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WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will name its public health school after an institute founded by Michael Milken, a philanthropist and advocate for medical research, after he helped generate three record-setting gifts totaling $80 million for the school.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State police and the University of Connecticut have launched separate investigations into alleged hazing by a sorority and a fraternity.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — About 4,700 New Hampshire residents selected a health plan through the new federal insurance market last month, putting the state over the target for the entire enrollment period that ends March 31, President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Washington elementary school teacher who became one of the FBI's most-wanted criminals after taking hidden video of his students using the bathroom and then eluded law enforcement officials by assuming fake identities and escaping to Nicaragua has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three white plainclothes police officers concocted a story about mistaking a soda bottle for a weapon as an excuse for beating a black Pittsburgh performing arts student, the man's lawyer told jurors Tuesday at the start of a second civil rights trial linked to the plaintiff's 2010 arrest.
GENEVA (AP) — Nearly half of Syria's school-age children — 2.8 million and counting — cannot get an education because of the devastation and violence from a civil war now entering its fourth year, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought renewed attention to an old problem affecting colleges nationwide: how to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two students at a New York state college were charged with animal abuse after a dog was held upside down over a keg and forced to drink beer.
PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Goddard College has appointed an interim president.
DETROIT (AP) — At least four law students from Boston are spending their spring break helping low-income people in the Detroit area.
The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says black students were suspended last year from public schools at the highest rates in nine years. White students were suspended at record low rates. The group’s report, released Monday, is based on a review of state data from the 2012-2013 school year.
Vermont Law School has received $700,000 from the US Agency for International Development to expand its environmental programs in Southeast Asia through September 2015. The grant extension is for the US-China Partnership for Environmental Law, which now has a total grant award of $6.8 million.
National Youth Violence Prevention Week in April will give Boston school children the chance to flex their creative muscles on a serious topic. A hip-hop video contest will be held for high school students, and the grand prize includes four Red Sox tickets, with the video spotlighted on a local radio station. A poster contest is planned for kindergartners through fifth-graders. Middle school students are encouraged to write poems reflecting an antiviolence message. The week runs April 7 through 11, with the winners announced on April 10. Deadline for entries is March 10. The events have been organized by Boston police, the Suffolk district attorney’s office, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, the US attorney’s office, and the Boston public schools.
Brown University is kicking off a 15-month-long celebration for its 250th anniversary. The school was chartered in 1764 and opened its doors as the College of Rhode Island in Warren in 1765. The college was renamed in 1804 following a $5,000 gift from Providence businessman Nicholas Brown. Brown’s celebration started Friday with events including a giant cake in the shape of the school’s first building, University Hall.