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College fundraising has become pivotal

Budgetary pressure has put the squeeze on colleges and universities. This is a nationwide trend that has forced university presidents to be as adept at fundraising as they are at managing academic institutions.

Group of Baylor supporters demand change to regents

Some of Baylor University’s most prominent supporters, including a former Texas governor and the billionaire businessman whose name adorns the football stadium, called Monday for a shakeup of the school’s board of regents in the wake of the campus sexual assault scandal.

Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

Scientists from the U.S. and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth’s crust that’s responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal features at Yellowstone National Park.

UO professor who donned blackface at party apologizes

EUGENE – A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface as part of a doctor costume at her Halloween party has apologized, saying she only wanted to stimulate dialogue about race relations in America. Nancy Shurtz said in an apology released Friday that she wore a white coat, stethoscope and black face paint to portray Dr. Damon Tweedy, who wrote the best-selling memoir “Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine,” the Register-Guard reported on Saturday.

Court filing says WSU football player Robert Barber hit unconscious student as he lay on the floor, threatened cop in 2015

While many students, parents and one lawmaker spoke Thursday in support of Robert Barber’s return to class at Washington State University, attorneys representing the school wrote in court records filed this week that Barber acknowledged hitting a student who already had been knocked down. They also detailed a previous incident in 2015 when the football player was cited for threatening an off-duty police officer.