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Top QB recruit to skip senior year of HS and join Ohio State

Aug. 02, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Quinn Ewers, considered the top quarterback prospect in the class of 2022, said he is skipping his senior year of high school in Texas and plans to enroll at Ohio State for the upcoming semester. In a Twitter post, Ewers explained he would soon be completing the course...

The Latest: Denver mayor mandates workers to be vaccinated

Aug. 02, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says the city will mandate all city employees and private sector workers in high-risk settings to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30. Denver’s public health measure announced Monday applies to more than 10,000 municipal...

Minnesota universities mandate masks to curb COVID-19 spread

Aug. 02, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Public colleges and universities in Minnesota will be requiring masks to be worn on campuses to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as the delta variant of the virus is surging. The University of Minnesota said Monday that it will require all students,...

Medical Univ. of SC completes takeover of Midlands hospitals

Aug. 02, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina on Monday completed its purchase of several hospitals and an emergency room in the Midlands. To celebrate the acquisition, MUSC changed the names of the four facilities and leaders traveled to the two...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

Marshall University Flight School ceremony set for next week

Aug. 02, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's Bill Noe Flight School in West Virginia is opening for the fall semester, which begins in a few weeks. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Aug. 10. School starts Aug. 23. The new facility is located at Yeager Airport...

Alabama State, Drake State receive NASA minority grants

Aug. 01, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama colleges are among six nationally that have been awarded grants by NASA to expand minority engineering programs and research. Alabama State University in Montgomery and J.F. Drake State Technical College in Huntsville are part of a...

Worcester behavioral health facility gets $700,000 in grants

Aug. 01, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — UMass Memorial Health-Community Healthlink is using $700,000 in grants to renovate a Worcester facility to address what leaders call a national behavioral health crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. That funding will go toward capital...

Longtime IUPUI chancellor Paydar to retire next year

Aug. 01, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The longtime chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis plans to retire next year after seven years as the urban campus' top administrator. School officials announced Nasser H. Paydar's pending retirement Thursday. He has...

Alabama high school student wins acclaim for cancer research

Aug. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — When you think “dual enrollment,” it usually that means a high schooler can get some core college courses out of the way early so they can dive more deeply into their major when they enroll at the university. Kailyn Grant, a rising senior at...