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Mom starts scholarship fund to honor son killed in Ga. wreck

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Each of Tarik Kindell’s family members and friends agree that he was an incredibly giving person — in more ways than one. Not only was he funny and charismatic, always knowing exactly what to say to make someone smile. He was also there for his...

USC ex-dean, LA politician charged with bribery scheme

Oct. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship...

Gift helps U-Michigan put emphasis on environmental justice

Oct. 11, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said it plans to expand environmental justice efforts after a $11.1 million gift. The school will establish the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, a scholarship fund and new faculty positions in the...

City colleges announces SIU partnership for accounting

Oct. 10, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — College officials in Carbondale and Chicago have announced a partnership aimed at improving access for students who want to pursue accounting and diversifying the field. Southern Illinois University Carbondale has entered an agreement with City Colleges...

Vanderbilt announces $10M donation to law school

Oct. 07, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced on Wednesday that an alumnus and Board of Trust member has donated $10 million to the law school. Justin Ishbia graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 2004 and is the founder and managing partner of Shore...

Study: Vaccines helped reduce COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma

Oct. 05, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus vaccinations have helped reduce COVID-19 infections by 7,500 and deaths by 1,100 among Oklahomans aged 65 and older, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The study of Medicare...

Oakland University president giving $1 million to school

Oct. 04, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — The president of Oakland University said she is donating $1 million to the school for scholarships. “I want to attract students who may not be thinking about Oakland. We have so much to offer them," Ora Pescovitz told The Detroit News. ...

Ohio expands vaccine lottery program to $2M, ages 5-11

Oct. 01, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doubled the amount of money for its new Vax-to-College program Friday to $2 million and plans to expand the age range to include children 5 years and older once the vaccine is authorized for them at the end of the month. “This is the time...

Nick Cannon to pay off HBCU students' debt upon graduation

Sep. 29, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Entertainer Nick Cannon is promising to pay off the loan debt of seven students at historically black colleges, including three in North Carolina, when they graduate. Cannon hosted students from Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina A&T...

After captivity, Nigerian students seek overseas education

Sep. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emmanuel Benson was planning to get his diploma in horticulture and landscaping from Nigeria’s Federal College of Forestry Mechanization next year. Now, he’s not willing to risk the return to school, after he was kidnapped by bandits with dozens of others earlier...