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Univ of South Carolina president quits, says 'trust is lost'

May. 12, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The embattled president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and a misidentification of the school itself. In a news release, the school...

In-person graduations planned amid New Mexico vaccine push

May. 12, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A year after holding only drive-thru graduations, the school district for New Mexico's second most populous city has scheduled in-person graduation ceremonies at the district's soccer stadium for its six high schools over two days later this month. ...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

May. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Transport bill a big step down the road May 12 Coeur d'Alene Press The 2021 session of the Idaho Legislature might go down as one of the least productive in the...

Board refuses Univ of South Carolina president's resignation

May. 11, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of South Carolina have refused to accept the resignation of the school's embattled president following a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and misidentification of the school itself. Bob Caslen...

'Last hurrah': 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies

May. 10, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — After she was picked as commencement speaker for fellow 2020 graduates at Otterbein University, Katie Exline considered focusing her speech on perspective. By the time she finally got to deliver it in front of them this month, they already had some of that. ...

Education Secretary Cardona encourages UConn grads in speech

May. 08, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praised new University of Connecticut graduates for their work in helping to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and urged them to use their uniqueness as their “superpower” to accomplish their career and life goals, in a...

Clark Atlanta graduation ceremonies feature Abrams, Sellers

May. 08, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Clark Atlanta University is set to hold a unique dual commencement ceremony honoring the classes of 2020 and 2021 and they are bringing out some heavy-hitting commencement speakers. The ceremonies each will take place May 15 at Clark Atlanta University...

Graduations are being held virtually for UMaine System

May. 08, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System seniors are getting their degrees during virtual ceremonies amid the pandemic. The University of Southern Maine and Universities of Maine at Augusta, Fort Kent, Machias, Presque Isle and Farmington held virtual...

As US reopens, campuses tighten restrictions for virus

May. 08, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About a year into mask mandates, nasal swabs and remote classes, the atmosphere turned tense at the University of Vermont as the school cracked down on rules for social distancing and face coverings amid a spike in student COVID-19 cases. Students...

Sununu outlines infrastructure focus for virus relief funds

May. 06, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Infrastructure and innovation will be the focus when it comes to spending New Hampshire’s share of the latest federal coronavirus relief act money, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. The first half of the money is expected to arrive next week,...