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Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater...

Georgia Tech hosts Tar Heels at NFL's Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Sep. 23, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

No. 21 North Carolina (2-1, 1-1 ACC) at Georgia Tech (1-2, 0-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ACC Network). Line: North Carolina by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Georgia Tech leads 30-22-3. WHAT’S AT...

Northern Idaho community college president terminated

Sep. 23, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The board of trustees of a northern Idaho community college has fired the school’s president in what one board member who opposed the move called 100% retaliation. The board with a 3-2 vote Wednesday fired Rick MacLennan, ending his...

Vermont State U. to be weighed as new name for 3 schools

Sep. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The trustees of the Vermont State Colleges are going to consider renaming three schools in the system Vermont State University, officials said Tuesday. In June the trustees hired a company to recommend a new name for the new single, unified...

ACC Age Gap: Super seniors, early enrolles create challenges

Sep. 22, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

Clemson linebacker James Skalski sees nothing odd about staying in college, no matter how many seasons he's been with the Tigers. Skalski, 23, is among the group of sixth-year “Super Seniors," who have taken advantage of redshirt rules — and...

Purdue says fall enrollment set record at nearly 50,000

Sep. 21, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University said it has nearly 50,000 students this fall, a record fueled by a freshman class of about 10,200. Purdue said it was surprised by an increase in out-of-state students accepted for admission, the Journal & Courier...

Massachusetts community colleges to require vaccinations

Sep. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Students, faculty and staff at all 15 Massachusetts state community colleges will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by January, the schools' presidents said. “While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already...

History's scars laid bare at former Indian boarding school

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Ernest House Jr. pulled the plaque off one of the stone columns beneath the clock tower at the heart of Fort Lewis College, one of three panels that for the last two decades have offered an inaccurate portrayal of federal Indian boarding schools. ...

Classmate in college bribery trial: Recruit's profile bogus

Sep. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial. ...

UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...