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Texas colleges top weekly news: an abrupt closure, respect the flag
This week's top news on Texas universities includes new orientation programs focused on diversity, a memo circulated to University of Texas athletes about patriotism and, of course, ITT Technical Institute's abrupt closure.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Joe Biden University Vice President of the United States Association of American Universities United States Big 12 Conference Democratic Party
3 Ivy League schools top U.S. college rankings
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Ivy League gets top spots in U.S. college rankings
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Ivy League gets top 3 spots in ranking of colleges
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
7049 points by Arizona Republic | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Ivy League takes top 3 spots in ranking of best colleges
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Bear hanging out near Varsity Lake on CU’s Boulder campus
A small black bear was camped out Thursday morning in a ravine north of Varsity Lake on the edge of the University of Colorado's Boulder campus.
19 points by The Denver Post | University of Colorado at Boulder Big 12 Conference Colorado Association of American Universities Public Ivy NCAA Skiing Championships Bart the Bear Boulder Colorado
Segregated ‘blacks only’ housing at California university reignites old debate
Administrators at California State University in Los Angeles (CSULA) have defended their newly-opened “Black Living-Learning Community” after it was described as being “segregated” and “black-only” housing. Read Full Article at RT.com
347 points by Russia Today | Racism Discrimination Race University Association of American Universities University of California Berkeley Racial segregation The Los Angeles Times
Big Ten football picks: Reality check coming for Illinois
College football's first weekend produced stunners like Houston over Oklahoma — and some silly oversimplifications. ESPN deemed the Big Ten to have had "the best opening weekend" based on its 12-2 record. Hmmm … going 2-1 against the Power Five and losing at home to a MAC team constitutes achievement?...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Big Ten Conference Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Association of American Universities Oak Ridge Associated Universities Committee on Institutional Cooperation Indiana Ohio Michigan
Ivy League takes top 3 spots in ranking of best U.S. colleges
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.       
7049 points by USA Today | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Pac-12 Networks Strike First Over-The-Top Deal With Sling TV
Fans of sporting events featuring the University of Arizona. Stanford University, the University of Oregon and others that are part of the collegiate alliance known as the Pac-12 can now watch games on the go. Pac-12 Networks, the multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference that is wholly owned by the 12 university members, has struck a... Read more »
77 points by Variety | Pacific-10 Conference Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Association of American Universities California Oregon Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Academic Ranking of World Universities Washington
Penn State seeks voluntary faculty, staff buyouts
ANGLING TO reconcile budgetary constraints with a high payroll, Penn State University is offering voluntary retirement packages or buyouts to more than 1,200 faculty and staff members.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | University Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Association of American Universities State College Pennsylvania Commonwealth System of Higher Education Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Campus news of the week: Wrestling champs, a nerf gun scare, the best crying spots and more
News from Syracuse, Boston College, University of Chicago, Ball State and Penn State.       
-1 points by USA Today | Association of American Universities University Massachusetts Big Ten Conference Donald Trump Harvard University Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities University of Pennsylvania
Top college mistakenly tells 277 they got in
Those few seconds before opening an email about a university application can be excruciating. What comes afterward could be a wave of joy -- or a wall of dread.
1577 points by CNN | Association of American Universities Carnegie Mellon University Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Ivy League Cornell University Columbia University New York National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Columbia University accidentally sends 277 acceptance letters
Columbia University sent congratulatory emails to 277 potential graduate students at the Mailman School of Public Health on Wednesday.
147 points by Daily News | Columbia University Ivy League Association of American Universities Cornell University College University Mistake School
Huskers ride hot shooting to 82-66 victory over Penn State
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Glynn Watson Jr. and Jack McVeigh scored 15 points apiece to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers used their best shooting half of the season to set the tone in an 82-66 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Jordy Tshimanga and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Big Ten Conference Committee on Institutional Cooperation Association of American Universities University of Michigan
Higher ed group cites UT efforts to boost low-income student graduation rate
Expanding low-income student enrollment has been challenging for universities. They think that graduating these students is crucial to their mission, but struggle to keep students on track academically or cannot provide sufficient financial aid.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | University Association of American Universities University of Virginia Student Texas College Public university University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Isaac Haas and Caleb Swanigan have big nights as Purdue rolls by Rutgers
WEST LAFAYETTE — While Caleb Swanigan grabs the majority of the attention with his 22 double-doubles during what has become a special sophomore season, No. 16 Purdue is at its best when Isaac Haas also is productive.Haas had 24 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night, and Swanigan added 12 points...
