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    The University of Nevada Reno (UNR) vowed to refrain from using a slew of words in campus communication, including the phrase “Native Nevadan,” for fear that it may offend the Indigenous population. UNR’s Office of Marketing and Communication introduced its inclusion, diversity, and equity guide on communication, along with selections from the Associated Press’ updated gender and sexual orientation guidelines....
    President Biden appointed a senior-level official to the Environmental Protection Agency who did not quit his job at a Hong Kong university – prompting concern among members of Congress and a government watchdog group regarding the university’s links to the Chinese government. Chris Frey was appointed in February to serve as deputy assistant administrator for science policy at the EPA’s...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  On Monday, administrators at Brown University  informed students that the school had confirmed eighty-two “positive COVID-19 asymptomatic tests in the past seven days”  arising largely from asymptomatic undergraduate students. Brown then introduced several temporary restrictions. But rather than providing a specific end date, the university told students that...
    An Oklahoma university has to reinstate a transgender professor with tenure after she was fired when one of the school's VPs complained her 'lifestyle' was offensive to his religious beliefs, a judge has ruled. The 10th US Circuit ruled in Rachel Tudor's favor on Monday, stating that Southeastern Oklahoma State University must reinstate the transgender professor who was fired in...
    August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021 0 Joe Biden, president of the United States, has among his plans to nominate a former Venezuelan congressman named Leopoldo Martínez Nucete as executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank, a White House official said Tuesday. Martínez Nucete is a Venezuelan-American lawyer, writer and social entrepreneur, he is also the founder of...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vaccination trends have led to the development of “two Ohios” when it comes to combatting the coronavirus, increasing vulnerability to the disease’s highly contagious delta variant, the state’s top medical official warned Wednesday. The delta variant is rapidly becoming the disease’s dominant strain and is a real threat to those who are unvaccinated, said Dr. Bruce...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Two Maryland artists from Edgewater and Salisbury were chosen by the Foundation for the Preservation of Government House of Maryland to paint the official portraits of Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan. Hogan’s portrait will be done by Cedric Egeli of Edgewater. The foundation said Egeli is part of one of Maryland’s most famous...
    Abuja, Nigeria (CNN)Three students kidnapped by armed bandits from Greenfield University in northern Nigeria on Tuesday have been killed, a local official said in a statement on Friday."The armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students," said Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, in a...
    A Louisiana State University (LSU) employee who reported football coach Les Miles for sexual harassment claims school officials attempted to silence her in an effort to cover up the allegations. Sharon Lewis, LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting, is expected to file a flurry of state and federal lawsuits this week relating to the school's alleged efforts, USA Today reports. Lewis claims she was ignored...
    A former Pace University’s executive director for donor relations and fundraising programs was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for multiple child pornography crimes, including watching a live sex abuse of a 6-year old boy on a video-conferencing platform, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Scott Lane, 37, of New York encouraged a Pennsylvania man William...
    The University of Pittsburgh’s former director of emergency management allegedly stole more than 13,600 face masks that were intended for staff and students and sold them on eBay, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Pennsylvania. Christopher D. Casamento, 42, of Pittsburgh, was indicted Tuesday on a charge of interstate transportation of stolen property, according to...
    House passes bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to law enforcement Apples new iPad Pro leaks ahead of rumored event Best & Worst Refi Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Price Alert: These SUVs Are Now Only $19,000...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at a minibus belonging to a university in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding six, a provincial official said. Jawed Basharat, spokesman for the police chief in Baghlan province, said a student and the driver of the minibus were killed in the attack, which took place on...
    By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In an effort to quell violent protests at universities, South Africa's education minister has vowed to make more money available to enable thousands of students to register for the 2021 academic year. One man, a bystander, was killed in the protests Wednesday at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, adding pressure on the...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In an effort to quell violent protests at universities, South Africa’s education minister has vowed to make more money available to enable thousands of students to register for the 2021 academic year. One man, a bystander, was killed in the protests Wednesday at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, adding pressure on the government to resolve the problem....
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion in the Afghan capital on Thursday killed two lecturers at the Kabul University, after a bomb attached to the car they were traveling in went off, a police spokesman said. The attack took place around noon near the university, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. The...
