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Campus healthcare crisis

Education | Abuse accusations spring up at college student health centers
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/19/19, 05:05 pm

Lawsuits filed last week against Ohio State University and UCLA claim the schools did not do enough to protect students from sexual abuse by campus doctors. The accusations echo those at several other universities across the country and raise troubling concerns about the safety of students who seek care at campus health centers.

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Much ado over the gender gap in STEM

Education | Test scores and career choices show interesting differences between boys and girls
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/05/19, 03:21 pm

The results of a recent assessment of eighth graders’ engineering and technology knowledge prompted headlines boasting that girls “beat,” “outshine,” “best,” and “

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Spelling Bee ends with eight co-champs

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/31/19, 10:45 am

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up a few minutes past midnight Friday with an unprecedented eight co-champions, after the winners spelled a remarkable 47 consecutive words correctly. The winners were Rishik Gandharsi, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhantankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao, Rohan Raja, and Erin Howard. Former runner-up Naysa Modi, who missed this year’s finals, claimed afterward that the final words weren’t difficult enough for any of the competitors. Some of the final words included “auslaut,” “palama,” “cernuous,” and “odylic.”

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