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UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, left, is confronted by students during a campus protest over racial issues in March 2016.
UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, left, is confronted by students during a campus protest over racial issues in March 2016. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, while serving as Michigan State University provost in 2010, allowed a dean accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women to continue in his post, the Detroit News reported.

William Strampel, then dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was arrested this week on charges of harassing, propositioning, sexually assaulting and soliciting pornographic videos of female students.

The arrest came as part of a broader probe into MSU’s handling of complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whom Strampel supervised. Nassar was sentenced in January to up to 175 years in prison after more than 150 girls and young women — some of them Olympic gymnasts —  testified he sexually assaulted them under the guise of medical treatment over two decades.

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An inspector from the Dutch education ministry arrived at Johan van Hulst’s teacher training institute in Amsterdam on the morning of June 19, 1943. He noticed youngsters and, with SS soldiers standing nearby, asked, “Are those Jewish children?”

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Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.

Bonnie Reiss, who played a key role in crafting education and environmental policy for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, died Monday at her home in Malibu.

Jesse Hernandez, 13, was rescued early Monday morning after spending 12 hours in the city's sewer system.
Jesse Hernandez, 13, was rescued early Monday morning after spending 12 hours in the city's sewer system. (Los Angeles Fire Department)

In and around Los Angeles:

The 13-year-old boy who fell into a Griffith Park drain pipe was found alive. “I was just praying to God to help me and not to die,” he later said.

L.A. Unified settled a $20,000 lawsuit filed on behalf of a girl whose bus driver allegedly declined to pick her up in a high-crime neighborhood.

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Kobey Lofton is 15 — too young to vote, but not too young to get political.

During the 12 hours he spent in the city’s vast network of sewer tunnels, Jesse Hernandez was praying.

L.A. Unified Interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian, left.
L.A. Unified Interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian, left. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Time)

In and around Los Angeles:

L.A. Unified’s board is starting to interview superintendent candidates this week.

A 13-year-old boy was rescued after he fell 25 feet into a 4-foot-wide drainage pipe in Griffith Park. Officials say the pipe led to the L.A. River.

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Brentwood High School junior Lily Richman holds a sign at the March for Our Lives in Los Angeles Saturday, March 24.
Brentwood High School junior Lily Richman holds a sign at the March for Our Lives in Los Angeles Saturday, March 24. (Photo courtesy of Lily Richman)

High School Insider students Sarah Wang,  a sophomore at Arcadia High School, and Lily Richman, a junior at Brentwood High School, were among the hundreds of thousands who participated in last week’s March for Our Lives.

They shared their experiences in a joint piece that in places reads like a poem. 

Sarah Wang: With every step I took, it was a step toward a day when my right to live will not be taken away by an AR-15.

President Trump on Easter Sunday appeared to rule out efforts to revive deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, tweeting “NO MORE DACA DEAL!”