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Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 9:58 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

U of Chicago receives $75 million for school of social work

Jan. 27, 2021 9:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago has received a $75 million donation for its school of social work, the school announced Wednesday. University officials asserted the gift from investment magnates James and Paula Crown, is the largest of its kind in American higher education to support social work....

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, George Washington High School stands in San Francisco. The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from public schools after officials deemed them and other prominent figures, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein unworthy of the honor. After months of controversy, the board voted 6-1 Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in favor of renaming 44 San Francisco school sites with new names with no connection to slavery, oppression, racism or similar criteria, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco to strip Washington, Lincoln from school names

Jan. 27, 2021 8:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The names of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other prominent figures including California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be removed from 44 San Francisco public schools, a move that stirred debate Wednesday on whether the famously liberal city has taken the national reckoning on...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

Family of Maryland football player who died gets settlement

Jan. 27, 2021 6:43 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — After a two-year-long process, a family will be awarded a $3.5 million settlement from Maryland after their son, Jordan McNair, died during a university football practice. The Board of Public Works voted unanimously during a meeting Wednesday to approve the request from the...

Oklahoma City Community College removes Land Run monument

Jan. 27, 2021 5:01 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Community College has recently removed the controversial Land Run monument from its campus, college officials said. The concrete monument quickly became the subject of numerous complaints expressed through social media, as well as letters to the editor of the student-run...

U of M students asked not to leave homes due to COVID-19

Jan. 27, 2021 4:49 PM EST

Lansing, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Health Department asked students Wednesday to avoid leaving their residences to slow the spread of COVID-19 and a more contagious variant. There have been 175 COVID-19 cases in the student population since the new semester started on...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, the Montana House of Representatives holds a floor session in the State Capitol in Helena, Mont. The Montana House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, on a bill that seeks to protect free speech on public university campuses in the state, even as university administrators say their campuses already protect free speech. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

Campus free speech bill considered by Montana House

Jan. 27, 2021 3:31 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill that seeks to protect free speech on public university campuses in the state — even as university administrators say their campuses already protect free speech. Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Hopkins said that...

Most Kansas universities won't use new dismissal policy

Jan. 27, 2021 11:59 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is the only one of six public universities in the state that will consider using a new policy that makes it easier to fire, suspend or dismiss employees, including tenured faculty. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the temporary policy last week, citing...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2021 10:01 AM EST

The Capital Times. January 20, 2021. Editorial: The Wisconsin Legislature has its own ‘sedition caucus’ After President Donald Trump incited a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol in the deadly siege of Jan. 6, national commentators began referring to the Republican members of Congress who...