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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Musicians perform at Goupmuse event (Courtesy of Groupmuse)

Pushing Back Against College Sexual Assault | Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigerian Government | Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Arrested | Congress Actually Agrees on Something: The Capitol Dome Restoration Project | Be Careful Posting That Online Review, You Might Just Get Sued | How House Parties & Millennials Will Save Classical Music

Should Sexual Assault Stats be Part of College Rankings?

One Congresswoman thinks so—she’s pushing for U.S. News & World Report to incorporate assault data into its ranking methodology.

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Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigeria

Hundreds of Nigerian citizens took to the streets yesterday to demand the safe release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, calling on government and military officials to do more to rescue the girls who have now been held captive for more than two weeks. 

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A Look at the Project Congress Actually Agrees On

Even when it seems like there is nothing Congress can agree upon, our representatives have come together to conclude that the broken structure that houses them—1,300 cracks and all—is something that absolutely needs to be fixed.

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Sinn Fein Leader Arrested Over 1972 Killing

In Northern Ireland, revelations about a 1972 murder uncovered by Boston College students may have led to the arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who has spent a night in jail and is being questioned by police.

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Careful Posting Online Reviews, You May Get Sued

What happens when an online review, one of the most basic forms of public participation online, calls into question larger issues of anonymity and libel? Alex Goldmark, senior producer for WNYC's New Tech City, reported on this topic with a focus on two cases playing out in the U.S. 

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Saving Classical Music With House Parties

A Boston-based startup is trying to attract 20-somethings to classical music. Groupmuse offers students and young professionals a chance to listen to live classical music performances in relaxed house party settings, including their own homes.

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Trish Howe from Seattle WA

PLEASE direct some of this toward the PANHELLENIC/"Greek" systems on campuses. The culture of partying, fraternity exchanges (frats provide the parties/alcohol -- they pay for liability insurance NOT sororities so they can host the girls. The sororities have attendence requirements (points) so it is very difficult to sidetrack unhealthy activities. They are charged fines for not attending. It is understood and common knowledge among the parents that the Frats provide the booze and the beds (girls ARE allowed in their bunk/bedrooms, which is not the case in the sororities). The schools IGNORE what happens on Greek Row. WHO IS IN CHARGE? They say, the members...the kids.

May. 02 2014 12:06 PM

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