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West Virginia lawmakers approve funding to support students due to FAFSA delays

May. 21, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia students struggling to figure out how to pay for college in one of the nation's poorest states after the botched rollout of a new federal student aid application could get help under a bill headed to Gov. Jim Justice. State lawmakers approved...

Former Arizona grad student convicted of first-degree murder in 2022 shooting of professor

May. 21, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

A former University of Arizona graduate student was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a hydrology professor on campus, months after he was expelled. A Pima County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before reaching a verdict against...

Police break up pro-Palestinian camp at the University of Michigan

May. 21, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police broke up a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Michigan before dawn Tuesday, citing a threat to public safety and coming less than a week after demonstrators stepped up pressure by placing fake body bags on the lawn of a school official. ...

Massachusetts Senate weighs tuition-free community college plan

May. 21, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A plan to create tuition-free, universal community college for all Massachusetts residents was up for discussion Tuesday as the state Senate launched debate on its proposed $57.9 billion budget for the new fiscal year. Supporters, including Democratic Senate President...

Former University of Arizona graduate student convicted of first-degree murder for killing a professor on campus in 2022

May. 21, 2024 14:57 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former University of Arizona graduate student convicted of first-degree murder for killing a professor on campus in 2022.

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 21, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. May 17, 2024. Editorial: Abortion law provisions for doctor punishments could lead to fewer OB-GYNs Earlier this month, an anti-abortion group filed suit in Marion County Superior Court to regain access to abortion records no longer...

More companies offer on-site child care. Parents love the convenience, but is it a long-term fix?

May. 21, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They operate in places like an airport, a resort, and a distribution center, tucked away from the public eye but close enough for easy access. They often emit laughter — and the sound of tumbling blocks, bouncing balls, and meandering tricycles. They’re child...

Drexel threatens to clear encampment as arrests linked to Israel-Hamas war protests exceed 3,000

May. 20, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

Drexel University in Philadelphia threatened to clear an encampment of pro-Palestinian protesters on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide. Drexel President John Fry said the encampment had disrupted campus...

University of California academic workers strike to stand up for pro-Palestinian protesters

May. 20, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz walked off their jobs and went on strike Monday, the first campus to do so as part of a systemwide protest against a public university they say has violated the speech rights of pro-Palestinian advocates. ...

Arizona grad student accused of killing professor in 2022 had planned the crime, prosecutor says

May. 20, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona graduate student accused of killing a professor on campus two years ago was in the midst of a psychotic episode at the time of the shooting, his attorney said Monday. But a prosecutor said in his closing argument that the crime...