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Georgia Tech trying to hang onto the ball, and season

Oct. 23, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has had time to stew during its bye week, but the Yellow Jackets are neither lamenting their tough schedule, ruing a few dreadful losses nor contemplating the complexities required to save their season. The Yellow Jackets (3-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) have been working on...

Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits

Oct. 22, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The event comes at the...

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

Oct. 17, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school's admissions process on Wednesday: that money and pedigree can open doors that academics alone might not. Students for Fair Admissions, the group suing Harvard , revealed a series of internal...

Judge declines to punish student who poured ink on statue

Oct. 15, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge declined Monday to punish a black University of North Carolina graduate student who admitted to pouring red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue's toppling months later. After a day of impassioned testimony,...

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chances

Oct. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard's...

AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trial

Oct. 14, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court. The group Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League school of bias against Asian-American applicants, saying it holds them to a higher standard than...

UNC to start Fortin at QB, gets waiver for Carney to play

Oct. 13, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina started true freshman Cade Fortin at quarterback against Virginia Tech on Saturday while defensive lineman Malik Carney will play after receiving a waiver to pause his suspension for selling team-issued shoes. UNC had started junior Nathan Elliott for the first four...

More schools allow applicants to self-report test scores

Oct. 11, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale and Quinnipiac universities in Connecticut have joined a growing list of schools that have begun allowing applicants to self-report SAT and ACT test scores, rather than requiring them to submit official results from the organizations that administer the entrance exams. The...

Single mom masterminds $700K swing from debt to savings

Oct. 11, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old child, nearly $100,000 in student loans and a new job as a government attorney that paid $34,102 a year. She didn't like that math. "People are talking about 20 years to pay off a student loan, and my...

'I've got faith': Potential aluminum workers wait on jobs

Oct. 10, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Things fall through for Chris Jackson. A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed. Now a businessman is promising him — and more...