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Wisconsin students collecting supplies for Afghan refugees

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — When Lt. Col. Ryan Casper was deployed to Iraq in 2004-05 and Afghanistan in 2008-09, he found the most rewarding part of the experience to be collecting school supplies for children. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they received...

Contract extended for Mississippi State University president

Oct. 21, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The governing board for Mississippi's eight public universities is extending the contract of Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum, and while his annual compensation remains the same, a larger share of it will come from public money. ...

Jill Biden speaks candidly about challenges of her role

Oct. 20, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden spoke candidly Wednesday about the challenges of her job as first lady and the unexpected scrutiny she has experienced in a position she never imagined having when she was young. Speaking at an event for the Barbara Bush Foundation for...

Gates Foundation to spend $120M on access for COVID-19 pill

Oct. 20, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for lower income countries, if the drug gets approved by regulators. The private foundation said in a statement...

Foundation gifts $1.5M to improve literacy at Detroit school

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A foundation named after late Detroit-area philanthropist Archie “Art” Van Elslander is donating $1.5 million to improve literacy at his former high school, officials said Wednesday. The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation gift will be used to create the...

Organizations launch yearlong campaign on lung health

Oct. 19, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of organizations are launching a yearlong educational campaign about lung health issues in Kentucky. The Kentucky Medical Association, the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care and the Anthem Foundation aim to educate residents through...

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Oct. 18, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. A spokesperson with Powell...

Ford Foundation to divest millions from fossil fuels

Oct. 18, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, announced Monday that it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other sizable foundations in recent years. For years, climate activists have...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: We blame legislative meddling for the Holocaust controversy in Southlake If any American community embodies the national frenzy about how we teach race in schools, it’s Southlake. The acrimony over...

Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

Oct. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program that aims to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth's most pressing challenges. ...