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‘This is a job’: Why college players reject the insidious term ‘student athlete’

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As the world of college sports finds itself in uncertain times, Danté Stewart is clear about one thing. “Nothing about college athletics suggests that being a student comes first. So, that language needs to be changed...

Unbeaten Cincinnati make history as they reach College Football Playoff

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Cincinnati will play Alabama and Michigan will face Georgia on New Year’s Eve after being selected to the College Football Playoff as a surprise-free field of four was set on Sunday. Fourth-seeded Cincinnati are the f...

College football remains America’s biggest multi-level marketing scheme

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About 30 minutes into episode two of the Amazon Original series LuLaRich – the latest addition to a growing catalog of popular documentaries and exposes exploring the compellingly kooky, if ethically dubious, world of...

Neat enough for Pepys: Magdalene college Cambridge’s inventive new library

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“My delight is in the neatness of everything,” wrote Samuel Pepys in his diary in 1663, “and so cannot be pleased with anything unless it be very neat, which is a strange folly.” He was referring in part to the fastid...

Cambridge college seeks to remove memorial to patron with links to slave trade

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A Cambridge college which became the first institution in the world to return a looted Benin bronze to Nigeria is to appear before an ecclesiastical court early next year over its attempt to remove a memorial in the c...

Matt Araiza: college football’s breakout star is … a punter?

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Punting is one of those things non-punters rarely think about. It’s like the post office. It’s there. It does a job. But it’s rarely important unless someone makes a mistake. There has never been a rockstar of the pro...

Imperial College London urged to remove statue and rename buildings

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An investigation into Imperial College London’s historical links to the British empire has recommended the university remove a statue and rename buildings and lecture theatres that celebrate scientists whose work advo...

Japan’s Princess Mako leaves royal family to marry college sweetheart – video

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The now former Princess Mako of Japan has married Kei Komura, losing her royal status. The couple struggled with a financial scandal that plagued their engagement but said in a press conference to announce their marri...

Students at historically Black college in DC stage sit-in over housing conditions

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Mold. Rats. Cockroaches. Mushrooms growing under the sink. For undergraduate students attending Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, these and other conditions have prompted students to prote...

Cambridge college to be first in UK to return looted Benin bronze

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A Cambridge college is to become the first British institution to return one of the Benin bronzes to Nigeria later this month in what has been described as “a historic moment”. Jesus College, University of Cambridge, ...

Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’

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A college at the University of Oxford has installed a plaque next to a statue of the mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes, describing him as “committed British colonialist” who exploited the “peoples of southern...

The case for big-time college sports helping academics remains weak

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Riding the short distance from downtown to the University of Houston campus, light rail passengers arrive at Athletics District station in the shadow of a towering 40,000-capacity football stadium that opened in 2014 ...

GSK teams with King’s College to use AI to fight cancer

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The pharmaceuticals firm GSK has struck a five-year partnership with King’s College London to use artificial intelligence to develop personalised treatments for cancer by investigating the role played by genetics in t...

Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers

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Amazon has offered to pay the cost of college tuition fees for 750,000 of its frontline workers, the latest move by a major US company to offer perks to attract and retain staff amid a labour shortage. The company, wh...

College athletes are unpaid. What if injury ruins their chance of turning pro?

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It was founded in 1906 to improve player safety but resisting accountability for injuries has long been at the heart of the NCAA’s insistence that college athletes are amateurs. US college sports’ major governing body...

Why women and social media stars are becoming college sports’ big winners

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In the early hours of 1 July, an Uber crossed into Manhattan, carrying a pair of 20-year-old twins who’d never before seen the bright lights of New York City. After an excruciating day of travel, they were set to arri...

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