{FD} College student accused of defiling roommate’s belongings isn’t charged with hate crime

A Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings in what police initially labeled a “hate crime” pleaded not guilty on Monday and won’t face additional bias charges.

{FD} University president: We know your kids are drinking and we need your help

This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. Just as everyone at the holiday table will press them for information, students will be trying to assert some independence.

{FD} Santa, Christmas trees ‘not appropriate’ for holidays, students told at University event

Santa Claus, Christmas trees and the colors red and green are examples of inappropriate “religious iconography” during the holiday season, according to a paper distributed during a “Respecting Religious Diversity” event at the University of Minnesota.

{FD} Larry Nassar’s former boss, Michigan State Dean William Strampel, steps down

Michigan State University has now seen its first administrator resign since Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography charges and 10 counts of sexual assault.

{FD} Most bizarre college courses 2017: ‘Hooking up,’ ‘Queer Religion’ and ‘sexy’ vampires

Colleges nationwide are teaching students about tacos, hooking up and country music’s “homophobic and racist” message — but those are just a few examples, as classes such as “Queer Religion” and “Racial Capitalism” become the new norm.

{FD} Rutgers announces punishment for professor accused of making anti-Semitic remarks

A Rutgers University professor accused of posting anti-Semitic rants on his Facebook page will lose his role as a director and will no longer be allowed to teach required classes, the school announced.