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Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

Jun. 13, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they...

Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

Wake Forest adding Ole Miss graduate transfer Khadim Sy

Jun. 11, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest is adding graduate transfer Khadim Sy from Mississippi. The school announced Sy’s signing Friday to bolster the Demon Deacons’ frontcourt. The 6-foot-10, 238-pound Sy started 31 of his 45 games over the past two seasons at Ole...

Highlights of the two-year, $46.3 billion Connecticut budget

Jun. 09, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday, the final day of the regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget deal reached by Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. Here are some highlights of the...

FBI working with Des Moines college on data security breach

Jun. 09, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The FBI is now working with the Des Moines Area Community College on a data security breach that has led to days of the school being shut down. The security incident closed the college on Friday and forced it to partially shut down its computer...

CCRI president gets new 3-year contract

Jun. 09, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State higher education officials have approved a new three-year contract for Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes despite opposition from the faculty union, which said it feels “disrespected” by her administration. The...

Western Michigan gets $550M gift from anonymous alumni

Jun. 09, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A group of anonymous alumni has gifted $550 million to Western Michigan University. The school in Kalamazoo will receive the funding over 10 years. It will be divided among scholarships, investing in quality educators, advancing medical research...

Senior asks that $40K college scholarship be given to others

Jun. 08, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

A high school senior headed to Harvard asked that her school give the $40,000 college scholarship it had awarded her to someone going to a community college instead. At the graduation ceremony at Fitchburg High School on Friday, Verda Tetteh returned to the stage to ask...

Alaska students gain law education options under partnership

Jun. 07, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage has announced a new partnership with a university in Oregon to expand opportunities for current and future students interested in law degrees. Qualified students in Alaska who meet certain academic requirements...

SC HBCU Clinton College to cut tuition by 50% in fall

Jun. 06, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A historically black college in South Carolina is cutting tuition in half for its students this fall. Clinton College, located in Rock Hill, is also offering every student a new computer tablet, WBTV-TV reported. The college...