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Oberlin College Cancels Classes Amid Hate Speech Incidents, KKK Activity

Oberlin College Cancels Classes Amid Hate Speech Incidents, KKK Activity

WARNING: This article contains explicit and offensive language. Classes at Oberlin College were cancelled today after several vandalism incidents involving hate speech occurred on the school’s campus throughout the month of February, culminating in a possible assault and a reported sighting of a man dressed in a KKK uniform at the college this morning. Since the beginning of February, ...

Universities Across the Country Brace for Sequester

Universities Across the Country Brace for Sequester

With the set of across-the-board budget cuts imposed by Congress known as the sequester set to take effect on Friday, barring an immediate compromise by the Republican-held House of Representatives and the Obama Administration, universities and colleges nationwide are preparing themselves for how the cuts will be affecting their own assets, particularly with cuts to ...

America’s Happiest Cities and States Revealed by Tweets

America’s Happiest Cities and States Revealed by Tweets

To aid in a new study, a group of mathematicians at the University of Vermont, Burlington, created a tool that collects public messages from popular social networking site Twitter in order to gauge happiness based on location. The tool, called the “hedonometer,” collected 10 million tweets with user locations attached from 373 urban areas. From there, ...

Phi Alpha Tau Fraternity Helps Transgender Member Pay for FTM Surgery

Phi Alpha Tau Fraternity Helps Transgender Member Pay for FTM Surgery

Despite the stereotype of hyper-masculinity often associated with college fraternities, one frat at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. is proving that the Greek system has room for the LGBT community as well after helping a transgendered member pay for female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. After coming out as transgendered while attending an all-girls boarding school, Emerson ...