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Tennessee State president leads $1M, 1-day fundraiser

Sep. 23, 2019 3:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University says its president, Glenda Glover, has led a $1 million, one-day fundraiser for historically black colleges and universities. Glover is international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and led the organization's fundraising initiative this month....

The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

Sep. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their "This Is Us" co-stars made their way to the post show...

Analysis: At scandal-torn USC, can integrity save Helton?

Sep. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The inauguration of new University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt began with a procession of hundreds through Alumni Memorial Park, with its lush green hedges and broad shade trees surrounding the Youth Triumphant fountain. Academic gowns. Flags and banners. The USC...

Dillon runs for 150 yards, 2 scores as BC runs over Rutgers

Sep. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coach Steve Addazio needed a response from Boston College after being embarrassed last week and his offense line, and running back AJ Dillon gave it to him in one of those early must-win games. Dillon ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns and Boston College bounced back from a...

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away. Last year, California...

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

Rule would bar grad assistant unionizing at private schools

Sep. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a blow to a unionization movement sweeping private universities, the National Labor Relations Board on Friday proposed a new rule that would strip graduate teaching assistants at those schools of the right to collective bargaining. The proposal would reverse a 2016 ruling by the...

Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

Sep. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism....

Biden flexes 2020 muscle with new Black Caucus endorsements

Sep. 19, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

Joe Biden sought to demonstrate a broad appeal to Democrats on Thursday with new endorsements from leading African American lawmakers and a former governor of a pivotal swing state. The backing from Reps. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Charlie Crist of Florida reflects Biden's...

Duke student senate denies Christian group over LGBTQ policy

Sep. 19, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University's student government has rejected a national Christian organization as an official student group because its policy excludes LGBTQ individuals from leadership positions. The Duke Chronicle reported that student senators unanimously voted against Young Life last week,...