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Smith College controversy highlights struggles schools face in making racially equitable campuses

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In the summer of 2018, Oumou Kanoute read a book and ate her lunch in a common room area of a residence hall that required keycard access at Smith College. Since she was in a program teaching high school students ov...

College gymnast Margzetta Frazier had a surprise call from Janet Jackson — and it got emotional

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College gymnast Margzetta Frazier received the call of a lifetime after going viral with a spectacular floor routine set to some of pop star Janet Jackson's greatest hits. Earlier in February, the University of Cal...

This teen gave up her entire college savings to pay for her mom’s rent and avoid eviction

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At the ripe age of 18, Alondra Carmona is already making adult-like decisions -- and when it comes to her mom, no sacrifice is too big. Carmona, a high school senior, gave her mom all the money she's been saving fo...

Democrats make new push for college athlete compensation

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Another effort aimed at ensuring college athletes make money off their names, images and likenesses was introduced by Democratic lawmakers on Thursday. The College Athlete Economic Freedom Act, sponsored by Rep. Lo...

A college student made big bucks off GameStop stock. Now he’s donating video games to a children’s hospital

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After making thousands off GameStop stock last week, a 20-year-old college student used his newfound riches to pay it forward to a local children's hospital. Hunter Kahn, a mechanical engineering student at Cornell...

CFO of House GOP campaign committee resigns after lawmakers object to Electoral College results

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A top official at the National Republican Congressional Committee abruptly decided to resign earlier this month after House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and nearly 150 GOP lawmakers voted against certifying the Elector...

College Board will no longer offer SAT’s optional essay and subject tests

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The SAT's optional essay and subject tests have been nixed by the College Board, the latest step away from standardized testing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. "As students and colleges adapt to new realities...

What you need to know about the 2021 College Football Playoff national championship

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The seventh National College Football Playoff championship is set. After an arduous season amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it's an accomplishment that the game is even being played. Here is everything you need to know ...

The academic gap between Black and White college football players grew in 2020, report says

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College students faced unprecedented challenges in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the country, prompting remote-learning provisions and shortening athletic seasons. For student-athletes playing football...

This editorial absolutely crushes a Republican senator for objecting to the Electoral College results

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On Saturday, Montana Sen. Steve Daines was one of 11 Republicans who announced their plans to object to the Electoral College results during Wednesday's bicameral session of Congress. Twenty four hours later, the la...

From new IDs to automatic college savings accounts, these new laws take effect in 2021

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As years change, so too do the rules we live by. 2020 saw massive protests over police brutality, economic insecurity brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and extreme weather events that again signaled the gravity...

The Trump ally in the Senate leading the President’s futile effort to challenge the Electoral College votes

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Washington Republican Sen. Josh Hawley threw a political grenade into Washington last week when he announced his intentions to object when Congress counts the Electoral College votes on Wednesday -- a move that pits ...

Electoral College objection serves as another example of Trump putting Loeffler and Perdue in tight spot

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Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have spent the entire Georgia Senate runoffs running as close as they can to Donald Trump, while at the same time avoiding a complete adoption of Trump's baseless con...

College student offers free tutoring service to kids of frontline workers

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Hoping to give back to the frontline workers who have risked their lives throughout the pandemic, a college student has created a program that offers free tutoring to their children. Brett Mozarsky, a senior at Have...

Alabama advances to College Football Playoff national championship game

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No one could stop Alabama in 2020. And on the first day of 2021, Notre Dame couldn't do it, either. The top-ranked Crimson Tide have advanced to the College Football Playoff national championship game, defeating the...

Pence asks judge to reject Gohmert lawsuit asking the VP to interfere in the Electoral College count

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Vice President Mike Pence's lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to reject a request from Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that attempts to force Pence to ignore electoral votes of several key states when Congress meet...

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