Latest Undergraduate education News

Connecticut students hit by shutdown can seek tuition relief

Jan. 16, 2019 7:17 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The leader of Connecticut's state college and university system has directed schools to suspend tuition payments for students impacted by the federal shutdown. In a letter released Wednesday, Mark Ojakian (oh-JAY'-kee-an), president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities,...

California college student found dead, fraternity suspended

Jan. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California college student has been found dead in a home near campus and his fraternity has been suspended, authorities said Monday. Noah Domingo, 18, of La Crescenta, California, was found Saturday near University of California, Irvine. Irvine police received a call around...

Warren makes first campaign trip to New Hampshire neighbors

Jan. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren floated a likely presidential bid in New Hampshire, visiting the early primary state Saturday to deliver a message of economic populism and clean government. The Massachusetts Democrat brought her populist platform to about 450 prospective voters at Manchester...

Oregon State QB Luton granted sixth year of eligibility

Jan. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Luton has started in just nine games for the Beavers since his first season in 2017 because of injuries. That year he missed eight games with a spine injury, then last season he missed all...

Titans hire Boston College's Piraino as head strength coach

Jan. 9, 2019 2:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired Frank Piraino away from Boston College as their new strength and conditioning coach. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. Piraino has spent the past six years in the same job at Boston College where Titans coach Mike Vrabel's son, Tyler, just...

Supporter donations help beleaguered North Carolina college

Jan. 9, 2019 6:45 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials at a historically black private women's college in North Carolina say they have received more than $1 million in donations as they try to stave off closure. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Bennett College learned last month that the Southern Association of...

New Jersey sex assault victim wants college held liable

Jan. 8, 2019 4:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for a college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity "Date Night" party and then driven across campus and assaulted again asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to hold the public college liable. Lawyer Patrick J. Whalen argued that Ramapo College of New Jersey created...

No. 6 Michigan State surging with fewer stars than last year

Jan. 7, 2019 6:38 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is proving it doesn't need NBA-ready talent to succeed. The Spartans have surged to No. 6 in the AP Top 25 with eight straight victories, including an 86-77 win against then-No. 14 Ohio State on the road Saturday. They're clicking with a team that seems to have...

Washington CB Byron Murphy declares for NFL draft

Jan. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington cornerback Byron Murphy says he will leave school early and enter the NFL draft after being a first-team all-Pac-12 selection. Murphy announced his decision on Monday. He received a second-round grade from the NFL College Advisory Committee in pre-draft evaluation and was expected...

No. 8 Baylor women win Big 12 opener to follow UConn victory

Jan. 6, 2019 4:07 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 8 Baylor is back in Big 12 play, and a familiar role after taking down top-ranked UConn. "We're the UConn in the Big 12. We know that we have a target on our back, we've won eight straight years," coach Kim Mulkey said. "Any off night for us is a win for somebody else." Queen Egbo...