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Verdict could alter hiring in higher education

A federal jury’s decision expected here this week has the potential to shake up the hiring practices in the liberal-slanted world of academia, reverberate into classrooms and change the ideological direction of higher education, national scholars agree.

U.S. probes deaths for links to Monster energy drink

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was investigating reports of five deaths that may be associated with Monster Beverage Corp's energy drink, and the company's shares fell more than 14 percent.

A decision to slaughter oxen at a college farm angers animal-rights activists

A couple of years ago, I visited Green Mountain College and toured the Vermont college’s post-petroleum farm, which instructs students in ways to conduct agriculture without fossil-fuel inputs.