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UNH testing campus sewage as part of virus surveillance

Oct. 28, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

The University of New Hampshire is testing sewage on campus as part of its surveillance for the coronavirus. The sampling will be used in addition to twice-weekly nasal tests. “Sewage sampling can be a valuable surveillance tool because it can provide an early warning to possible infection hot spots on...

UConn suspends free tuition program for low-income students

Oct. 28, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn (AP) — The University of Connecticut is suspending a new free-tuition program for lower-income students as it struggles to raise private funds during the pandemic. The university is halting scholarships through its Connecticut Commitment program, meant for students from families who make less...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 28, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: State budget surrounded with anxiety Altoona Mirror Oct. 24 The fiscal time bomb challenging the best budget instincts of the Pennsylvania General Assembly keeps getting closer to exploding. The important question that...

University of Wyoming proposes new budget reduction plan

Oct. 28, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly 80 positions will be eliminated, the operations budget will be cut and the athletic department will cut travel costs and reduce salaries as the University of Wyoming addresses a $42 million budget deficit exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal comes after Gov....

This undated photo shows Jackie Gordon, the Democratic candidate running in New York's 2nd congressional district race against Republican Andrew Garbarino for the seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. (Jackie Gordon for Congress via AP)

King's retirement sets up fight for Long Island swing seat

Oct. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter King's impending retirement after nearly three decades as the aggrieved voice of bridge and tunnel New Yorkers has set off a scramble for control of his suburban Long Island swing district, with outside groups pouring in millions of dollars. King's chosen successor, State Assemblyman...

Author of best-selling 'Maid' takes on college in 'Class'

Oct. 28, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a book about the hard truths of college education. One Signal Publishers announced Wednesday that Land's “Class” would combine personal...

Trustee: Agreement to buy former college not completed

Oct. 28, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The court-appointed trustee representing the former Southern Vermont College in bankruptcy proceedings says an agreement to purchase the campus by a summer camp operator was never completed. According to court filings, Moshe Perlstein, the operator of camps for youths from the New...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who decide to borrow student loans in their own names.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

Oct. 28, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who decide to borrow student loans in their own names. Other problems can include unaffordable payments, unclear...

Student editor says university directives violate his rights

Oct. 27, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The president of Haskell Indian Nations University has directed the editor of the school's student newspaper to not contact any government agency for information while representing the paper or “attack” any student, faculty member or staff — moves the editor says...

An image of President Donald Trump is projected on a large screen as supporters wait for his arrival to a campaign rally in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

Oct. 27, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day. Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional...