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Protests pay off: Students win long climate change campaign

Oct. 18, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After years of pressure from student groups and numerous resolutions passed within the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Student Association (MSA), the University recently announced plans to fully divest from fossil fuels in the next five to seven years. ...

WVU students finish 2nd year running concert series

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — An idea that started as a way to take advantage of Palatine Park’s beauty has become a multi-faceted boon for several parties. It started when Marion County Administrator Kris Cinalli began looking into ways to provide entertainment at the park...

Black man inducted into Maine Franco-American Hall of Fame

Sep. 07, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The late founder of The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center has become the first Black Mainer to be inducted in the state's Franco-American Hall of Fame. Alain Jean Claude Nahimana, who died at age 49 last year, was one of three people to be...

Students with disabilities hope for 'new normal' in class

Sep. 05, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anna Stephens is a physics and astronomy student at the University of Utah. At first, she hated the idea of attending class remotely last school year. Stephens deals with chronic pain and fatigue. She’s also autistic and has ADHD. ...

WVU freshman embraces summer research opportunity

Aug. 29, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — As he begins his freshman year at West Virginia University, Bridgeport native Easton Cahill was prepared for his first semester by engaging in university research. In July, Cahill was one of 15 students who were part of the Summer Immersion...

Kentucky student wins chance to work with drag racing crew

Aug. 29, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Many may dream about being a race car driver. Only a few chase down those dreams and get a chance at working with a professional drag racing team. Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing selected Paducah resident and West Kentucky Community and...

Kentucky college student recounts work at Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 28, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Summer Olympics ended earlier this month in Tokyo and for North Hardin High School graduate and current Asbury University student Allie Sutton, it was a summer to remember. Sutton, a senior currently studying media communications and...

NC students start magazine about race, social justice issues

Aug. 23, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — During the rise in social media activism among teens, Morgan Lee’s avenue for young people to make a difference is in the pages of a magazine. Lee, a 16-year-old junior at Mallard Creek High School, is the founder of Wisteria Magazine — a...

Host who recorded exchange student in bathroom gets 15 years

Aug. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who secretly recorded a teenage exchange student getting in and out of the shower was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, officials said Thursday. Law enforcement authorities were alerted after the 15-year-old boy notified...

Alabama high school student wins acclaim for cancer research

Aug. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — When you think “dual enrollment,” it usually that means a high schooler can get some core college courses out of the way early so they can dive more deeply into their major when they enroll at the university. Kailyn Grant, a rising senior at...