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February 05, 2016
German university closes prayer room after segregation row
A German university has announced that it is closing its interfaith prayer room after Muslim students tried to make women ...
February 02, 2016
Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians
Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options. The 22-year-old, forced to quit law school when he fled ...
January 31, 2016
David Cameron says lack of diversity at top shames Britain
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will make universities disclose what proportion of poor and ethnic minority ...
January 31, 2016
Ex-justice minister of France accepts honorary degree in US
France's former justice minister has accepted an honorary doctorate degree in law and human rights from the University of ...
January 29, 2016
Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree
France's justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University ...
January 29, 2016
Poland to fund private college run by controversial priest
Poland's conservative, pro-Catholic government says it plans to help finance a college founded by a controversial priest who ...
January 26, 2016
Los Angeles switches plan for athlete village for 2024 Games
Organizers behind Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympic Games moved Monday to erase a major uncertainty: where to house ...
January 15, 2016
Turkish academics detained for signing declaration
Police in Turkey detained academics Friday labelled "dark people" by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for signing a declaration ...
December 17, 2015
Young, charismatic candidates spice up Spanish election
Spain's next prime minister could be a young pony-tailed university professor, or perhaps a leather-jacketed lawyer who once ...
December 09, 2015
Saudi women face off against men for first time in elections
Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country's most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history.
November 23, 2015
Correction: Free Speech-College Presidents
In a story Nov. 22 about debates over free speech on college campuses, The Associated Press erroneously reported how Williams ...
November 10, 2015
Quake protection looms large in LA stadium bid for Olympics
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has seen almost a century of American history, hosting the first Super Bowl, the 1960 ...
October 27, 2015
Top South African university to re-open after protests
One of South Africa's top universities will re-open Wednesday after reaching agreements with students whose protests against ...
October 21, 2015
South African police clash with students at parliament
Tear gas billowed and stun grenades exploded Wednesday as South African police pushed back students who had massed near the ...
October 20, 2015
South African students protest planned tuition fee hikes
Chanting protesters, including medical students with stethoscopes around their necks, demonstrated against planned increases ...
October 19, 2015
Rome 2024 bid's village aims at wide-scale civic renewal
Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics hopes to win over international voters by using "iconic venues," such as the Circus Maximus ...
October 12, 2015
The Latest: Deaton wasn't sure he would be picked for Nobel
Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. It was Angus Deaton's wife who ...
October 05, 2015
3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving ...
October 04, 2015
School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand
At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that ...
September 23, 2015
Exposing vehicle emissions problems not new for university
A West Virginia University research unit that helped expose Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal was involved in another ...