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Dozens of U.S. colleges under federal investigation for mishandling sexual assault cases

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dozens of U.S. colleges and universities are under investigation for possible violations of federal law in the handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints on their campuses, the Obama administration said on Thursday. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list…

Study: Using the Internet can reduce depression among older adults by 33 percent

A new study published in The Journals of Gerontology suggests that Internet use can reduce the probability of depression among retirees who live alone by 33 percent. The study was authored by Shelia Cotten of Michigan State University, George Ford of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public…

Michigan State University to offer ‘zombie survival’ class

Michigan State University has an interesting course on tap for the upcoming session: zombies, and lots of ‘em. Well, that’s not exactly correct. The zombie motif is just a hook. The class is actually about studying mass catastrophes and human behavior in life or death situations. But a video produced…

Oh yeah, and then there’s that half a work week tacked on for you

From Feministing, I found this story that strikes me as a classic example of having the emphasis in a story that’s slightly off what it should be. Not exactly burying the lede, because it’s too short for that, but it was just comical to me. A Michigan State University study…

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