    Staff at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, have been encouraged to ditch the terms “mother” and “father” with the hope of being more gender-inclusive. ANU’s Gender-Inclusive Handbook has requested fathers to be referred to as the “non-birthing parent” and the term “mother” replaced with “gestational parent,” when discussing childbirth.  “While many students will identify as ‘mothers’ or ‘fathers’, using these terms alone to describe...
    Staff at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, have been encouraged to ditch the terms "mother" and "father" with the hope of being more gender-inclusive. ANU's Gender-Inclusive Handbook has requested fathers to be referred to as the "non-birthing parent" and the term "mother" replaced with "gestational parent," when discussing childbirth.  "While many students will identify as 'mothers' or 'fathers', using these terms alone to describe parenthood...
    A patient with the Covid-19 breaths in oxygen in the Covid-19 ward at Khayelitsha Hospital, about 35km from the centre of Cape Town, on December 29, 2020.RODGER BOSCH | AFP | Getty Images A variant of the coronavirus identified in South Africa is more problematic than the strain found in the U.K., Britain's health minister has said, as both strains...
    U.S. to impose sanctions on Iranian official, university – U.S. official
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to impose terrorism-related sanctions on Hasan Irlu, Iran's ambassador to the Houthis, and on Al-Mustafa International University, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. The official described Irlu as an official of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps's Quds Force and called the university a platform for Quds Force operations abroad, saying both would...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A university official says the latest airstrike by Ethiopia’s military has struck the school in the capital of the defiant Tigray region and caused major damage, while the United States says neither side in the conflict is heeding calls for de-escalation. The senior official described Thursday’s airstrike in an email shared...
    NAIROBI – A university official says the latest airstrike by Ethiopia’s military has struck the school in the capital of the defiant Tigray region and caused major damage, while the United States says neither side in the conflict is heeding calls for de-escalation. The senior official described Thursday’s airstrike in an email shared with The Associated Press. It was not...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A university official says the latest airstrike by Ethiopia’s military has struck the school in the capital of the defiant Tigray region and caused major damage. The senior official described Thursday’s airstrike in an email shared with The Associated Press. It was not immediately clear is anyone was killed or wounded. “How on earth” can a...
    Loading the player... One of President Donald Trump‘s COVID-19 advisors faced criticism for his response to Michigan’s newly installed coronavirus policies. Read More: Fauci: Trump hasn’t attended virus meeting in months, would ‘be better’ to work with Biden On his currently private Twitter account, Dr. Scott Atlas shared instructions to “rise up,” to stop lockdown procedures implemented in Michigan....
    E. ArmoraBarcelona Updated: 11/16/2020 5:55 PM Save Related news On October 2, the rector of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) of Barcelona, Jaume casals, questioned the judiciary and defended the president of the Generalitat Quim Torra on the institutional website of the center, disqualified by the Supreme court (TS) for disobedience. In the aforementioned page,...
            by Ben Zeisloft  The city of Chicago spent $66 million turning McCormick Place — the largest convention center in North America — into a coronavirus hospital. Although the facility treated a mere 38 patients during its month of operation, Chicago’s deputy mayor for economic development and Northwestern University trustee and former Obama administration official Samir Mayekar doubled...
    Santa Clara University apologized this week for the “hurt” caused by a “Blue Lives Matter” postcard owned by a campus security officer and visible in his office during a recent Zoom meeting. The Santa Clara College Republicans posted a statement from the university to social media stating that the Blue Lives Matter flag is “widely considered to be an effort...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Morgan State University announced Monday that Under Armour is now its official outfitter for all of its athletic department and all of its teams. The multimillion-dollar uniform and apparel partnership will last for five years. The agreement with Under Armour will allow Morgan State to provide Under Armour uniforms, apparel, gear and equipment for its complete roster of...
    On March 1, 2019, back when few mainstream politicians used the term "systemic racism" while discussing law enforcement aimed at people of color, Boulder Police Officer John Smyly starred in a viral video that captured his over-the-top harassment of Zayd Atkinson, a Black student at Naropa University he rousted for picking up trash on his own property. Smyly subsequently resigned...
