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  • 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.

  • Sorority apologizes for banner at UND chapter 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:01 pm
  • GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - The Gamma Phi Beta Sorority has issued an apology on behalf of the chapter at the University of North Dakota after an incident involving a banner referencing the school's retired "Fighting Sioux" nickname and Indian-head logo.

  • Boy's 1964 death inspired Burlington Hill cross 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:44 pm
  • BURLINGTON, Washington - It's been 50 years since 4-year-old Marc Beaton fell out of a tree while playing in the yard of his Burlington home, but for his parents, who now live out of state, his memory remains.

  • University of Utah considers fight song change 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:05 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Student government leaders at the University of Utah are taking steps to change the school's fight song amid concerns it is sexist.

  • 19-year-old injured in fall at UW fraternity 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:41 pm
  • SEATTLE - A 19-year-old who apparently fell from a window at University of Washington fraternity was found by his friends bleeding in an alley.

  • Family of man who fell from riverboat files suit 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:08 am
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Relatives of a University of Alabama student who drowned after falling from the Bama Belle riverboat during a 2012 sorority party have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

  • Lawyers: Illinois hazing law unconstitutional 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:43 pm
  • DEKALB, Illinois - Lawyers representing five former fraternity members charged following the 2012 death of a pledge are hoping to convince a judge that Illinois' hazing law is unconstitutional.

  • Ball State, ex-classmates share Letterman tales 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:45 pm
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - A gawky, lanky Ball State freshman by the name of David Letterman walked up to senior WBST student program director Al Rent in 1965 and told him the radio station needed to change its format.

  • NYC faces huge task to ramp up pre-K by this fall 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:48 pm
  • NEW YORK - Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has secured the funding for full-day pre-kindergarten, his administration faces the daunting task of hiring teachers and finding enough classrooms to be ready for 53,000 children by this fall and 20,000 more next year.

  • Ga. Tech suspends fraternity for 'rapebait' email 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:31 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is suspending a fraternity for three years after an investigation into a member sending an email with instructions for "luring rapebait" at parties fueled with alcohol.

  • Nearly $1.6M awarded in SC college hazing case 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:20 pm
  • FLORENCE, South Carolina - A jury has awarded nearly $1.6 million to a pledge who says he was badly beaten during a fraternity hazing at Francis Marion University in Florence.