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April 25, 2018
A group of anonymous students at a Christian college in Arkansas relaunched an LGBTQ publication last week, after a gay zine started seven years ago was blocked by the university. The Harding University students unveiled the website, HU Queer Press 2.0, Friday, and passed out copies of the print publication, available as a PDF online.
April 25, 2018
A Kent State University professor was suspended Monday after being accused of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his connection to a man who was arrested for making threats against a Missouri judge. Julio Pino, an associate professor of history, denied knowing a man involved in a child custody case during an interview with the FBI, according to an indictment filed Monday in the U.S. District Court in Cleveland. However, Pino and the man exchanged messages on social media about the man's child-custody issues.
April 24, 2018
A squirrel won a spot on the 20-seat Student Senate at the University of California, Berkeley, this month, beating out 17 human candidates for the position. Stephen Boyle, a sophomore from Stockton, Calif., donned a squirrel suit and campaigned under the name Furry Boi in an effort to "disrupt" the election, he wrote in a Facebook post.
April 24, 2018
Western Connecticut State University closed temporarily on Monday after about 100 students reported symptoms of norovirus, a highly contagious infection that causes gastroenteritis. In a statement Monday afternoon, the university announced it would reopen today. The state Department of Public Health confirmed the infection is norovirus. The college does not know of any more cases of norovirus, said Paul Steinmetz, a university spokesperson. "It seems like it's on the down trend."
April 23, 2018
A study group convened by the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last August released a report last week documenting the university's history of racism and exclusion, including two student organizations in the early 20th century that were called Ku Klux Klan.
April 23, 2018
Newark, Del., police are investigating an assault reported at a University of Delaware fraternity party held off-campus at about 6 p.m. April 13. A group of men approached Rancel Valdez, a former student who is Hispanic and openly gay. One man made a homophobic remark, and a fight broke out, according to Delaware Online.
April 20, 2018
California Polytechnic State University’s president announced in a letter Tuesday it would suspend all Greek life on campus after two fraternities committed racially insensitive acts in the past two months.
April 20, 2018
Utah State University has demoted its Title IX coordinator after an investigation found that administrators failed to address assault allegations against faculty in the piano department, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
April 20, 2018
Actress Jenna Fischer will donate her fee for a Tuesday talk at DePauw University after students interrupted her presentation to protest racist messages found on campus this month. Fischer, who was on campus to meet with theater students, do a Q&A session and sign her 2017 book The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide, empathized with protesters in a tweet Wednesday, saying she would donate her pay to the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League and the Trevor Project.
April 17, 2018
As a cure for dementia continues to elude researchers, focus has turned to delaying its onset. Two studies published Monday by the University of Southern California focused on dementia, examining the role of education and chronic disease in its onset. Alzheimer's disease and dementia currently affect about five million Americans.

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