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Colorado State shuts offices, stops classes because of snow

Oct. 25, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University plans to cancel its classes and close its offices Monday because of heavy snowstorms that have hit the area. The 33,000-student university made the announcement Sunday after 6 to 8 inches of snow fell on the campus. All face-to-face, hybrid and remote...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Dodeye Ewa, 16 year old study at the family library in Calabar, Nigeria. The third child is bothered by President Donald Trump's rhetoric and his policies toward international students, most recently one announced Friday that limits their stays in the U.S. to two or four years with uncertainty about whether their visas will be extended. (AP Photo/Daniel H Williams )

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

Oct. 25, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American work visas. The session with parents fell in the chaotic first months of Donald Trump’s...

Michigan is an outlier in electing university boards

Oct. 25, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As Michigan voters look at their ballot in November they will have the unique option to elect three university governance boards. As the only state to put public university leadership roles on a statewide ballot, controversial leadership has been in the spotlight in recent years....

This photo provided by the National Park Service shows, Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist Lauren Walker participating in the release of eight young trumpeter swans (cygnets) at Alum Creek in the park's Hayden Valley near Mammoth, Wyo. Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. The National Park Service and several organizations have been working to rebuild the population of trumpeter swans in the park, which peaked at 72 in 1961 and fell to just four in 2009 and 2010. (The National Park Service via AP)

Trumpeter swan cygnets released in Yellowstone National Park

Oct. 25, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park may be well-known for its role in rebuilding populations of large mammals like grizzly bears, wolves and bison, yet trumpeter swans have a similar story of dogged recovery that is not as well known. “They were reduced to only a few individuals and...

Western Indiana college students rise early to tend horses

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — While most college students are either asleep or getting ready for class by the time the sun comes up, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College equine students are finishing up their morning tasks. Seven days a week, 365 days a year, the horses need fed, the stalls need cleaned, and...

LSU quarterback TJ Finley (11) throws against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

LSU freshman Finley thrives, Tigers stop So. Carolina, 52-24

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman TJ Finley was a picture of poise and decisiveness, unfazed by the prospect of making his college debut or anything South Carolina's defense tried to do. Finley passed for 265 yards and two touchdowns, Trey Palmer scored on a 93-yard, sideline-to-sideline kickoff return...

How Louisiana colleges are prepping for a 2nd COVID semester

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Colleges in Louisiana are preparing for a second full semester of adjustments to the coronavirus pandemic, with many canceling spring breaks and shuffling start dates to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus. The alterations come amid uncertainty about a range of issues, including the...

Woman, daughter who died from virus changed lives

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after her only child, Demi, died from COVID-19 on Sept. 7, Shirley Bannister entered a walk-in medical clinic for a test and learned she contracted the virus. Shirley would die 20 days later from the infection that claimed her daughter and more than 3,400 other South...

Wake Forest defensive back Nick Andersen (45) is congratulated by teammates after intercepting a pass in the end zone on the last play of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Wake Forest beats No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16

Oct. 24, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Walk-on freshman safety Nick Andersen had three interceptions, Christian Beal-Smith ran for 129 yards and Nick Sciba kicked three field goals to help Wake Forest beat No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16 on Saturday. Andersen stopped two deep Hokies drives. His third interception ended...

32 Union College students sickened by diarrheal illness

Oct. 24, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — At least 32 students at an upstate New York college have been diagnosed with a diarrheal illness commonly linked to contaminated lakes, streams and wells. The Union College students tested positive for giardiasis, while other students showed symptoms of the intestinal disease,...