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Colby holds groundbreaking for $85M performing arts center

Sep. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College has celebrated a groundbreaking for its $85 million Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. It's the largest academic building project the small liberal arts college's history, the Morning Sentinel...

UNLV law students open clinic offering misdemeanor advice

Sep. 19, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law students Azra Özdemir and Mia Bacher prepared, memorized and analyzed their scripts for their first trial in court. Days of preparation amounted to just a one-minute introduction — and, just like that, their first semester at the University of...

History's scars laid bare at former Indian boarding school

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Ernest House Jr. pulled the plaque off one of the stone columns beneath the clock tower at the heart of Fort Lewis College, one of three panels that for the last two decades have offered an inaccurate portrayal of federal Indian boarding schools. ...

Wichita State students protest over reported dorm rape

Sep. 18, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 200 people have marched to the Wichita State University police station to protest the handling of a reported rape in a dormitory. The Wichita Eagle reports that students gathered Friday at Shocker Hall, where the sexual assault is alleged...

Classmate in college bribery trial: Recruit's profile bogus

Sep. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial. ...

Reports of flooding in Tuscaloosa around Univ. of Alabama

Sep. 18, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Heavy rain has caused some flash flooding Saturday on parts of the University of Alabama campus. University officials tweeted information about various road closures because of flooding and have asked people to avoid driving on campus. Some areas...

High staff vaccination rates helps nursing homes beat COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have strikingly lower rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons about the virus and how it can be slowed. ...

University of Kansas assault claim prompts student sit-in

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of University of Kansas students have staged a sit-in in front of the chancellor's office to protest the handling of allegations that a fraternity member sexually assaulted another student. The sit-in Friday follows protests Monday and...

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...