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Arrest Made After SUNY Student Killed Near Campus

SUNY Potsdam is mourning Elizabeth Howell, 21

(Newser) - Police in northern New York state are looking for answers in the killing of a 21-year-old student who was found dying from gunshot wounds in the town of Potsdam Friday night. Elizabeth Howell, a music education student at SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music, was pronounced dead at a local...

College Student Dies After Exposure to Sub-Zero Temps

Tyler Loprestri-Castro, 20, went to SUNY Oneonta in New York

(Newser) - A 20-year-old New York college student who was found unconscious after spending hours in sub-zero temperatures has died, per ABC News . Tyler Lopresti-Castro was a student at SUNY Oneonta and a graduate of Columbia High School in the Albany area, the Times-Union reports. Oneonta city employees found Lopresti-Castro near a...

Cops 'Will Not Rest' Till Missing College Student Is Found

Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen at Buffalo State College in New York on April 24

(Newser) - A sophomore from the Bronx attending Buffalo State College in New York has been missing for more than a week, and authorities are now trying to get the word out nationally. Per a release from college police, Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen leaving her dorm around 11pm on April...

Great Ape, Extinct Lion Among Top New Species

Several endangered species among top finds over past year

(Newser) - It's understandable that a fish in the deepest spot on Earth would escape human notice for millennia. How a great ape managed the same feat is less clear, though both are now included in a list of the top 10 of 18,000 new species discovered over the past...

Pledges Soaked in Urine, Puked on in Frat House of Horrors

21 SUNY students charged with hazing

(Newser) - A rental home near a New York college campus became a house of horrors for fraternity pledges who were vomited on, doused in urine, and forced to eat foods that sickened them, authorities said Wednesday. The AP reports more details of the allegations against Pi Alpha Nu emerged in documents...

Frat Suing 'Rogue' Group Accused in Hazing Death

Zeta Beta Tau says SUNY Albany men had no authorization to use ZBT name

(Newser) - The seven men accused of the 2014 hazing of a SUNY Albany student that caused his death are already in trouble with the school and the police. Now they've got a new problem on their hands: a lawsuit set to be filed by the fraternity whose name they apparently...

Students Busted Over Dog in Keg Stand Pic

Animal held upside down in Twitter image

(Newser) - A Twitter photo of a dog held upside-down over a beer keg has a pair of college students in Western New York facing animal cruelty charges. The young Labrador retriever, Mya, was apparently being forced to drink, officials say (though another Twitter user says the dog didn't actually have...

Lynching Signs at NY Campus Spark Probe

Students speculate signs are response to Black Solidarity Day

(Newser) - A series of hand-made racist signs at a campus of the State University of New York have triggered a police probe. Two signs referring to "lynching" and another stating "colored only" at a water fountain were posted on the New Paltz campus in the last week, said authorities....

Bargain-Hunting Students Swarm State Universities

Officials walk line between shoring up budgets, maintaining reputations

(Newser) - The unraveling economy is spurring a boom in applications to public universities as students pursue higher education at lower prices, the New York Times reports. But while increased enrollment may help offset the budget cuts that many public institutions expect as states trim budgets, it can also diminish the student...

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