Latest Undergraduate education News

U of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

Oct. 17, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The incoming class of 2025 at the University of Vermont is the largest and academically best-prepared undergraduate group in the school’s 230-year history, the school says. UVM says more first-year students also hail from other regions of the...

Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying "this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband's presidency. Biden spoke at an early...

Arizona universities to require COVID-19 shots for employees

Oct. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's three state universities will comply with a federal mandates for government contractors and require their employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8 unless granted exemptions, officials announced Friday. The requirement by the...

LSU removes French Studies chair after assault lawsuit

Oct. 14, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has removed the chair of its Department of French Studies a week after six women filed a lawsuit accusing the school of doing too little to address allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a French graduate student, a newspaper...

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Oct. 14, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among...

Top ACC contenders counting on veteran talent in league race

Oct. 13, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Nell Fortner has reason for confidence after bringing back nearly the entire roster from the program’s first NCAA Sweet 16 team in nearly a decade. She’s not alone in the Atlantic Coast Conference, either. ...

Lawsuit argues new Montana law suppresses student vote

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday is challenging a new Montana law banning voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in certain areas of college campuses. The lawsuit filed by the Montana Democratic Party, Montanans for Tester, and University of Montana...

$50K fine, no prosecution for ex-coach in college scam deal

Oct. 12, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have promised to drop their case against a former Wake Forest University coach charged in the college admissions bribery scandal if he pays a $50,000 fine and follows certain conditions, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. A...

Grants will help students who left school to finish degrees

Oct. 10, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi students who left college at least two years ago without a degree can apply for a grant to help them return to — and finish — school. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently awarded the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning $1.3...

W.Va. native finds passion for helping small business owners

Oct. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — In the mid-’90s Judy Moore decided to open her own business as a travel agent. Like most small businesses, it lasted only about a year. Moore said she believes her business was unsuccessful partly because of the growing...