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Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000

May. 27, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for...

Bill Gates says he has COVID, experiencing mild symptoms

May. 10, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Via Twitter, the billionaire philanthropist said he will isolate until he is again healthy. “I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and...

For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole husbands, homes, future

May. 10, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

UMUIDA, Nigeria (AP) — As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been placed on oxygen after he started coughing up blood. Jonas would never meet his daughter,...

Atlanta: Spelman College taps Helene Gayle as next president

Apr. 25, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Spelman College, one of the nation's only two historically Black colleges for women, on Monday chose as its president an epidemiologist who spent decades fighting AIDS and HIV before becoming the leader of an international anti-poverty group. Trustees of the private...