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NDSU college Republicans cancel speech by Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos

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College Republicans at North Dakota State University canceled a planned speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial speaker from Breitbart News known for his caustic comments about feminism, Islam, and multiculturalism.

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U survey: Many college students dealt with adverse childhood experiences

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In an effort to better understand what students have been through, the University of Minnesota surveyed students at colleges across the state about their childhood.

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Once skeptical, Osseo parent group happy with district's racial equity policy

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The district's first equity policy promises things like training for staff and students, increased staff diversity and curriculum that reflects a variety of different cultures.

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Almost 300 sex assaults reported on MN campuses in 2015

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The state issued its first-ever data report on campus sexual assault on Thursday.

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Does the worth of a college degree outweigh the cost?

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NPR's Robert Siegel spent more than a year visiting with college students about their choice of school, and asked how it all turned out. How have they handled the finances? And do they feel well-positioned for the future? The program is called "College Choice: the Value of It All."

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'I put my heart in it' says North High football coach on state title

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It's the first state football title for a Minneapolis public high school since Washburn in 1977.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison drops in research ranking

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The school cut research spending by more than $100 million between 2012 and 2015.

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The growing mentoring movement

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Founder and CEO of Encore.org, a San Francisco-based organization leading efforts in mentoring, Marc Freedman and MPR's senior economics contributor, Chris Farrell, discussed the mushrooming mentoring movement.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Do We Need to Rescue the Humanities?

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Many college students will be returning to their homes this weekend to share a meal with those who might be helping pay for that education, their parents. Both might be asking themselves, what makes a good education?

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With 2-year school, St. Thomas seeks to help low-income students

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With a combined $18 million in private donations, St. Thomas plans to open the two-year Dougherty Family College next year.

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Student behind racist graffiti at Maple Grove High identified

Last Updated by Riham Feshir on

Messages found in the high school's bathroom after Election Day included profanities against African-Americans and a "Make America Great Again" quote. District authorities say they've taken appropriate disciplinary action.

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Osseo schools could approve a new racial equity plan

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The Osseo Public School District could adopt its first equity policy Tuesday, but parents who originally clamored for the change say they were omitted from the drafting process.

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Perpich arts center reels as enrollment drops, staffers leave

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Some insiders at the Perpich Center for Arts Education say the turmoil comes from a culture where ethical lines are blurred as the school cultivates a reputation for student achievement.

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Student from Minnesota chosen as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

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Ahmed M. Ahmed from Rochester is one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars.

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State grants brings more support staff to 77 schools

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About half the schools receiving $12 million in grants are outside the metro area. The positions total 77 full- and part-time staff.

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