Higher education

Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event was held to discuss the cancellation of speaker Ann Coulter's appearance on campus. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 9:57 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for...
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Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event was held to discuss the cancellation of speaker Ann Coulter's appearance on campus. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 3:04 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for...
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Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event was held to discuss the cancellation of speaker Ann Coulter's appearance on campus. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 3:02 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says that while her speech at the University of California, Berkeley was canceled, she may still show up to say hello to her supporters. Police and university officials say they're bracing for trouble Thursday whether or not she decides to...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:16 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table. A group of eight graduate students has vowed to go on a hunger strike until talks begin. Graduate assistants in eight departments at the Ivy...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, center, arrives for a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 26, 2017 - 9:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. European Commission President Valdis Dombrovskis said the EU's executive...
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FILE- In this May 12, 2014 file photo, Jiddah United sports club founder Lina Almaeena stands in her sporting goods shop in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. A proposal to establish physical education colleges in Saudi female has failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's Shura Council, which advises government. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
April 26, 2017 - 8:57 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday. The proposal on the colleges needed 76 out of 150 votes to pass in the Shura...
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People look at an exhibit as they tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Jerusalem, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Israel is marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day beginning at sunset Sunday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
April 23, 2017 - 7:48 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said assaults specifically...
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April 22, 2017 - 9:43 am
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University's first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school. Spencer recently starred as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the drama "Hidden Figures." The film...
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Undated handout photo of a parchment manuscript of the US Declaration of Independence, believed to date from the 1780s and found in a records office in Chichester, southern England. Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, The Boston Globe reported Friday, April 21, 2017. (West Sussex Record Office Add Mss 8981 via AP).
April 22, 2017 - 9:00 am
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence. The Boston Globe reported Friday researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen found the copy in a records office in southern England. The only other parchment copy is...
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Ten-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera smiles after playing her violin with her new prosthetic at the engineering department of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 20, 2017. "Oh my gosh, that's so much better," Isabella said as she tried out the new prosthetic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 21, 2017 - 5:08 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was...
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