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UW regents to consider final recommendation for president

Jan. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are close to announcing their pick for system president. The Board of Regents is slated to meet Friday afternoon to make their choice between UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and business attorney Jay Rothman. ...

Mississippi school district's superintendent to retire

Jan. 20, 2022 14:41 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The superintendent of a Mississippi school district has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year after a 30-year career in education. Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Wednesday that he will...

California offers college students $10K for public service

Jan. 20, 2022 14:30 PM EST

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. ...

Hospital to convert pediatric beds to boost adult capacity

Jan. 20, 2022 14:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The more than 40 inpatient beds at Boston's Tufts Children's Hospital will be converted to much-needed ICU and medical/surgical beds for adults, the hospital's operator announced Thursday. Wellforce Health System, which runs Tufts Medical Center and the children's...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

University diversity head resigns for plagiarism on MLK Day

Jan. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The interim vice provost for diversity at the University of Kansas has resigned after acknowledging that a message he sent out to the campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was largely plagiarized. D.A. Graham's resignation was accepted Wednesday and is...

AG Maura Healey announces run for Massachusetts governor

Jan. 20, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that she's running for governor, transforming the year’s top political contest by stepping into the race as the presumptive front-runner on the Democratic side. Healey has the highest profile of any...

Clemson fraternity suspended for 4 years after hazing probe

Jan. 20, 2022 11:14 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — After an investigation into hazing, a Clemson University fraternity has been suspended for four years for violating the university's code of conduct. A probe into the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity revealed hazing incidents that occurred on Feb. 4, 2021, according to...

At 113, NAACP evolves for relevance on racial justice agenda

Jan. 20, 2022 11:14 AM EST

As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities. The nation's oldest...

Hundreds take state-paid nursing assistant training

Jan. 20, 2022 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Minnesotans are taking advantage of the state's offer to cover the cost of training to become a certified nursing assistant. The state has used $3.5 million in federal relief funding to pay for students' tuition, textbooks and certification exams in...