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Colleges and Universities

On Campus: It’s Hard to Be Hungry on Spring Break

As they admit more poor students, colleges need to do a better job of serving them.

Basketball (College)

After Historic Victory, U.M.B.C. Students Look Forward to the Next … Lab

It wasn’t exactly mass hysteria Saturday on the campus that wins chess championships the way Duke collects basketball ones. The model U.N. team is tough, too.

Hrabowski, Freeman A III

Cinderella Story? It’s True for U.M.B.C. in Academics, Too

The university is known more for producing the most African-American students who go on to complete combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs than it is for turning out professional athletes.

GOP candidate who insulted Parkland students drops out

Republican candidate Leslie Gibson has dropped out of the race for Maine's House of Representatives following backlash from controversial comments he made about two student survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

Student says he was paddled for walkout

Students across the United States are serving detention or in-school suspension as discipline for walking out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.


Spices might get teens to like vegetables

(Reuters Health) - A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests.

Custodian steals $180 from students' book bags during the national walkout

While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said.

‘This Is Not a Drill’: 11 Students on the Terror of Lockdowns

American teenagers describe the impact of the bomb and gun threats that terrorize their schools, excite panic, then fizzle.


The View From Opposite Sides of a Student Walkout in Montana

In gun-friendly Montana, the walkouts stirred controversy. Two students explained their decisions to walk out, or stay in class.


Finding alternative viewpoints as U.S. students protest

New York - At Colorado’s Columbine High School, where 15 people were killed in 1999, about 250 students walked out of class for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. local time on March 14.


The Prom-Like Intensity of High School Folklórico

In the Central Valley in California, high school students gathered for Danzantes del Valle: High School Show Offs, an annual event defined by passion and tradition.


Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior.

Juul e-cigarettes and teens: 'Health problem of the decade'?

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Dylann Roof’s Sister Arrested After Bringing Weapons to School Walkout

Morgan Roof said on Snapchat that she hoped those walking out to protest gun violence would “get shot,” and suggested that only black students were participating.

Barron Trump's school doesn't want armed teachers

The school attended by President Donald Trump's youngest son joined an open letter demanding the President pass gun legislation to protect students.

Ariana Grande to join student march

The students taking part in March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. later this month are going to have some superstar singers by their sides.


'ENOUGH': U.S. student walkout sends message on gun violence

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the tens of thousands on Wednesday, chanting slogans like "No more silence" and "We want change" as part of a coast-to-coast protest over gun violence prompted by last month's massacre at a Florida high school.


Suspected Florida school shooter silent in court, judge enters not-guilty plea

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge entered a not-guilty plea for Nikolas Cruz, who faces a possible death penalty for a massacre at a high school last month that killed 17 people and triggered a nationwide walkout of students on Wednesday.

700 students at his school in North Carolina. He stood alone

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Justin Blackman got up from his desk and calmly walked out of Mr. Mendez's Spanish class. When he got outside, he discovered he was the only one.

Gun Control

Student Walkout: Photos From Across the Nation

Students protested gun violence across the country on Wednesday in the wake of a recent school shooting in South Florida. Here are some compelling photos from the demonstrations.

Governor calls student walkout 'shameful'

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) says he thinks the National School Walkout is a "shameful" attempt by a left-wing group to use students to further their political agenda.

Gun Control

Students Walked Out. Here Are Their Videos.

High school students across the United States left their classrooms on Wednesday morning to draw attention to gun violence in schools.


'We want change,' say U.S. students in nationwide walkout

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like "We want change" in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Florida high school last month.

These students didn't walk out to protest tougher gun laws

For 17 minutes, as classrooms across the country emptied and students streamed into school yards, Noah Borba stayed put.

Some students face suspension for walking out

The Atlanta suburb of Cobb County plans to take disciplinary action against protesting students — ranging from Saturday school to five days' suspension per district guidelines.

Students chant: Hey, hey NRA ...

One month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students are walking out of their own schools to protest gun violence.

Georgia school district doesn't support walkouts. The parents do.

The Atlanta suburb of Cobb County plans to take disciplinary action against protesting students — ranging from Saturday school to five days' suspension per district guidelines.

