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Stories with subject: Social groups and organizations
  • Ex-frat officer testifies against brothers in pledge's death 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 10:11 pm

    STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania - A former Pennsylvania college fraternity president testified that he and four others charged in a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the Poconos tried to "cover it all up" when they met weeks later.

  • Student arrested on Washington campus after racial threats story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 9:52 pm

    SEATTLE - Most, but not all, students returned to a Washington state university Monday as police arrested a 19-year-old accused of making racial threats against black students and others on social media that shut down the campus last week.

  • The Latest: Feds say threat a response to police shooting 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 4:09 pm

    CHICAGO - The latest about an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes on Monday (all times local):

  • Muslim students seek permanent prayer space at Iowa colleges 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 11:39 am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Muslim students at Iowa's three public universities are seeking permanent spaces for daily and weekly religious observances.

  • Man overcomes cerebral palsy to open business in Selma 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 10:01 am

    SELMA, Alabama - Daryl Thomas was surrounded by family, co-workers, old friends and fraternity brothers on Nov. 21 as he took the first cut into a future he has been working toward since his days at the University of Alabama.

  • Community college students, union call for president's exit 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:29 pm

    ROCHESTER, Minnesota - Students and staff at a Rochester community college are calling for the school's president to leave, citing excessive expenses for the school's recent centennial celebration as the latest example of her mismanagement.

  • Student sues Ga. Tech after expulsion for sexual misconduct 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:06 pm

    ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student expelled in April after a sexual misconduct investigation has filed a lawsuit alleging that the review was unfair and violated his rights.

  • Homeowners association won't sue man over Christmas lights 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 9:48 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.

  • Missouri Alumni Association to revive Black Alumni Network 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:50 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network.

  • Columbia police to expand community outreach unit 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:25 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - The Columbia Police Department is planning to cut back its traffic enforcement unit so that it can expand a unit for community outreach.

  • Media groups get involved in author's lawsuit in Montana 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:40 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A pending lawsuit by "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer will be the nation's first test following the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Obamacare ruling of whether state education officials can use the threat of lost federal funding to justify refusing public records requests.

  • Fraternity suspended following death of female student 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:24 pm

    MIAMI - A fraternity at a Florida International University has been suspended following the death of a female student who attended an off-campus party the fraternity hosted.

  • Correction: Free Speech-College Presidents story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:06 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story Nov. 22 about debates over free speech on college campuses, The Associated Press erroneously reported how Williams College President Adam Falk described students' background. He said Williams students come from a media environment that doesn't foster "conversation" across disagreements, not "conservation."

  • Police: Thanksgiving dinner stolen from community group 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 11:46 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond police say someone broke into a building and stole items for a community association's Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Dartmouth on track in implementing changes story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:54 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - An outside review panel says Dartmouth College is on track in implementing an ambitious plan to overhaul its campus culture, and college officials say students are playing a significant role.

  • A boycott's birth: How the Missouri race protests began 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:36 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri's football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn't eaten for six days.

  • Mizzou facing image crisis after racial issues, upheaval story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 12:12 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - With changes afoot, the University of Missouri is facing an image crisis after days of protests over concerns about the administration's handling of racial issues and subsequent leadership resignations.

  • UW alumni tells parents how to lobby on campus carry 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 3:49 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni group has sent an email to parents of current students telling them how to lobby on a bill that would allow concealed weapons in campus building.

  • Poker event with handguns for prizes causes dispute at UO 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:20 am

    EUGENE, Oregon - A libertarian group's plan to offer handguns as prizes for an on-campus poker tournament is causing a flap at the University of Oregon.

  • Bogus Lil Wayne concert raises questions at Alabama State 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:11 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - One day after Alabama State University students were scheduled to watch Lil Wayne perform, and two days after administrators found out he was never coming, students got apologies and a few answers.

  • 3 top student leaders at KU remain in posts amid turmoil 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:27 pm

    LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas student government has taken steps to impeach three top leaders after concerns were raised about their handling of racial issues.

  • Senator pushing medical exam bill to benefit pilots like him story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 4:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Jim Inhofe, an 81-year-old avid pilot who had quadruple heart bypass surgery two years ago, is trying to loosen medical exam requirements so that private pilots like him don't have to make so many doctors' visits to show they are fit to fly.

  • Correction: AMA-Ad Ban story 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 12:14 pm

    CHICAGO - In a story Nov. 17 about the American Medical Association calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads, The Associated Press misidentified PhRMA spokeswoman Tina Stow as Trish Stow. A corrected version of the story is below.

  • Fraternity files $25M defamation suit against Rolling Stone 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:52 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members "the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide."

  • AP News Guide: A look the University of Missouri's issues 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 3:53 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri have led to numerous protests, a hunger strike by a graduate student and at least 30 black football players announcing they were on strike - with all of them calling for the president of the four-campus system to be removed. Here's a look at the situation: