Around the industry: Drake University asks Drake the rapper to visit campus

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  • California: Four students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) have ended a 10-day hunger strike over a lack of funding for the school's College of Ethnic Studies. In a meeting earlier this month, SFSU President Leslie Wong signed an agreement committing nearly $500,000 dollars to help fund the school dedicated to the cultures and histories of people of color (Herrera, USA Today College, 5/22). 
  • Iowa: The University of Iowa is investigating whether more than 30 students had others take exams for them in online classes. Identification discrepancies were spotted in one or more exams and in some cases, multiple courses. Possible sanctions could include expulsion or suspension (AP/Daily Reporter, 5/20).
  • Iowa: Drake University has launched a pun-filled campaign to bring the rapper Drake to campus. The university is inviting Drake to visit before his "Summer Sixteen" tour stop in Des Moines using the hashtag #BringDrakeToDrake (Zamudio-Suaréz, "The Ticker," Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/20). 

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