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Stories with subject: Social groups and organizations
  • Community college students, union call for president's exit 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:29 pm

    ROCHESTER, Minnesota - Students and staff at a Rochester community college are calling for the school's president to leave, citing excessive expenses for the school's recent centennial celebration as the latest example of her mismanagement.

  • Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:12 pm

    SEATTLE - The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.

  • Student sues Ga. Tech after expulsion for sexual misconduct 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:06 pm

    ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student expelled in April after a sexual misconduct investigation has filed a lawsuit alleging that the review was unfair and violated his rights.

  • Homeowners association won't sue man over Christmas lights 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 9:48 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.

  • Missouri Alumni Association to revive Black Alumni Network 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:50 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network.

  • Columbia police to expand community outreach unit 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:25 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - The Columbia Police Department is planning to cut back its traffic enforcement unit so that it can expand a unit for community outreach.

  • Media groups get involved in author's lawsuit in Montana 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:40 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A pending lawsuit by "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer will be the nation's first test following the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Obamacare ruling of whether state education officials can use the threat of lost federal funding to justify refusing public records requests.

  • Fraternity suspended following death of female student 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:24 pm

    MIAMI - A fraternity at a Florida International University has been suspended following the death of a female student who attended an off-campus party the fraternity hosted.

  • Correction: Syrian Refugees-Texas story 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:27 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - In a story Nov. 20 about Texas instructing resettlement organizations not to help Syrian refugees, The Associated Press incorrectly identified the Health and Human Services executive commissioner. He is Chris Traylor, not Chris Turner.

  • Correction: Free Speech-College Presidents story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:06 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story Nov. 22 about debates over free speech on college campuses, The Associated Press erroneously reported how Williams College President Adam Falk described students' background. He said Williams students come from a media environment that doesn't foster "conversation" across disagreements, not "conservation."

  • Police: Thanksgiving dinner stolen from community group 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 11:46 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond police say someone broke into a building and stole items for a community association's Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Dartmouth on track in implementing changes story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:54 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - An outside review panel says Dartmouth College is on track in implementing an ambitious plan to overhaul its campus culture, and college officials say students are playing a significant role.

  • A boycott's birth: How the Missouri race protests began 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:36 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri's football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn't eaten for six days.

  • Mizzou facing image crisis after racial issues, upheaval story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 12:12 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - With changes afoot, the University of Missouri is facing an image crisis after days of protests over concerns about the administration's handling of racial issues and subsequent leadership resignations.

  • UW alumni tells parents how to lobby on campus carry 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 3:49 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni group has sent an email to parents of current students telling them how to lobby on a bill that would allow concealed weapons in campus building.

  • Poker event with handguns for prizes causes dispute at UO 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:20 am

    EUGENE, Oregon - A libertarian group's plan to offer handguns as prizes for an on-campus poker tournament is causing a flap at the University of Oregon.

  • Bogus Lil Wayne concert raises questions at Alabama State 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:11 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - One day after Alabama State University students were scheduled to watch Lil Wayne perform, and two days after administrators found out he was never coming, students got apologies and a few answers.

  • 3 top student leaders at KU remain in posts amid turmoil 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:27 pm

    LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas student government has taken steps to impeach three top leaders after concerns were raised about their handling of racial issues.

  • Senator pushing medical exam bill to benefit pilots like him story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 4:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Jim Inhofe, an 81-year-old avid pilot who had quadruple heart bypass surgery two years ago, is trying to loosen medical exam requirements so that private pilots like him don't have to make so many doctors' visits to show they are fit to fly.

  • Correction: AMA-Ad Ban story 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 12:14 pm

    CHICAGO - In a story Nov. 17 about the American Medical Association calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads, The Associated Press misidentified PhRMA spokeswoman Tina Stow as Trish Stow. A corrected version of the story is below.

  • Fraternity files $25M defamation suit against Rolling Stone 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:52 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members "the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide."

  • AP News Guide: A look the University of Missouri's issues 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 3:53 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri have led to numerous protests, a hunger strike by a graduate student and at least 30 black football players announcing they were on strike - with all of them calling for the president of the four-campus system to be removed. Here's a look at the situation:

  • Missouri football players boycott in protest of president story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 12:52 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Missouri football players announced Saturday night on Twitter that they will not participate in team activities until the university president is removed from office.

  • Northwest Missouri State fraternity temporarily suspended 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 1:00 pm

    MARYVILLE, Missouri - The Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Northwest Missouri State University has been temporarily suspended after authorities received a report of an alleged sexual assault.

  • Bangladeshi community organization office opens 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 1:00 pm

    HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder, local officials and merchants celebrated the opening of a Bangladeshi community organization office in the Detroit area.