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Officers to be remembered at memorial this week in Kentucky

May. 24, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered during a ceremony this week. Gov. Andy Beshear will join the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and the Department of Criminal Justice Training for the...

Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

May. 23, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. ...

Maine university president withdraws after hiring complaints

May. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The incoming president of a public university in Maine has voluntarily withdrawn from his position amid complaints from faculty members about his hiring. Michael Laliberte was set to start as president of University of Maine at Augusta on Aug. 1. He was the...

Bolivian student, 52, jailed in probe of pay from government

May. 23, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Max Mendoza has been a remarkably persistent student — and a profitable one: He's been enrolled at a public university in Bolivia for 32 years but never graduated, much of it while being paid a government salary to serve as a student leader. On Monday,...

California couple gives McPherson College $25 million gift

May. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple well-known for their philanthropy has donated $25 million to McPherson College, the largest gift in the college's 135-year history. Melanie Lundquist announced the gift from her and her husband, Richard, while she gave the commencement...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 23, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 22, 2022. Editorial: Abbott and ERCOT should face facts: The grid isn’t fixed It’s been almost a year since Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed that he and state lawmakers did “everything that needed to be done” to prevent electricity...

Regents to consider candidates for presidents of 2 schools

May. 23, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Board of Regents says it may appoint the next presidents of Cleveland State Community College and the College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton at its next meeting. The board is scheduled to receive Chancellor Flora W. Tydings'...

University of Delaware increasing tuition by 3 percent

May. 22, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tuition will increase by 3% for students at the University of Delaware for the upcoming school year. The university announced the tuition increase Friday. In real dollars it amounts to an increase of $390 for in-state students and $1,050 for out-of-state...

Kentucky firefighters honor hiker who survived 100-foot fall

May. 22, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky fire department has honored a hiker who survived a fall of more than 100 feet and nearly died. The Lexington Fire Department honored Joshua Alexander during its annual awards ceremony Saturday, WKYT-TV reported. Alexander spent more...

Arizona gives special practice permits to med school grads

May. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is one of a just handful of states that issues special practice permits to medical school graduates who haven’t completed a residency. But six months into the program, use of the permits is low. Supporters of the program say it’s one way to address...