Latest Higher education News

2 arrested after protests at Binghamton University

Nov. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

BINGHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Two people protesting a lecture hosted by a Republican student group at Binghamton University have been arrested. The university’s vice president for student affairs, Brian Rose says the school is investigating the students and student organizations who participated in a...

White supremacist manifesto reportedly shared at Syracuse U

Nov. 19, 2019 7:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand was circulated electronically at Syracuse University, campus law enforcement said Tuesday, adding to a string of racist episodes that have shaken the upstate...

New community college president wants to remove ‘stigma’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of the issues Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki is working to address as the new president of NHTI is the sometimes negative perception of community college. “We have a lot of the same opportunities, at a much, much cheaper price tag,” said Mullin-Sawicki. “Yet students...

Macalester College pulls founder’s name from campus building

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Minnesota is removing its founder's name from a campus building after students brought attention to his racist views in the 1800s. The board of trustees for Macalester College in St. Paul announced Monday that Edward Duffield Neill's name will be...

9 charged after student dies amid alleged fraternity hazing

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of an Ohio University student and a related investigation into alleged hazing by fraternity members has led to charges against nine people, including two former students indicted for involuntary manslaughter and another for reckless homicide. The Athens County prosecutor...

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Nov. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to...

Cornell anticipates Greek reforms after student’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EST

Cornell University is planning reforms to its Greek life system as it investigates the puzzling death of a first-year student following an unauthorized fraternity party last month, the Ivy League school’s president said Tuesday. The body of Antonio Tsialas was found in an Ithaca gorge Oct. 26. Authorities...

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

Nov. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The hostages — American Kevin King and...

Arkansas universities report drop in international students

Nov. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Several Arkansas universities have reported a drop in international student enrollment. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Tuesday that the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville indicates its international student population is down about 2% from 1,461 in fall 2017 to 1,433 in...

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:55 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus. Police were waiting them out after 10 days of some of...