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Virginia Tech was sued in federal court Thursday by a conservative, free-speech group that claims the university’s policies stifle students’ expression of right-wing views on campus.




Virginia Tech was sued in federal court Thursday by a conservative, free-speech group that claims the university’s policies stifle students’ expression of right-wing views on campus.

Speech First, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit launched in 2018, alleges the university’s harassment, discrimination and “bias-related incidents” policies are vague and could punish speech protected by the First Amendment.

The lawsuit claims that three Virginia Tech students — identified in court records

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University Of Kentucky Mistakenly Sends 500,000 Acceptances

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year.

The school followed up with another email less than 24 hours later and apologized for its mistake, citing a “technical issue,” WLEX-TV reported.

“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said. “The vast majority had not, nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program. Nevertheless, we regret the communication error and have sent

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University of Hawaii outfielder/designated hitter Jacob Igawa an instant hit at plate and with his teammates at UH

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Missouri State University begins construction on new amphitheater and arts park

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) – Missouri State University broke ground on a new amphitheater and arts park Thursday morning.

When the curtain rises on the 2022 season of Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre, the audience will be seated in the new John Goodman Amphitheatre in the new Judith Enyeart Reynolds Arts Park.

“This new arts park and permanent amphitheater are much welcome additions to our historic Tent Theatre,” Missouri State President Clif Smart said. “Our campus and larger community will have a vibrant and comfortable space to enjoy not only Tent Theatre and other productions, but also many

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Jerry Falwell Jr.’s brother named Liberty University chief pastor

Liberty University named Jonathan Falwell as its chief pastor on Thursday, months after his disgraced brother, Jerry Falwell Jr., was ousted from his role as the school’s president following a series of scandals.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to help shepherd @libertyu in its original mission of Training Young Champions for Christ,” Falwell wrote on Twitter. “However, this responsibility will not rest with me alone. LU’s spiritual mission is the responsibility of thousands of staff, faculty and students.”

Jonathan Falwell will retain his role as senior pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church, where his father, televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., was

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University of Kentucky mistakenly sends 500k acceptance emails

The University of Kentucky erroneously sent out acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for one of its programs, a report said.

The university corrected the issue less than a day later, sending out new emails apologizing for the snafu, blaming a “technical issue,” WLEX-TV reported.

The bogus acceptance letter confirmed a spot this fall in the school’s clinical leadership and management program in the College of Health Sciences, which usually enrolls about three dozen students a year.

“A very small number — a handful” of students who received the acceptance email “had expressed interest in this particular program,”

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