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University of Missouri tracks student attendance with phones

Jan. 25, 2020 11:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is tracking all new students on campus this semester through a cellphone app to learn whether they're attending class. It's a test expansion of a program the university has used for four years to track class attendance of freshmen student athletes and...

More Indiana adults returning to college to finish degrees

Jan. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Copeland was about two years into a bachelor’s degree when he was offered a full-time gig at a radio station. He was studying education, and the salary he was offered to work as a radio personality was higher than what he’d get paid as a first-year teacher. So, he...

A day in the life of a North Carolina homeschooling movement

Jan. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At the bottom of a backyard hill on a dreary Monday morning, a crowd of children negotiated their own Capture the Flag rules. At the top by the house, a boy in roller skates gingerly shuffled across moist grass. Inside the home, a dance party — set to the "Frozen" soundtrack...

Student: Response to professor who called police not enough

Jan. 24, 2020 6:29 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A black student in Indiana is disappointed Ball State University is not acknowledging that a marketing professor discriminated against him when he called the police on him for refusing to change seats in class. Ball State is implementing a corrective plan after professor Shaheen Borna...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet college scholarships offered

Jan. 24, 2020 4:51 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees can apply for scholarships offered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students, the...

Chidom scores 18 as UC Riverside beats Cal Poly 97-64

Jan. 24, 2020 12:22 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Arinze Chidom had 18 points and nine rebounds and UC Riverside hit 16 3-pointers in its 97-64 win over Cal Poly on Thursday night. Dragan Elkaz scored 14 points, Khy Kabellis had 12 points, six assists and two steals, and Angus McWilliam added 11 points for UC Riverside. The...

Virginia Tech guard Wabissa Bede (3) controls the rebound in front of North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Radford shot lifts Hokies in 2nd OT, 79-77, over UNC

Jan. 22, 2020 11:45 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyrece Radford hadn't made a shot all game, but when the ball came to him with the clock racing toward 0.00, he knew it was time to do something. The redshirt freshman made a short jumper with 0.4 seconds left in the second overtime Wednesday night and Virginia Tech sent North...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, South Carolina defensive lineman Aaron Sterling, right, recovers a fumble by Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) after being hit by Javon Kinlaw (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Nashville, Tenn. Kinlaw was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Javon Kinlaw's humble beginning fuels his aggressive play

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Javon Kinlaw’s motivation comes from his past, having lived at times without running water or electricity. Those humble beginnings drive the South Carolina defensive tackle to play with a different kind of aggression and have helped him become one of the top NFL prospects at...

Eastern Michigan pays $125,000 to settle Title IX lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University will pay two female student athletes a combined $125,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the university of discrimination when it eliminated their softball and tennis teams in 2018. Former EMU softball player Ariana Chretien will receive a $100,000...

Mother charged in college bribery case pleads guilty

Jan. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge Wednesday after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University and then demanded a discount when he received a C. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston...