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Cheldon Williams named director of WVU marching band

Jun. 1, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Cheldon Williams has been named director of West Virginia University's marching band. Williams will take over on Aug. 1, WVU said in a news release. He replaces Stephen Lytle, who resigned on May 1. Williams most recently was a graduate teaching assistant with the marching band at...

Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

Jun. 1, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online learning from their homes around the nation due to the coronavirus, academy officials said Monday. Vice Adm....

University of the Southwest waives cost for grad programs

May. 31, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico college has announced it will allow all of the school’s recent undergraduate to begin master’s degree programs tuition-free. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the University of the Southwest said last month the tuition-free experiment will start this...

Bellevue College names former governor as interim president

May. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Former Gov. Gary Locke has been named the interim president of Bellevue College. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday, choosing Locke over Seattle Central College vice president Yoshiko Harden and East Los Angeles College interim president Raúl Rodríguez, The...

Teacher says he was forced to resign over racist allegations

May. 29, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A high school teacher in Florida resigned from his job over allegations that he belonged to a hate group on Facebook and posted racist comments. Vernon “Chuck" Henderson, 40, told the Tampa Bay Times that he is innocent and that his Facebook account was hacked. The social studies...

N.C school board votes for in-person graduation amid virus

May. 29, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A school board in North Carolina has voted to hold an in-person graduation ceremony for all its high schools that would be a violation of the state’s coronavirus safety orders. The Union County Public Schools Board decided in a 5-4 vote Thursday to hold the ceremonies in an...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

SIU president makes choice of chancellor known to trustees

May. 28, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The head of Southern Illinois University says he wants former Texas Southern University president Austin Lane as the school’s next chancellor despite his contentious departure from the Texas school. SIU President Dan Mahony says he has recommended Lane to the SIU Board of...

Regents to consider new president for Jackson State CC

May. 28, 2020 4:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents has called a special meeting to discuss the appointment of a new president for Jackson State Community College. The board that oversees Tennessee's community colleges and applied technology colleges said in a news release that the online meeting is...

Interim chancellor named at a Louisiana community college

May. 27, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vice chancellor at a Louisiana community college has been named interim chancellor. Vincent June’s appointment as interim chancellor at South Louisiana Community College takes effect Saturday, Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Monty Sullivan said...