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Former Husker implicated in sexual assault fined $1,000

Jul. 31, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Andre Hunt, one of two former University of Nebraska football players implicated in an alleged sexual assault in 2019, has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for a misdemeanor charge of false reporting. Hunt was sentenced Friday, three months after...

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

Jul. 31, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials notified the American...

Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year

Jul. 31, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. The delta variant of...

Spokane school district releases report on racial incident

Jul. 31, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane school district has released the findings of an investigation into an early May incident at a middle school when Black twin sisters were asked to clean cotton along with other students in a social studies class exploring the industrial revolution and the...

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday returns

Jul. 31, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday returned this weekend with residents getting the levies waived for purchases of school supplies, clothing and computers. The sales tax holiday on school-related items runs through Aug. 9. Florida’s sales...

University paying tuition, housing for vaccinated students

Jul. 31, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is offering students the chance to get money off their tuition and room and board if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Each week until Oct. 15, the names of five vaccinated students will be drawn for the...

Viewing set for university president killed in bike wreck

Jul. 31, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Converse University is holding a viewing for its president who was found dead after a bicycle wreck. The viewing for Jeffrey H. Barker will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at J.W. Woodward Funeral Home in Spartanburg, the university said in a...

Manchester U to restore chime bells for 100th anniversary

Jul. 31, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana university is restoring its chime bells in preparation for ringing in its 100th anniversary next year. Manchester University has hired The Verdin Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, to remove and refurbish the existing 10 bells,...

New calls to search for remains at Native boarding schools

Jul. 31, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Lee Bitsóí must reconcile daily with the fact he works for an institution born from the cultural genocide his own family experienced. Bitsóí navigates this quandary as an Indigenous administrator at Durango’s Fort Lewis College. ...

Mount St. Mary’s VP closes out cross-country bike trip

Jul. 31, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) — Kraig Sheetz doesn’t remember exactly where he was when he met the old man. Somewhere in Nebraska, he guesses, or maybe Kansas. Regardless, it was hot, and Sheetz was tired. He’d stopped his bike in front of a convenience store and was on his...