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Louisiana sees racial gaps in dual enrollment courses

Jun. 20, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana continues to see major racial gaps in which students take high school classes for college credit, an education consultant told public school and college leaders. The Advocate reports the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and...

ISU opts to encourage, but not mandate COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University will encourage but not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees when they return to the western Indiana school for the upcoming academic year. ISU President Deborah Curtis announced Friday that COVID-19...

LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday's 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of...

UVM Food Systems Research Center gets $11K in federal funds

Jun. 19, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Food Systems Research Center is getting $11 million in federal funding to support its work researching the regional food system, from production agriculture to food security, UVM and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Friday. ...

Dartmouth offers cash for students to move off campus

Jun. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is providing up to $1 million to encourage students to move off campus to ease an on-campus housing crunch this fall. Students can opt to have their names included in a one-time lottery for $5,000 to encourage as many as 200...

UNLV changes signs to designate gender neutral bathrooms

Jun. 19, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamie Sprague-Ballou’s heart raced in fear every time she walked into a public restroom when she was transitioning from male to female. In the women’s restroom, she risked being humiliated by security. In the men’s restroom, she risked violence. ...

Arizona researchers to study cross-border childhood asthma

Jun. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Arizona will be launching a study of how prone Hispanic children are to asthma in Tucson compared with their peers on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora. The study will follow 500 pregnant...

Madison couple gives Ole Miss $10M, arena named after them

Jun. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple is giving $10 million to the University of Mississippi's athletics foundation, and the school’s basketball and event arena has been named for them. The arena, which opened in January 2016, is now called “The Sandy and John...

Get enrolled, get jabbed: Community college makes it easy

Jun. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Prospective students interested in taking classes at the Community College of Rhode Island can get enrolled and get vaccinated at the same time. The event scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the school’s Warwick campus will offer those interested in attending CCRI the...

New classroom helps Wyoming workers learn virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — It took a few minutes to get used to. The classroom full of city of Gillette workers, not students, sat in desks facing the front of the Gillette College Technical Education Center classroom, but they also were faced in all different directions,...