Latest Undergraduate education News

Transfer RB Sargent impressing the Hawkeyes in camp

Aug. 11, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After largely avoiding the junior college and graduate transfer markets under coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa found success a year ago with one-and-done running back James Butler. The Hawkeyes might have landed another solid transfer back in Mekhi Sargent. Sargent parlayed one brilliant...

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

Aug. 10, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the gainful employment regulation should be scrapped entirely, arguing...

Duke's Barrett ready for homecoming during Canadian tour

Aug. 10, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

Duke freshman R.J. Barrett is ready for his homecoming games — and his college career hasn't even formally begun yet. The native of Canada figures to be the center of attention when the Blue Devils play three exhibition games north of the border, beginning next week in Barrett's hometown outside Toronto...

Among star D-linemen, BC's Allen overlooked, not outworked

Aug. 9, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Imagine what passers-by must have thought about Zach Allen's father on those bitter cold Connecticut days when they saw him pitching batting practice to his pre-teen son at the park. Must be one of those crazed Little League dads, sucking all the fun out of the game. "What they didn't realize...

Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs

Aug. 8, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities. Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity" and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by...

New scholarship offered to community college students

Aug. 8, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — A new scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. A statement from the school system says the 15 to Finish scholarship will pay $500 to students who successfully complete 15 credit hours in a semester and sign up for 15 hours...

USC signs lineman who hit junior college referee in 2016

Aug. 7, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An offensive lineman who punched a referee during a junior college game in 2016 has joined Southern California's football team. USC coach Clay Helton announced the signing of a financial aid agreement with Bernard Schirmer on Tuesday night. Schirmer will join the USC team "shortly,"...

Morehouse College president starts freshman year in dorm

Aug. 7, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The president of Morehouse College is tackling his freshman year in an unusual way. David Thomas — the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus — moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the...

Attitude adjustment makes Chinander confident in Husker 'D'

Aug. 7, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Erik Chinander turned around a bad defense his first year at Central Florida, and he's confident he can do the same as Nebraska's new defensive coordinator. The Cornhuskers allowed 54 or more points in four of their last six games during a 4-8 season and ranked in the 100s nationally...

Gay teen kicked out of home will pay $0 to attend Georgetown

Aug. 6, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, a gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college this fall. Georgetown University adjusted 18-year-old Seth Owen's financial aid package, reducing his expected out-of-pocket...