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U of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

Oct. 17, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The incoming class of 2025 at the University of Vermont is the largest and academically best-prepared undergraduate group in the school’s 230-year history, the school says. UVM says more first-year students also hail from other regions of the...

Montana State University dedicates American Indian Hall

Oct. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University celebrated the grand opening of its American Indian Hall over the weekend, saying it will serve as a bridge between Native American culture and all other cultures on campus. The event Saturday began with a procession from...

President quitting UP college founded by Finnish immigrants

Oct. 17, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — A college founded by Finnish immigrants in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will be looking for a new leader. Philip Johnson said he's resigning as president of Finlandia University in Hancock at the end of 2021-22 school year. He didn't give a reason. ...

Illinois shelter partners with health groups to build trust

Oct. 17, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Ahead of colder weather, when shelter becomes more of a necessity, Helping Hands of Springfield is partnering with healthcare organizations to build trust with local residents experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which has a capacity of 71...

High school dropout now a successful prosecutor in Louisiana

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It took a teacher’s encouragement to get Charles Robinson back in school. The Calcasieu Parish assistant district attorney has prosecuted thousands of felonies and held many jury trials — including several homicide cases and one capital case, State v. Kevin...

Northern Arizona University to hold in-person commencement

Oct. 16, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University plans in December to hold its first in-person commencement since the pandemic began and says it also plans a special in-person event next spring for recent graduating classes that didn't have in-person commencements. ...

Saab opens Indiana plant building sections for Air Force jet

Oct. 16, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Swedish manufacturer Saab has opened a new Indiana facility where it will build sections for a new U.S. Air Force training jet. Company executives joined state officials and others for a ceremony this past week for the facility at Purdue...

Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying "this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband's presidency. Biden spoke at an early...

Maine's Colby College bans discrimination based on caste

Oct. 15, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College is banning discrimination based on caste, a system of inherited social class, becoming one of the nation's earliest colleges to do so. The private liberal arts college revised its nondiscrimination policy to add caste to its list...

Biden on hand to rededicate The Dodd Center for Human Rights

Oct. 15, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut was officially rededicated Friday as The Dodd Center for Human Rights to honor the late U.S. senator and Nuremberg prosecutor as well as his son, former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd. The ceremony was...