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19 min ago | The WSU Signpost

WSU student Ian Crookston accepted to Harvard

Ian Crookston, a senior at Weber State University, will attend Harvard University after he graduates this spring.

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4 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Felipe Calder n: Economic Arguments Needed to Fight Climate Change

What do Chinese coal plants and the American legislative branch have in common? They are both major adversaries in the fight against climate change, according to former President of Mexico Felipe Caldern.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

8 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

Ingrid Newkirk: 9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor Student

Easter's coming up -- have you bought your honey-baked ham yet? I hope not because I'd like to try to talk you out of it.

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Related Topix: State University, AR

8 hrs ago | University at Buffalo

Mazzio named 2014-15 Guggenheim fellow

Carla Mazzio has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship; she is the 17th member of the English department to earn the honor since 1964.

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Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, University of Chicago

9 hrs ago | NewsOne

Minute: Harvard Accepts Record Number Of Black Students

Amid recent encouraging reports of African-American students getting accepted to most or all of the Ivy League schools, comes new data suggesting that Harvard University may be leading the way on diversity.

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12 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Read the Q & A from the lecture

Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson roamed all around the universe in his talk at Tulane University on Monday , from ideas as remote as the "Big Bang" 13.8 billion years ago to Earth's nearest encounters with asteroids in the last year.

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Related Topix: Tulane University, Cosmos, Entertainment, Television, Physics, Cornell University

15 hrs ago | The Stranger

Seattle University Rejects Divestment From Fossil Fuels

Slog tipper and former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says a group of students at Seattle University are rallying against their college's refusal to divest from fossil fuels today, and you should pay attention.

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19 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

McCord defends single-mom message in Pa. campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord insisted Monday that he has not ignored his stepfather's role in raising him but rather that he is emphasizing that being raised for a time by a single mother familiarized him with financial insecurity.

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Related Topix: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

South Wales Argus

Lord Rowan Williams becomes Chancellor of the University of South Wales

THE former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams said it was his great hope that the fledgling University of South Wales will become known for cutting-edge research, as he was installed at Chancellor today.

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Green Car Congress

MIT and Harvard team develop material that stores sun's heat

Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have developed a material that can absorb the sun's heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again on demand.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

HeraldSun.com

9th Wonder class to launch Hip-Hop Institute at NCCU

Patrick Douthit, the Grammy Award-winning hip-hip producer known as 9th Wonder, will teach a class on "Hip-Hop in Context" at N.C. Central University this fall, which will also launch the university's Hip-Hop Institute.

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Related Topix: 9th Wonder, Hip-Hop, Little Brother, Durham, NC, Duke University

Patch.com

MoCo Schools Leader a Finalist for Hartford, CT Superintendent Post

One of Montgomery County's top school leaders is a finalist for the superintendent's job in Hartford, CT.

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Philly.com

Inquirer's Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer

In its citation, the Pulitzer Committee cited Saffron "for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise."

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Mediaite.com

Alan Dershowitz Says Extreme Left and Right Share One Trait: 'They Hate Jews'

In the wake of the murder of three outside of a Jewish community center in Kansas City, Kansas over the weekend, Harvard University Law School professor Alan Dershowitz joined MSNBC host Ronan Farrow where he discussed strengthening hate crime legislation in the U.S. Dershowitz talked about protected speech in this country and noted that the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Television

The Badger Herald Online

Campaign scrutinizes UW's holistic admissions process

With a Virginia-based organization targeting the University of Wisconsin for its holistic admissions process, campus experts say it could be years until any potential cases brought against the university see the light of day.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Reuters

COLUMN-Making a financial stretch is key to saving for college

A Sallie Mae study released last week found that half of parents with children under 18 haven't saved for college.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Dartmouth College

Medical News Today

Optimism linked to reduced risk of heart failure

Is your glass half full or half empty? If you are over the age of 50 and full of optimism, you are likely to be at lower risk of heart failure, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Health

Telegram

Corner Brook actor off to famous Actors Studio school in New York

From the moment he first walked onto a stage when he was five years old, Jacob Bradbury said he was hooked.

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Related Topix: Canada, Pace University, New York University, Theater, Arts

WTOP-FM Washington

Dry Your Eyes

Babies are wired to get and keep their mother's attention. The plan, according to research out of Harvard University, is to prevent mom from having the time or energy to make another one.

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Related Topix: David Haig

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Brandeis University won't tolerate Hirsi Ali's free speech

Shut up, he explained. Brandeis University won't tolerate Hirsi Ali's free speech Ayaan Hirsi Ali last week had rescinded an invitation from Brandeis University to receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address.

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Related Topix: Brandeis University, Immigration Reform, Religion, Islam

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