Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed
National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed

by T’ney Stallings The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated juveniles verses other nations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, about 70,000 juvenile criminal offenders live in detention facilities and about 68 percent are racial minorities. For every 100,000 African American juveniles in the United States, 521 are in a residential facility, compared … Continue reading

Education

Middle school students given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

  MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students were given puzzles based on “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The puzzles contained terms including “spanking,” ”submissive,” ”leather cuffs” and … Continue reading

Education

Opus College of Business Invites Community to “Find Your Answer”

  MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2015–Why would a school put the viability of its core product up for public debate by asking whether an MBA is worthwhile—on its own website? The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is launching a new webpage and advertising campaign to encourage people to join in thought-provoking discussions and … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

VCU president calls SATs ‘flawed,’ stressing GPA instead

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is stressing grades over SAT scores. President Michael Rao announced Tuesday that the Richmond school no longer will require applicants with a high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher to submit SAT scores. He made the announcement during his annual state of the university. … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation to mandate reporting of alleged campus sexual assaults to police is advancing in the General Assembly. A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an … Continue reading

Va. Senate defeats bill to deny immigrants in-state tuition
Education / Politics / Virginia

Va. Senate defeats bill to deny immigrants in-state tuition

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to some immigrants has been narrowly defeated in the Virginia Senate. Introduced by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County, it was rejected 20-19 Tuesday, largely along party lines in the Republican-controlled chamber. One Republican, Sen. John Watkins of Powhatan County, voted with … Continue reading