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BYU Students Protest ‘Honor Code’ Charges for Rape Victim — TIME magazine

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Apr 212016
 
BYU Students Protest ‘Honor Code’ Charges for Rape Victim -- TIME magazine

A student faces punishment for violating the school’s honor code by being the victim of a sexual assault

Brigham Young University students protested Wednesday after they say a sexual-assault victim was mistreated by the school.

As protest continues, Duke says it will begin process to raise minimum wage — The News & Observer

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Apr 072016
 
As protest continues, Duke says it will begin process to raise minimum wage  -- The News & Observer

After days of student protests, Duke University announced Wednesday that it will begin a process to raise the minimum wage for its workers and hire an outside expert to review employee grievance procedures.

Report says upward mobility is worse in NC than in US — The News & Observer

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Apr 072016
 
Report says upward mobility is worse in NC than in US -- The News & Observer

Like many studies, the MDC report concludes that education beyond high school is an economic imperative. Only 5 percent of North Carolinians with a college degree live in poverty, compared with 31 percent of those with only a high school education. But, the report contends, education is not enough. Young people need to find connections to jobs that pay well.

Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid — The New York Times

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Apr 072016
 
Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid -- The New York Times

A few weeks before Ashley Hurst was supposed to commit to college, an email arrived that she thought would change her life. An honors graduate from a magnet high school, Ms. Hurst had been accepted into several colleges with a few good financial aid offers. But they included about $8,000 in loans, and she was dead set against borrowing any money. She kept hoping to snag a free ride somewhere at the last minute.
Then came the message from North Carolina Central University, a historically black college: It would be interested in giving her a full scholarship to study pharmaceutical sciences, a relatively new program aimed at helping students move into biotechnology jobs.

Duke responds to some of protesters’ demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building — The Washington Post

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Apr 072016
 
Duke responds to some of protesters’ demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building -- The Washington Post

After five days of student protesters refusing to leave the administration building, Duke University’s president announced Wednesday evening several steps intended to improve working conditions on the North Carolina campus.

ECU investigating ‘brutal group beating’ on campus — The News & Observer

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Mar 252016
 
ECU investigating ‘brutal group beating’ on campus -- The News & Observer

East Carolina University officials on Thursday condemned a “brutal group beating,” in which an African American man was seriously injured by a group of white suspects and then handcuffed by a white ECU police officer. The officer is now on leave pending an investigation into his response to the incident.

ECU student, 2 others arrested in assaults; officer placed on leave — The Daily Reflector

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Mar 252016
 
ECU student, 2 others arrested in assaults; officer placed on leave -- The Daily Reflector

A downtown nightclub altercation that ended in a ”brutal group beating” on East Carolina University’s campus resulted in the arrests Thursday of a student and two others, as well as an internal investigation of an officer who handcuffed the victim.

Three charged with group beating; ECU officer on leave for handcuffing victim — WITN

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Mar 252016
 
Three charged with group beating; ECU officer on leave for handcuffing victim -- WITN

Three people are facing charges, including an ECU student, for what is being called a brutal group beating that ended on campus. This as an ECU police sergeant is being investigated for handcuffing the victim of the assault.

Editorial: Ross firing, continued — The News & Observer

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Mar 222016
 
Editorial: Ross firing, continued -- The News & Observer

In hindsight, once Republicans now in charge of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors had decided to fire President Tom Ross in what has become a long-running embarrassment to the state’s university system, they simply could have announced, “The president has been associated with Democrats, and we’re Republicans, and so we’re firing him, and we could care less what people think.”

Emails show how UNC board struggled with explanation of Tom Ross ouster — The News & Observer

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Mar 212016
 
Emails show how UNC board struggled with explanation of Tom Ross ouster -- The News & Observer

The UNC Board of Governors struggled to explain its decision last year to force out former UNC President Tom Ross, records show, and the board’s former leader sought the advice of a public relations firm to quell the controversy.

Lawyer: Yale basketball case shows the difficulty of campus sexual assault investigations — The Washington Post

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Mar 212016
 
Lawyer: Yale basketball case shows the difficulty of campus sexual assault investigations -- The Washington Post

Montague’s case is particularly emotionally charged, given his very public role on campus and the team, but allegations of sexual misconduct are common at campuses across the country, with university officials facing the difficult task of determining the truth in often-complicated situations. Shanlon Wu, a former federal sex crimes prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice who is now in private practice with a focus on student defense, offers his opinion on the issue.

Kansas professor who used racial slur in class is cleared of wrongdoing — The Washington Post

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Mar 212016
 
Kansas professor who used racial slur in class is cleared of wrongdoing -- The Washington Post

A University of Kansas professor will get to keep her job after using a racial slur in class last fall, upsetting a group of graduate students, who said she has a history of discriminatory behavior and needs to be fired.