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University cites health provider concerns for plan changes

Nov. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EST

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho university has stopped accepting Medicaid as health insurance coverage for full-time students amid concerns they said they received from local health care providers. Post Register reported Thursday that Brigham Young University-Idaho officials say students must buy a...

Scholarships target doctors in Arizona underserved areas

Nov. 22, 2019 1:57 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona’s medical school announced Friday that it will give free tuition to some students who commit to working as primary care doctors in underserved areas, an effort to improve access to health care in areas where it’s most lacking. Nearly 100 students...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday in her first court appearance on charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors described as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in...

President Trump meets at WH with 22 college champion teams

Nov. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday met with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. The traditional honorary White House visit for champion college and pro sports teams has become a politically-loaded event in Trump’s presidency. Some athletes, including...

Judge nixes ex-university president’s request to see records

Nov. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has been admitted as a party to the court case regarding the potential release of university records pertaining to her ouster from UW earlier this year. However, Albany County district court Judge Tori Kricken ruled that Nichols...

Serbia president defends minister in plagiarism dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has dismissed calls for the resignation of the Balkan country’s finance minister triggered by a university ruling that he plagiarized parts of the doctoral thesis. Aleksandar Vucic on Friday told Prva TV that Sinisa Mali “is doing an excellent...

Alabama school district names its first black superintendent

Nov. 22, 2019 6:58 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama’s largest public school districts has named its first black superintendent. The Jefferson County Board of Education named Dr. Walter Gonsoulin to the post on Thursday. Gonsoulin joined the Birmingham-based district as deputy superintendent in August 2017 and...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...

University says can’t fire professor for ‘bigoted’ remarks

Nov. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A professor at Indiana University who defended “racist, sexist, and homophobic” comments that he posted on his social media accounts will keep his job because his views are protected under the Constitution, university officials announced after they were bombarded with...

Ohio State vows ‘monetary resolution’ for doctor’s victims

Nov. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is committed to a “monetary resolution” for men sexually abused decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, school leaders said Thursday, though no settlement has been reached in lawsuits alleging school officials ignored complaints and failed to...