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Uganda Makerere University fire: 'Ivory Tower' gutted 20.9.2020 BBC: World
An overnight blaze leaves a distinctive building at one of Africa's oldest universities a shell.
Edition of Shakespeare's last play found in Scots college in Spain 19.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
A rare edition of The Two Noble Kinsmen was found in a volume dating from 1634.
Column: Donald Trump flunks American history 101 — again 19.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The president's view of how American history is taught — and should be taught — is both simple-minded and dangerous.

Donald Trump Wanted to Keep This Video Deposition Secret. We Got a Copy. 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump was burdened with lawsuits that accused him and his Trump University of defrauding students who had paid thousands of dollars to learn the supposed secrets of Trump’s financial success. Though the Trump U controversy raised questions about Trump’s fitness for office, he managed to score two legal victories in […]
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With Eye On Biden Victory, Warren And Schumer Unveil Plan To Cancel Up To $50,000 For Federal Student Loan Borrowers 19.9.2020 Crooks Liars
As Americans face the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for an incredibly consequential presidential election, over a dozen Democrats—led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer— came together Thursday to unveil a "visionary" student loan cancellation plan for the next administration. The introduced resolution urges the next president to use existing authority under the Higher Education Act to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt and ensure there is no resulting tax liability for borrowers. Neither the resolution nor the joint statement announcing it directly mentioned Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), but their campaign is clearly the intended target. The statement calls out President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans for refusing "to provide any immediate student debt cancellation for tens of millions of Americans" while vowing that "Democrats will be ready to act starting ...
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Denver Public Schools to revamp classes with more Black, Indigenous and Latino history 19.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's largest school district is planning to revamp what it teaches to be more inclusive, equitable and culturally relevant to students of color.
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Covid: What can I expect when I go to university this year? 18.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Many things will be different this year, so what it will be like for students across the UK?
When someone dies, what happens to the body? 18.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

When a life ends, those who remain deal with the body. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Mark Evely, Wayne State University Upwards of 2.8 million people die every year in the United States. As a funeral director who heads a university mortuary science program, I can tell you that while each individual’s life experiences are […]

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CU Boulder clearing out dorm to make more room for students with COVID-19 as cases surge 18.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
University of Colorado officials are forcing students to move out of their dorm rooms in the Darley North tower at the Williams Village complex to create more isolation housing for students with COVID-19 as infections on the Boulder campus continue to surge.
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'Voluntary lockdown' plea to St Andrews University's students 18.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
St Andrews University's principal has asked students to stay in their rooms as much as possible this weekend.
With eye on Biden victory, Warren and Schumer unveil plan to cancel up to $50,000 for federal student loan borrowers 18.9.2020 Raw Story
“Broadly cancelling student loan debt would be a game-changer for millions of people in this country and a lifeline when they desperately need it.” As Americans face the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for an incredibly consequential presidential election, over a dozen Democrats—led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer—came together Thursday to unveil […]
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Leading media expert tells Bill Moyers why presidents lie — and you’ll never believe who’s the worst 17.9.2020 Raw Story
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. Want to know why presidents lie – and which one is the worst? You’ve come to the right place. The prolific Eric Alterman is with us: historian, scholar, journalist and media critic, he has just published his 11th book: LYING IN STATE. That’s L-Y-I-N-G. And with it Alterman has […]
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COVID-19 outbreaks tied to Colorado colleges more than double as campuses ramp up efforts to stop virus 17.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
CDPHE on Wednesday reported a dozen active outbreaks linked to colleges and universities, with seven of them identified in the last week.
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Students’ mass migration back to college gets a failing grade 17.9.2020 Raw Story
Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do?Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov, two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics researchers, thought they had it figured out. They […]
New voter registrations plummeted during the pandemic in Texas, where you can’t register online 17.9.2020 Raw Story
If this were like any other election year, volunteers for MOVE Texas, which works to engage young voters, would’ve been at Mooov-In Day at the University of Texas at Austin, equipped with sign-up sheets, clipboards and fold-out tables, looking to register thousands of young people moving away from home for the first time. But 2020 […]
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Being a fresher during coronavirus 17.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
First year students describe their first impressions of university life, with Covid restrictions in place.
Cyber threat to disrupt start of university term 17.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The National Cyber Security Centre warns that universities face a rising wave of cyber-attacks.
Jeffco high school goes remote after 3 students test positive for COVID-19 17.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School in Edgewater has moved all of its students to remote learning following three positive cases of COVID-19.
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Mass deaths of migratory birds reported in New Mexico 17.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The birds found dead in the south-west since August could number in the millions, researchers say.
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Denver’s Regis University quarantines students after uptick in COVID-19 cases on campus 16.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
More than 130 students living on campus at Denver's Regis University are being directed to quarantine for two weeks following an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the private Jesuit institution announced Tuesday night.
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