    Loading the player... A White House official shared the news that 250,000 tests for COVID-19 were sent to historically Black colleges and universities to aid through the pandemic. Read More: 2 HBCU presidents join COVID-19 vaccine trial, want students to follow According to McClatchy DC, the virus tests were dispatched to combat potential coronavirus outbreaks in high-risk communities. The...
    The Trump administration put a college senior in charge of personnel at the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Catherine Granito. She appears to have graduated this spring. A Politico report Monday afternoon, “Trump administration shakes up HHS personnel office after tumultuous hires,” revealed the stunning placement – including that she has been “playing a role in shaping policies in the middle of...
    DETROIT (AP) — A retired University of Michigan administrator told lawyers that he was furious to learn in the late 1970s that a doctor was sexually abusing students, though he also acknowledged that he failed to ensure that Robert Anderson was kicked off campus. Instead, Anderson in 1980 stepped down as director of the university’s Health Service but continued to...
    By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A retired University of Michigan administrator told lawyers that he was furious to learn in the late 1970s that a doctor was sexually abusing students, though he also acknowledged that he failed to ensure that Robert Anderson was kicked off campus. Instead, Anderson in 1980 stepped down as director...
    DETROIT (AP) — A retired University of Michigan administrator told lawyers that he was furious to learn in the late 1970s that a doctor was sexually abusing students, though he also acknowledged that he failed to ensure that Robert Anderson was kicked off campus. Instead, Anderson in 1980 stepped down as director of the university’s Health Service but continued to...
    Nicholas Sandmann, the 17-year-old high school student who was filmed standing opposite a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial last year, has hit back at the American Civil Liberties Union official who criticized Transylvania University for accepting him.  Sandmann slammed Samuel Crankshaw, an ACLU communications associate and an alumnus of Transylvania University in Lexington, in an opinion piece for Fox...
    An American Civil Liberties Union staffer criticized a university in Kentucky for admitting Nicholas Sandmann, the 17-year-old high school student who was filmed standing opposite a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial last year as a 'provocateur in training.' Samuel Crankshaw, an ACLU communications associate and an alumnus of Transylvania University in Lexington, wrote a Facebook post on Saturday...
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    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as leader of Liberty University, according to an official from the evangelical school. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)It's been a devastating summer across the US with tens of thousands of American deaths recorded and millions of new coronavirus infections.But thanks in part to safety protocols like masks and social distancing, new case trends are now "going in the right direction," said Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration official overseeing US coronavirus testing.Despite the hopeful signs, now isn't...
    Students on campus at the University of Notre DameAlfredo Sosa | The Christian Science Monitor | Getty Images An off-campus party has led to a spike in coronavirus cases at the University of Notre Dame, which is now reporting more than 50 total cases since classes resumed just two weeks ago, according to a university official.  Notre Dame reported 58...
    By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A University of Michigan professor who became the school's top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices, according to an investigation released Friday. Martin Philbert was fired as provost in March, weeks after being put on leave by...
    DETROIT (AP) — A University of Michigan professor who became the school’s top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices, according to an investigation released Friday. Martin Philbert was fired as provost in March, weeks after being put on leave by President Mark Schlissel, who had...
    DETROIT (AP) — A University of Michigan professor who became the school’s top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices, according to an investigation released Friday. Martin Philbert was fired as provost in March, weeks after being put on leave by President Mark Schlissel, who had...
            by Maria Copeland  Chinese national and former West Virginia University professor admitted to two counts of fraud, both of which arose from an official visit to China. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced Thursday that Qingyun Sun pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return. According to the statement released by the Department of...
    OTTAWA, June 21 (Reuters) – A senior official at the University of British Columbia has resigned after he liked a series of Tweets that criticized the Black Lives Matter anti-racism campaign, the university and local media said. Michael Korenberg, chair of the university’s board of governors, quit after a “deeply hurtful” incident, UBC vice chair Sandra Cawley said in a...
    (CNN)Rallies, peaceful marches and celebrations commemorating Juneteenth occurred across the United States on Friday, bringing together countless Americans in remembrance as the nation confronts a history saturated with systemic racism and injustice. Juneteenth, known as the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, is not yet a US national holiday. While it has been celebrated by...
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