• In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, file photo, Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel, right, leads his players from the locker room to the field before an NCAA college football game between Missouri and BYU at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Pinkel stood by his players as they protested against University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe's handling of racial tensions at the school. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT, THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    A boycott’s birth: How the Missouri race protests began

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri’s football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn’t eaten for six days.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, photo, waves distort the reflection in an indoor wave pool and wind tunnel at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. The university's new wind-wave basin is capable of simulating some of the worst conditions at sea at a 1:50 scale.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    UMaine debuting ocean simulator to test sea-bound technology

    ORONO, Maine (AP) — Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question — will their work will be strong enough to stand up to the sea?

  • U. of New Mexico grapples with higher costs, no new revenue

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials are looking at ways to bridge a multimillion-dollar gap in the budget.

  • Former Iowa State University employee Dennis Smith, of Des Moines, Iowa, stands in his home, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa State last year paid $650,000 to settle Smith’s lawsuit alleging he was retaliated against by superiors, including subjected to a lengthy threat assessment investigation. The case is one example of the challenges facing university threat assessment teams, which were formed on many campuses after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Effectiveness of college threat assessment teams is debated

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the fall semester began, communications professor and campus jester Kembrew McLeod organized a parody news conference to poke fun at the University of Iowa’s governing board, expecting annoyed administrators might show up.

  • UNM, NMSU to increase security at sporting events

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two major universities are increasing security at football and basketball games in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks and threats around the world.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Tod Machover greets supporters after a rehearsal at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Detroit. The DSO has teamed up with the international composer to create an original musical work designed to answer the question: “What does Detroit sound like?” The result is “Symphony in D,” a blend of melodies played by traditional orchestral instruments combined with everyday Detroit sounds collected, digitized, and translated into music via software developed by Machover. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    MIT professor creates symphony featuring sounds of Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — International composer, inventor and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Tod Machover spent the past year contemplating the question: “What does Detroit sound like?”

  • In this Oct. 8, 2015, photo, Justin Pace reads along with classmates during a ninth-grade Teen Talk High School class at Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif. Sex education in some American high schools is evolving beyond pregnancy and disease prevention to include lessons aimed at curbing sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    High school Sex Ed teaching ‘Yes means yes’ rape prevention

    BELMONT, Calif. (AP) — This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl’s protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.

  • Lawyer for suspended football coach raps CIAC decision

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for Berlin High School’s suspended football coach on Thursday accused the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference of conducting a one-sided investigation that denied his client due process.

  • New UCF athletic director always had an eye on the school

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The way his father tells it, Danny White has been keeping tabs on UCF for a while.

  • This undated photo provided by Eponyme Galerie shows Alban Denuit, who was killed during attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that took place in several locations in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Denuit, a 32-year-old American, was a teacher and an artist whose work had been exhibited in Paris. (Eponyme Galerie via AP)

    Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

    They were artists and students, music lovers, parents and newlyweds. The victims of last week’s attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 129 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories: