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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— North Carolina’s public university system rejected a proposal Friday to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue, opting instead to “go back to the drawing board” to figure out what to do with the monument. University of North Carolina System Chairman Harry Smith said cost was a primary … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statue

SALT LAKE CITY | Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted with a standing … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

STORRS, Conn. | UConn to retire numbers of Hall of Famers Allen, Lobo

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut will retire the numbers of former basketball stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. The numbers 34 and 50 will become the first retired by the school during a ceremony in March. The university says it’s an honor reserved for Hall of Famers. In 2017, Lobo was the first UConn player inducted … Continue reading STORRS, Conn. | UConn to retire numbers of Hall of Famers Allen, Lobo

HOUSTON | Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush’s Texas funeral

HOUSTON— Reba McEntire has sung “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush. The Grammy winner on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president’s favorite musical acts and who sang “Amazing Grace” during the service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Celebrities, including … Continue reading HOUSTON | Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush’s Texas funeral

MADISON, Wis. | U of Wisconsin head chides chancellor over porn star invite

MADISON, Wis.  — The University of Wisconsin System’s president reprimanded the La Crosse campus’ chancellor for inviting porn star Nina Hartley to speak on campus, questioning his judgment and warning him that he may not receive a raise next month. UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow invited Hartley to speak on campus on Nov. 1 during … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | U of Wisconsin head chides chancellor over porn star invite

HONG KONG | Hong Kong protest leaders warn of threat to civil rights

HONG KONG  — Hong Kong protest leaders who went on trial Monday for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 said their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing’s growing influence. “What is on trial is not just the nine of us. What is on trial also is … Continue reading HONG KONG | Hong Kong protest leaders warn of threat to civil rights

SANAA, Yemen | Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen’s key Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen— Yemeni officials say street battles are raging in several areas of the contested port city of Hodeida, where a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition is trying to drive out Iran-backed Shiite rebels. They say airstrikes from warplanes and Apache attack helicopters shook residential neighborhoods throughout Sunday, while ground forces clashed around the university in the … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen’s key Hodeida

Vanderbilt University News: Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

NASHVILLE, TN – A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering. The contribution continues the work of a Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative launched last … Continue reading Vanderbilt University News: Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation