Posts Tagged Higher education

As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, lifelong Mississippi resident Logenvia Morris poses at her home in  Jackson, Miss., next to her prize possession, the first Mississippi game jersey her son Aaron Morris wore for the football team. Morris, who goes to every football game to cheer for her son, said the offensive lineman had to overcome his grandfather’s deep skepticism about whether black students are truly welcome at the university. The warm welcome extended to both mother and son during a recruiting visit by students and players are among the main reasons the Morris family were quick to join the Ole Miss family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university.

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Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is “confusingly similar” to the Cowboys’ own Pistol Pete.

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Investigator to bare more of UNC academic fraud

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An independent investigator with access to more witnesses and records will reveal what he found after digging into academic fraud at North Carolina’s flagship public university.

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