Kristen King

Do college rankings mean anything? That depends on your perception of No. 1 | The Washington Post

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Jul 302015
 
Do college rankings mean anything? That depends on your perception of No. 1 | The Washington Post

When Money magazine released its “value-based” colleges rankings, several readers questioned their validity because of two Massachusetts institutions that appeared near the top of the list, Babson College and Bentley University. One reader asked: How could you take these rankings seriously if Babson ranked above MIT?

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members sue Rolling Stone over retracted U-Va. rape story | The Washington Post

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Jul 302015
 
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members sue Rolling Stone over retracted U-Va. rape story | The Washington Post

Three Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers are suing Rolling Stone magazine in New York federal court for defamation, alleging that a now-retracted December 2014 article on rape at the University of Virginia identified them as taking part in a vicious gang rape.

Former University of Virginia Fraternity Members Sue Rolling Stone | The New York Times

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Jul 302015
 
Former University of Virginia Fraternity Members Sue Rolling Stone | The New York Times

Three former members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia filed a lawsuit against Rolling Stone on Wednesday for defamation and infliction of emotional distress, saying the magazine’s discredited article on a campus gang rape had a “devastating effect” on their reputations.

University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder | The Washington Post

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Jul 302015
 
University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder | The Washington Post

A white campus police officer was charged with murder Wednesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop last week, an incident a local prosecutor decried as a “senseless, asinine shooting.”

300-Year-Old Spanish Shipwreck Holds Million Dollar Treasure | National Geographic

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Jul 292015
 
300-Year-Old Spanish Shipwreck Holds Million Dollar Treasure | National Geographic

Shipwreck divers have announced quite the anniversary present for the flagship of a 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, the Capitana: 52 gold coins, 40 feet of gold chain, and 110 silver coins and buttons all worth over one million dollars.

Duncan calls for better student outcomes, more accountability in higher education | The News & Observer

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Jul 282015
 
Duncan calls for better student outcomes, more accountability in higher education | The News & Observer

As debt-free college becomes a hotly debated topic in the 2016 campaign, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants to shift the conversation to student outcomes at the nation’s colleges and universities.

Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking? | The New York Times

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Jul 282015
 
Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking? | The New York Times

Tyler Frahme, a University at Albany junior, had never even heard of affirmative consent, the unequivocal O.K. to sex that is mandated by state law. Nor was he in the habit of asking women for permission to proceed at every new juncture of sexual activity.