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CUNY, Michigan didn't adequately assess if Israel-Hamas war protests made environment hostile: feds

Jun. 17, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan and the City University of New York did not adequately investigate if campus protests and other incidents in response to the Israel-Hamas war created a hostile environment for students, faculty and staff, according to the results of investigations by...

A new airport could spark the economy in a rural part of Florida. Will the workforce be ready?

Jun. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

LaBELLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida’s poorest counties is preparing for the new “Airglades” airport, a $300 million cargo hub that could transform its economy. Local leaders see the project as a generational opportunity, one that could bring more than 1,400 new, high-skilled...

Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

Jun. 17, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren't, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child — is not easy. Using social...

Weekend of graduation ceremonies begins at California universities without major war protests

Jun. 14, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekend of commencement ceremonies at a half-dozen California universities was underway Friday with no immediate sign of the major campus protests against the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza that have led to clashes with police and numerous arrests. Officials appealed...

Demolition of the Parkland classroom building where 17 died in 2018 shooting begins

Jun. 14, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A large excavator stretched to the top floor of the three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, punching its first hole Friday into the classroom where teacher Scott Beigel perished saving students. ...

Virginia lawmakers to hold special session on changes to military education benefits program

Jun. 14, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate will reconvene in a special legislative session next week to consider a proposal that would exempt some military families from pending changes in eligibility for a state program for educational benefits at state public colleges and universities. ...

Florida A&M, a dubious donor and $237M: The transformative HBCU gift that wasn’t what it seemed

Jun. 14, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been the largest-ever private gift to a historically Black college or university: $237 million — far beyond the recipient’s endowment. The money was promised by a 30-year-old who had recounted his rise from a childhood in foster care to becoming, as he put it,...

Here’s what to know about a stalled $237M donation to Florida A&M

Jun. 14, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In early May, Florida A&M University announced a stunning $237 million gift from a 30-year-old donor who cast himself as Texas’ “youngest African American industrial hemp producer.” The donation, which would have been the largest-ever private gift to a historically Black...

Judge blocks Biden's Title IX rule in four states, dealing a blow to protections for LGBTQ+ students

Jun. 13, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s new Title IX rule expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students has been temporarily blocked in four states after a federal judge in Louisiana found that it overstepped the Education Department’s authority. In a preliminary injunction...

Cal State LA president says pro-Palestinian protesters no longer welcome after building takeover

Jun. 13, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of California State University, Los Angeles, said demonstrators protesting Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza are no longer welcome on campus after some of them occupied and trashed a building while she was inside. The takeover ended early Thursday...