Latest Undergraduate education News

Tennessee college's virtual Fridays cut student gas costs

Aug. 12, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Southwest Tennessee Community College has found a novel way to help cash-strapped students. The school has made all Friday classes virtual this summer, allowing students to save money on gas. Southwest is the only majority Black public community college in...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. Robert Repella, a former pharmaceutical executive, agreed to pay then-Georgetown...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 10, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Jim Oakley is a legend in Alabama politics Alegend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month. Jim is known statewide as the legendary owner, publisher,...

Ex-school director gets home detention in college scam

Aug. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former director of private California school was sentenced Tuesday to three months of home confinement for his role in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme. Igor Dvorskiy, who was director of West Hollywood College Preparatory School, was ordered to...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 09, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. August 5, 2022. Editorial: Illinois gets high marks early on clean energy, but renewables pose a challenge Illinois is one of six states that together account for about a fifth of the nation’s carbon emissions output. So it has been...

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Aug. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess. ...

Massachusetts Gov. Baker signs belated $52.7B state budget

Jul. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new state budget Thursday, nearly a month into the 2023 fiscal year, which began July 1. The Republican said the $52.7 billion spending plan will support the state’s communities, families, businesses, and workers. ...

Pennsylvania universities reject GOP call to freeze tuition

Jul. 27, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four Pennsylvania universities said Wednesday they will follow through with tuition increases despite calls from House Republicans to roll back the price hikes. The lawmakers, including Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, the GOP nominee for governor, argue Penn...

Auburn students expanding cleaning business began as teens

Jul. 23, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Five years ago, two Huntsville teens started a window-cleaning and pressure-washing business in high school to save up to attend Auburn University. Today, they’ve expanded their business to two more cities, have plans to spread throughout the entire state, and...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...