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University Of Notre Dame Capitalizing On Trump’s Onslaught Of Obamacare

According to press reports, the University of Notre Dame will no longer provide birth control coverage to students and employees, taking advantage of the Trump administration’s decision to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.Additionally, the reports note, the Catholic university previously “made the coverage available through a third-party service separate from the rest of its health insurance and […]

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Bristol University — No Building Name Change Regardless Of Ties To Past ‘Slave Trade’

University students across various continents have been leading the charge for the name change of buildings, removal of statues, restitution to the children of slaves, among other demands. One of the more recent appeals is that of students from Bristol University who are campaigning for the name of the Wills Memorial Building to be changed. However, their request has been […]

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UWI Establishes Center For Reparation Research

Photo credit: JIS The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, recently officially launched a Center for Reparation Research at the campus. The center will support the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) reparatory justice movement, building awareness and conducting research that will advance the claim to Europeans for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement, deceptive indenture, colonialism, and its legacies. Establishment of […]

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UWI Establishes Center For Reparation Research

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, recently officially launched a Center for Reparation Research at the campus. The center will support the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) reparatory justice movement, building awareness and conducting research that will advance the claim to Europeans for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement, deceptive indenture, colonialism and its legacies. Establishment of the Centre is […]

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Duke University Joins The Fray To Remove Confederate Statue

Duke University is acting to rid its self of the past by having the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee removed from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus. This action comes amidst the aftermath of deadly clashes last week in Charlottesville, Virginia that left counter protester Heather Heyer, 32, dead and several people injured. […]

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Mandarin Masters

Yang Wen Xu (second right), counselor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, congratulates Duncan Reid (second left), who topped the Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, and the other contestants who placed in the top four: (from left) Ariel Blackwood, Shanice Tomlinson, and Mia Fraser. At right is Professor Yu Wansuo, Chinese director at […]

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Biden Picks At Trump’s Underbelly In Commencement Speech

Former Vice President Biden took shots at President Trump’s administration and policies while addressing thousands of graduates, family members, and well-wishers at Cornell University’s Convocation ceremony on Saturday. He noted that the seed of fear and anxiety have been planted, and this has led to great uncertainty and hopelessness among the populace. Some communities, he declared, are “struggling to get […]

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88-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Gets High School Diploma

Age could not stop 88-year-old Holocaust survivor Esther Begam from walking down the aisle to collect her high school diploma. This was a dream come true for Begam, given the denial of a high school education by the Nazis decades ago. Amidst cheering multiple generations of family members, well-wishers, and students, Begam exuded joy as she proudly accepted her award. […]

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Notre Dame Students Staged Walk Out On Vice President Pence

Mike Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States of America, serving under President Donald Trump was at the receiving end of students’ wrath recently. A minor group of students removed themselves from the graduation ceremony during Spence’s commencement speech. The Vice President was asked by Notre Dame to deliver the main speech at its graduation, much to the […]