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Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

Aug. 24, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory. They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas...

APNewsBreak: Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal top 300

Aug. 23, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group's size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425...

Lawyers bringing lawsuits claiming decades-old sex misconduct by Ohio State team doctor say number of accusers tops 300

Aug. 23, 2019 12:13 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers bringing lawsuits claiming decades-old sex misconduct by Ohio State team doctor say number of accusers tops 300.

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Aug. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car. "I have a college degree. I felt I could make a difference in people's lives as a teacher, but to...

China criticizes Australian move to close language schools

Aug. 23, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized a decision by the government of Australia's New South Wales state to close Chinese-sponsored language programs in more than a dozen public schools over political concerns. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the 13 Confucius Institute programs operating in...

Ducks freshman Thibodeaux should get plenty of playing time

Aug. 22, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Most college freshmen struggle with things like laundry. Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux is not your typical freshman. The 6-foot-5, 242-pound defensive end enrolled early so he could get a jumpstart on his college career. He said the biggest adjustment came with the realization that no one...

Yeshiva University hit with sexual abuse lawsuit

Aug. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the university failed...

Wake Forest coach charged in college admissions scam resigns

Aug. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The Wake Forest women's volleyball coach named in a scheme to help get wealthy children into elite schools has resigned. The school on Thursday announced the resignation of William Ferguson. He says in a statement that "it's essential that I step aside" to allow the program to...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...

The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local): 3 p.m. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee (gee) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) say a nonprofit they're forming will steer...