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Black College Student Leaders’ Recognized by YOUniversity Drive

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 YOUniversity Drive, LLC.  has implemented an initiative that spotlights student leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) throughout the nation, via social media and the company’s website. The online engagement movement allows student leaders to sign up for the YOUniversity Drive Resource Center and provide students with exposure and access to people, programs, and […]

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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority. Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Cultural […]

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Low-income students get a little help with college loans

The Department of Education announced changes to its Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program last week. The Department says the rule will help more students and families pay for college, and ensure that they have the proper tools and resources to make sound decisions about financing their education. 

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Heisman candidate Todd Gurley falsely accused of assault, video shows white male committed crime

It turns out that Georgia star running back and Heisman Award candidate Todd Gurley was wrongfully accused of assault at a campus bar early Sunday morning. Athens-Clarke County police confirmed that the puncher was actually a white man. 

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Obama launches sexual assault prevention campaign on college campuses

The Obama administration has launched a national campaign aimed at combatting campus sexual assault. The initiative calls on celebrities and athletes to mobilize college students, particularly young men, to speak up when they witness such vile acts. 

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Jackie Robinson West member to receive 4-year scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation, in partnership with U.S. Cellular and the Ford Motor Company Fund, announced it will present a four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship to a member of the Jackie Robinson West League.

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University agrees to remove Confederate flags from campus following protests

After a wave of student-led protests on campus, officials at Washington and Lee University have agreed to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel. The changes came after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities.

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From foster care to full scholarship: the story of Tyree Grant

18-year-old Tyree Grant knows about pain and suffering. But despite the teens troubled past, he managed to come out on top. In fact, the Bronx teen got a full ride to Dickinson College where he will attend in the fall.

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Report: black college student has same chances of employment as white high school graduate

According to a report released by Young Invincibles, African-American students who have attended college have the same probability of getting a job as a white high school graduate.  Researchers took a look at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. 

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D.C. twins graduate at the top of their class

A pair of Washington, D.C. twins will graduate at the top of their class this week. Mickay and Rickay Thompson, who is also a mom, will share the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of H.D. Woodson High School. 

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