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Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

Spartanburg Community College extends free tuition

Jan. 19, 2022 19:04 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Spartanburg Community College is extending its free tuition program into the 2022-2023 school year. Dr. Michael Mikota, the college's president, said Wednesday the move will allow many in the area to obtain better and higher paying jobs, The Herald-Journal...

California offers college students $10K for public service

Jan. 18, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. Jan. 18, 2022. Editorial: College credit During the first years of the Great Recession, college enrollment jumped by 16% between fall 2007 and fall 2010. It’s been the opposite during the pandemic, with colleges nationwide losing...

Heavy snow causes partial roof collapse at Brevard College

Jan. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EST

BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Heavy snow during a winter storm Sunday caused part of a roof to collapse on a dorm at Brevard College, but all 50 students inside got out safely, authorities said. Emergency crews responded to Jones Hall just after 3 p.m. Sunday. Melody...

Groups seek to boost the number of Black men teaching

Jan. 16, 2022 00:08 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tina Fletcher figured out her life’s purpose when she met her ninth-grade civics teacher. Mrs. Payne was Black, like Fletcher, and was one of the first teachers of color Fletcher had in her rural Arkansas town. “I knew from that point...

Dartmouth adds international students to need-blind policy

Jan. 15, 2022 11:20 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has begun including international students in its need-blind admissions policy. The new policy announced Wednesday makes Dartmouth one of six U.S. colleges that offer need-blind admissions to all undergraduate applicants while also meeting...

IU Health gives Ivy Tech $8.75 million to expand nursing

Jan. 15, 2022 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment. Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for...

Nevada regents vote to support university vaccine mandate

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Board of Regents voted 9-4 on Friday to direct Chancellor Melody Rose to send a letter to state lawmakers, health officials and Gov. Steve Sisolak in support of imposing a vaccine mandate on students enrolled in public colleges and universities in Nevada. ...

Attorney, chancellor named as UW System president finalists

Jan. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of a prominent international law firm based in Milwaukee and the chancellor the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus were announced Friday as finalists to be president of the UW System. The move announcing one internal candidate and one...