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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...

The main lesson I was given as a college football star? Sports trump academics

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In my four years with Purdue’s football team, I tore ligaments, broke bones, lifted four times my weight a hundred times over, studied football more than my academics, rose before the sun, and stayed up long past its ...

How US college sport became an $8bn inequity racket. And why it may fall

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The first intercollegiate sporting event in the United States was staged in 1852, when the recently formed rowing clubs from Yale and Harvard Universities met in New Hampshire for a boat race. That it was sponsored by...

Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden dies aged 91

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Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who won more than 350 games and built Florida State into one of college football’s great dynasties with two national championships, has died. He was 91. Bobby’s son, Terry, ...

NCAA clears way for college athletes to be compensated as state laws loom

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The NCAA’s board of directors approved one of the biggest changes in the history of college athletics Wednesday, clearing the way for nearly a half-million athletes to start earning money based on their fame and celeb...

US Rugby World Cup bid for 2027, 29 and 31 includes NFL and college stadiums

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NFL stadiums could soon be used in a Rugby World Cup, should USA Rugby succeed in its bid to host the men’s event in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s in 2029. The American union is proceeding with its bid to host the fou...

Oriel College faces teaching boycott over refusal to remove Rhodes statue

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About 150 Oxford lecturers have announced they will refuse to teach students at Oriel College over its contentious decision not to remove a statue of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The college was accused of “instituti...

President of Oxford college defends students’ right to remove Queen’s photo

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The president of Magdalen College, Oxford, has strongly defended her graduate students’ right to remove a photograph of the Queen from their common room after the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, called the move...

President of Oxford college defends students’ right to remove photo of Queen

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The president of Magdalen College, Oxford, has strongly defended her graduate students’ right to remove a photograph of the Queen from their common room after the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, called the move...

Cecil Rhodes statue will not be removed for now, says Oxford college

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An Oxford University college will not remove a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes despite an independent commission supporting its removal. Oriel College said in a statement it would not “begin the legal proce...

Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford college should go, says independent report

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A independent commission set up to examine the future of Oxford University’s controversial statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes has recommended its removal. The commission was set up last June after Oxford Unive...

Ivy League college apologizes for using bones of Black children in course

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An Ivy League university which kept the bones of a Black child killed by police for use in its research and which were also later used as a “case study” in an online forensic anthropology course has apologized for its...

Teenager appears in court over Crawley college incident

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A teenager has appeared in court following Monday’s armed incident at Crawley College. Sandijs Dreimanis, 18, was named by police and appeared in court on Wednesday morning. Students and staff had to be evacuated wit...