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Lawsuit filed against Wellesley College, Conn. school district

Assault reported on Dearborn Road

Quincy woman feared her family would learn she wasn’t graduating



UPS delivers drone parts to wrong address

Kwasi Enin, a high school senior, smiles after announcing he will attend Yale University during a press conference at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., April 30, 2014. The high school senior was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

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Andrew Sun a sophomore at Harvard College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Harvard University student died early Monday morning after jumping from an off-campus building Sunday, the university said.

Andrew Sun, a sophomore at Harvard College, jumped from a building that is not on the Harvard campus in downtown Boston early Sunday morning and suffered extremely serious injuries.

Sun had been hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

In an interview with The Harvard Crimson Pforzheimer Co-House Masters Anne Harrington said that, “Very sadly, from all we understand at this point, this was not an accident.”

Officer Rachel McGuire, of the Boston Police Department, confirmed that the incident occurred at 240 Atlantic Ave. near the New England Aquarium in the Seaport District of Boston, but said the department would not disclose further information.

In a message to students, interim Harvard College Dean Donald Pfister called Sun’s death a “tragic loss” and said “it is important that we all support Andrew’s family and friends, and that we support each other.”

Sun was an economics major in the Class of 2016 originally from New Jersey. The newspaper said on its website that Sun’s parents and aunt were with him when he died.

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2. Northern Cheyenne Lands Act Looks to Right a Century Old Wrong

Rep. Steve Daines (R-Montana) meeting with members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council in Lame

3. With Mixed Martial Arts, Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge Shows Warrior Mentality

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Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge

4. Navajo Nation to Get copy Billion in Historic Kerr-McGee $5.15 Billion Cleanup Settlement

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly announces the settlement with Kerr-McGee Corp. for uranium cleanup totaling copy billion on April 3 before the Dzil Yijiin Regional Council on April 3, 2014 at Black Mesa Chapter House.

5. Raging Rivers: Navajo Nation Council to Vote on Grand Canyon Escalade Project

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The Grand Canyon Escalade project is slated at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers in northern Arizona.

6. Indigenous Student Discusses Public Suicide Over Chief Illiniwek Pain

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Xochitl Sandoval, an indigenous student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

7. HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Has a Native on Set: Emmy Nominee Richard Toyon

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Silicon Valley (left to right): Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Kumail Nanjiani. Production Design by Richard Toyon. Photo Courtesy Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

8. $20M Awarded to Build First Pumping Plant for Navajo-Gallup Project

9. First Aboriginal NHL Player Honored at Oilers Game

Sasakamoose, third from left, sports a Chicago Blackhawks jersey during a previous event

10. Cheyenne River Youth Project Offering Paid Internships for Teen Gardening Program

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Khalid Garreau cooks with freshly harvested vegetables at the Cheyenne River Youth Project kitchen.

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Two players had been suspended for Providence College team

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two players suspended from the Providence College men’s basketball team last fall are now being investigated by the Providence Police in connection to a sexual assault complaint made by a student, according to a report from the The Wall Street Journal cited by

According to The Wall Street Journal, Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin are the two players implicated in the sexual assault allegations. reported last November that Bullock and Austin had been suspended from the team for “not upholding their responsibilities as student athletes.”

Austin has since left Providence College and now attends the University of Oregon. Bullock’s attorney confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that his client has been accused of sexual assault.

While neither Providence College nor the police officially identified any suspects involved in the investigation, police confirmed that the two suspects were members of the basketball team during the time of the report.

The Friars’ head coach Ed Cooley said in a statement that, “while I cannot talk about this situation further, it is a reminder that the privilege of representing Providence College comes with great responsibility for our student-athletes.”

Providence police told they have not filed any charges and that the investigation is in its early stages.

Jennifer Cook killed in Syracuse crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island College is offering counseling to students and flying flags at half-staff as it mourns an English professor who was struck and killed by a pickup truck in central New York state.

Forty-three-year-old Jennifer Cook of Providence was walking with her mother Friday afternoon in Syracuse when the truck veered across the road and struck them. Cook died and her mother, 72-year-old Barbara Cook, remains hospitalized. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Jennifer Cook was an associate professor of English at the Providence school and taught aspiring teachers. She also was executive director of the college’s Rhode Island Writing Project, which aims to improve reading and writing across Rhode Island.

Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriulo says Cook’s death has shocked and saddened the college community.

College launching gap year program

MEDFORD, Mass. — A new Tufts University program hopes to remove the financial barriers keeping cash-strapped students from taking a year off after high school to travel or volunteer, offering an opportunity to explore different communities before starting college.

This “gap year” program launching this fall will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can add up to $30,000 or more.

Students selected for Tufts’ 4+1 program can defer their admission for a year while remaining tied to the university through video chat and email. Tufts will work with volunteer organizations to create packages that fit students’ financial needs.

Holly Bull, president of the Center of Interim Programs, says students are able to see the world beyond the bubble they grew up in and get a better perspective of their future.


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