agents. Johnson was thrown to the ground, suffering a head injury that required stitches.

Texas President selects applicants over objections from admissions office

(02/26/15 7:39am)

The Board of Regents at the University of Texas released a report that university President William C. Powers Jr. ignored objections from the admissions department and personally granted admission to a “select handful” of applicants. The investigation found that the applicants selected by Powers were typically recommended by donors, alumni, or state lawmakers.

Harvard and M.I.T. sued for failing to provide closed captioning in online material

(02/26/15 4:00pm)

Last week, Harvard and M.I.T. were both sued by advocates for the deaf for violating antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online material. The complaint says that online lectures, courses, and podcasts either lack closed captioning entirely or are not accompanied by accurate captioning. Thus, deaf students are unfairly disadvantaged.