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National University to become Sanford National University

Oct. 8, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford will have San Diego-based National University renamed in his honor. Sanford and the university announced Tuesday the school will be renamed Sanford National University. A formal launch is planned for July. Forbes reports...

Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs

Oct. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former vice president's $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal...

Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college

Oct. 8, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college. Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the all-male college in 1989. She was meeting with 47 students who benefit...

US consumer borrowing up $17.9 billion in August

Oct. 7, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing increased at a solid pace in August, helped by the biggest jump in auto and student loans in three years. Total credit rose $17.9 billion after a $23 billion increase in July, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. The August strength came from a $19.8 billion increase in...

Gucci launches diversity US scholarship program

Oct. 7, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are "traditionally underrepresented" in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci's multi-pronged effort to boost diversity...

A look at top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 7, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...

Top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 5, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...

Hunger on campus: How college students can get help

Oct. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds — and some turn to their food budget to close a gap. Gina Higgins, a mechanical engineering student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has paid for school...

Ancient artifacts returned to Iran from US university

Oct. 1, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian government says that nearly 1,800 ancient artifacts have arrived in Iran as part of the return of thousands of antiquities loaned decades ago to the University of Chicago. The government website says the artifacts arrived in Tehran on Monday, accompanied by two academics...

Top black college to cut costs, shift money to student aid

Sep. 25, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation's top historically black colleges is cutting employee salaries and retirement contributions to increase student aid. The announcement Tuesday by Atlanta's Morehouse College comes months after billionaire Robert Smith promised to repay all student loans accumulated by...