Collin Binkley, Associated Press Updated 10:51 am CDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 Ruth D-Eredita, poses for a portrait in her home in Vienna, Va., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. D-Eredita graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1984 and last October reported that a professor sexually assaulted her when she was a sophomore in college. Universities have seen an increase in decades-old sexual misconduct complaints amid the MeToo movement. less Ruth D-Eredita, poses for a portrait in her home in Vienna, Va., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. D-Eredita graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1984 and last October reported that a professor sexually assaulted her ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Ruth D-Eredita, poses for a portrait in her home in Vienna, Va., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. D-Eredita graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1984 and last October reported that a professor sexually assaulted her when she was a sophomore in … [Read more...] about #MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges
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By Usama Pervaiz Published: September 21, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email it is more difficult to find funding as an overseas student, as tuition is much higher, leaving limited scholarships to cover the cost of this higher tuition price tag. PHOTO: GETTY When I was 12-years-old, I remember hearing about an institution known as the University of Oxford, but it felt too far away to ever become a reality. While I knew that if I worked hard I could probably get in someday, I never imagined the path life would take me through to finally get here. A path filled with adventures around the globe, and a chase towards learning from some of the world’s brightest minds. I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford, and received my Master’s through a program that allowed me to live in four different European countries and travel to many more. I am sharing my story with the hope that my insights may not only serve as inspiration to prospective students, but … [Read more...] about Sky is the limit: My journey from Sargodha to the University of Oxford
Mary Hudetz, Associated Press Updated 1:27 pm CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour earlier this year asked the school for policy changes, saying Wednesday that campus officers violated the teens' constitutional rights by stopping them and patting them down without any suspicion of a crime. A letter from American Civil Liberties Union attorney Sarah Hinger demands the university revisit its campus police policies and training to avoid another "humiliating" situation similar to the April 30 encounter. Video shows two officers stopping Thomas Kanewakeron Gray and Lloyd Skanahwati Gray and checking their pockets as they toured the school, which the brothers from New Mexico had called their top college choice. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Man found shot outside NW side home Media: San Antonio Express-News 2 women trapped in … [Read more...] about Native American teens pulled from college tour want changes
By Meredith WadmanAug. 21, 2018 , 2:00 PM VANCOUVER, CANADA—The dark shadow of Huntington disease fell squarely over Michelle Dardengo’s life on the day in 1986 that her 52-year-old father was found floating in the river in Tahsis, the remote Vancouver Island mill town where she grew up. Richard Varney had left his wedding ring, watch, and wallet on the bathroom counter; ridden his bike to a bridge that spans the rocky river; and jumped. The 4.5-meter drop broke his pelvis. The town doctor happened to be fishing below and pulled Varney out as he floated downstream, saving his life. But his tailspin continued. The once funny man who read the Encyclopedia Britannica for pleasure; the good dancer who loved ABBA, the Three Tenors, and AC/DC; the affable volunteer firefighter—that man was disappearing. He was being replaced by an erratic, raging misanthrope wedded to 40-ounce bottles of Bacardi whose legs would not stay still when he reclined in his La-Z-Boy. In … [Read more...] about ‘I feel so much hope’—Is a new drug keeping this woman’s deadly Huntington disease at bay?
We can all agree that taxes are no fun. But taxes are also what fund public education so our kids can read good, and what keep firefighters employed so our houses don’t burn down. And it’s looking more and more likely that taxes could help our planet from burning down too, with something called a carbon tax. The simple premise: Pump out carbon dioxide, pay a fee. “There's a long, long line of research that shows that carbon pricing is often between 5 to 10 times more efficient than the policies that we already do,” says MIT economist Christopher Knittel. Things like fuel economy standards for cars, or renewable energy requirements for electricity companies. So, great, let’s do it! Except, even at the state level—and the blue state level, at that—a carbon tax is a tough sell. Earlier this month a bill to institute the nation’s first carbon tax floundered in the Washington state senate, which is controlled by Democrats. But, a glimmer of … [Read more...] about Carbon Taxes Are Coming, and We Have Colleges to Thank