4 points by Chicago Tribune | Matt Painter Big Ten Conference Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball West Lafayette Indiana Michigan State University Association of American Universities
Game thread: Michigan State beats Ohio State, 74-66
9 p.m., ESPN, WJR-AM (760): MSU seeks taste of revenge at home against Buckeyes        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Big Ten Conference Association of American Universities United States Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio Committee on Institutional Cooperation Midwestern United States U.S. state
Game thread: MSU vs. OSU as NCAAs push continues
9 p.m., ESPN, WJR-AM (760): MSU seeks taste of revenge at home against Buckeyes        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Big Ten Conference Association of American Universities Ohio State Buckeyes Midwestern United States U.S. state Committee on Institutional Cooperation National Football League States of the United States
Writer: MSU a bubble team with a Final Four burst
Michigan State is one of three teams Gleeson tapped as “fringe teams” with the potential to reach the Final Four.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Michigan State University Basketball Zach Randolph Michigan United States Iowa Association of American Universities
No. 14 Duke women beat Pittsburgh 62-48 for 5th straight win
DURHAM, N.C. — Lexie Brown scored 18 points, Rebecca Greenwell added 11 and No. 14 Duke beat Pittsburgh 62-48 on Sunday for the Blue Devils fifth straight win.Duke built a 29-19 lead at halftime after holding Pitt to 4-of-17 shooting. In the third quarter, Greenwell completed a 3-point play to cap her eight-straight points for Duke in building a 40-23 lead. The Blue Devils led by as many as 24 in the third and were outscored 17-11 in the final frame.
1 points by Boston Herald | Atlantic Coast Conference Association of American Universities The Final Duke University North Carolina San Francisco Giants Elton Brand Free throw
'Human books' on loan at Penn State library
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Enter a library room at Penn State University on Wednesday and you’ll hear junior Brian Anthony Davis describe his transformation from gang member, dodging bullets by age 16, to college student who has studied in eight countries.
555 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University Libraries Joe Paterno Pennsylvania University Park Pennsylvania Association of American Universities Iowa Land-grant university
NCAA tournament committee announces top 16 seeds
Villanova, Gonzaga, Baylor and Kansas are No. 1 seeds with four weeks left in season.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Southern United States U.S. state United States Confederate States of America Native Americans in the United States American Civil War Midwestern United States Association of American Universities
College basketball: UCLA women upset by Oregon; USC upends Oregon State
Lexi Bando scored a season-high 25 points, including five three-pointers, Sabrina Ionescu had her fourth triple-double of the season and Oregon beat No. 15 UCLA, 84-74, on Friday night in Eugene.  Ionescu, a 5-foot-10 freshman, finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Ruthy Hebard,...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | Big West Conference Western Association of Schools and Colleges University of California Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities California State University Universities and colleges in California Association of American Universities Pacific-10
Case startup RVS Rubber Solutions wins $50,000 Cleantech University Prize, heads to finals
Best friends Pavel Galchenko and Yohann Samarasinghe beat seven other student startups to win $50,000 Cleantech University Prize on Thursday night in Chicago. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- RVS Rubber Solutions, the Case Western Reserve University-based startup founded by sophomore Pavel Galchenko and his best friend, Yohann Samarasinghe, won the $50,000 Cleantech University Prize on Thursday night in Chicago. Samarasinghe and Galchenko beat out seven other campus-based student startups to win the Midwest regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy's Cleantech competition. They and the other two top finishers will go on to the DoE National Cleantech UP finals this June at a still-to-be-determined location. All three teams will also be featured at Clean Energy Trust's annual CET Challenge investment program in May. Related Plain Dealer story: Case student startup competing for $50K prize in Clean Energy Challenge RVS Rubber Solutions developed a new way to separate and recycle the components of rubber tires that are currently disposed of as waste products. Using their technology, they say tire manufacturers will be able to convert this byproduct into a consistent, high-quality rubber material that will reduce their dependance on environmentally harmful methods of extracting virgin rubber. They say their methods are innovative, affordable, and environmentally friendly. Galchenko is a Case Western Reserve sophomore studying biochemistry and applied data science, and Samarasinghe is a sophomore studying nanoengineering and business at the University of California, San Diego. They are 2015 Aurora High School graduates and have been best friends since the fifth grade. "Our finalists came from schools all over the region including small universities like Milliken University, large public schools like University of Minnesota, and private schools like Northwestern University," Cleantech said in a written announcement. "The startups represented sectors within cleantech like advanced batteries, blockchain technology, bladeless drones, and industrial recycling." "The diverse cross-section of universities and technologies represented by the finalist teams demonstrate that the Midwest continues to lead on using science and innovation to solve some of the biggest challenges we face." The other teams are: -- Second place winner BluSolar from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. -- Third place winner Purpled from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. -- Abyss Incorporated, from the University of Minnesota. -- Minnealloy Magnetics, from the University of Minnesota. -- Mohyi Labs, from Michigan State University. -- Renw, from the University of Michigan. -- Wattcoin Labs, from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
5 points by The Plain Dealer | Big Ten Conference North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Association of American Universities Committee on Institutional Cooperation Michigan Ohio Case Western Reserve University Public university
Berkeley probes 'hands-off' police response to protest chaos
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a right-wing speaker. But that response by…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | University of California Berkeley University of California University of California Davis Pacific-10 Conference Protest Demonstration Association of American Universities Robert Gordon Sproul
Detroit News Big Ten Power Rankings: Week of Feb. 6
       
-2 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference Pennsylvania State University Association of American Universities Committee on Institutional Cooperation Michigan State University User Oak Ridge Associated Universities Weekend
Marital status linked to health in postmenopausal women
Amy WallaceFeb. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers have found that health measures such as body mass index or blood pressure can be impacted by marital status in postmenopausal women.
