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Building fire prompts university to hold classes online

Sep. 18, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Officials at a university in Louisiana say students and faculty are holding classes online this week because of a fire over the weekend. Southern University and A&M College said on its social media pages Monday that its nursing building will be closed for this week. A fire...

Missouri-based company offering free online test classes

Sep. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis-based company is offering free test-preparation classes for high school students in the wake of the college-admissions scandal. Clayton, Missouri-based Varsity Tutors said Monday that the online classes seek to help prepare students for the ACT or SAT...

WVa private college to reinstate academic, athletic programs

Sep. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A private West Virginia university will reinstate several academic and athletic programs that were dropped amid a financial crisis. Wheeling University says in a statement that starting in January, it will resume offering majors in biology, engineering science and English. It also...

State colleges meeting in Lyndon draws overflow crowd

Sep. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — An impassioned overflow crowd at Northern Vermont University in Lyndon expressed fears, concerns and suggestions to Vermont State Colleges leadership on Thursday as the system tries to figure out what to do about declining enrollment, low state support, competition and other challenges...

2 free online schools continue to operate in New Mexico

Aug. 31, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two tuition-free online schools continue to operate in New Mexico despite efforts to close them. The New Mexico Connections Academy in Santa Fe and Pecos Connections Academy in Carlsbad continue to enroll students to take online classes, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports. In December...

Liberty U. faculty member arrested for filming girls

Aug. 28, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A faculty member at Liberty University has been indicted on charges he filmed and photographed underage girls in a state of undress. The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that a Botetourt County grand jury indicted David DeHaven this month. He's scheduled for a December trial. The...

Mississippi State placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA

Aug. 23, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations. A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time...