The school walkout isn't just happening in the US

Hours before the National School Walkout began in the United States, students in other countries got up from their desks to protest gun violence.

This is why kids are wearing orange

When students across the US walk out of class for 17 minutes today, many of them will be wearing orange.

Teachers and School Employees

Media Memo: At the Fox News Site, a Sudden Focus on Women as Sex Offenders

After the harassment-related departures of executives and hosts, there was a spike in articles on female teachers abusing students.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

National School Walkout: Live Updates

Thousands of students are leaving their classrooms for 17 minutes, one for every victim of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, in a protest demanding more gun restrictions.


U.S. students to abandon class for 17 minutes to protest gun violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students will walk out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday to demand tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by student survivors from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Students in Solidarity Over Gun Violence

Wednesday: A nationwide walkout over gun violence, nippy weather and Pi Day.

A generation shaped by gun violence plans to make itself heard today

Jackson Mittleman opened a news alert on his phone on Valentine's Day, and saw a tragically familiar image: Students with their hands raised, fleeing a shooting.

What's changed one month after Parkland shooting

A month ago, a former student roamed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, opening fire on terrified students and teachers at the Florida school.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Editorial: America Has Failed Its Kids on Guns. It’s Time to Let Them Lead.

The nation’s adults must listen to the students walking out of their schools Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Bus full of teens crashes into ravine

A bus carrying teenage students crashed into a 50-foot ravine near the Alabama-Florida state line.


Bus carrying students crashes in Alabama, killing driver

(Reuters) - A bus carrying dozens of Texas high school band members home from a trip to Disney World plunged into a ravine off of an interstate highway in Alabama on Tuesday, killing its driver and injuring several others, authorities said.

If you're taking part in the walkout, read this

Students across the country are expected to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. The National School Walkout is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in every time zone and last for 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the Parkland school shooting.


Bus carrying students crashes in Alabama, killing at least one

(Reuters) - A bus carrying dozens of Texas high school students on a trip veered across the median separating two lanes of an interstate highway in Alabama and plunged into a ravine, killing at least one person and injuring several others, authorities said.

At least 1 dead after bus carrying students plunges down 50-foot ravine

A bus carrying Houston-area band students crashed in Baldwin County, Alabama, on Tuesday morning, officials said, closing down Interstate 10 in both directions near the Florida state line.


At least one dead as bus carrying students plunges into Alabama ravine

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and many injured on Tuesday when a bus carrying high school students plunged into a ravine off the side of an interstate highway in Baldwin County, Alabama, the sheriff's office said.


At least 38 die in Ethiopia when bus plunges into ravine

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 38 people, mostly students, were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Ethiopia's mountainous north on Monday, police said.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

How Young Is Too Young for Protest? A National Gun-Violence Walkout Tests Schools

A coordinated protest on Wednesday at schools across the U.S. has administrators making special plans for students who may not be old enough to handle the subject.


Mexico says arrests drug gang suspect in case of 43 murdered students

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Monday it had arrested a suspected drug gang member regarded as key figure in the kidnapping and massacre of 43 student teachers 3 1/2 years ago.

Real gunfire sound used in school drills

A high school in Anchorage, Alaska, is using the sound of real gunfire to prepare students for active shooters.


Major plot twist for students at Saudi Arabia's first cinema school

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Student Sama Kinsara adjusts her camera at Saudi Arabia’s only cinema school, her dream of seeing her work on the big screen coming into focus after the lifting of the country's...

What you need to know about the national school walkout

It's been nearly a month since Nikolas Cruz stormed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15-style rifle and killed 17 students and faculty members.

Oprah tells Parkland students how to strategize

Oprah Winfrey told CNN's Van Jones that she advised the survivors of the Florida school shooting to have a strategy behind their marches, similar to the way Civil Rights leaders organized their movement.

Colleges and Universities

Far From Home and Censors, Some Chinese Students Protest Xi’s Power Move

Posters at some American and overseas universities are opposing plans to erase term limits for China’s president, a rare show of protest among Chinese students.

Instead of 911, they called their parents

When shooting erupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the first thing some students did was contact their parents. Those parents' voices could be heard on the line in 911 calls released Thursday.

