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Indiana schools chief draws GOP ire by backing Democrat

Sep. 18, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Republican Party has disavowed the state schools superintendent elected under its banner with her decision to support Democrat Woody Myers for governor. The Myers campaign announced Friday the endorsement from schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick. She said in a...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...

Former Nevada governor Sandoval named new UNR president

Sep. 17, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has been named president of the University of Nevada, Reno. University regents voted Thursday to hire the former two-term Republican governor, U.S. District Court judge and MGM Resorts International executive to begin Oct. 5 with a four-year contract....

U-Michigan governing board backs President Mark Schlissel

Sep. 17, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The governing board at the University of Michigan expressed support Thursday for President Mark Schlissel, two days after he acknowledged that trust in his leadership had slipped on campus. Schlissel has been criticized for the university's response to the coronavirus. Separately,...

Board votes to retire Pocatello High School Indians mascot

Sep. 17, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A school board in Idaho has announced its decision to retire the Pocatello High School Indians mascot at the end of the academic year after students and community members raised concerns over how other school athletic programs would portray the mascot before competitions. The...

School board keeps class virtual despite in-person proposal

Sep. 17, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school board has voted to keep classes virtual through the rest of 2020 despite its superintendent's recommendation to start in-person learning next month. News outlets report the Cumberland County Board of Education voted 6-3 Thursday to keep classes online....

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2006 file photo, Donn Rubin, chairman of Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, left, thanks Chancellor Emeritus William Danforth after learning Missouri voters narrowly approved a proposed state constitutional amendment to protect embryonic stem cell research early at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.  Washington University in St. Louis confirmed that Danforth died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at his home in Ladue, Mo., He was 94. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall File)

Ex-Washington University Chancellor William Danforth dies

Sep. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — William Danforth, a member of a prominent St. Louis family and the leader who oversaw Washington University's rise to national prominence during his 24-year career as chancellor, has died. He was 94. Washington University confirmed that Danforth died Wednesday at his home in the St....

Charisse Davis poses for a portrait on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board.

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

Sep. 17, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than being seen as a local...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Penn State running back Journey Brown (4) celebrates his third quarter touchdown run against Rutgers during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

Sep. 16, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference ran a reverse Wednesday and said it...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt answers a question during a news conference at the Central Oklahoma PPE distribution warehouse Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma had the fifth highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases last week, according to a report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force report released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and the task force is again recommending a statewide mandate require masks. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

White House task force says Oklahoma 5th in new virus cases

Sep. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had the fifth-highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. last week and the White House Coronavirus Task Force is again recommending a statewide mask mandate, according to a report released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The state had...