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University of Georgia to make repairs after dorm concerns

Dec. 07, 2021 13:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia will repair and deep clean several dorms after many students said poor ventilation, mold and other problems were making them sick, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. University officials told the AJC Monday that the repairs will...

Castleton University's interim president is retiring

Dec. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EST

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — The interim president of Castleton University is retiring next month. Dr. Jonathan Spiro will leave the post on Jan. 3, the board of the Vermont State Colleges System said Monday. Spiro has served Castleton University and the Vermont State...

Foundation increases gift to Maine arts center by $1M

Dec. 07, 2021 10:22 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A foundation has increased its gift to a Maine university to help create a new arts center in the state's largest city. The University of Southern Maine said Tuesday the Crewe Foundation has given an additional $1 million toward the construction of a new...

Could others be charged, liable in Michigan school shooting?

Dec. 07, 2021 10:02 AM EST

A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy. “We should...

Fraternity suspended as police investigate UNH student death

Dec. 07, 2021 09:53 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A fraternity has been temporarily suspended as police investigate the death of a University of New Hampshire student, who had visited a frat party and allegedly got into a fight before he went missing, police said. Vincenzo “Vinny" Lirosi, 22, of Whitman,...

District declines Michigan AG offer to probe Oxford shooting

Dec. 07, 2021 09:47 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said her office won't be the agency to conduct a school district's planned third-party investigation into the events at Oxford High School that occurred before last week's school shooting that left four students dead. Oxford...

Police ID teen fatally shot at Kansas City, Kansas, party

Dec. 07, 2021 09:10 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a person killed in a shooting at a party in Kansas City, Kansas, last week as a 16-year-old high school student. Hugo Hernandez-Vasquez died at a hospital following the late Friday night shooting in the city’s Shawnee Heights...

11 students treated for breathing issues in pool malfunction

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eleven students from a private Milwaukee school were taken to the hospital after a chlorine buildup in the pool area caused air quality to deteriorate. Fire officials say the children from St. Augustine Preparatory Academy were treated for breathing problems at...

Former teacher gets 4 years in prison for abuse of student

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former teacher in the Boston public schools who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former student starting when she was 12 years old has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lockwood, 54, of Arlington, was a teacher at the James P. Timilty Middle School...

Egypt court orders release of rights activist pending trial

Dec. 07, 2021 08:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Tuesday ordered the release pending trial of a rights activist who has been imprisoned for nearly two years in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said. The court in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura postponed the...