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Pandemic, strained economy threaten higher ed in Colorado

Jul. 11, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Angie Paccione, fresh off a weekly call with university presidents across Colorado, summed up the state of higher education in the midst of a pandemic, an economic recession and a reckoning with lifetimes worth of racial inequities: It’s a “cacophony of crises.” Colorado...

Plymouth museum changing name; deaf advocate placed on leave

Jul. 10, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A living history museum in Massachusetts focused on colonial life on the English settlement at Plymouth is planning to change its name to better reflect the Native Americans that long lived in the region. Plimoth Plantation, in a Facebook post this week, unveiled a new logo bearing the word...

UC Berkeley virus outbreak linked to fraternity parties

Jul. 10, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A spike of coronavirus infections at the University of California, Berkeley, is tied to a series of fraternity parties, officials said. The university had reported 23 COVID-19 cases since March but it recently confirmed 47 cases in just one week, UC Berkeley University Health...

80 UW students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

Jul. 2, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. The university learned Saturday that three fraternity residents had symptoms of COVID-19, and public health...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1973, file photo, McGraw Hall stands on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Cornell's president announced that it will welcome students back to campus, an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. (AP Photo/Jonathan Jay Fink)

Cornell says in-person learning is best for public health

Jun. 30, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University's president on Tuesday announced that it will welcome students back to campus — an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. The Ivy League university decided that compared with...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jun. 30, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

The Manhattan Mercury, June 28 K-State’s football team is on strike, and the university administration is in an extremely difficult spot, all thanks to a manipulative and self-serving sophomore. We at The Mercury commend those football players for their courage, while we strongly encourage university...

Measures that passed or failed in Georgia General Assembly

Jun. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly on Friday are concluding the regular 2020 session of the General Assembly after a months-long recess because of COVID-19. Besides their annual duty of passing a budget to govern state spending, here's a look at the fate of some other significant...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill plays against Abilene Christian in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State's All-Southeastern Conference running back Kylin Hill recently took to Twitter to make his strong feelings known about the Mississippi state flag, which has the Confederate battle emblem in the top left corner. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

College athletes using platform to address social issues

Jun. 25, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Deuce McAllister grew up in Mississippi and was well aware of the racial history of Ole Miss when he decided to play football there in the late 1990s. Even so, he never got used to seeing the Confederate battle emblem on game day. “I'm playing with my brothers, my teammates,” said McAllister, who is...

Ex-FSU student dead, allegedly fell from roof of frat house

Jun. 24, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State University student was found dead outside a fraternity house Wednesday. Students said he fell off the roof. FSU Police declined to release the victim's name, but said the 21-year-old was a former student. A meter reader discovered his body. Police said they...

Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Jun. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson,...