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University of Michigan will require COVID-19 vaccinations

Jul. 30, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan will require all students, faculty and staff at its three campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the fall semester. President Mark Schissel and other top school officials said Friday that the action...

NCAA sets table for dramatic overhaul of how it operates

Jul. 30, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

The NCAA Board of Governors on Friday called for a constitutional convention in November, the first step toward launching dramatic reform in the governance of college sports. Stung for years by criticism that it is too heavy handed and out of touch, the NCAA said it wants...

College bans, expels 20 students in fraternity hazing death

Jul. 30, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio on Friday banned or suspended 20 students following its investigation into the death of a fraternity pledge who drank an excessive amount of alcohol during an alleged hazing ritual. Bowling Green State University in a statement...

SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

Jul. 30, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12. A whirlwind week of official moves —- after who knows exactly...

Cornell professor surprises colleague with kidney donation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell University professor has surprised his friend and colleague with a gift of a lifetime, a kidney. Ron Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics, received a kidney transplant from ILR School...

Iowa State Fair seeks to fill job slots 2 weeks from opening

Jul. 30, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With only two weeks to go before the 2021 Iowa State Fair kicks off, fair officials say they're still looking to fill fair job openings. The fair still has openings in admissions, carnival rides, maintenance and parking, among other positions,...

Northam budget plan calls for $111M in college financial aid

Jul. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that his budget proposal for the state's share of American Rescue Plan funding will call for $111 million in financial aid for low- and middle-income undergraduate students. The plan designates $100...

Judge considering $1.25M settlement for some SNHU students

Jul. 29, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge is considering a proposed settlement of $1.25 million in a lawsuit filed on behalf of some Southern New Hampshire University students for tuition reimbursement during the coronavirus pandemic. The 3,067 students were enrolled in...

Republicans to block UW virus testing, vaccination rules

Jul. 29, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican-controlled committee plans to block the University of Wisconsin from instituting COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination protocols on campuses across the state, a move that comes as health officials sound warnings a bout the rapidly spreading, highly...

MacKenzie Scott, French Gates join to fund gender equality

Jul. 29, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

An initiative from philanthropists Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott and the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman awarded $40 million Thursday to four promoting gender equality projects in tech, higher education, caregiving and minority communities. The...