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A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va., is covered with graffiti on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. Many of the city’s most prominent Confederate monuments were tagged with similar graffiti. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/ Sarah Rankin)

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

May. 31, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday morning, monuments in...

UIC professor named to Society of American Historians

May. 31, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago has been named to the Society of American Historians. Barbara Ransby is a professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history. She's among 20 scholars, journalists and writers to join the...

Wyoming coach part of NCAA talks on football amid COVID-19

May. 31, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Craig Bohl is spending more time than most coaches these days dabbling in technology. Not only does Wyoming’s coach have his own assistants and players to keep tabs on, but he’s also a member of the NCAA’s Division I Football Competition Committee and serves on the...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

May. 30, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China...

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, Athletic Director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

May. 30, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. Research by The Associated Press found a total of 97 teams eliminated at four-year schools through Friday. The count...

Michigan colleges plan for fall instruction amid pandemic

May. 30, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan colleges and universities are making plans for resuming instruction in the fall, but officials are still uncertain about how institutions will function due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some Michigan schools are preparing for in class meetings and lots of social...

IU-South Bend grad finds her mission with coral reefs film

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At first, it was all about the dollars for Coral Dorsch. Dorsch, a recent Indiana University South Bend graduate, initially planned to major in business. “The reason I chose business is because of money,” she said. “That’s what you’re supposed to...

A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

SUNY appoints Purchase College's first Hispanic president

May. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Trustees of the nation’s largest university system on Friday appointed the first Hispanic, female president to lead one of its top-rated colleges. The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Milagros “Milly” Peña as the new...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

May. 29, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with...