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Louisiana fraternity brothers pay off former cook’s mortgage

Apr. 14, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BAKER, La. (AP) — Members of a Louisiana State University fraternity chipped in more than $50,000 to pay off the mortgage of a woman who fed them when they were students. About a dozen members of Phi Gamma Delta surprised Jessie Hamilton with the money for her 74th...

Buffalo Trace joins university on oak tree research project

Apr. 14, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky are working together on a tree planting and research project aimed at strengthening the white oak industry's sustainability. The study kicked off with the planting of 1,066 trees on the...

$1M in federal funding awarded for ag worker training

Apr. 14, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding totaling $1 million is being provided for agricultural workforce training in West Virginia. The funding was announced Tuesday by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. The funds...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Ohio college vaccination effort hits hurdle with J&J pause

Apr. 13, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor and health officials remained optimistic about the state's coronavirus vaccine distribution plan, even as providers and some college campuses suspended using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday while federal officials investigate reports of...

WVU pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns

Apr. 13, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University announced Tuesday it will temporarily stop administering the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The announcement came hours after the U.S. recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose vaccine...

Audit critical of costs in building UConn's Hartford campus

Apr. 13, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

Connecticut's state auditors on Tuesday released a report criticizing the University of Connecticut for failing to control tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns in the development and construction of its satellite campus in downtown Hartford. The auditors report...

Stitt names Oklahoma City attorney as state college regent

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the appointment Tuesday of an Oklahoma City attorney to the nine-member body that oversees the state’s 25 public colleges and universities. Stitt said he appointed Courtney Warmington to a nine-year term on the...

NY to follow federal recommendation, pause J&J vaccinations

Apr. 13, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state health officials will follow federal recommendations and pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker announced Tuesday. After federal health agencies recommended halting the Johnson &...

House-backed bill would allow higher college tuition hikes

Apr. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities would have free rein to hike student tuition under a bill the GOP-led House passed Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 128-14 in favor of the bill, with 12 avoiding weighing in directly by voting “present.” The provision...