Latest Higher education News

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 17, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. May 13, 2022. Editorial: Kudos to two excellent leaders moving on to new adventures Two great Indianapolis organizations announced this week they’re losing their longtime leaders—and both men are worth celebrating. ...

New UW-Madison leader deflects questions about GOP critics

May. 17, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin on Tuesday deflected questions during her first news conference about GOP critics who have painted her as an unabashed liberal and threatened to restrict funding if regents stand by the decision to hire her. ...

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

May. 17, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, according to students Tuesday. Graduate students at...

Tennessee State gets $1.9M agriculture grant from USDA

May. 17, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University won a $1.9 million grant for its College of Agriculture to lead a group of historically Black schools in research around sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, the college announced on Monday. The 1890 Center of...

Stephen Curry earns sociology degree from Davidson College

May. 16, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Pomp and Circumstance” played as Stephen Curry stepped up to the podium after practice Monday as he prepared with the Golden State Warriors for the Western Conference Finals. A playful, makeshift moment to honor his new status as college graduate. ...

Arizona regents' grant ramps up study of Valley Fever, ozone

May. 16, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new partnership between the state’s three universities and several state agencies aims to increase understanding of issues like Valley Fever and ozone levels in Arizona – and come up with solutions. The Arizona Board of Regents announced new Regents’ Grants...

Regents pick UCLA law school dean to lead UW-Madison

May. 16, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The dean of UCLA's law school has been chosen as the next head of the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus in Madison, the university system's regents announced Monday. Jennifer Mnookin was picked to succeed outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank, the regents...

Penn State administrator tapped to lead USM

May. 16, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A longtime Penn State University administrator has been tapped to lead the University of Southern Maine, officials said Monday. Jacqueline “Jackie” Edmondson was described as a first-generation college student, accomplished College of Education...

NC college students win high marks at robotics competition

May. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Brenneman didn’t know what to expect at the 2022 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition in Mobile, Alabama. As captain of the UNC Asheville’s IEEE Student Chapter, Brenneman and his 11 team members developed a robot not knowing whether it could compete at the...