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Tampa Bay Times Education Investigation: How Pinellas County is failing its black students

  1. USF St. Pete professors play key role in African genome discovery


    On a cool day in the lush Ethiopian mountains, John Arthur hunched over and picked through two feet of dirt. Three months of excavating in the Mota cave had turned up thousands of small artifacts that he and his wife, Kathryn Arthur, would teach about in their anthropology classes at the University of South Florida St. …

    University of South Florida St. Petersburg associate professors Kathryn Arthur, 49, and her husband John Arthur, 50, discovered a 4,500 year old corpse in Ethiopia. The body is first ancient genome sequenced from Africa. The two were pictured in John Arthur's science lab in the Science and Technology Building at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  2. Alpha Tau Omega revokes Indiana University fraternity's charter over explicit sex video


    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday after a video was leaked showing a chapter member performing a sex act on a woman in front of other fraternity members.

    Indiana University officials said Thursday that it has suspended the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in Bloomington, Ind., after allegations of misconduct during a hazing ritual involving a male pledge performing a sex act on a woman in front of a crowd. It wasn't immediately clear whether any criminal charges would be pursued. [David Snodgress | Bloomington Herald-Times via AP]
  3. HCC advisory council drops Pledge of Allegiance from meetings


    TAMPA — A Hillsborough Community College advisory council will no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings — and the college isn't happy about it.