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  • 5 men charged in Brooklyn gang assault 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:37 pm
  • NEW YORK - Five men associated with a neighborhood watch group in Brooklyn have been indicted on gang assault and other charges in the beating of a 23-year-old man.

  • Student leaders approve fight song change 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:00 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Student government leaders at the University of Utah passed a resolution Tuesday pushing to change the school's fight song amid concerns it is sexist.

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:55 am
  • WASHINGTON - The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

  • Correction: URI Police-Guns story 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:31 pm
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - In a story April 20 about the University of Rhode Island's plan to arm campus police, The Associated Press, relying on information from a faculty union leader, reported erroneously on the date of a meeting of the executive committee of the URI chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The chapter's executive director, Frank Annunziato, said the committee met Tuesday, not Monday.

  • Schools fear lawsuits by stocking medication 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:58 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks has officials concerned, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1hXHX7X ).

  • U.Va. revokes 2 fraternities' charters for hazing 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:06 am
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing.

  • Student wounded in frat house party shooting 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:34 pm
  • HILLSIDE, New Jersey - A New Jersey college student was shot and wounded when a man who had been thrown out of an off-campus house party returned to the residence and opened fire.

  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:38 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

  • AP MEMBER EXCHANGE: UNR frat celebrates centennial 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:55 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - It was 100 years ago this month that the first nationally affiliated fraternity appeared on the University of Nevada campus, and proud alumni of the Delta Xi Chapter of Sigma Nu will be making their way to Reno from around the country to commemorate the milestone.

  • Fraternity misconduct investigated at Marquette 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:50 am
  • MILWAUKEE - Marquette University officials have issued a warning to three fraternities following allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • Firefighters union supports Abercrombie for gov 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:20 pm
  • HONOLULU - The Hawaii Firefighters Association has announced it supports Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his bid for re-election.

  • University to keep nickname; add Ute scholarships 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:47 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah will keep its "Ute" name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.

  • Community organizations adopt some Detroit parks 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:08 pm
  • DETROIT - Mayor Mike Duggan says partnerships with churches, community groups and Detroit businesses will help the city keep more public parks open and maintained this year.

  • Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:50 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses - and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners said Monday.

  • USM hosts memorial service 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:05 am
  • HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting the annual Golden Eagle Memorial Service on Tuesday.

  • Washington State University considers med school 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:32 am
  • SPOKANE, Washington - Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

  • Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:49 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus.

  • NJ Bar Association calls for judge protection 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:25 pm
  • NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - The New Jersey Bar Association is calling for a change to the state constitution that would make it harder for the governor to oust judges.

  • UNI fraternity brothers wear heels for a cause 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:45 pm
  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Fraternity brothers at the University of Northern Iowa have put on red high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual assault.

  • Alabama SGA supports Greek integration 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:44 pm
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Student leaders at the University of Alabama have approved a resolution supporting the full integration of the school's fraternities and sororities.

  • SD Newspaper Association honors longtime reporter 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:52 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Newspaper Association is honoring longtime Associated Press correspondent Chet Brokaw.

  • Student Virginia Education Association meeting set 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:52 am
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The Student Virginia Education Association is holding its annual convention in Virginia Beach.

  • Community health fair set in Richmond 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:34 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A community health fair in Richmond will provide free screenings, wellness education and follow-up resources to local residents.

  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:22 am
  • STORRS, Connecticut - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.