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January 22, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Round-up: Colleges face costs of diversity, Eastside Catholic president steps down

Colleges confront financial costs of a more diverse student body (The Atlantic): Private and elite institutions like Amherst College have made big commitments to increasing the percentage of students of color on campus. In many cases, the shift requires schools to transfer more of their endowment funds into grants.

Chicago district finds new uses for supplies from closed schools (NPR): Chicago Public Schools decided to close some 50 schools last year, in an effort to save money. Now, teachers and administrators are tasked with moving and selling or finding new uses for thousands of books, desks and other classroom supplies.

Police: Purdue student fatally shoots classmate on campus (AP): Police are searching for a motive in a deadly shooting that took place on the campus of Purdue University Tuesday. Teaching assistant Andrew Boldt, 21, died after Cody Cousins, a fellow senior engineering student, walked into the university’s Electrical Engineering Building and opened fire, according to police reports.

President of Eastside Catholic resigns: Sister Mary Tracy stepped down Tuesday amid controversy over the firing of Vice Principal Mark Zmuda, who married his same-sex partner last year.

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