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University of Arkansas chancellor Joe Steinmetz to resign

Jun. 17, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The head of the flagship University of Arkansas campus announced Thursday that he would step down, citing the challenge of leading the school in “today's polarized society." University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz announced his...

Med school chancellor quits a day after reinstatement

Jun. 17, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The chancellor of a Louisiana medical school resigned the post Thursday, a day after he was reinstated following an investigation into his handling of students' sexual harassment complaints. Dr. G. E. Ghali had been reinstated Wednesday as...

WVU joining coronavirus vaccine giveaway sweepstakes

Jun. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is joining the coronavirus vaccine giveaway sweepstakes, offering an incentive program for students and employees who have verified they've received their COVID-19 shots. The program is intended to boost the number of...

UConn coach says refusal to violate protocols led to ouster

Jun. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols. A hearing was held Thursday in Rockville...

Highlights of Connecticut budget implementation bill

Jun. 17, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature. ...

EPA chief reinstates science advisory board he dismantled

Jun. 17, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity” at the agency. The new seven-member Clean Air Scientific...

University of Kansas drops controversial dismissal policy

Jun. 17, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas does not plan to use a policy that would have made it easier to suspend tenure protections, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Thursday. Girod told the Kansas Board of Regents he was confident the university will not have to...

U-M extends free tuition to some students in Flint, Dearborn

Jun. 17, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is extending free tuition to certain students at its Flint and Dearborn campuses. The Go Blue Guarantee applies to new full-time students who live in Michigan and enter with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average. They must...

Rapper IDK to launch music business program through Harvard

Jun. 17, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program through Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place August 21-31 on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the...

Regents approve new president at Georgia State University

Jun. 17, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The current provost at George Washington University will become president at Georgia State University in August. Regents voted Thursday to name M. Brian Blake as president of Georgia's largest public university, days after naming him as the sole finalist...