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January 13, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Roundup: UMass outsources campus bookstore to Amazon; police clear UVA fraternity

UMass outsources campus bookstore to Amazon: The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has partnered with Amazon in a textbook deal that will enable students to buy their books online through the Seattle-based company and pick them up on campus. UMass is Amazon’s third online university store in the country.

Inslee State of State address calls for more education funding: The governor used his State of the State address on Tuesday to promote his proposal for a cap-and-trade program that he says would generate $1 billion in its first year for education and transportation. His top priorities in education include expanding all-day kindergarten across the state and class-size reductions in grades K-3.

Police investigation clears UVA frat in alleged rape (The Washington Post): An investigation by police in Charlottesville, Va., has cleared the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia of any wrongdoing in a rape case that was featured in Rolling Stone magazine.

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