Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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UVA resists pressure to lift Greek suspension

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/11/14, 02:38 pm

The University of Virginia (UVA) refused to lift a suspension on Greek activities this week, despite intense pressure and questions behind the reason for the temporary ban. University officials brought Greek life on campus to a standstill a few weeks ago in response to a disturbing Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape at a UVA fraternity house. 

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Can lawmakers finally fix No Child Left Behind?

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/03/14, 03:21 pm

One optimistic legislator hopes to get a revised No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law signed by President Barack Obama early next year.

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University of Virginia grapples with response to gang rape report

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/28/14, 04:00 pm

Excessive alcohol consumption is the “fuel” for sexual assault, according to University of Virginia Board of Visitors member L.D. Britt.

The university’s board of directors met Tuesday to formulate a response to the firestorm created by last week’s Rolling Stone article detailing the disturbing sexual assault of a woman at a fraternity house and the “culture of rape” plaguing the school. In response to the story, the school suspended activities at all fraternities and sororities, where officials acknowledge much of the drinking on campus takes place.

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