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WSU student who died at fraternity identified

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Pullman police have identified the 19-year-old student who died at a Washington State University fraternity Tuesday as freshman Samuel Martinez of Bellevue, Washington. The Whitman County Coroner has not released the cause and manner of death, but police said Tuesday that a...

Ex-insurance exec gets 6 months in college admissions scam

Nov. 13, 2019 5:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...

Buttigieg pledges $50B for HBCUs, as Maryland students rally

Nov. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied Wednesday for resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over disparities in academic programs, prompting a presidential candidate to pledge to create a fund to increase HBCU spending by $50 billion...

College student seeks to have racist slur charge erased

Nov. 13, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student accused of saying a racist slur outside a campus apartment complex applied Wednesday for a probation program that could result in the charge being erased. Jarred Karal, of Plainville, applied for accelerated rehabilitation in Rockville Superior...

Oversight board to vote on tuition spikes for state schools

Nov. 13, 2019 4:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An education oversight council plans to vote on tuition increases for Rhode Island’s three state colleges. The vote from the Council on Post-Secondary Education was scheduled for Wednesday. A document obtained by WJAR shows the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College...

Medical college in Phoenix to increase class size to 100

Nov. 13, 2019 12:28 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona's medical college in Phoenix is increasing its enrolling class size to 100 students, up from 80. The college says the increase will take effect in 2020 and that it's a result of increased state funding to help address Arizona's shortage of physicians. The college...

Officials: Death of San Diego State student was accidental

Nov. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The death of a college freshman in California who was hospitalized after attending a fraternity party was accidental, a medical examiner ruled Tuesday. Dylan Hernandez, 19, suffered injuries to his head when he fell from his bunk bed in the dorm at San Diego State University, authorities...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 8:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have narrowly rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Referendum 88 was being rejected Tuesday by 50.4% of voters with a margin of just over...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Referendum 88 was being rejected by just over 50 percent of voters with a margin of about 13,000...

Enrollment at Georgia's universities, colleges keeps growing

Nov. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Enrollment at Georgia's public colleges and universities reached an all-time high for the fifth year in a row, powered mostly by increases at a few of the state's largest schools. The University System of Georgia reported Tuesday that total enrollment rose 1.5% in fall 2019 from fall 2018....