Group spreads college gospel

MAYODAN, N.C. — On the labyrinthine path to the American higher education dream, Alex Lucas holds hands and nudges nervous students through the roadblocks.

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U.S., allies throw Russia out G-8

ROME — President Barack Obama and leaders of the world’s largest industrialized countries expelled Russia from the Group of Eight until it “changes course” in Ukraine and formally canceled plans to attend an economic summit in Russia in June.

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Understanding Preeminence 2020

After reading the opinion editorial in the A&T Register, “Dissatisfaction with Preeminence 2020,” I thought it would be valuable to shed more light on A&T Preeminence 2020 (strategic plan) and its goals. As a student, I share similar concerns about the relevance of HBCUs and the rising costs of tuition. As a student leader, I have the opportunity to sit at the table, represent the student body and articulate these concerns. What I have learned is that the university’s strategic plan is a forward-thinking blueprint that was specifically designed to preserve and propel us into the future. Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. and his leadership team work on our behalf and Preeminence 2020 is a plan for our success and survival.

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Immortal death in social media ?

The Facebook page of Bill Watkins’ mother lights up at least twice a year, on her birthday and on the anniversary of her death.

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529 Morsi supporters sentenced to death

CAIRO — An Egyptian judge sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death Monday in an unprecedented verdict that shocked the nation and dashed any hopes that Egypt’s capricious judicial system would render justice to government opponents.

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Russia’s land grab, not so clever after all

It has become a truism in discussions of Russia’s takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force _ or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from other states. As Secretary of State John F. Kerry put it, the Crimea campaign is a “19th century act.”

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Black Men Rock Too! Our most influential males

 Although Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women of character, courage and commitment, men have not been forgotten. After all, men were created to be strong leaders, providers and not to mention, handy.

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Reverse college affirmative action ban dropped

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stunned by an unexpected uprising within their party’s minority base, Democratic lawmakers on Monday dropped a push to reverse California’s 16-year-old ban on affirmative action in college admissions.

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POPPIN’ OR NAH?

1. Adult onesies? 2. Tribal leggings? 3. Male skinny jeans? 4. Coach handbags? 5. Nike Foamposites? 6. Dr. Dre Beats headphones? 7. Combat boots? 8. Forever 21 blazers? 9. Campus quick weaves? 10. Peruvian bundles? 11. Ray Bans? 12. Aviator sunglasses? 13. Boys with blonde tips? 14. Rasta dreads? 15. Boys with two strand twists? 16. White tees? 17. Counterfeit Polo? 18. Knockoff Kate Spade? 19. Anything from Q Style? 20. Bargain Box?

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Michelle Obama urges open Internet access in China

BEIJING— Michelle Obama, often criticized for her overly cautious comments while abroad, made clear Saturday that China will be unable to advance its education goals without easing Internet restrictions and allowing greater freedom of expression.

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