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Indiana college ends 187-year sheepskin diploma tradition

Oct. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in western Indiana is ending its 187-year-old tradition of printing diplomas on sheepskin, citing increasing prices for the material and deteriorating quality. The announcement by Wabash College in Crawfordsville leaves only Virginia Military...

Board strips Little Rock teachers' union bargaining power

Oct. 10, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday stripped the collective bargaining power of the Little Rock teachers' union, sparking fears of a strike even as the panel backed off a plan that critics said would be a return to a racially divided system 62 years after the integration of...

Attorney: Kentucky schools should remove 'prayer lockers'

Oct. 8, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An attorney for a Kentucky public school board says complaints have prompted him to recommend the district remove "prayer lockers" from inside its schools. Pike County School Board Superintendent Reed Adkins told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Kentucky's Office of Education...

Little Rock mayor proposes schools regain local control

Oct. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's mayor on Monday proposed returning local control to the city's schools after a state plan to only grant limited authority sparked fears that the district could revert to a racially divided, "separate but equal" system 62 years after the desegregation of Central High...

Analysis: Lacking foresight, NCAA playing defense again

Oct. 7, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue. Five years ago, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA in an antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, who claimed the association and its...

Ole Miss names chancellor despite protest ending ceremony

Oct. 4, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

Mississippi's former higher education commissioner was named the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Friday in a choice that was made public via a news release after an announcement ceremony was thwarted by student protesters' cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" Glenn Boyce's appointment was supposed...

AP source: Former higher ed commissioner to lead Ole Miss

Oct. 3, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

An official with firsthand knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press late Thursday that former state Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce will be the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because although trustees voted to approve...

Plan for Little Rock schools stokes fears about segregation

Sep. 25, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is stoking fears that the district may return to a racially segregated "separate but equal" system 62 years after nine black students were escorted into an all-white high school. The state took over Little Rock's...

Man arrested in Yellowstone accused of threat to shoot 20

Sep. 25, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A North Dakota man arrested in Yellowstone National Park threatened to shoot as many as 20 people at an office in Idaho if his wife didn't identify a man there he suspected of having "emotional affair" with her, according to investigators. Park rangers arrested Joshua James Mjoness,...

University of Oklahoma head condemns blackface after post

Sep. 23, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The new interim president at the University of Oklahoma is condemning the use of blackface after a student's social media post showed a white man with a black substance painted on his face. OU President Joe Harroz said in a statement late Sunday that while wearing blackface is racist,...