10 points by UPI | Association of American Universities Body mass index Marriage Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities United Press International Public Ivy Associated Press Virginia
AP College Basketball Poll: Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas on top after wild week
Gonzaga is No. 1 for a second straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game.
9 points by The Denver Post | Big East Conference Associated Press North Carolina College football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Fight song Big Ten Conference Association of American Universities
Vandals strike Rice University, third time in a month
A bright swastika chalked below a scrawled "TRUMP" vandalized Rice University's founder's statue this weekend.
211 points by The Houston Chronicle | University John F. Kennedy Graffiti Rice University William Marsh Rice David Leebron Association of American Universities Berlin Wall
Lewis, Murray announce engagement
Lewis – MurrayRobert Lewis of Pittsburgh and Kimberly Haggin of Ligonier, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Lewis, to Matthew Murray, son of Timothy and Eileen Murray of Hopkinton.Lewis is a graduate of Penn State University and earned a master’s degree in business administrati...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Virginia Association of American Universities Pennsylvania University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Oak Ridge Associated Universities Business school James Madison University
How Michigan State fared with decisions on Signing Day
A primer on when Spartans fans can expect MSU targets to announce their college choices on Signing Day.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Oak Ridge Associated Universities Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Florida Tennessee Association of American Universities Georgia Michigan State University Michigan
Berkeley protesters aren't much more tolerant than Donald Trump
Last fall, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that the federal government should cut off...
1074 points by Daily News | University of California Berkeley University of California Berkeley California University President of the United States Protest University of California Davis Association of American Universities
Oregon WR Jalen Brown transferring to Northwestern
Oregon receiver Jalen Brown is transferring to Northwestern. Brown caught 26 passes for 407 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons at Oregon after redshirting in 2014. He had 19 catches for 318 yards and three TDs as a sophomore last year. Brown will graduate from Oregon in June and pursue a...
3 points by Chicago Tribune | Bachelor's degree Master's degree Postgraduate education Academic degree Association of American Universities Licentiate Doctorate Diplom
Big Ten football picks: No matter who's at QB for Michigan, lay those points
One week at a time? One game at a time? Sorry, football coaches of America, I can't do it. I'm already thinking about what will transpire Nov. 26 in Columbus, Ohio. And I'm not the only one. The Las Vegas Super Book (@LVSuperBook on Twitter) has a line for the game: Michigan plus 6.5 at Ohio State....
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Big Ten Conference Michigan Association of American Universities Committee on Institutional Cooperation Ohio Oak Ridge Associated Universities Illinois University of Michigan
U. of C., Northwestern both drop in Businessweek's business school rankings
The reputations of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University both got knocked down a few pegs in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2016 ranking of the nation's best business schools. Chicago's Booth School fell to No. 4 from No. 2 in the annual ranking, and Northwestern's Kellogg School dropped...
49 points by Chicago Tribune | Association of American Universities Northwestern University University of Chicago Booth School of Business University of Chicago Kellogg School of Management Chicago National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Big Ten Conference
University of Missouri reports 31 confirmed mumps cases
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A mumps outbreak at the University of Missouri continues to grow with 31 confirmed cases. The university also said Wednesday that there are another 27 probable cases of people who have been in close contact with someone with confirmed mumps showing symptoms for at least two ...