Racist chants caught on camera

A student at a British university recorded her fellow students shouting racially charged epithets.

NBA star surprises Parkland students

Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade made a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after last month's shooting.

Florida lawmakers: Arming school staff may harm black and Hispanic students

Florida lawmakers celebrated the passage of a school safety bill on Wednesday in response to last month's shooting in Parkland. But the bill left some with a new concern.

Students protest at McConnell's office

A group of students from the Washington area held a protest outside of Sen. Mitch McConnell's calling for gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting.

'Modern Family' cast stumps for 'common-sense gun laws'

The cast of "Modern Family" is putting its support behind the students of Parkland, Florida and March for Our Lives.

One student dead and another wounded in accidental shooting, police say

Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal time at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama, the city school district said.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media

The activist students of Stoneman Douglas, where 17 people were killed last month, are social media naturals. But it’s not entirely true that they’ve been tweeting all their lives.


U.S. investors wanting out of gun stocks find it's not so easy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the three weeks since America's deadliest high school took the lives of 17 students and teachers, companies such as Delta Air Lines Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc have cut...


Indonesian Islamic university bans burqas on campus

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian state Islamic university faced criticism from Muslim groups and activists on Wednesday after it banned female students from wearing full-face veils citing fears over...


Florida school shooting victim files legal notice to sue local government

(Reuters) - A lawyer for a student wounded in February's mass shooting at a Florida high school on Monday filed a legal notice of intent to sue the county sheriff's office and the school district for failing to protect the students.

Colleges and Universities

Op-Ed Contributor: Turn Prisons Into Colleges

Imagine if prisoners sat in classrooms learning about climate science or poetry — just like college students. Or even with them.

New York Times

We Want to Elevate the Voices of College Students and Recent Graduates. 20,000 Responded.

The Edit, a New York Times newsletter, at first sought to find five contributors. Now we’ll bring on even more. Here’s an update on the process.

California Today

California Today: California Today: The East L.A. Walkouts, 50 Years Later

Tuesday: Students get a history lesson as they prepare their own protests, a committee that could kill the Qualcomm takeover bid, and a Museum of Selfies.

Medicaid's little-known benefits for US students

Gerardo Alejandrez used to punch classmates, throw chairs and curse at his teachers, conduct that forced him to switch from school to school. "I had a lot of anger issues," the 16-year-old said recently.


New York's Utica College still on lockdown after threats

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students at Utica College were ordered to shelter in place on Monday after the upstate New York school received threats from someone armed with a weapon, but there were no gunshots and no suspect was found, school and police officials said.


Florida lawmakers to vote on gun laws, arming teachers

(Reuters) - Florida's Senate will vote on Monday on some gun-related measures in response to last month's deadly school shooting, including a proposal to train and arm teachers, but lawmakers have rejected a call by some students to ban assault weapons in the state.


New York state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Utica College in upstate New York ordered students to shelter in place on Monday because of a "real, credible threat," the private college said on Twitter without giving more details.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

7 Times in History When Students Turned to Activism

The survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting have surprised many with their public activism. But they are hardly the first students to push the adult world for political change.

Colleges and Universities

How College Campuses Are Trying to Tap Students’ Voting Power

Abysmally low turnout among young people has long been a hallmark of American elections. Some universities are trying to change that.

Shooting survivors ask Congress #WHATIF

Following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students launched a new campaign to raise awareness about gun control.


Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Two Fatally Shot on Central Michigan University Campus

Police were seeking a gunman who they said fled the shooting scene in a residence hall. The two victims were not students, officials said.


They Died Near the Border. Art Students Hope to Bring Them Back.

At the New York Academy of Art, facial reconstruction — fusing art and science — may help identify the missing, including migrants.

School bus driver convicted in deaths of 6 children

A bus driver on trial for his role in the death of six elementary school students was found guilty Thursday on numerous charges relating to a crash in November 2016.


Mnuchin Blocks U.C.L.A. From Releasing Video of Students Heckling Him

The Treasury secretary was hissed at and cursed at during a lecture and discussion on the campus, and his shielding of the video has drawn more attention to the series of tense exchanges.

