Vanya Shivashankar, left, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Mo., lift the trophy after becoming co-champions Thursday night after the final round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hills, Md. Joshua Roberts/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Striking French teachers hold a German flag as they take part in a nationwide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system, in Marseille, France, on May 19. France's 840,000 teachers are largely opposed to the reform, their unions say, fearing it will increase competition between schools and exacerbate inequalities. Jean-Paul Pelissier /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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After news broke in March of a private Facebook page that collected nude photos of women, protesters gathered outside Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State. The school has banned the chapter for three years. Abby Drey/TNS/Landov hide caption

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New York University announced it will not require the criminal record of prospective students in the first round of the admissions process. Jpellgen/Flickr hide caption

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Yarborough with his Tales From The Crypt students in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Miss. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Families peruse the belongings left behind by DePauw students. Stan Jastrzebski hide caption

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Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the university in Oct. 1994 after being named the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Students walk through a gate on the Harvard University campus. In a recent complaint, dozens of groups have alleged that the school's admissions process holds Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Francisco Ramirez, a sexual-health educator, offers free advice to a passerby. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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