Tag: School infrastructure

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Generation Y

‘Bama Greeks in $202 million building boom despite racism controversy

In this photo taken Oct. 26, 2013, guests and residents of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity gather on the lawn prior to an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) by Jay ReevesAssociated Press Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – New multimillion-dollar mansions with white columns, wide balconies and grand foyers line the streets at the University of Alabama, and more are under construction to accommodate the school’s booming enrollment and record membership in Greek-letter groups. But with the powerful Greek system embroiled in controversy over claims of racism and electioneering, some wonder whether the massive expansion serves only to consolidate their power.

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National

Grambling football dispute draws attention to cuts

In this Nov. 24, 2012, file photo, Grambling State coach Doug Williams reacts after a play against Southern University during the Bayou Classic college football game in New Orleans. Grambling players ended their boycott after speaking with former coach Doug Williams, who advised them to, “Go out there and play football.” (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Brett Duke) by Melinda DeslatteAssociated Press Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nearly weeklong boycott by the Grambling State University’s football team including forfeiting its game at Jackson State has made more people aware of the campus’s financial struggles and drummed up interest from donors around the country, Grambling’s president said Tuesday.

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National

Amid school changes, giving voice to busing's past

DIVISIVE TIME–In this 1974 file photo, police guard while Black students board a school bus as Boston begins a school busing program. (AP Photo/Peter Bregg, File) by Bridget Murphy BOSTON (AP) — Last fall, Ginnette Powell traveled from her home in Boston’s Dorchester section to her old middle school in South Boston — a journey of just two miles, but one that covered a huge emotional distance. Finally, she was able to leave the painful past behind.