Latest Undergraduate education News

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new concentration of study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical...

Davison powers No. 23 Wisconsin past Georgia Tech 70-66

Dec. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brad Davison scored nine straight points midway through the second half and finished with 27, leading No. 23 Wisconsin to a 70-66 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night. The Badgers (6-1) carried a one-point lead into halftime and built a 10-point...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Dec. 01, 2021 19:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 61, of...

QB Bohanon uncertain for No. 9 Baylor for Big 12 title game

Nov. 29, 2021 16:36 PM EST

Baylor quarterback Gerry Bohanon's status for the Big 12 championship game was still uncertain Monday after missing the past 1 1/2 games for the ninth-ranked Bears because of a right hamstring injury. Coach Dave Aranda described Bohanon as “awfully eager” and said...

New college courses teach about civil rights leader Vivian

Nov. 29, 2021 07:48 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — At least seven colleges in Georgia and one in Louisiana are now offering classes about the late civil rights leader Rev. C.T. Vivian, and those involved in creating the curriculum hope to expand that number to at least 50 schools by next year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Duke Energy gives $150K of nuclear scholarships to SC State

Nov. 29, 2021 04:08 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is giving a historically Black South Carolina university $150,000 in scholarships to help train and educate new nuclear engineers. South Carolina State University said that money will provide about 15 scholarships over three years in...

Report outlines rising costs, benefits of college degree

Nov. 27, 2021 08:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cory Britton doesn’t need a public policy institute report to fully appreciate the costs and benefits of a college education. He knows what it’s like to try to make ends meet with dead-end jobs and the anxiety of not having health insurance....

Rogue GOP state senator Paul Boyer to forego reelection bid

Nov. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican state senator who has occasionally been a thorn in the side of the majority party's legislative agenda will not seek reelection in 2022. State Sen. Paul Boyer said this week that he will serve out the remaining year of his term and then move...

So you want a new job? Here’s how to retrain

Nov. 24, 2021 08:18 AM EST

The tens of millions of workers who have left their jobs in the “Great Resignation” — 4.4 million in September alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — won’t necessarily need to retrain before they land their next job. But those who want a new career entirely may find...

Pandemic dents turnout at Brazil university entrance exams

Nov. 21, 2021 14:33 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Turnout for Brazil’s standardized university admission exam on Sunday appeared to be the lowest in 15 years, in large part reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s education, according to experts. Just over 3 million...