• Racist SAE chant was taught at national event

    SAE apology

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    The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity changed its tune.

    Just two weeks ago, the national office condemned a racist chant that resulted in the shutdown of the University of Oklahoma SAE chapter, saying, "The national fraternity does not...

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  • Educator becomes Ebola responder

    Ebola anniversary

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    Today, Katie Meyler might be meeting with Google executives or maybe giving a talk at the United Nations about girls' education, poverty or Ebola. But just a few months ago, she was on the front lines fighting the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

    "I think a...

  • Only 40% from middle class who start college earn bachelor's degree

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    Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.

    The low graduation rate has big implications for young adults' ability to remain in the middle class, ...

  • What $100,000 in student debt feels like

    GENERIC MONEY CASH US CURRENCY $100 BILLS

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    Loads. Of. Debt.

    That's the story of graduates today.

    But $100,000? Or more. Any debt counselor will tell you that's insane.

    It's a choke-hold on young people starting their lives -- It means putting off getting married, having children, and buying th...

  • Where you go to college usually doesn't matter

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    During a conversation with a professor at an Ivy League college, a mother nudges her daughter to share how she's president of her school's "survivors-of-bulimia" group.

  • Bob Jones III sorry for anti-gay comments

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    Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized.

  • California teachers are mad their pension fund still owns gun maker

    Sandy Hook Bushmaster rifle

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    The California teachers' pension fund still hasn't shaken off its investment in gun maker Bushmaster, more than two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    And now the teachers are mad. California teachers are planning a protest...

  • Helping school-age children 'see' their future

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    Twenty-five percent of U.S. children ages 5-17 suffer from vision problems, according to the National Commission on Vision and Health.

    Nonetheless, eight states still fail to require vision screenings at schools.

  • Penn State frat suspended over alleged nude pics

    Penn State campus

    A Pennsylvania State University fraternity has been suspended after allegedly posting on a private Facebook page compromising photos of women, including some who appeared to be asleep or passed out.

    The suspension of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity ...

  • SAE members at OU facing death threats

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    Some of the 100 fraternity brothers of the now-disbanded Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma have received death threats after the release of a video in which a racist chant was heard, a lawyer for the chapter's board said Frida...

  • SAE: A textbook case of frats behaving badly?

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    The latest incident of frat brothers caught being racist comes with familiar criticisms and defenses: Bad apples or a bad barrel?

    The University of Oklahoma came down hard on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after a nine-second video clip of members...

  • Feds raid 'pay-to-stay' schools for Asians

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    Three area residents were arrested and charged Wednesday for allegedly operating four Southern California schools for Korean and Chinese students who never attended classes and lived in other states on student visas in a "pay-to-stay" scheme.

    The thre...

  • OU to hire vice president of diversity

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    As a controversy over a racist video continues, the University of Oklahoma is announcing a plan to hire a vice president who will oversee diversity programs.

    A video of a racist chant by the university's now-disbanded Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity m...

  • Stanford business school tops Harvard

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    In the cut-throat world of business schools, it was a West Coast non-Ivy that came out on top this year.

    Stanford is top business school, according to a ranking by U.S. News released Tuesday. It, along with Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania'...

  • Obama to offer help for student borrowers

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    President Obama will announce new steps Tuesday to help students avoid the pitfalls of excessive student debt.

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon is no stranger to scandal

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    Sigma Alpha Epsilon is under fire for a video showing party-bound fraternity members singing a racist chant.

    SAE's national chapter suspended the students, but University of Oklahoma President David Boren took it a step further, saying the university'...

  • School shuts down fraternity chapter after video

    SAE

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    Even with the national chapter shutting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma, the school president said the university's affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done as a campus group called for the expulsion of fraterni...

  • Student council vetoes American flag ban

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    Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices.

  • Boston high school dean arrested in student shooting

    Shaun Harrison charged with attempted murder

    WCVB

    Shaun Harrison, a dean at a Boston public high school who mentored young people, is now accused of trying to kill one of his students.

  • Americans save record $248 billion for college

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    More Americans are saving money for college using 529 accounts.

    They amount of money in the savings plans grew to a record $248 billion in 2014, about 9% more than the previous year.

    People are starting to save for their children earlier than ever. Ab...

  • Savings plans may soon cover more college expenses

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    The rules governing 529 college savings plans may soon become more flexible.

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would expand the benefits offered by the college savings plans to include coverage of expenses like computers and I...

  • Teacher of year fired over dirty diaper

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    A teacher of the year award winner in St. Louis, Missouri, is being fired over a dirty diaper, Fox News reports, to the chagrin of parents of children in her classroom.

  • Police: Elementary teacher was drunk in classroom

    Jennifer Rich

    Police said they were called to East Elementary School after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom.

  • School apologizes for taking away blind boy's cane

    Dakota Nafzinger

    Dakota Nafzinger via Facebook

    A school in Missouri is apologizing after taking away a blind boy's cane as punishment and replacing it with a foam pool noodle.

  • Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

    Johns Hopkins University

    Nearly 300 applicants to Johns Hopkins University had their hopes dashed after they were sent acceptance letters by mistake.

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