Japanese University Ordered to Pay Damages to 13 Women Over Gender Discrimination

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A Japanese court on May 19 ordered a Tokyo medical school to pay about ¥8.05 million ($62,500) in damages to 13 women for discriminating against them in entrance exams. The Tokyo District Court ruled that the women suffered emotional distress …

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Taylor Swift Receives NYU Honorary Degree, Delivers Commencement Speech

Fourth EstateSinger, songwriter, producer, and director Taylor Swift delivered remarks at the Commencement for the NYU Class of 2022 | ©Wilson | Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Pop star Taylor Swift received an honorary doctorate of fine arts on May 18 from New York University (NYU) and delivered the commencement speech at Yankee Stadium. The 11-time Grammy winner addressed the NYU class of 2022 on behalf of …

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Hundreds of Beijing Students Protest COVID-19 Restrictions

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Graduate students at Peking University staged a rare, peaceful protest on Sunday after posts appeared on a student internet forum showing university staff erecting a sheet-metal wall separating the students from faculty staff. Hundreds of students gathered at the university …

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Stanford Announces First Climate Change School With $1.1B From Venture Capitalist

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Stanford University is launching a new school focused on climate change, with funding from John Doerr, a renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Doerr and his wife Ann donated $1.1 billion to fund the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, the largest …

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Eight People, Including Children, Killed in Fire at University of the Philippines

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At least eight people, including six children, died when a fire broke out at a residential area on a sprawling university campus in the Philippines on May 2. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) did not provide details on the …

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Harvard Acknowledged Slavery in its History

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Harvard University acknowledged that nearly 100 people were enslaved by the university after its foundation in 1636 in a 130-page report released on Tuesday. The report focused on Harvard University’s involvement in slavery and, after slavery was abolished, the university’s …

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Seminarian Dead after Crucifixion Reenactment Goes Wrong

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A first-year university student in southeastern Nigeria collapsed and died while participating in a reenactment of Jesus’s crucifixion on Friday. Ambrose, 25, was a student at the Claretian Institute of Philosophy and taking classes to become a priest. “Initially when …

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Charles Darwin’s ‘Stolen’ Notebooks Returned to Cambridge University Library After 22 Years

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The two priceless notebooks belonging to Charles Darwin have mysteriously returned to the Cambridge University library after they disappeared 22 years ago. The leather-bound notebooks worth millions of pounds returned in a bright pink gift bag left on the floor …

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13-Year-Old Drove Truck That Killed Nine, Including Student Athletes, in Texas Crash

A 13-year-old drove the pickup truck that crashed into a van carrying student athletes in West Texas, killing nine people, the National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) said on March 17. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) determined the child …

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