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Supreme Court torn over affirmative action; ABA weighs in

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. During arguments Wednesday, several justices asked about the value of ordering more ...

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Pittsford couple gives $6.5M to alma mater

SYRACUSE — A Pittsford couple who met at Le Moyne College are giving more than $6 million to the private Catholic school in Syracuse. The Post-Standard reports that college officials say the $6.5 million gift is from John and Kathy ...

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Child Care Council honors providers

Child Care Council Inc. recently honored six child care providers with its annual Start Bright Impact Awards for exemplifying the critical role that high-quality child care plays in the lives of young people. The award recipients were: • Lifetime Achievement ...

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PwC employees volunteer in classrooms

Twenty employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers served as volunteer mentors to provide Junior Achievement programming to 225 Rochester students last Friday. The volunteers delivered “JA in a Day” to kindergarteners through second graders in nine classes at Early Childhood School of Rochester ...

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Fisher unveils statue in memory of alumnus Way

St. John Fisher College honored Thomas Urban Way, a 1966 graduate and member of the U.S. Armed Forces, by unveiling a statue commissioned in his memory. Way, who was drafted into the Army in 1967, shortly after graduating from Fisher, ...

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More borrowers taken to court over student loans

HARTFORD, Conn. — Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. The number of lawsuits filed ...

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Whitman is RIT’s first female board leader

Christine Whitman has taken over as the new leader of the Board of Trustees of Rochester Institute of Technology. Whitman, chairman and CEO of Complemar Partners Inc. in Rochester, has been a trustee since 1997. She will serve for at ...

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College’s black faculty demands are a big jump

BUFFALO — If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers. No state’s “flagship” public university campus had a black ...

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Irondequoit High School cancels trip to Paris

IRONDEQUOIT — Irondequoit High School has canceled a class trip to Paris because of concerns over security in the French capitol after Friday’s terrorist attacks. Jim Thomas, a French teacher at Irondequoit High School outside Rochester, tells WHAM-TV that he notified ...

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Felser named to APC Board of Trustees

New York’s Association of Propriety Colleges announced the appointment of Francis Felser to its board of trustees on Thursday. APC is the only state organization that exclusively represents degree-granting proprietary colleges, with 28 campuses across the state that serve nearly ...

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UR recognized for entrepreneurship

The University of Rochester and Simon Business School are ranked No. 22 among the nation’s top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurial studies, according to The Princeton Review’s annual survey. This is the first time UR and Simon have appeared in ...

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