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Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Last Friday night, the Union of White NYU Students, a "community" on Facebook, posted its first status update.Linking to a student-run blog addressing diversity issues at New York University, the union's Facebook admin mused, "What does 'diversity' mean other than 'not white'? I'm not sure there is an answer to this. Is the word 'diversity' itself a discriminatory term against whites?"

Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Elementary band and orchestra participation this year in Medford is the highest it's been in more than a decade. This year, 321 sixth-graders — 93 more than last year — signed up for band, and 250 sixth-graders...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Movie buffs and kids of all ages were treated to 1.21 gigawatts of excitement Saturday at ScienceWorks. Staff and volunteers at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum sported the futuristic fashions predicted to be worn by 2015 in "Back to the Future...

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 10:48 AM

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Posted Nov 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Increased enrollment and limited space contributed to larger-than-expected class sizes at some schools in the Medford School District this year. As of October, there were 7,716 elementary students enrolled in the district, compared with...

Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Why don't more people get college degrees? In a new working paper, Sang Yoon Lee, Yongseok Shin and Donghoon Lee write: "In the early 1980s, American men with at least four years of college education earned about 40 percent more on...

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Logos Public Charter School hopes to build a new school at Howard Memorial Sports Park in west Medford, but a school official says being annexed into the city would be an expensive proposition. Joe VonDoloski, the executive director of the...

Updated Nov 12, 2015 at 6:23 PM

From a distance, a cluster of bushes at Main Street and Central Avenue looked pleasant enough, but the landscaping was hiding a secret. On Wednesday morning, Rogue Community College student David Kelly...

Updated Nov 12, 2015 at 2:38 PM

The 16-year-old Phoenix High School junior has authority issues — he's a self-described “rebel” and has been on probation for unlawful possession of marijuana. So when he wadded up a piece of paper in class one day and...

Updated Nov 9, 2015 at 2:28 PM

ASHLAND — The number of students attending Southern Oregon University this fall term is up just a smidgen — 12 students in all — compared with 2014 numbers. But more significant increases were seen in several student...

Updated Nov 5, 2015 at 4:12 PM

A Jackson County grand jury today indicted a Crater High School teacher on 12 counts of sexual abuse. Jeffrey Robert Zundel, 52, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student between March 1 and June 9, the Jackson County...

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