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Records: Members of suspended frat urinated, spat on members

Oct. 14, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Newly released documents say that members of a now-suspended University of Kansas campus struck, urinated and spat on some new members who were suspected of cooperating with an investigation into hazing. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that it obtained the heavily redacted...

U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers

Oct. 14, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska is offering buyouts to around 400 tenured teachers nearing retirement age. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that teachers age 62 or older with at least a decade of service to the university system are eligible to receive lump payments equal to 80% of their...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic president of the Wausau School Board announced Monday that she is running for Congress in her heavily Republican northern Wisconsin district, in a race that could provide an early signal of voter moods ahead of next fall's presidential election. Tricia Zunker, a justice...

Another teacher strike at a Colorado school district

Oct. 14, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Teachers at a rural, central Colorado school district have gone on strike over a contract dispute, causing Park County School District RE-2 to cancel classes. Teachers with the South Park Education Association say they are striking for better wages and other issues. District...

Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

Oct. 14, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo online of him wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about costumes. Citing a school email, news outlets report the student told the college he acknowledged "the...

White Lodging founder gives $16M boost to Catholic schools

Oct. 14, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A hotel entrepreneur is donating $16 million to Catholic schools in northwestern Indiana. The gift from White Lodging founder Bruce White and his wife, Beth, aims to boost access to technology, curriculum support and financial aid through a new community partner. The (Northwest...

Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast

Oct. 14, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing after learning a student at a middle school was denied breakfast as a form of discipline. Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick says a complaint about the incident was made to the South Dakota Department of Education after the incident was...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

Oct. 14, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The Indianapolis native has...

West Virginia taking applications for school rain barrels

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is offering free rain barrels to schools in the state. The Department of Environmental Protection said schools with current or planned flower or vegetable gardens will be given priority. Applications on the agency's Rain Barrel Program website must be submitted by...

U of Minnesota students shoulder burden of family addictions

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fridge was empty when Mia Rose decided to dig between the couch cushions looking for any change that may have fallen there. She was young — only about 9 years old at the time. Walking hand-in-hand with her younger brother, they made their way to the dollar store to buy...