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Bill Would Bar U. of Wisconsin Employees From Working at Planned Parenthood

The measure aims to prevent university employees from performing abortions and training students at clinics where abortions are performed.

Pro-Trump Protesters Shout Down Democrat’s Speech at Whittier College

Hecklers disrupted an event featuring California’s attorney general because of the state’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for rescinding the DACA program.

Governor Declares Emergency Tied to White Nationalist’s Planned Speech at U. of Florida

The order is meant to make it easier to mobilize law-enforcement agencies for the event. The university has said it will incur at least $500,000 in security costs.

Chapel Hill Is Spared Penalties in NCAA Investigation of Academic-Athletic Scandal

The association not only stopped short of levying the extreme penalties that some observers had expected but refrained from applying virtually any penalties at all.

House Democrats Propose Making Obama-Era Title IX Guidance Into Law

The legislation would codify some guidelines — recently rescinded by the Education Department — for colleges on responding to campus sexual assault, in compliance with the federal gender-equity law.

Eight LSU Students Are Arrested Over Fraternity Pledge’s Death

The freshman, Maxwell Gruver, died after participating in a fraternity drinking game and consuming alcohol “in excess.”

Another Top Administrator at the U. of Southern California Is Out After Claims of Misconduct

David Carrera’s departure as vice president for fund raising is the latest in a string of high-profile controversies involving claims of misconduct by USC executives.

U. of Wisconsin System Proposes Merging 2-Year and 4-Year Colleges

Under a plan rolled out by the system’s president, each two-year institution would be merged with one of seven four-year campuses.

Albright College Athlete Is Dismissed From Team for Kneeling During National Anthem

The football team and its coaches had previously decided to kneel at a different time and stand during the playing of the anthem, said a spokeswoman at the Pennsylvania college.

U. of Southern California Rejects $5-Million Pledge From Harvey Weinstein

The widespread allegations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood mogul apparently made his donation too toxic to accept.
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