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Scotland independence: How did the indyref affect 16-year-old voters? 21.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Catching up with the generation of young voters who went to the polls for the first time to decide Scotland's future.
Homeless man pleads guilty to murder in Golden trailer death 21.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
An itinerant man who went on a crime spree across Colorado and Utah in 2017 pleaded guilty Friday to killing a Golden man.
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NBC's Jimmy Fallon Dedicates Show to Promoting Harris' Campaign 21.9.2019 NewsBusters
Monday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon could have easily been mistaken for a Kamala Harris campaign rally. Being granted a generous portion of the show, Senator Harris pleaded the case for her presidential aspirations to viewers at home and the in-studio audience filled exclusively with college ...
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Ceara Thacker: Why didn't someone tell us our daughter was in trouble? 21.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ceara Thacker's family say they could have helped if they had known about her poor mental health.
Lots of pomp, and a little protest, greet new U president 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On Friday, Joan Gabel officially became the University of Minnesota’s 17th president, the first woman to hold that job. Along with the applause came some early pressure to act quickly on key union contracts.
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‘Am I as brave as I think I am?’ MIT Media Lab student Arwa Mboya on the aftermath of a scandal 21.9.2019 techCrunch
It’s been another hard week at MIT. Our campus has been divided by revelations of inappropriate fundraising, coverups, and the harboring of far too many tech geniuses who seemingly put their own interests and careers over the safety of women, among other marginalized groups. As a chaplain to students and faculty at the Institute, but […]
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Ceara Thacker death: Mental health services 'failed student' 20.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ceara Thacker "fell through the cracks" between services before killing herself, her parents say.
Opinion: USC has been rocked by admissions and sexual assault scandals. Money could be its next crisis 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

USC's decentralized fiscal system makes the top goal a constant search for cash. It's contributed to USC's successes and — mightily — to its failures.

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“We have failed you”: CSU’s new president announces plan to address racism on campus in wake of blackface controversy 20.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The uproar on the Fort Collins campus began nearly two weeks ago after a photograph of four CSU students in blackface started making the rounds on social media. Some students were outraged that CSU administrators declined to punish the involved students, saying they were protected by the First Amendment.
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With abortion restrictions on the rise, some women induce their own 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Activists are spreading information about self-induced abortion online and in person. The World Health Organization says a single drug, misoprostol, can be used to safely induce abortion.
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University of Minnesota rolling out welcome mat for new president 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Joan Gabel, the first woman to lead the U of M since it was founded in 1851, says she’s ready to take on the unique challenges of running a big college.
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Before he was AG, William Barr endorsed a book that claimed campus rape was a hoax 20.9.2019 Raw Story
Before President Trump nominated him to be Attorney General, William Barr praised a 2017 book that claimed campus rape is virtually non-existent, NBC News reports. In a blurb written for the book Campus Rape Frenzy on its Amazon page, Barr accuses “extremists on campus” of creating “misleading alarms” about rape. “The frenzy about campus rape has helped […]
Journalists say Brett Kavanaugh asked them to lie about him in their book 19.9.2019 Raw Story
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been in the news a lot this week — not only because of Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin’s September 14 New York Times article focusing on sexual misconduct allegations by Deborah Ramirez (who knew him when they were students at Yale University during the 1980s) and some Democrats […]
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Editorial: Janet Napolitano left her mark on the UC system 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Napolitano, who announced that she will leave her job next August to teach at UC Berkeley, has been exactly the kind of tough, politically savvy leader that UC needed during a particularly rocky time.

Budget challenges prompt St. Cloud State University to lay off 8 faculty 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
St. Cloud State University has announced it will lay off eight faculty members at the end of the school year due to budget constraints.
Black student attacked by two drunken white men screaming racial slurs at University of Arizona 19.9.2019 Raw Story
Two white students at the University of Arizona are accused of a racist assault against a black student. The victim said two men — later identified as Matthew Frazier and Matthew Rawlings — called him the N-word before attacking him Sept. 10 outside a residence hall, reported the Arizona Republic. The men punched him in […]
Leaks against Jerry Falwell Jr suggest Liberty University wants him out as president: Conservative columnist 18.9.2019 Raw Story
Jerry Falwell Jr., took over the evangelical Liberty University when his father died in 2007. Today, his myriad controversies—from his embrace of Donald Trump to the bizarre tale involving him, his wife and a pool boy—are threatening to spark a civil war at the institution. Writing in the conservative publication The Bulwark, columnist Andrew Egger […]
Chelsea Handler: White People Need to Be 'Uncomfortable,' Take Racial Sensitivity Classes 18.9.2019 NewsBusters
Comedian Chelsea Handler loves being browbeaten about her white privilege by woke millennial college students, apparently. On The View Wednesday, she admitted that in her new Netflix documentary about white privilege, she visited a liberal college campus where black students “took her to task” her about her own privilege. Handler said she even took sexual harassment and racial sensitivity classes, which “everyone” should be taking, she ...
Opinion: Why California public university students should have on-campus access to the 'abortion pill' 18.9.2019 LA Times: Health

The College Student Right to Access Act would require California public university students on-campus access to the "abortion pill." It's on Gov. Newsom's desk, and he should sign it.

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Denver defense attorney claims “anti-Mexican bias” in shooting case 18.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
COLORADO SPRINGS -- A Colorado defense attorney has asked a judge to bar references of a man's immigration status at trial and any potential sentencing hearing calling it "anti-Mexican bias."
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