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University of Southern Mississippi's president to leave

Jan. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced he is stepping down at the end of his contract, which expires in 2023. Bennett, the school's first African American president and the first African American president of any...

Va. parent accused of misdemenanor for words to school board

Jan. 22, 2022 12:50 PM EST

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A Virginia parent has been charged with a misdemeanor for her comments to a local school board weighing whether to align its mask-wearing policy with an executive order by new Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would make masks optional for students. Amelia Ruffner King,...

President of Spring Hill College in Mobile retiring

Jan. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The oldest Roman Catholic college in the Southeast, Spring Hill College, will begin the search for a new president after its current one announced his retirement. E. Joseph Lee, who has served as interim or permanent president of the school near Mobile since...

FIU president resigns citing health issues

Jan. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Florida International University resigned Friday after working at the South Florida school for about 45 years. Mark Rosenberg cited personal health issues and the deteriorating health of his wife as the reason for his departure in an email to the...

Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin's president

Jan. 21, 2022 17:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system. The regents chose Rothman, chairman and CEO of the Foley...

EXPLAINER: How is North Dakota shield law supposed to work?

Jan. 21, 2022 13:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The confiscation of a North Dakota reporter's cellphone by a Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent has shined a light on the state's 19-year-old shield law, which is aimed at protecting journalists from being forced to turn over notes and other information without a court...

District moves to fire vice principal, teacher after probe

Jan. 21, 2022 12:39 PM EST

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — The Toppenish School District has served notices to a high school vice principal and a teacher that they will be fired after an investigation for alleged inappropriate behavior with a high school student, according to a district official and documents obtained by the...

Providence AD Driscoll to retire in June after 21 years

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll says he is retiring after 21 years at the school. The retirement is effective in June and ends a two-decade run that included the Friars winning their first national title in a men's sport when the hockey...

UNR President Sandoval defends in-person classes amid surge

Jan. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval is defending his decision to begin the spring semester with mostly in-person classes this week after a group of faculty members called for a two-week classroom closure in the face of unprecedented growth in COVID-19 cases. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2022 15:34 PM EST

Post & Courier. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Parents, school boards need to help DHEC keep SC schools open We know that kids need to be in the classroom: for their education, for their emotional well-being, for their physical safety and, yes, for the sake of...