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Residency program for treating rural women to have 1st grad

Jun. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Dr. Laura McDowell finishes her obstetrics and gynecology training at UW Health this month, she will be the first person in the country to complete such a residency program focused on caring for women in rural areas. With a nationwide shortage...

Dream big: Latino teen to be 1st in family to attend college

Jun. 21, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Edgar Omar Dominguez Casalez was 15, he received two lifelines — his mentor, Carlos Reyes, and a horse, Canelo. Both play important, though different, roles in what’s becoming a remarkable Minnesota journey. Now 18, Dominguez Casalez will...

Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead

Jun. 20, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead. While this...

MSU raises tuition for students from families earning $100K

Jun. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University will raise tuition by 2% this fall which university officials say will mostly impact students from families earning more than $100,000 each year. The increase for incoming in-state freshmen this fall equals about $290...

Louisiana sees racial gaps in dual enrollment courses

Jun. 20, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana continues to see major racial gaps in which students take high school classes for college credit, an education consultant told public school and college leaders. The Advocate reports the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and...

ISU opts to encourage, but not mandate COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University will encourage but not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees when they return to the western Indiana school for the upcoming academic year. ISU President Deborah Curtis announced Friday that COVID-19...

LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday's 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of...

UVM Food Systems Research Center gets $11K in federal funds

Jun. 19, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Food Systems Research Center is getting $11 million in federal funding to support its work researching the regional food system, from production agriculture to food security, UVM and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Friday. ...

Dartmouth offers cash for students to move off campus

Jun. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is providing up to $1 million to encourage students to move off campus to ease an on-campus housing crunch this fall. Students can opt to have their names included in a one-time lottery for $5,000 to encourage as many as 200...

UNLV changes signs to designate gender neutral bathrooms

Jun. 19, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamie Sprague-Ballou’s heart raced in fear every time she walked into a public restroom when she was transitioning from male to female. In the women’s restroom, she risked being humiliated by security. In the men’s restroom, she risked violence. ...