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70 West Point graduates call on Alaska lawmaker to resign

Nov. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of West Point graduates have demanded state Rep. David Eastman resign from office over his ties to a right-wing extremist group, saying his affiliation has betrayed the values of the U.S. Military Academy that he attended. A letter signed...

Program to connect students with college, job options

Nov. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A partnership with four large Louisville employers will connect graduates of Jefferson County Public Schools with job opportunities, postsecondary enrollment or both, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. The program, named “Everybody...

Atlanta-area college honors its first Black graduate

Nov. 21, 2021 10:28 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A women's college in the Atlanta area has bestowed a new honor on its first Black graduate, who earned her degree 50 years ago. Agnes Scott College in Decatur held a ceremony Wednesday for Edna Lowe Swift, commemorating her 1971 graduation with a...

University researchers trying to make up for lost time

Nov. 20, 2021 01:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — First came the 2019 flood. Then COVID-19 hit. And this summer, maintenance and construction problems closed most of the Chemistry Building, a shutdown that spanned nearly 90 days. The two affected wings just reopened on the...

Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

Nov. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announced Friday by the school's president that includes a combination of increased scholarships, grants and paid internships. ...

Univ. of S. Carolina donor resigns from presidential search

Nov. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina donor and graduate has resigned from the school's presidential search committee citing concerns the selection process will be a repeat of 2019's controversial search. “I got a gut feeling that the process wasn't...

Notre Dame receives $50 million gift toward undergrad aid

Nov. 16, 2021 17:25 PM EST

SOUTH Bend, Ind. (AP) — A $50 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to support undergraduate financial aid is the largest of its kind in the school's history, officials said Tuesday. Alumnus Harry Fath and his wife, Linda, of Cincinnati, Ohio, pledged the money...

New site honors first Black student at Auburn University

Nov. 13, 2021 10:26 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A new site on the Auburn University campus honors the school's first black student, Harold A. Franklin. The university and members of the Franklin family dedicated a marker and a brick courtyard near the library during a ceremony on Thursday....

New program offers Columbus graduates free community college

Nov. 10, 2021 12:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New graduates from Ohio's largest school district will get a chance to attend community college tuition-free under a program announced Wednesday by Columbus officials and partner groups funding and facilitating it. The Columbus Promise initiative...

19-year-old to graduate from Washburn's School of Law

Nov. 10, 2021 09:22 AM EST

PECK, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old is getting ready to graduate from Washburn University's School of Law in Topeka. The Hutchinson News reports that Braxton Moral's parents have long known he was gifted. He skipped fourth grade and then took his first undergraduate class...