6 points by The Washington Times | Disease Missouri Infectious disease Parotid gland Inflammation Salivary gland Mumps Association of American Universities
IA ‘suck it up, buttercup’ bill punishes colleges catering to Trump protests & post-election blues
Many colleges responded to the result of the 2016 presidential election by offering to reschedule exams or providing additional counseling services. This greatly bothered an Iowa state representative who hopes to cut the budgets of participating schools. Read Full Article at RT.com
723 points by Russia Today | Iowa Des Moines Iowa Protest University Public university Association of American Universities Interstate 80 Ames Iowa
​Detroit News college picks: Week 4
Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their picks against the spread for Week 4 of the college football season.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | U.S. state Association of American Universities Oak Ridge Associated Universities Big Ten Conference States of the United States Native Americans in the United States Michigan United States presidential election 2008
Did former North Sider Seth Wilson win 'Jeopardy' for 3rd time?
Warning: Spoilers ahead Former North Side resident Seth Wilson could teach a class on how to win "Jeopardy." Wilson, a Ph.D. theater student at the University of Georgia, continued his win streak on Wednesday's episode of the quiz show. He correctly answered the "Final Jeopardy" clue about Purdue...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Association of American Universities Southeastern Conference Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities University of Georgia University of Virginia Vanderbilt University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Jeopardy!
UNLV hoping local basketball players want to stay home
Three Las Vegas area players are among the top 35 basketball recruits, according to ESPN.com. UNLV is recruiting each of them.
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Carolina North Carolina State University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Association of American Universities American Civil War U.S. state Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities United States
Rice, Texas A&M lead Texas college grads in earnings potential
Graduates of Rice University and Texas A&M University may be a little happier on payday when they reach mid-career than others who call a Texas institution their alma mater.
455 points by The Houston Chronicle | Oak Ridge Associated Universities Texas University Association of American Universities Southwest Conference Graduation Academic degree Educational stages
Spartans, Wolverines feature prominently on BTN basketball telecasts
Michigan and Michigan State will play at least a combined 13 men's basketball games on the conference's television network.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference United States Committee on Institutional Cooperation Illinois Association of American Universities Michigan State University Chicago News Corporation
Federal Heights police find man dead of gunshot wound to chest
A man died of a gunshot wound to the chest in Federal Heights Sunday night, and paramedics took a woman who was with him to a hospital for evaluation.
4 points by The Denver Post | September 11 attacks Arab World Colorado Yemen Africa United Arab Emirates Association of American Universities Constable
Thornton woman killed in car crash east of Pueblo
A 31-year-old Thornton woman died in a single-vehicle crash east of Pueblo Sunday afternoon.
7 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Africa Yemen Arab World United Arab Emirates Jordan Association of American Universities Arabian Peninsula
Charbonneau: Northwestern at woe-and-2
Team’s season collapsing after loss to Illinois State        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference Pennsylvania State University Illinois Association of American Universities Committee on Institutional Cooperation Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Michigan North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten power rankings
Last week in parentheses 1. (1) Michigan: Colorado visits next; are you coming, Kordell Stewart? 2. (2) Ohio State: Zero offensive TDs allowed, but trip to Oklahoma on horizon. 3. (3) Wisconsin: TB Corey Clement carried it 21 times — in the first half. 4. (4) Iowa: After throttling Iowa State,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Big Ten Conference Association of American Universities Oak Ridge Associated Universities Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Committee on Institutional Cooperation Indiana Michigan
Big Ten better than SEC for developing NFL QBs
If Peyton Manning, Eli Manning or Matthew Stafford pick SEC schools if they were top high school prospects today?        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Peyton Manning Big Ten Conference Southeastern Conference American football Pennsylvania State University Michigan State University Association of American Universities Quarterback
Pick with (or against) the college football experts
Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ contingent of college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors. Their picks: Ben Bolch Nevada Las Vegas at UCLA: UCLA,...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | Utah Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities U.S. state California Association of American Universities Western Athletic Conference Pacific-10 Conference States of the United States
Penn State offers voluntary retirement to nearly 1,300
Citing "budgetary and ongoing workforce challenges," Penn State University is offering a voluntary retirement incentive for nearly 1,300 eligible faculty and staff at University Park and other locations statewide.
4 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania Association of American Universities Pennsylvania State University Oak Ridge Associated Universities Salary Commonwealth System of Higher Education University Park Pennsylvania Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities