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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Federal lawsuits challenge Harvard, UNC over race-based affirmative action

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/26/14, 08:30 am

Federal lawsuits filed last week against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allege improper race-based admissions practices at both universities. 

The suits contend race-based affirmative action policies disproportionately discriminate against high-achieving white and Asian-American students. The Harvard lawsuit specifically asserts that the Ivy League university limits the number of Asian-American students it admits every year.

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Put down that snowball! The internet deleted the snow day.

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/18/14, 02:45 pm

Students might soon have to give up their cherished snow days thanks to the ubiquitousness of something else they love—technology.

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Transforming video gamers into college athletes

Technology
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/08/14, 04:00 pm

Sitting in a darkened room, staring at a computer screen for hours is now on par with two-a-days and free-throw drills, at least at some colleges.

League of Legends, the online multi-player gaming sensation is now recognized as an official sport at Robert Morris University in Chicago. A sport complete with varsity and junior varsity teams, a specially outfitted training room, and scholarships for its top recruits.

That’s right, scholarships.

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