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Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

Northwestern State gets grant to train nurse practitioners

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university has a $1.9 million federal grant to train mental health nurse practitioners. The money will expand a master's degree program that teaches people who can provide mental health care in underserved areas and use technology to...

Mining company donation goes to dorm renovation at Nicholls

Jun. 12, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Mining company BHP has donated $200,000 to a Louisiana university for upgrades to housing facilities. The Houma Courier reports that the donation was made for renovations on two residence halls — North and South Babington...

‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

Court documents: Yale grad student was shot at close range

Jun. 11, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Yale University graduate student whose body was found on a street next to his car in February had been shot multiple times and at close range, according to court documents released Friday. Kevin Jiang had gunshot wounds to his head, chest and...

Gonzaga to require COVID-19 vaccines for students

Jun. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga University is joining the list of schools that will require students to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in campus activities this fall. Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh made the announcement Thursday in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Spike protein...

First-year university enrollment confirmations up 12%

Jun. 11, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-year enrollment confirmations for the fall semester are up from the same time last year, officials with the University of Minnesota system said Friday. System officials said confirmations from students coming directly from high school have...

Dartmouth med school drops cheating charges against students

Jun. 11, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth's medical school dismissed charges against students accused of cheating by accessing online course materials while taking closed-book exams remotely, the dean said in an email to the school community. A Geisel School of Medicine committee...

Wake Forest adding Ole Miss graduate transfer Khadim Sy

Jun. 11, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest is adding graduate transfer Khadim Sy from Mississippi. The school announced Sy’s signing Friday to bolster the Demon Deacons’ frontcourt. The 6-foot-10, 238-pound Sy started 31 of his 45 games over the past two seasons at Ole...