Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college
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Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women’s college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the settlement Saturday, saying $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep the women’s … Continue reading

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Va. students find flooding fix for Mountain Run, park

When four Eastern View High School students learned about the recurring flooding of Mountain Run throughout Yowell Meadow Park at the intersection of Sperryville Pike and Blue Ridge Avenue, ideas to fix the problem began to flow. With the guidance of Stephanie DeNicola-Turner, education/information coordinator for the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District, the team’s … Continue reading

Gov’t makes it easier for Corinthian students to erase debt 
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Gov’t makes it easier for Corinthian students to erase debt 

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will make it easier for more students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges to get rid of their federal loans, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost as much as $3.6 billion. Corinthian Colleges was one of the largest chains of for-profit colleges when … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for  The Associated Press
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The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for The Associated Press

12:00 a.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m. EDT) 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 … Continue reading

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia
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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes. The devices, which heat a nicotine solution to create a vapor instead of burning tobacco, have passed traditional smokes in popularity among teenagers. Schools are clamping down because e-cigarettes, sometimes also known as … Continue reading

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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

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UVa. hires security firm to guide students to safety

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (AP) — The University of Virginia has contracted with an international security firm to guide vulnerable students to safety in Charlottesville neighborhoods near campus. The university says the unarmed security guards will be called ambassadors. The ambassadors may help walk students home, call a safe ride or wait with them at a … Continue reading