Latest Undergraduate education News

New UW student enrollment numbers highest since 2018

Sep. 22, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state. System officials released preliminary estimates Thursday that show 26,442 first-year students, including freshmen...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Leaders must act to ensure more students attend college The percentage of Indiana high school graduates who go to college has been shrinking in recent years—but the rate dropped precipitously during the...

College honors professor’s contribution to suffrage movement

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Randolph College hosted a ceremony at Wimberly Recital Hall to unveil a marker honoring former English professor Nellie Powell. “This for me is now like the end of seven years of trying to get places identified,” Nancy Tate, Virginia coordinator of the...

Ex-USC water polo coach gets new admissions scam trial

Sep. 15, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former decorated University of Southern California water polo coach convicted in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani found that some evidence introduced by the...

Notre Dame of Maryland to go coeducational next year

Sep. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University, the nation's first Catholic college to award a four-year degree to women, announced Tuesday that it will admit men to its traditional undergraduate program starting next fall. The board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to...

Smoke from California wildfires closes schools in Reno area

Sep. 14, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in Northern California has prompted public school officials to close most campuses to in-person instruction Wednesday in the Reno and Sparks area. Washoe County School District officials cited current hazardous air quality, National Weather...

WVa university graduates' transcripts blocked after closure

Sep. 08, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Holly Martin had just been offered her dream job as a school guidance counselor and was on track to earn her second master’s degree when she got alarming news: State officials in Washington, where she lives, hadn't received her undergraduate transcript. ...

BU president the latest to announce plans to step down

Sep. 07, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University president Robert A. Brown said Wednesday he will step down at the end of the current academic year, bringing to an end an 18-year tenure during which the school gained membership into the prestigious Association of American Universities, grew its endowment more...

Kentucky Ed Department seeks Senate Youth applicants

Sep. 06, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education will oversee selection of two high school students from the state to serve as delegates to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Students from around the U.S. chosen for the merit-based program will study the federal government...

Hiers leads Samford to upset in his Bulldogs debut 27-17

Sep. 01, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Michael Hiers threw for four touchdowns in his Samford debut and the Bulldogs upset FCS power Kennesaw State 27-17 in a season opener for both teams Thursday night. Hiers, a junior college transfer, was 18-of-24 passing for 289 yards, completing two...