Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old | The Washington Post

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Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old | The Washington Post

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students from the Washington area have been charged in connection with the abduction and slaying of a 13-year-old Blacksburg, Va., girl, who may have met one of the suspects online and who had been missing for four days before her body was found on the Virginia-North Carolina line.

U. of Alabama activists renew a long conversation about race | The Washington Post

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Feb 012016
 
U. of Alabama activists renew a long conversation about race | The Washington Post

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Colleges nationwide are reckoning anew with race and diversity this school year as students demand steps to curb incidents of hate and discrimination and promote a more inclusive campus culture. Protesters toppled leaders of the University of Missouri, who were perceived as unresponsive to their concerns. They also won agreement from Princeton to review how it honors Woodrow Wilson, a university president and U.S. president who was an advocate for racial segregation.

Banov: Family, friends want to carry on UNC graduate’s mission after her suicide | The News & Observer

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Jan 292016
 
Banov: Family, friends want to carry on UNC graduate’s mission after her suicide | The News & Observer

It’s said that people who choose to take their own lives are selfish. That they aren’t thinking of the ones they’re leaving behind. The truth is, I’ve spent the last six years thinking about what I’d leave behind. More importantly, whom.

Forecast: Below normal severe weather expected this spring | WNCT

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Jan 282016
 
Forecast: Below normal severe weather expected this spring | WNCT

It won’t be long before we’re trading in snow and ice for severe thunderstorms. Researchers at Columbia University have released their seasonal severe weather forecast for the spring. Scott Curtis, an atmospheric science professor at East Carolina University, is following the new research.

Duke partially lifts ban on sorority events after student’s alcohol-related hospitalization | The News & Observer

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Jan 282016
 
Duke partially lifts ban on sorority events after student’s alcohol-related hospitalization | The News & Observer

Duke University officials partially lifted a ban on sorority activities after a student wound up in the hospital in critical condition after an alcohol-related incident Tuesday night.

Mizzou suspends professor charged with assaulting journalist as school sinks into turmoil | The Washington Post

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Jan 282016
 
Mizzou suspends professor charged with assaulting journalist as school sinks into turmoil | The Washington Post

Nearly three months after student protests at the University of Missouri forced the resignation of the school system president and spurred anti-racism demonstrations across the country, the college town of Columbia, Mo., remains in deep turmoil.

The Citadel punishes cadets in case involving KKK-like costumes | The Washington Post

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Jan 282016
 
The Citadel punishes cadets in case involving KKK-like costumes | The Washington Post

The Citadel has dismissed a cadet for one academic year and suspended two others for a semester for their role in an incident in which several cadets at the South Carolina school donned white pillowcases for a costumed event that many saw as evocative of the Ku Klux Klan.

What’s in a name? Honoring historical figures debated | The Daily Reflector

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Jan 272016
 
What’s in a name? Honoring historical figures debated | The Daily Reflector

During the discussion surrounding the removal of former Gov. Charles B. Aycock’s name from an East Carolina University dorm, many people debated whether removing reminders of the nefarious side of the nation’s history would serve to help those who still feel its wounds or further whitewash the historical narrative.