Latest Undergraduate education News

La. native earns scholarship for future Black female doctors

Oct. 24, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — When Sydney Ambrose was a freshman at Lafayette High School she went to see a dermatologist about issues she was having with her skin. That visit would have a big impact on the rest of her life — not only because it improved her skin, but also because of her...

Auburn University undergraduates start pet sitting service

Oct. 24, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — ​​With passion and a dash of ambition, three Auburn University pre-veterinary students decided to start a pet service known as AU Pet Crew for the Opelika-Auburn community. Auburn junior Brittney Ross thought of the idea just a few weeks ago, and...

Homecoming queen honored for giving crown to grieving friend

Oct. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi county are honoring a high school homecoming queen who gave her crown to a friend whose mother had just died of cancer. Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims presented Covington a citizenship award, and the county Board...

Idaho education board makes some college fees optional

Oct. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Students at state colleges and universities will be able to opt out of some fees under a plan approved by the Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday. The new fee structure allowing students to opt out of fees for activities, clubs and on-campus...

Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational opportunity to all Americans. Biden acknowledged as much in a...

North Carolina college receives record $200 million gift

Oct. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given a North Carolina college $200 million for its endowment, the largest gift in its history, officials announced. Catawba College, with an enrollment of 1,200, announced the gift on Thursday. The school is located in...

University of Tennessee expands scholarship eligibility

Oct. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system has increased the amount a family can earn and still have a student qualify for a UT Promise scholarship, the system announced Thursday. UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that...

Dream-come-true job for Adams at Texas Tech with new seniors

Oct. 22, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

Mark Adams always wanted to be a Red Raiders quarterback or part of the basketball team when he was growing up in a small farming community about 30 miles from the Texas Tech campus. As a Tech student in the late 1970s, Adams asked former basketball coach Gerald Myers a...

Mizzou suspends fraternity activities after hospitalization

Oct. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Columbia has suspended all fraternity activities after an alcohol-filled party ended with a freshman being taken to a hospital. An initial investigation found that several members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were...

Records meaningless whenever No. 13 Irish and Trojans meet

Oct. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There will be no Heisman Trophy favorites on the field and no national championships on the line when Southern California and No. 13 Notre Dame meet for the 92nd time Saturday night. Ignore the records and any scenarios. The struggling Trojans...