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Christopher Newport University president plans retirement

Sep. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Christopher Newport University has announced that its president will retire in 2022. The rector of the university, Robert Hatten, issued a statement on Friday that President Paul Trible plans to retire in August of 2022 after more than 25 years...

Norwich inaugurates its president more than a year later

Sep. 25, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The country's oldest private military college has inaugurated its new president. Norwich University held the ceremony on Wednesday for Col. Mark Anarumo. He took over as president in June of last year, replacing Rich Schneider after 28 years....

$50M gift will fund new University of Virginia arts center

Sep. 25, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has announced plans for a new performing arts center funded by a $50 million donation. University President Jim Ryan announced Friday that the gift is being made by Tessa Ader. The news release said the new center...

Yale student's winning run on 'Jeopardy!' makes history

Sep. 25, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Amodio's historic run on “Jeopardy!” has now netted him more than $1 million in non-tournament play, making him the third person in the show's history to pass that mark. The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular season...

Louisiana university celebrates 90th anniversary, 9th prez

Sep. 25, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university is celebrating both its 90th anniversary and its ninth president. The University of Louisiana at Monroe is beginning the week by bringing 90th birthday cakes on Monday to nonprofits with which it works. University President Ron...

Redistricting commission schedules first round of meetings

Sep. 25, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The commission to redraw political districts in Rhode Island has scheduled its first round of meetings across the state. The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment is charged with drafting and reporting to the General Assembly on how...

Jackson Heart Study appoints new director

Sep. 25, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. April Carson, an epidemiologist with a history of work focused on diabetes and cardiovascular disease research, is the next director of the Jackson Heart Study. Beginning in 1998, the study is the largest and longest-running longitudinal study...

WVU students finish 2nd year running concert series

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — An idea that started as a way to take advantage of Palatine Park’s beauty has become a multi-faceted boon for several parties. It started when Marion County Administrator Kris Cinalli began looking into ways to provide entertainment at the park...

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

Sep. 25, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Moody wanted to apply his cybersecurity skills in his home state of Michigan, teaming up with investigators for the State Police to analyze evidence and track down criminals. But the recent graduate set the idea aside after learning an unpaid...

Fritz Erickson fired as president at Northern Michigan U.

Sep. 24, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The president of Northern Michigan University was fired Friday with nearly two years left on his contract. NMU's governing board voted 8-0 to dismiss Fritz Erickson, who had led the Upper Peninsula school since July 2014. ...