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Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team — The New York Times

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Mar 162015
 
Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team -- The New York Times

To prepare for the spotlight, McKillop and his staff had homed in on a secret weapon. They did not recruit an unknown European marksman or a graduate transfer, but a math professor and a group of students infatuated with basketball statistics.

Oklahoma is latest to address race problems at fraternities — The News & Observer

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Mar 162015
 
Oklahoma is latest to address race problems at fraternities -- The News & Observer

“All too often the outcry has been, ‘Look at those bad apples we need to root out,'” said Nolan L. Cabrera, a professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. “When in fact the conversation we need to have is, ‘Why is this occurring on such a widespread level throughout the country?'”

A U-Md. fraternity brother’s e-mail full of racial slurs has something to offend just about everyone — The Washington Post

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Mar 162015
 
A U-Md. fraternity brother’s e-mail full of racial slurs has something to offend just about everyone -- The Washington Post

Published: March 14, 2015 A U-Md. fraternity brother’s e-mail full of racial slurs has something to offend just about everyone By Susan Svrluga, Nick Anderson and Dana Hedgpeth March 13 For the second time this week, university officials are investigating complaints of racist language by fraternity members — this time at the University of Maryland. […]

Educational approach key to name transition — The News & Observer

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Mar 122015
 
Educational approach key to name transition -- The News & Observer

The East Carolina University Board of Trustees’ recent decision to transition the name of Gov. C.B. Aycock from a residence hall to a new education resource that will be developed on campus has received a good bit of media coverage and feedback from various constituencies.

Other Opinion: A dangerous raid on NC student aid — The News & Observer

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Mar 122015
 
Other Opinion: A dangerous raid on NC student aid -- The News & Observer

Thousands of North Carolina families may be in for a rude surprise as financial aid award letters start arriving this month. If colleges don’t change their overall budgeting practices, financial aid won’t go as far this year as last. The same will happen next year and every year thereafter.

Authors hope book on UNC scandal will change college athletics — WRAL

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Mar 122015
 
Authors hope book on UNC scandal will change college athletics -- WRAL

The authors of a new book on the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said Wednesday that similar problems exist at colleges nationwide, and they hope their exposé will give faculty, administrators, students and the public the courage to demand change.

A former college lineman now on the streets, looking for answers, and help — The New York Times

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Mar 062015
 
A former college lineman now on the streets, looking for answers, and help -- The New York Times

His life wasn’t always like this. Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, this panhandler in the yellow knit cap, Ryan Hoffman, was a hulking offensive lineman for a college football team ranked in the top 10, a starting player renowned for his toughness and durability. Now his old Levis are so big that even a belt on its ninth notch can’t keep them from sagging below his hips.

ECU to rename Aycock Hall — WNCN

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Feb 212015
 

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The name of former North Carolina Gov. Charles B. Aycock, who advocated for segregated public education while espousing white supremacy, will be removed from a residence hall at East Carolina University, the school’s board of trustees said Friday.

Big Gap in College Graduation Rates for Rich and Poor, Study Finds — The Wall Street Journal

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Feb 042015
 
Big Gap in College Graduation Rates for Rich and Poor, Study Finds -- The Wall Street Journal

College completion rates for wealthy students have soared in 40 years but barely budged for low-income students, leading to a yawning gap in educational attainment between rich and poor that could have long-lasting implications for the socioeconomic divide.