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Michigan State could add fall break, including Election Day

Jan. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University could implement a fall break next school year, which could give students Election Day off, but some think such a schedule change could undercut efforts to encourage student voting on campus. Classes could be canceled on Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov....

University of Kansas to close its Languages school

Jan. 20, 2020 6:01 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will close its School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures but departments within the school will remain open and students will not be affected, according to a school official. The closing at the end of the academic year will change only the administrative...

Grant to make Marshall's history app more accessible

Jan. 20, 2020 5:02 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A history app founded by Marshall University has received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to improve accessibility for users who are visually impaired. The app, called Clio, allows educators and cultural institutions to design mobile tours for...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock invests in Colby-Sawyer health programs

Jan. 20, 2020 1:17 PM EST

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Efforts to address New Hampshire's health care workforce shortage are getting a multi-million dollar boost. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system is investing up to $3.25 million into Colby-Sawyer Collelge, starting with an initial $750,000. The money will fund new health science...

U of I professor wins fellowship for study of violin in UK

Jan. 19, 2020 4:37 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois music professor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Musicology professor Christina Bashford was awarded one of 188 humanities grants across the nation receiving $30.9 million. She will use the grant on a book project...

Accreditation board: McMaster had undue influence on search

Jan. 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The group that awards accreditation the University of South Carolina has determined Gov. Henry McMaster had undue influence on last year's search for a new president. The determination by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools means the university will have to submit a...

FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, pedestrians walk on the campus at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Authorities are investigating the on-campus death of a Stanford University undergraduate student but do not suspect foul play. Deputies responded Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 to a medical emergency at a residence. The Stanford Daily reported that it was the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house. The man, who was not identified, died at the scene. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

No foul play suspected in campus death of Stanford student

Jan. 19, 2020 2:39 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the on-campus death of a Stanford University student but do not suspect foul play, according to newspaper reports. Deputies responded Friday to a medical emergency at a residence, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said. The Stanford Daily...

Advocates for struggling college want more state funding

Jan. 19, 2020 1:22 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Advocates for a private college in Delaware that has already received millions of taxpayer dollars say the institution's request for another $3.2 million is urgently needed. Last week, both the Dover City Council and Kent County Levy Court passed resolutions urging the General Assembly...

Alabama megachurch buys more property for new college campus

Jan. 19, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One of the nation's largest churches continues buying property for a planned new campus for Highlands College, which trains ministers. Church of the Highlands is purchasing the land near the former Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham, Al.com reported. The church this month...

Ashley Mabry, 35, who has autism and Asperger's syndrome, is graduating from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs this spring. Mabry is one of three seniors in the first cohort to graduate in May from an inclusion program Colorado lawmakers enacted in December 2016 to enable intellectually disabled students to become fully matriculated at three schools: UCCS, the University of Northern Colorado and Arapahoe Community College. Since the fourth-grade Mabry has known she wanted to go to college.

University to graduate first class in special needs program

Jan. 19, 2020 12:13 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ashley Mabry, who looks forward to family game night, sometimes watches TV and loves her internship at the ARC Pikes Peak Region, knew she wanted to go to college since the fourth grade, when she entered a “talent development” program at Hilltop Baptist School...