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Governor outlines Alaska budget that would rely on savings

Dec. 11, 2019 9:22 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed a state budget Wednesday that would rely heavily on savings, after a push for deep cuts during his first year in office resulted in fierce public backlash that fueled a recall effort. The new proposal leaves room for discussion on what services...

Pennsylvania university faculty get 12% raise over 4 years

Dec. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EST

HARRISBURG (AP) — Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities will go without a pay raise this year but see their salaries climb at least 12 percent over the next three years. The four-year contract approved Wednesday covers about 5,000 professors and instructors at 14 schools. Spokesman David Pidgeon of...

Democrats' divide: Free college for all or for some?

Dec. 11, 2019 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's latest ad on college affordability was a relatively quiet one: The presidential candidate is seen explaining his plan for free public college tuition for some to a small group of nodding middle-aged voters, his measured tone hardly shifting as he takes an indirect swipe...

University of Kentucky law school alum, wife give $20M

Dec. 11, 2019 4:31 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky College of Law alumnus and his wife pledged $20 million to fund an endowment and a nonendowed gift for the school, which will officially be renamed for him. J. David Rosenberg, a 1974 graduate of the law school, and his wife, Dianne, made the gift commitment....

Congress finalizes bill restoring black college funding

Dec. 10, 2019 8:47 PM EST

After months of negotiation, Congress gave final approval Tuesday for a bill promising to restore more than $250 million a year to the nation's historically black colleges and universities, along with other institutions that teach large shares of minority students. The House voted 319-96 in favor of the...

DeVos: Defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

Dec. 10, 2019 6:41 PM EST

Students who are cheated by their colleges will receive full loan forgiveness only if they end up earning far less than their peers, while others will receive relief between 25% and 75% of their debt under new rules unveiled Tuesday by the U.S. Education Department. The policy is a departure from the Obama...

Late WWII POW leaves $3M to Arizona organization after death

Dec. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A late World War II prisoner of war and entrepreneur has bequeathed $3 million to the United Way of Yavapai County after spending his 24-year retirement in Prescott, agency officials said. The family of Daniel Huband Roberts was surprised to learn that he left the agency the...

UConn board set to approve 5 years of tuition hikes

Dec. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan to increase undergraduate tuition by more than $3,200 over the next five years. The plan would raise tuition by $608 next fall and by another $625; $642; $660; and $679 in the ensuing years. That...

46 US college students awarded scholarships to study in UK

Dec. 8, 2019 2:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Forty-six U.S. students have been awarded the 2020 Marshall Scholarship, the second-largest class of scholars in the program's 66-year history and among the most diverse. The U.K. government mainly funds the scholarships and announced them Sunday. Minority students make up more than...

University board of trustees to consider bonus for Schill

Dec. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon Board of Trustees plans to meet Tuesday to consider awarding a $100,000 bonus to president Michael Schill. Students and staff have seen Schill’s $720,000 salary and annual bonuses as being at odds with the university’s statements that it does not...