Latest Undergraduate education News

Northeast Louisiana colleges take aim at nursing shortage

Dec. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two northeast Louisiana colleges are working together to try to combat the statewide nursing shortage that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. KNOE-TV reports that Louisiana Delta Community College and the...

3rd worker at federal prison charged with sexual misconduct

Dec. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal correctional officer at a women’s prison in California was charged Friday with sexually abusing an inmate, just months after the prison’s warden was arrested for similar conduct. The officer, John Russell Bellhouse, is the latest employee...

University of Georgia asks to name buildings for Black grads

Dec. 03, 2021 15:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The University of Georgia is asking regents to name two buildings for some of the university's earliest Black graduates. This week's proposal followed a decision by the University System of Georgia regents not to remove names of any people associated with slavery, segregation...

Florida college cancels $1.2 million in student debt

Dec. 03, 2021 10:00 AM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida college is eliminating $1.2 million in student debt to alleviate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 1,300 students at Polk State College in Winter Haven received the good news just in time for...

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new concentration of study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical...

Davison powers No. 23 Wisconsin past Georgia Tech 70-66

Dec. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brad Davison scored nine straight points midway through the second half and finished with 27, leading No. 23 Wisconsin to a 70-66 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night. The Badgers (6-1) carried a one-point lead into halftime and built a 10-point...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Dec. 01, 2021 19:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 61, of...

QB Bohanon uncertain for No. 9 Baylor for Big 12 title game

Nov. 29, 2021 16:36 PM EST

Baylor quarterback Gerry Bohanon's status for the Big 12 championship game was still uncertain Monday after missing the past 1 1/2 games for the ninth-ranked Bears because of a right hamstring injury. Coach Dave Aranda described Bohanon as “awfully eager” and said...

New college courses teach about civil rights leader Vivian

Nov. 29, 2021 07:48 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — At least seven colleges in Georgia and one in Louisiana are now offering classes about the late civil rights leader Rev. C.T. Vivian, and those involved in creating the curriculum hope to expand that number to at least 50 schools by next year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Duke Energy gives $150K of nuclear scholarships to SC State

Nov. 29, 2021 04:08 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is giving a historically Black South Carolina university $150,000 in scholarships to help train and educate new nuclear engineers. South Carolina State University said that money will provide about 15 scholarships over three years in...