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U. of Virginia board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault, but the policy lacks specifics

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University of Virginia's board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault on campus, but critics point out the lack of any specifics.

Students protest lack of indictment in Ferguson

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Many voice outrage over lack of an indictment.

Brown launches initiative aimed at providing internships to low-income students

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Brown University starts effort to make sure every student can have an internship. Move comes as Cornell and Duke are providing students with more learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Colleges turn to campuswide bans of fraternity, sorority parties

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Rather than suspend partying at specific Greek chapters after a violation has occurred, some colleges opt for systemwide bans.

With Princeton Title IX agreement, higher standard of proof in sexual assault cases on last legs

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Princeton U. did not rush to change the burden of proof in sexual assault investigations, and the Education Department determined that was a violation of Title IX.

Racial microaggressions on campus at center of new film

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The movie "Dear White People" is "a satire about being a black face in a white place." Does it accurately portray race relations on mostly white campuses?

Colleges across country adopting affirmative consent sexual assault policies

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More than 800 colleges now use "affirmative consent" standard in sexual assault policies, but some worry that the swiftly changing definition could lead to confusion in the dorm room and complications in student conduct hearings.

Should colleges ban fraternities and sororities?

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Despite well-publicized moves by a few colleges to curb their Greek systems, at most large institutions and many others, the houses are too central to campus housing, social life and alumni to be seriously threatened.

Wesleyan University orders its fraternities to become coeducational

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Fraternities at Wesleyan University now have three years to become coeducational or they'll be kicked off campus.

Freshman deaths show risks of transitioning to college life

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At least eight freshmen at U.S. universities have died so far this year. How can colleges help alter the behaviors of students they're only just starting to know?



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