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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.

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)

Freedom U. school year starts with more classes for the undocumented

Atlanta, Aug 16 (EFE).- Freedom University, which offers courses with university credits for undocumented youths barred by regulation from Georgia's five most-selective public institutions, begins its school year this fall with more classes and new challenges. "These young people want to be in a university class and...we give them the chance to study, to be in that environment and to show the Georgia Board of Regents and the rest of the people in Georgia how serious they are," Pamela Voekel, one of the founders of Freedom University, told Efe.

In blurring of online courses, traditional, Georgia Tech to offer full open online master's

The blurring between traditional universities and the new "Massive Open Online Courses" reached new levels Tuesday when Georgia Tech announced it will offer what it termed a first-of-its-kind computer science degree taught entirely over an open online platform. Georgia Tech will charge about $7,000 for the master's degree, even though the courses that lead to the degree are available to anyone for free through Udacity, a MOOC platform currently offering 26 courses taught by partners including Georgia Tech.
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