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Iowa student from China reinstated after cheating admissions

Feb. 5, 2019 4:02 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa student from China expelled for repeated academic misconduct has been re-admitted after the school failed to use his written admissions of wrongdoing against him in court, the school confirmed Tuesday. A judge said last month that her order reinstating business...

N Carolina university head leaves after Confederacy tiff

Jan. 31, 2019 12:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of the country's oldest public university is saying goodbye to the North Carolina campus she's leaving after a tiff over a Confederate monument. Carol Folt spent Thursday comparing herself to college seniors looking beyond graduation to life's new chapter. She joked during her...

China questions warning to Duke students to use English

Jan. 29, 2019 6:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday questioned the appropriateness of an email sent by a Duke University medical school administrator warning Chinese students to speak in English. Asked about the controversy, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang compared it to a Chinese university demanding that...

Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

Jan. 28, 2019 11:27 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University moved quickly Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent an email warning Chinese students to speak in English. The administrator's message — which suggested students...

Kentucky school comes under fire after Washington incident

Jan. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Less than a week ago, Covington Catholic High School was known mostly for its seven state titles in football and its rousing motto, "A spirit that will not die." By Tuesday, its phones had been shut off, its website and social media accounts had gone dark, police cars were...

Mid-major fallout: Grad transfers can hurt teams they leave

Jan. 23, 2019 2:33 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A year ago Will Brown had his Albany Great Danes in heady territory, ranked fifth in a mid-major poll with the America East Conference's best backcourt and gunning for a berth somewhere in the postseason for a seventh straight year. Today, the coach is trying to recover from a double...

3 colleges that help you handle student debt

Jan. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EST

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part...

3 colleges that help you handle student debt

Jan. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EST

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part...

Kansas teen to get high school, Harvard diplomas in 1 month

Dec. 28, 2018 2:06 PM EST

ULYSSES, Kan. (AP) — A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma — and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree. Ulysses High School senior Braxton Moral will attend both commencement ceremonies in May, becoming the only student to successfully...

Woman in active labor crosses stage to graduate college

Dec. 27, 2018 7:36 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A woman in active labor crossed the stage to graduate from college in Louisiana. The Daily Advertiser reports 31-year-old Anshonarial Greenhouse was in active labor during Louisiana State University of Alexandria's fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13. The Marksville native crossed the...