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  • ‘Mathical’ prize honors 4 children’s books for math themes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Math-related children’s books are being awarded a new literature prize as the National Math Festival begins. The Children’s Book Council and Berkeley, California-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute are awarding the Mathical: Books…

  • UMW drops test requirement for high-achieving applicants

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Students with a high school grade-point average of at least 3.5 won’t have to take standardized admissions tests to be admitted to the University of Mary Washington. The Free Lance-Star reports…

  • Catholic University students vote for right to carry guns

    WASHINGTON — Some students at the Catholic University of America say it’s time to allow guns to be carried on campus. But the college located in Northeast D.C. says it will not be changing its gun…

  • Local girl gets into 8 Ivy League schools

    WASHINGTON — By the age of 17, Pooja Chandrashekar has accomplished more than many adults do in a lifetime. While a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, she founded a nonprofit organization…

  • Judge refuses to block closing of small Va. women’s college

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A judge is refusing to block Sweet Briar College from closing its doors. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1awDxne ) reports that the ruling came Wednesday in Bedford Circuit Court, where Judge James…

  • 3 area colleges make most-underrated list

    WASHINGTON — What do Howard University in D.C., St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and James Madison University in Virginia have in common?  All three have landed on BuzzFeed’s list of the 27 most underrated colleges in…

  • Charter school bill gets preliminary approval

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan’s charter school bill is advancing in the House of Delegates. On Thursday the House education subcommittee voted 10-1 to move the measure to a vote by the full…

  • Feds end review of VMI’s handling of sex assault report

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – Virginia Military Institute has been removed from a list of colleges under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault reports. VMI spokesman Stewart D. MacInnis tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1INA6ny…

  • Virginia Union to celebrate 150th anniversary

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Union University is set to conduct a celebration of its 150th anniversary. Several ceremonies are set for Thursday in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to join university faculty, staff…

  • Critics: Governor’s education tax credit not making grade

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Critics of Gov. Larry Hogan’s education tax credit are speaking out against his proposal. On Wednesday the state’s largest teachers union, along with ACLU-Maryland, Equality Maryland and the Maryland PTA are…

  • Governor’s charter school gets passing grade in Senate

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate is giving good marks to Gov. Larry Hogan’s charter school bill. On Monday, the Senate voted 46-1 in support of the amended bill, which some lawmakers called a…

  • Advocate for women, children to speak at Morgan commencement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who has worked worldwide to advocate the rights of women and children and who is the widow of Nelson Mandela will be the commencement speaker at Morgan State University. Graca…

  • Federal board rejects request to name peak William & Mary

    DENVER (AP) — There won’t be a peak in Colorado named Mount William & Mary. Even though Colorado has mountains named after Yale, Princeton and Harvard, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has turned down…

  • Expelled student: rough sex was role-playing, not rape

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A student expelled from George Mason University for violating its sexual misconduct policy is suing in federal court to clear his name, arguing that an encounter with a girlfriend was sadomasochistic…

  • U.Va. releases new interim sexual misconduct policy

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has released a new interim policy on sexual misconduct and “gender-based” violence. The policy prompted by an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education is effective immediately.…