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New Orleans university suspending athletics to save money

Jan. 10, 2020 12:36 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University at New Orleans will suspend all of its athletics programs at the end of the academic year, trying to save money and dig itself out of years of financial problems. The Southern University Board of Supervisors approved the move Friday without objection, at the...

Church denomination forgives Atlanta college's $4M debt

Jan. 9, 2020 8:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church forgave $4 million in debt owed by a college it founded in Atlanta. The financial boost for Morris Brown College was announced Tuesday night, news outlets reported. In exchange, the college agreed to establish a $1.5 million scholarship for...

In this Dec. 26, 2019, photo, Benedictine monks of Saint Anselm Abbey celebrate mass in Manchester, New Hampshire. Monks at a Catholic college in New Hampshire have gone to court in a dispute with the school's board of trustees over an effort to limit their power. The two sides were in Hillsborough Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, over the lawsuit filed against the Saint Anselm College board last year. The unusual clash was set in motion when the board moved to take away the monks' ability to amend the school's bylaws. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

Monks at Saint Anselm clash with college board over power

Jan. 6, 2020 6:58 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Monks at a Catholic college in New Hampshire faced off in court Monday against the school's board of trustees in a dispute over an effort to limit the the monks' power — a move some worry could lead to increased secularization. A judge heard motions in Hillsborough Superior...

In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, photo, Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, works at his office in Hartford, Conn. Ojakian is pressing ahead with a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges by 2023, despite opposition from some professors and staff. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Connecticut still seeking to merge colleges despite concerns

Jan. 5, 2020 10:39 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Plans are still moving ahead to consolidate Connecticut's 12 community colleges into a single accredited school by 2023, despite escalating resistance from faculty unions who question whether the complicated proposed merger will work or even makes sense. Connecticut State Colleges...

Audit: Insufficient training, Michigan voter file breached

Dec. 27, 2019 6:38 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An audit of Michigan’s Bureau of Elections released Friday found discrepancies that allowed an unauthorized user to access the state's voter file and inadequate training of elections officials in over 500 local governments. The audit by the Office of Auditor General found that...

Plymouth State widens admission to community college grads

Dec. 22, 2019 3:04 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Plymouth State University says it's now guaranteeing admission to students who have earned associate degrees from any accredited community college nationwide. The new policy builds upon a change the university made earlier this year when it offered admission to any qualified student...

New historical marker coming to Louisiana community of Henry

Dec. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EST

HENRY, La. (AP) — A historical marker is planned for the Louisiana community of Henry. It will be installed Dec. 29 in front of land where Henry High School stood from 1896 until 2009, the Acadian Museum of Erath said in a news release. Henry High was the first accredited high school in Vermilion Parish. ...

Symposium centers on creation of law school at Dine College

Dec. 17, 2019 12:14 AM EST

TSAILE, Ariz. (AP) — The first college established decades ago by an American Indian tribe in the United States is now working to create a law school. Formal efforts picked up speed with a recent two-day symposium held at Diné College on the Navajo Nation. Officials talked about everything from the...

Pat Robertson's Regent University receives re-accreditation

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A private Christian university in Virginia that was founded by Pat Robertson will remain accredited for another 10 years. Regent University said in a statement Wednesday that its accreditation was reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on...

FILE - In this July 22, 2019 file photo New University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen answers questions from reporters in Columbia, S.C. The University of South Carolina will not be punished by a group that accredits colleges. The university had been accused of allowing outside political forces to influence trustees when they picked Caslen as the school's new president last summer. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools says it will continue to monitor the university. Gov. Henry McMaster pressured trustees to pick Caslen after they voted to restart the presidential search. McMaster is by law a ex-officio trustee complicating his political influence. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 McMaster says the accreditation decision means it's time to move on from the controversy. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

No accreditation punishment for Univ of SC in president hunt

Dec. 10, 2019 6:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina will not be punished by a group that accredits colleges after accusations it allowed the selection of its new president to be influenced by outside political forces. The university will continue to be monitored by the Southern Association of Colleges...