Divided Supreme Court outlaws affirmative action in college admissions, says race can't be used
A divided Supreme Court has struck down affirmative action in college admissions, declaring race cannot be a factor and forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies.
Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is using major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina.
Huff, Hauser lead No. 9 Virginia past UNC, 60-48
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jay Huff had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Virginia took control early and beat North Carolina for the seventh consecutive time 60-48. Sam Hauser added 17 points for 15-3 Virginia and Trey Murphy III had 12 as the ACC-leading Cavaliers won their fourth in a row. The Cavaliers led 21-4 midway through the first half as the Tar Heels missed 13 of their first 15 shots. Luckily we were able to stop that for the most part,” said Cavaliers center Jay Huff.
Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup postponed due to COVID-19
Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young coaches from the bench in the second half of the Virginia Tech - Virginia Military Institute NCAA basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Thursday December 3 2020. Virginia Tech won the game 64-57. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)ROANOKE, Va. – On Saturday, the ACC announced that Tuesday’s Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup has been postponed following a positive test coming from the Hokies program. Virginia Tech hasn’t played since Feb. 6 when it defeated Miami. According to the Hokies’ schedule, as of now, their next game would be on Feb. 20 against the previously mentioned Seminoles.
Hokies take down Tar Heels for a second time this season
BLACKSBURG, Va. – It was yet another single-digit margin of victory---this time with the Virginia Tech women on the right side of score. Elizabeth Kitley helped fuel the offense as the Hokies started off on a 9-0 run. (Jon Fleming)Petra Holesinski led the Tar Heels with 21 points on Sunday, including a crucial jumper with under 5 seconds to play, cutting the Virginia Tech lead down to 2. But the Hokies stellar shooting from the free throw line, 15-of-18, propelled them to a 73-69 victory. “Really good win,” head coach Kenny Brooks said.
Hokies lose to Tar Heels 56-45
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 56-45. The Tar Heels rushed for 399 total yards today. The Hokies showed their moves on the ground as well, as the team rushed for 264 total yards. Tar Heels Quarterback Sam Howell completed 18 of 23 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns. The second of Hooker’s touchdowns took place late in the fourth quarter with a 26-yard completion to Wide Receiver James Mitchell.
'Clear as mud' housing refund plans irk college students
More and more campuses are sparking frustration by releasing plans to keep students' housing payments, even if the campuses shut down again and go entirely online in the fall. The University of South Florida and the University of Maryland have said they would not be obligated to refund students if COVID-19 prompts them to close residence halls. And Stanford University students have complained about having to move abruptly to make room for a quarantine area. The university reversed course the following week and said it would refund students living on its five physical campuses if public health officials ordered residential areas closed. Weiler said WSU wont refund students choosing to leave.