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Scholarship to honor photographer killed at Kentucky protest

Dec. 1, 2020 3:46 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A scholarship for Kentucky high school students will honor a man fatally shot at a protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, according to a Tuesday announcement. Tyler Gerth, 27, was killed in late June near a demonstration at Louisville's Jefferson Square Park for Taylor,...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason looks on from the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt women's soccer goalkeeper Sarah Fuller has practiced with the football team, and coach Derek Mason says she's an option at kicker Saturday against Missouri. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Vanderbilt fires coach Derek Mason in his 7th season

Nov. 29, 2020 3:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach. “While this was a difficult decision, but I know this change is necessary," athletic director Candice...

Atlanta Public Schools employees to get $1,000 stipend

Nov. 25, 2020 1:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Next month, about 6,500 employees of the Atlanta Public School system will receive a $1,000 one-time payment. The payment, plus the district’s share of related payroll taxes, will cost the district about $7.5 million, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. M oney will come from a...

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in...

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25, 2020 1:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in...

FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that he will not seek reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Marsh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was ready to move on after more than two decades in Montgomery.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Marsh stepping down as Senate pro tempore, Reed nominated

Nov. 24, 2020 11:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh is stepping down from his leadership position, saying he wants to devote his final two years in Montgomery to education issues. Senate Republicans on Monday nominated Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper to replace Marsh as president pro tempore....

FILE - In this Nov. 2019 photo provided by Mila Dorji, Rhodes Scholar Brian Reyes poses for a photo on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Conn. Reyes, a history major at Yale University from the Bronx, is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. He is a student counselor who has been living on campus this school year and taking his classes online. He is planning on a two-year degree program in comparative social policy and a career in government or the nonprofit sector. (Mila Dorji via AP)

US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

Nov. 22, 2020 6:54 PM EST

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University. The Rhodes Trust announced the winners early Sunday, which include 22...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 12 South China Morning Post on a recent prison sentence in a ‘doxxing’ case: The violence and chaos of last year’s social unrest prompted complaints about conduct and tactics from both sides. An egregious example was...

Brown gets $20M to create scholarships for military veterans

Nov. 11, 2020 1:55 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has received a $20 million donation that will provide full scholarships to military veterans and support a plan to double the number of veterans enrolled as undergraduates, the school announced Wednesday. The donation comes from Joseph P. Healey, a U.S. Army veteran...

Barkley pledges $1M to Tuskegee University

Nov. 7, 2020 6:28 PM EST

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million to Tuskegee University, marking his fifth major donation to a historically black college, the university announced. The retired basketball star pledged the same amount to Miles College earlier this year. In 2016, he pledged $1...