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Berkeley moves to fire assistant basketball coach after sexual harassment complaint — The Washington Post

The University of California, Berkeley, fired its assistant men’s basketball coach Monday, just days before the team faces Hawaii in the NCAA tournament — and just days after the high-profile resignation of the university’s law school dean in another case involving alleged sexual harassment.

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Wellness: How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health (fluctuating weight included) — The Washington Post

Many people who accomplish short-term goals get a rush of achievement in the moment but don’t create the behavioral changes needed to maintain and improve, said Tom Raedeke, a professor of kinesiology at East Carolina University who specializes in exercise psychology. “Somehow, we have to help people go beyond . . . just meeting the New Year’s resolutions or just accomplishing this goal,” Raedeke said.

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A year after slayings of Muslims, community seeks dialogue, harmony — The News & Observer

On Wednesday, the anniversary of the deaths, friends and family of the victims and advocates for the Muslim community will hold memorial events at UNC and NCSU. The day will end with an awards ceremony recognizing “beacons” who perform public service in their communities and educate people about Islam.

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Op-Ed: At UNC-CH, too many chiefs, not enough integrity — The News & Observer

Many contend that we should strive to run all of our public institutions “like businesses.” Following that principle, it is now the express policy of our state that for most purposes we are no longer considered citizens but instead “customers.” No matter how many scandals and failures are suffered by our benighted businesses, emulating corporate America remains an article of faith for many.

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First-generation college students are not succeeding in college, and money isn’t the problem — The Washington Post

Everyone loves the story of a disadvantaged kid getting a full ride to college, maybe because people see money as the greatest barrier to higher education. But often that’s not true. Even when students manage to cobble together scholarships, loans or gifts from relatives or churches, once they actually get into college, they typically find they have a whole new set of unanticipated barriers: academic, social and cultural, as well as their own internal self-doubt.

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Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party — The New York Times

The number of Chinese students competing to enter high schools and colleges in the United States has soared in recent years. According to the Institute of International Education, in the 2014-15 academic year, more than 300,000 Chinese were enrolled in American higher education, almost triple the number five years before.

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University of Cincinnati to Pay $4.85 Million to Family of Man Killed by Officer– The New York Times

The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay $4.85 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was shot to death in July by one of its police officers, a settlement that also requires the college to provide an undergraduate education to his 12 children, create a memorial to him on campus and include his family in discussions on police reform.

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