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Latinos are largest group among incoming freshmen in UCal system

Los Angeles, Apr 22 (EFE).- For the first time in the history of the University of California system, Hispanics represent the largest group among incoming freshmen, reflecting the state's clear demographic change. The number of Hispanic students admitted to the nine institutions of the UC system topped that of white students for the first time. The news coincides with Census Bureau estimates that in March the Hispanic population of the Golden State exceeded that of Anglos.

U.S. Naval Academy midshipman acquitted in sex assault case

By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge acquitted a former Naval Academy football player on Thursday of sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman, one of a number of sexual misconduct cases roiling the U.S. military. Midshipman Joshua Tate, a senior from Nashville, Tennessee, had been accused of assaulting the 22-year-old woman at an alcohol-fueled off-campus party in April 2012.

VCU sweeps past Richmond into A-10 semis

VCU sweeps past Richmond into A-10 semis BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University's campuses are located about five miles apart in their state's capital city. The symbolic distance between the two programs on the court at the Barclays Center on Friday night seemed much farther than that.

Idaho lawmakers pass bill allowing concealed guns on college campuses

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure allowing concealed guns to be carried onto university and college campuses. The legislation, which cleared the state House of Representatives by a 50-19 vote and was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate last month, now heads to Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter for his signature.

More than 100,000 migrants eligible for California health program

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (EFE).- Close to 125,000 young immigrants in California who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are eligible for Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, a report released Tuesday said. The analysis, presented by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, says that many of those young people are unaware they are eligible for Medi-Cal or run into obstacles in signing up.

Univ. of Mississippi seeks to question students about noose on statue

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - The University of Mississippi wants to question three white male students who may have been involved in draping a noose and a Confederate flag over a statue of James Meredith, the African-American student who braved segregationist mobs to integrate the school in 1962, campus police said on Friday.

Progress report on minority students in Arizona

Tucson, Arizona, Feb 19 (EFE).- Fewer than one in every 10 minority graduates of Arizona high schools are "college ready," according to a new report from the University of Arizona's College of Education. The report, "Arizona in Transformation: Arizona Minority Student Progress Report 2013," cites a warning from the Morrison Institute that "Arizona is at risk of becoming a second-tier state, educationally and economically."

Eastern Florida State College reports shooting on campus

MIAMI (Reuters) - Eastern Florida State College said on Thursday that a shooting had been reported on its campus on Florida's east coast. The university said on its Twitter feed the shooting occurred in a parking lot on its Palm Bay campus in Cocoa, Florida. "Campus is locked down and people are asked to stay inside with doors locked," the college said. (Reporting by Kevin Gray; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

Wichita State whips Indiana State to stay unbeaten

Wichita State whips Indiana State to stay unbeaten WICHITA, Kan. -- No. 5 Wichita State made a strong statement about the Missouri Valley Conference race. There might not be one. The Shockers routed Indiana State 68-48 on Saturday at Koch Arena. The game matched two 5-0 teams in conference play. The Shockers are now 6-0 and the Sycamores 5-1, but the gap appears to be much larger.

Florida A&M picks Cornell administrator as first woman president

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (Reuters) - The Florida A&M University board of trustees selected a Cornell University administrator Thursday to become the troubled institution's first permanent woman president. Elmira Mangum, vice president for planning and budgeting at Cornell's Ithaca, New York campus, is also the first non-FAMU graduate in 56 years to become permanent president of the state's only historically black state school. The board intends to negotiate a contract with Mangum and have her in place by August, when the fall semester starts.
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