Latest Higher education News

State treasurer returns $150 million in unclaimed property

Dec. 07, 2022 04:06 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball said her office has returned $150 million in unclaimed property during her tenure. “Through my staff’s diligent effort, we were able to return this record amount and return money to the rightful owners,” Ball said. ...

Kentucky officials add construction management scholarship

Dec. 07, 2022 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have introduced a new construction management scholarship for students to attend any of five state schools. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the scholarship is available to students focusing on a four-year construction management...

American Museum of Natural History names new president

Dec. 06, 2022 21:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday said it had chosen college president Sean Decatur to become its next president, making him the first Black leader of the institution. Decatur, currently the president of Kenyon College in Ohio, will succeed Ellen...

New Mexico eyes overhaul of HS graduation requirements

Dec. 06, 2022 21:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High schoolers in New Mexico could one day need fewer class-unit credits to get their diploma, as state legislators began to overhaul graduation requirements Tuesday for consideration by lawmakers in early 2023. New Mexico has gone about 20 years since the...

Biden visits Arizona computer chip site, highlights jobs

Dec. 06, 2022 18:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday visited the site for a new computer chip plant in Arizona, using it as a chance to emphasize how his policies are fostering job growth in what could be a challenge to the incoming Republican House majority. Biden has staked his legacy...

Scrutinized charter school group to apply again in Tennessee

Dec. 06, 2022 13:21 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college is taking another swing at opening schools in three Tennessee counties that have previously rejected them, as well as in two new counties. The letters of intent to apply to run...

Foundations, major donors tackle nation’s nursing shortage

Dec. 06, 2022 09:24 AM EST

As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more stay in the profession and get more out of the job than just the applause and pats on the back they got during the bleakest days of the pandemic. ...

West Virginia Humanities Council accepting grant proposals

Dec. 06, 2022 07:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council is accepting applications for grants of up to $20,000 for a variety of projects. The council says the deadline is Feb. 1 to apply for grants in three categories. Major grants of up to $20,000 support...

Former acting Capitol Police head to lead Berkeley campus PD

Dec. 05, 2022 19:18 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The former acting head of the U.S. Capitol Police following the Jan. 6, 2021, riot will be the next chief of campus police at the University of California, Berkeley, officials announced Monday. Yogananda Pittman will begin leading the campus force in...

Former Education Secretary King named SUNY chancellor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EST

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. has been appointed chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation's largest university system, SUNY announced Monday. King is scheduled to begin in January at a salary of a $750,000. The appointment marks a return to New York...