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Snow days could be a thing of the past at UNL

Nov. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a new policy gives UNL the option to...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 24, 2021 13:33 PM EST

(Columbia) The State. Nov. 23, 2021. Editorial: Ending tenure at South Carolina’s universities will harm students Academic freedom isn’t some new concept in this country. In 1819, however, when former President Thomas...

In overtime, Dempsey Challenge reaches $1.5 million goal

Nov. 23, 2021 18:03 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Dempsey Challenge has reached its $1.5 million fundraising goal, garnering $200,000 more than any previous year despite the coronavirus pandemic decreasing participation. The bike-and-run fundraiser in September raised a record $1.3 million...

German soldiers face vaccine mandate as COVID cases rise

Nov. 23, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German military is making coronavirus shots compulsory for troops amid a growing debate in the country about whether to introduce a general vaccine mandate to counter rising infection and hospitalization rates. The Defense Ministry on Tuesday...

Jurors award man nearly $25 million in amputation lawsuit

Nov. 22, 2021 17:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal jurors say a Twin Cities plastic surgeon is entitled to nearly $25 million because an emergency medical provider declined to fly him back to the United States after a ziplining injury in Mexico led to a leg amputation. Richard Tholen, 67, of...

Migrants held at sea for weeks accuse Malta of rights breach

Nov. 18, 2021 12:51 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Some 32 migrants who were held for weeks at sea on tourism boats chartered by the Maltese government during the early phase of the coronavirus pandemic have filed a constitutional complaint in a Maltese court claiming their human rights were violated. ...

Indiana teachers union calls lawmakers to address shortages

Nov. 15, 2021 15:57 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest teachers union is calling on state lawmakers to address educator burnout and ongoing teacher shortages during the next legislative session that begins in January. The state is “slowly making progress” on teacher pay, but...

Russia labels LGBT rights group, lawyers as 'foreign agents'

Nov. 09, 2021 07:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities named a prominent LGBT rights group and several lawyers as “foreign agents” on Monday night, continuing a months-long crackdown on activists, opposition supporters and independent media. The Justice Ministry added the Russian LGBT...

Lauren Groff, Ibram X. Kendi among Carnegie Medal finalists

Nov. 08, 2021 10:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Groff's novel “Matrix,” the story of a 12th century royal outcast who combats the rule of men and other hierarchies, is among the finalists for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for fiction. “Four Hundred Souls," a “Community History of African America” co-authored...

NMSU faculty, student groups seek ouster of 2 administrators

Nov. 06, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University's faculty senate and the student government association have approved no-confidence resolutions seeking the removal of President John Floros and Provost Carol Parker. Similar resolutions approved...