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Maryland law authorizes campus police force at Johns Hopkins

Apr. 19, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new Maryland law allows Johns Hopkins University to set up its own armed police force at its Baltimore campuses. Hopkins President Ronald Daniels says the small force of 100 officers will be subject to the highest standards of constitutional policing. He says the university will strive...

WSU to pay up to $4.7M for data theft involving 1.2M people

Apr. 19, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State University has agreed to pay up to $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit that came after a hard drive containing the personal information of more than a million people was stolen from a self-storage locker in 2017. The Seattle Times reports in a settlement approved in King County...

Choctaw historian to release new book on food sovereignty

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas. The prolific author juggles her time between being a professor, writing (both fiction and nonfiction), and advocating for healthy eating in the Native American...

Group apologizes after appearance by banned Alaska professor

Apr. 19, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An archaeology organization has apologized for the attendance of a banned Alaska professor at its annual meeting. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the written apology earlier that day from the Society for American Archaeology followed criticism after former...

Mississippi university tuition to rise 4%, on average

Apr. 18, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4% next fall, saying state funding increases this year are earmarked for increasing employee costs and they need more money to maintain programs. The College Board on Thursday gave final approval to tuition...

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Apr. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under the terms...

Minnesota professor pleads guilty to domestic assault charge

Apr. 18, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota professor accused of assaulting his girlfriend in their apartment has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday that 47-year-old Aaron Doering pleaded guilty to domestic assault by strangulation. As part of...

Jim Beam donation to create Kentucky spirits institute

Apr. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam bourbon says it will donate $5 million to the University of Kentucky to establish the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits to teach the next generation of master distillers. Beam Suntory top executive Albert Baladi says the donation is an investment in bourbon's...

A glance at tuition and fees at Mississippi universities

Apr. 18, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tuition and fees will rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2019 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. Here's a look at tuition and fees for two semesters (fall and spring), as well as the percentage change from the current academic year: —...

CU system presidential finalist faces backlash for interview

Apr. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The lone finalist in the University of Colorado system presidential search is facing backlash for recent comments he made related to affirmative action. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that in an interview on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters, University of North Dakota...