Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues
Science / Technology

Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human “microlivers” that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards. The awards recognize innovative work in the arts, environment, human condition, public policy and economics categories. This year’s winners, … Continue reading

Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office
Africa / Education

Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali’s education ministry on Tuesday, April 12, 2015, left 17 people dead, including seven attackers, a government spokesman said. Police later secured the Ministry of Higher Education office complex, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior police officer. The fatalities included eight civilians and … Continue reading

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet
Education / U.S. News

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show “Glee” and hit movie “Pitch Perfect” helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Now, they’re unlikely rock … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for
Africa / Education / International News / U.S. News

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for

    Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Center says all students are now accounted for at Garissa University College where 147 people were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists. The disaster center tweeted that all the surviving students have been located and are being evacuated from the college. Seventy-nine were injured in the attack and … Continue reading

Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias
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Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. The justices on Wednesday sided with former driver Peggy Young in throwing out lower court rulings that rejected Young’s lawsuit. The case … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

Virginia Wesleyan board names Scott Miller as president

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Bethany College President Scott Miller has been named president of Virginia Wesleyan College. Virginia Wesleyan says its Board of Trustees chose Miller on Wednesday during a special meeting. Miller will succeed William T. Greer, who will retire in June. Miller has served as president of the private college in West Virginia for eight years. … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Assembly OKs bills aimed at curbing campus sexual assault

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on Virginia’s college campuses has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly. There were several measures passed Tuesday, February 10, by the House and Senate. They included a bill that requires college faculty and administrators who become aware of an act of sexual violence to … Continue reading