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Yale student's winning run on 'Jeopardy!' makes history

Sep. 25, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Amodio's historic run on “Jeopardy!” has now netted him more than $1 million in non-tournament play, making him the third person in the show's history to pass that mark. The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular season...

Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Sep. 23, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered in a river nearly three weeks ago has been confirmed as a graduate student missing from Illinois State University, authorities said Thursday. Jelani Day's identity was confirmed through DNA and dental records, the LaSalle...

Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

First Black student at Auburn University dies at 88

Sep. 10, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The first Black student to integrate Auburn University nearly 60 years ago has died. Harold A. Franklin of Sylacauga died at his home on Thursday, the school said in a statement. He was 88. Franklin enrolled at Auburn as a...

Publisher to reissue Pa. senator's WWI book with corrections

Sep. 08, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The academic press that published a Pennsylvania state senator's book about World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York has asked him to review a list of factual errors and sourcing issues in the book and the press' director said Tuesday it plans to publish a corrected version...

Faculty on strike during opening day at Oakland University

Sep. 02, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The first day of classes at Oakland University in suburban Detroit started Thursday with a strike by professors. “Oakland is using the pandemic as a pretext to cut faculty compensation and exert control over academic programs. ... The...

'Jeopardy!' champ Matt Amodio's analytic style is a winner

Aug. 12, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid the ruckus over the new host of “Jeopardy!”, contestant Matt Amodio has methodically scooped up resounding victories and a place in the quiz show’s hall of fame. As of Thursday, the Yale University doctoral candidate in computer science had...

University pays account balances for nearly 3,000 students

Aug. 06, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — A university in West Virginia used federal relief funds to pay off account balances for nearly 3,000 students who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. West Virginia State University paid off balances for all degree-seeking...

University of Missouri Business College get $5 million gift

Aug. 05, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $5 million commitment that will be used to help students in need at the school's Trulaske College of Business, university officials announced Thursday. The commitment includes $3 million from Pinney Allen...

Target to offer debt-free education to front-line workers

Aug. 04, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is joining a growing list of retailers and restaurant chains offering educational assistance at select online institutions for its front-line employees in a fiercely competitive job market. The Minneapolis-based discounter said Wednesday...