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Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

Aug. 03, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges...

Alabama high school student wins acclaim for cancer research

Aug. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — When you think “dual enrollment,” it usually that means a high schooler can get some core college courses out of the way early so they can dive more deeply into their major when they enroll at the university. Kailyn Grant, a rising senior at...

Cavaliers finally get acquainted with No. 3 pick Evan Mobley

Jul. 30, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Evan Mobley didn’t visit Cleveland or hold a private workout for the Cavaliers before the NBA draft. The Southern California center did, however, expect to be selected by them with the No. 3 overall pick. “I’ve done a...

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...

Rose-Hulman raises $250 million for scholarships, buildings

Jul. 28, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the school has successfully completed its $250 million fundraising campaign. Officials say the funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships,...

Grant program funded with COVID money offers free college

Jul. 28, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Low-income Vermonters are getting the opportunity to get a college degree tuition-free. The 802 Opportunity grant pays for up to two years of tuition to the Community College of Vermont to any Vermonter with a family adjusted gross income of less...

Vermont State Colleges to require COVID vaccines of students

Jul. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The 3,000 students on the residential campuses of the Vermont State Colleges will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. The executive committee of the Vermont State College System Board of Trustees voted Thursday to...

Louisiana college uses pandemic money to pay student debt

Jul. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana junior college is using federal COVID-19 relief money to eliminate student debt for anyone who has attended over the past year. The offer from Southern University at Shreveport should help students who faced financial hardships during...

U of Louisiana System program aims to cultivate diversity

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaCaleb Smith worked at a trampoline park during his first semester studying chemical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Along with his summer job at Home Depot, his earnings went to pay for college, but he still wondered if he should — or could...

Regents back UNR's plan to run Sierra Nevada's Tahoe campus

Jul. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state board of regents approved a merger Friday that will allow University of Nevada, Reno to move ahead with plans to run Sierra Nevada University’s 20-acre campus at Lake Tahoe. UNR President Brian Sandoval said the process, which now moves to...