Officer who arrested professor faces dismissal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA Today) Arizona State University has started termination proceedings against a police officer who was accused by a university professor of wrongful arrest and excessive force last summer. more…

Mathematician angry over his unread 500-page proof

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) If nobody understands a mathematical proof, does it count? Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University, Japan, has tried to prove the ABC conjecture, a long-standing pure maths more…

Obama proposes free community college program

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC) The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." more…

Firestorm: U.S. school makes girls follow Islam dress code

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_1576095" align="aligncenter" width="613"] Douglas County Board of Education[/caption] The Douglas County School District in Colorado, under fire for saying that schoolgirls might have to cover up from more…

Average college freshman reads at 7th-grade level

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CAMPUSREFORM) — The average U.S. college freshman reads at a seventh grade level, according to an educational assessment report. “We are spending billions of dollars trying to send more…

Historian: Ben Carson didn't plagiarize

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_608989" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dr. Ben Carson[/caption] William Federer, a prolific author whose works include "America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations," "Treasury of Presidential Quotations," "Endangered Speeches" more…

Now Israel gets wiped off MANY maps

by Leo Hohmann -- [caption id="attachment_1566105" align="alignright" width="264"] This colorful map painted by a Palestinian child erases Israel in favor of "Palestine" at Norwegian map exhibit.[/caption] HarperCollins and Scholastic Inc. are not more…

Woman makes plea in sex-with-student case

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NJ.COM) — MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — A West Morris Mendham High School teacher pleaded not guilty Wednesday during her first court appearance on an accusation that she had more…

Too cool for school as mercury plunges

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABCNEWS.GO) — How cold is it across the U.S.? Too cool for school in many parts of the country. And so frigid in the Minnesota-St. Paul area that more…