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Universities told to end 'spiralling' grade inflation 19.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
The Office for Students says a rise in top grades is not just due to teaching or prior attainment.
Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list? 19.12.2018 BBC: Business
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.
A new way to get college students through a psychiaric crisis — and back to school 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A partnership between a mental health care provider and colleges is redefining emergency mental health care on campus — helping students get needed care without losing track of their academic goals.
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New University of Minnesota's leader gets high praise from colleague 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The University of Minnesota regents approved hiring Joan Gabel as the university's next president. If hired, Gabel will be the university's first female president.
Regents OK Gabel as first woman to lead University of Minnesota 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Joan Gabel, currently provost at the University of South Carolina, was the sole finalist for the Minnesota job. She succeeds Eric Kaler, who is stepping down July 1.
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Thread Shred: I exposed racism at my university and got suspended 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Chloe Long explains why she published images which led to her suspension as a student union officer.
Scott Johnson death: It's 'inconceivable' my brother killed himself 18.12.2018 BBC: World
Australian police offer a $1m reward information about the 27-year-old's death in 1988.
Late-night delivery service GoPuff targeting college students to open in Aurora 18.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
GoPuff, a delivery service targeted to a college-aged crowd that brings 7-Eleven-esque merchandise to customers' doors, is expected to hit the road before the end of the year.
DIA first in the nation to test new TSA technology for faster screening 18.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
Denver International Airport is rolling out new technology at its north security checkpoint.
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Why the Texas ruling on Obamacare is on shaky legal ground 17.12.2018 The Moderate Voice

Austin, Texas contractor Mike Hewitt, who depends on insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act. A Texas judge ruled Dec. 14, 2018 that the law is unconstitutional. Eric Gay/AP Photo Simon F. Haeder, West Virginia University and Valarie Blake, West Virginia University A Texas judge has ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. For […]

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Meet the 2 women who were elected to fix a dysfunctional Michigan State University 17.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
On Friday, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees sat for their final meeting of the year. It went much like every other meeting of the board in 2018 — survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar publicly confronted both the Trustees and interim President John Engler over their […]
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Who are Yemen’s Houthis? 17.12.2018 The Moderate Voice

Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, in 2017. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File Myriam Renaud, University of Chicago Fully half of Yemen’s population – 14 million people – are on the brink of starvation. Some analysts blame their inability to access basic foodstuff on escalating conflict between two religious factions: the […]

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Sports Personality of Year: Remembering Bannister, Regis, Bristow and the other stars we have lost 17.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
A chance to reflect on the people from the world of sport who have passed away in the past 12 months.
Letter from Africa: How Nigeria's elite avoid 'bad education' 17.12.2018 BBC: World
Journalist Sola Odunfa reflects on a controversial proposal to ban young Nigerians from completing their education abroad.
CU Boulder students going hungry: “This really is a problem” 17.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
Sometimes, Natalie Sharp slept when she got home to avoid the hunger pangs from missing dinner.
Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy 17.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The tussle over the statue's fate goes to the heart of a discussion in South Africa over whether relics of white domination should be scrapped or kept as reminders of a harsh past.
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Slain Minnesota student texted friend about roommate's threat 15.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A psychology student from Minnesota who was fatally stabbed in her Netherlands apartment had texted a friend in the U.S. six days before her death, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people.
California college instructor under fire for bizarrely racist question on health science exam 15.12.2018 Raw Story

A longtime instructor at CSU Long Beach in California is under fire for including a bizarrely racist and inappropriate question on a health science exam. According to ABC30, Matt E. Fischer — who has taught health science for the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 25 years &#821...

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U of M closer to naming Joan Gabel as its next president 15.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A week of interviews, handshakes, car rides and public forums at all five University of Minnesota campuses is over, and now Joan Gabel awaits a decision on whether or not she'll be the next president of the University of Minnesota.
North Korea's high-tech pursuits: Propaganda or progress? 15.12.2018 BBC: World
North Korea is trying to develop civilian technologies but can it become an innovation powerhouse?
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