Computers and the Internet

Doctors: The Challenge of Doctor-Patient Relations in the Internet Age

More and more in my work as a university psychiatrist, I find students turning to the vast “expertise” of the web for advice.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Georgia Teacher Fired Gun While Barricaded in Classroom, Police Say

No students were reported injured by gunfire. It appears the teacher, who was alone in the room, shot through a window, the authorities said. He was arrested.


Empty seats, missing friends as Florida school reopens after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Survivors of the second-deadliest U.S. public school shooting were brought to tears on Wednesday by empty seats and missing friends at roll call as they returned to their Florida high school two weeks after 17 students and educators were massacred there.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Ruth Simmons on Cultivating the Next Generation of College Students

A Q. & A. with the former president of Brown University and Smith College as she takes charge of a historically black university.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Scared but Resilient, Stoneman Douglas Students Return to Class

Her bloodstained shoes were taken away as evidence. Her backpack has a bullet hole in it. But on Wednesday, Brooke Harrison returned to the school where she saw her classmates die.


Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla., Feb 28 (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


Yes, working hard in high school can pay off later

(Reuters Health) - High school students who are responsible and have solid reading and writing skills may be more likely to succeed in college and go on to snag a high-paying, prestigious job than their classmates who slack off, a new study confirms.

Parkland teens record video diaries

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students talk about their hopes and fears before returning to the school where they lost 17 of their classmates and teachers.


Classes resume at Florida high school two weeks after massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Students and teachers traumatized by one of the country's deadliest mass shootings returned to classes on Wednesday with white ribbons and white roses to honor the 17 people killed by a gunman in their Florida high school two weeks ago.

A new reality for students as classes resume

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students will resume classes Wednesday, forever linked to a nationwide debate over gun laws and mass shootings.

'I'm just so scared': Students return to school for 1st time since Florida shooting

Analysis: Parkland students move the needle even as DC idles

Just because Washington is stuck in the same old deadlock over firearms reform, it doesn't mean the tide of youthful anger and activism unleashed by the Florida massacre did nothing to change gun politics in America.


West Virginia teachers end four-day strike after pay raise agreement

(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers on Tuesday ended a four-day strike that had kept more than 277,000 students out of class, after the state's governor agreed to a 5 percent pay raise.

Ryan meets with Parkland shooting survivors

High school students who survived a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month, met with high-profile congressional leaders this week, including House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday.

These are the gun bills Florida lawmakers are debating

Nearly two weeks after a 19-year-old with mental health issues used an AR-15 style rifle to slaughter 17 students and teachers at a high school in Parkland, Florida, state lawmakers are considering several bills on gun safety, access to assault rifles, mental health and school safety.

Trump, Donald J

Letters: Trump as Student Savior? Not Buying It

Readers have a hard time picturing the president running unarmed into a school to save students, as he said he would.


Udacity, with eye to eventual IPO, says revenue more than doubled in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Online education company Udacity, which offers courses in high-tech subjects such as machine learning, said on Tuesday it more than doubled its annual revenue last year and added about 34,000 new students to its online degree programs.

Golden State Warriors swap White House visit for African-American history museum

Instead of visiting the White House Tuesday to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship, the Golden State Warriors will instead tour the National Museum of African-American History and Culture with local Washington students, all-star guard Klay Thompson said.

Homeless Persons

A Homeless Camp in Our Back Yard? Please, a University Says

Prospective students at Seattle Pacific University know when they first tour the campus that, at some point, “they’re going to encounter what it means to be around homelessness.”

Students shout as Florida Senate rejects weapons ban

When a Florida Senate subcommittee rejects a proposal to ban the sale of assault style weapons, the crowd, including students, shouts "shame" and "throw them out."

Colleges and Universities

Op-Ed Columnist: A Generation Emerging From the Wreckage

On college campuses, students express diminished expectations and little faith in big institutions, yet they aren’t hopeless.

Striking teachers feed their students

Teachers in West Virginia are striking for higher wages and better benefits, but not at the expense of hungry students.

Stoneman Douglas wins championship

Days after 17 students and teachers were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their hockey team wins the state championships.