Posts Tagged Education

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

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Russia’s top athletics coach resigns amid doping scandals

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June  13, 2006 Valentin Maslakov watches an athletics competition in Tula, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russia's top athletics coach, Valentin Maslakov, resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.  (AP Photo/Robert Maksimov)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top athletics coach resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

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WVU seeking applicants for Mountaineer Mascot

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The hunt is on for one of the most high-profile positions in West Virginia: the Mountaineer mascot.

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National frat suspends U-M chapter over ski resort vandalism

DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The national fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu has ordered its chapter at the University of Michigan to suspend all activities indefinitely after its members caused extensive vandalism at a northern Michigan ski resort.

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2 ex-UNC athletes sue school, NCAA over academic failures

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

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