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South African students protest planned tuition fee hikes

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chanting protesters, including medical students with stethoscopes around their necks, demonstrated against planned increases in tuition fees at a number of top South African universities on Monday, blocking roads and entrances and causing the suspension of classes on some campuses. “No to fee increase!” screamed students during a rally at the University … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, Compton students to learn about Hollywood jobs
Campus Life / Education

Los Angeles, Compton students to learn about Hollywood jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students from the Los Angeles and Compton Unified School Districts will learn what it’s like to work in Hollywood at the first Careers in Film Summit. The daylong event Saturday at the film academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters will showcase various work opportunities on both sides of the camera. Agents, animators, writers, directors, … Continue reading

Lehigh University latest to rescind Cosby’s honorary degree
Celebrities / Education

Lehigh University latest to rescind Cosby’s honorary degree

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Another Pennsylvania university has rescinded an honorary degree granted to Bill Cosby. Lehigh University said Wednesday that conduct described by Cosby in a 2005 deposition is antithetical to its values. Court documents unsealed in July show the 78-year-old Cosby admitting extramarital relationships with several women, some of w hom accuse him … Continue reading

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Mennonite colleges withdraw from Christian group

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Two Mennonite institutions have announced their withdrawal from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities due to recent decisions to allow the hiring of married gay and lesbian faculty and staff. The presidents of Indiana’s Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, jointly announced their withdrawals from the organization … Continue reading