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We Have Our First Clue From 2K-Year-Old Vesuvius Scroll

Luke Farritor of University of Nebraska-Lincoln nabs Vesuvius Challenge's 'first letters' prize

(Newser) - Artificial intelligence and two students half a world apart have deciphered the first word from ancient scrolls that were turned to charcoal and buried for nearly 2,000 years following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Discovered in the 18th century in a luxury villa in Herculaneum, the carbonized...

Kentucky Student Allegedly Used Racial Slur 200 Times

Sophia Rosing, who is white, was recorded allegedly attacking a Black dorm worker

(Newser) - The former University of Kentucky student who is accused of using the n-word more than 200 times while allegedly assaulting two Black students has been permanently banned from campus and from ever re-enrolling. The university's president also announced that the investigation into Sophia Rosing's alleged conduct continues and...

NBA Prospect, 19, Dead in Car Accident

Terrence Clarke was in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles, the AP reports. He was 19. The university announced Clarke’s death in a release Thursday night, but did not include any more details. Coach John Calipari said he was “absolutely gutted and sick tonight”...

Writer Sues to Stop Removal of University of Kentucky Mural

Students protested 1934 fresco's depiction of enslaved people

(Newser) - The University of Kentucky announced last month that it will be removing a controversial 1934 mural showing scenes from the state's history. Not so fast, says writer Wendell Berry. The author is suing to keep the fresco where it is, arguing that it is owned by the public, not...

American Student Disappears After Israel Swim

TeNiya Jones was caught in rip current

(Newser) - An American student has been missing since Saturday night, when she went for a late-night swim in the Mediterranean Sea off Tel Aviv, Israel. Two fellow students who were with 19-year-old TeNiya Elnora Jones say they managed to make it back to shore after being caught in a rip current,...

University of Kentucky Student's Extreme Exam Heist Fails

Henry Lynch II made his way through air duct

(Newser) - If a University of Kentucky junior had paid a little more attention during statistics lectures, he probably wouldn't have had to try to steal the exam—and he would have been better able to judge the odds of his scheme succeeding. Henry Lynch II, a 21-year-old majoring in biosystems...

West Virginia Stuns Kentucky
 West Virginia 
 Stuns Kentucky 
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West Virginia Stuns Kentucky

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla leads Mountaineers into Final FOur

(Newser) - It's almost heaven, West Virginia. Da'Sean Butler and the Mountaineers are off to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and No. 2 seed West Virginia handled a cold-shooting, top-seeded Kentucky team stocked...

Cornell Shocks Wisconsin, Gains Sweet 16
 Cornell Shocks 
 Gains Sweet 16 
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Cornell Shocks Wisconsin, Gains Sweet 16

Big Red will face Kentucky; Ohio State outlasts Ga. Tech

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 26 points, Ryan Wittman added 24, and No. 12 seed Cornell upset fourth-seeded Wisconsin, 87-69, today in Jacksonville, becoming the first Ivy League team since Penn in 1979 to advance to the round of 16.The Big Red (27-8) will play top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional...

Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets
 Kansas, Kentucky, 
 Duke, Syracuse 
 Top Brackets 
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Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets

Jayhawks snag overall No. 1 seed

(Newser) - Overall No. 1 seed Kansas leads the field of 65 NCAA tournament teams, with Kentucky, Duke, and Syracuse—late-season slump and all—topping their respective brackets. The 32-2 Jayhawks, who won the 2008 title, captured this season's Big 12 tournament and will tangle with Syracuse in one semifinal if the...

Coach Calipari Leaves Memphis for Kentucky

(Newser) - John Calipari, who turned the University of Memphis into a college basketball title contender, will leave to coach at the University of Kentucky, WREG-TV reports. Kentucky received permission to negotiate with Calipari yesterday in a bid to replace Billy Gillispie, unceremoniously dismissed Friday, the AP adds. The deal between Calipari...

Kentucky Men Busted for Hanging Obama Effigy

University of Kentucky outraged after Obama figure found hanging from tree

(Newser) - Two men have been charged with disorderly conduct for hanging an effigy of Barack Obama from a tree on University of Kentucky property earlier this week, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The men, one of them a student, also face charges for breaking into a fraternity house and taking items used...

Glory Road Coach Haskins Dead at 78

Beloved icon broke race barriers in college ball

(Newser) - Don Haskins, the beloved coach famous for smashing racial barriers in college basketball during the 1960s, died yesterday at age 78, reports the El Paso Times. Haskins, one of the winningest coaches in the history of collegiate basketball, is best known for his groundbreaking decision to start five black players...

Colleges Apply Lessons From Shootings
Colleges Apply Lessons From Shootings

Colleges Apply Lessons From Shootings

Many rethink privacy concerns as they assess risky students

(Newser) - In the wake of shootings on college campuses, administrators around the nation are forming threat-assessment groups and rethinking policies about sharing information on troubled students, the AP reports. "If a student is a danger to himself or others, all the privacy concerns go out the window,” said an...

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