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A Georgia beach aims to disrupt Black students' spring bash after big crowds brought chaos in 2023

Apr. 18, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of Black college students expected this weekend for an annual spring bash at Georgia's largest public beach will be greeted by dozens of extra police officers and barricades closing off neighborhood streets. While the beach will remain open, officials are...

25 years after Columbine, trauma shadows survivors of the school shooting

Apr. 17, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hours after she escaped the Columbine High School shooting, 14-year-old Missy Mendo slept between her parents in bed, still wearing the shoes she had on when she fled her math class. She wanted to be ready to run. Twenty-five years later, and with Mendo now a mother...

NCAA allows transfers to be immediately eligible, no matter how many times they've switched schools

Apr. 17, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order. The NCAA announced the Division I Council's...

North Carolina university committee swiftly passes policy change that could cut diversity staff

Apr. 17, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The future of diversity, equity and inclusion staff jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at stake after a five-person committee swiftly voted to repeal a key policy Wednesday. The Committee on University Governance, within the University...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 17, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

Tennessee judge wants more information on copyright before ruling on school shooter's writings

Apr. 17, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Wednesday seemed ready to agree with an attorney for Nashville police that the writings of a school shooter could be released as public record once the investigation is officially closed. But the parents of children at the Covenant...

New Hampshire man who brought decades-old youth center abuse scandal to light testifies at trial

Apr. 17, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — David Meehan, whose allegations of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center sparked nearly a dozen arrests and more than a thousand lawsuits, finally took the witness stand Wednesday, seven years after he first told his wife, “They raped me.” ...

Columbia's president rebuts claims she has allowed the university to become a hotbed of antisemitism

Apr. 17, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Columbia University’s president took a firm stance against antisemitism in a congressional hearing on Wednesday, but she faced bruising criticism from Republicans who say her actions haven’t supported her words, especially when it comes to disciplining faculty and...

Kentucky lawmaker says he wants to renew efforts targeting diversity initiatives at colleges

Apr. 17, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

A Republican lawmaker has signaled plans to mount another effort to limit diversity, equity and inclusion practices at Kentucky's public universities after GOP supermajorities failed to resolve differences on the issue during the recently ended legislative session. Kentucky lawmakers...

Kansas' higher ed board adopts an anti-DEI policy after pressure from GOP legislators

Apr. 17, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State universities in Kansas are banned from requiring prospective students, potential hires and staffers seeking promotion to disclose their views on diversity initiatives under a policy change approved Wednesday by the state's higher education board in response to pressure...