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Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

Experts eye more travel testing to contain COVID in Hawaii

Sep. 21, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers as the islands deal with a record surge of new infections, hospitalization and deaths. The calls come as federal guidelines change to require negative virus tests from both vaccinated and...

Purdue says fall enrollment set record at nearly 50,000

Sep. 21, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University said it has nearly 50,000 students this fall, a record fueled by a freshman class of about 10,200. Purdue said it was surprised by an increase in out-of-state students accepted for admission, the Journal & Courier...

Board: Public universities cannot require COVID-19 vaccine

Sep. 21, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The board that governs Mississippi's public universities has voted to prohibit schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning took the vote on Friday, said...

Massachusetts community colleges to require vaccinations

Sep. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Students, faculty and staff at all 15 Massachusetts state community colleges will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by January, the schools' presidents said. “While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already...

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

New Florida surgeon general on COVID: 'We're done with fear'

Sep. 21, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis named a UCLA doctor and health policy researcher who shares his approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic to serve as the state's surgeon general Tuesday. Like DeSantis, Dr. Jospeh Ladapo said he doesn't...

Officials: Nearly all UW System classes delivered in person

Sep. 21, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly all of the classes being taught currently on University of Wisconsin campuses are in person, bouncing back from last year when nearly all went remote as COVID-19 spread across the state, interim UW System President Tommy Thompson said on Tuesday. ...

Colleges board to weigh Vermont State University as new name

Sep. 21, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The trustees of the Vermont State Colleges are going to consider renaming the system Vermont State University, officials said Tuesday. In June the trustees hired a company to recommend a new name for the new single, unified institution comprised...

Longtime president of private Grace College plans to retire

Sep. 21, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (AP) — The longtime president of Grace College and Theological Seminary is retiring after nearly 10 years at the helm of the private Christian university. School officials announced Monday that Bill Katip plans to retire at the end of the current...