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EU chief scraps meetings because driver is COVID-19 positive

Jan. 17, 2022 10:19 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that she has canceled her in-person appointments at the European Parliament this week after her driver tested positive for COVID-19. Von der Leyen said she was already in Strasbourg, France, for the...

Virginia school district to remove controversial gender book

Jan. 16, 2022 12:18 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A school district in Virginia plans to pull copies of the controversial book, “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” from its library shelves. The Washington Post reports that Loudoun County school officials are citing color illustrations that were deemed inappropriate....

University of Michigan removes Schlissel as school president

Jan. 15, 2022 23:09 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of...

SC superintendents resign under the pressure of COVID

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dorchester School District Two Superintendent Joe Pye fought back tears as a group of elementary students read him goodbye letters while crowded together in a reading nook. The goodbye letters were part of a class activity first and second grade students at Beech Hill...

Biden chooses 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman

Jan. 14, 2022 18:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the Fed's board. ...

Ex-provost new U of South Carolina leader after tough search

Jan. 14, 2022 17:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina on Friday named a former professor and provost as its new president, turning toward a familiar person to end another problematic search for the school's next leader. University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis...

Auburn dean lone remaining finalist for presidency

Jan. 14, 2022 16:48 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The engineering dean at Auburn University is the lone remaining finalist to become president after two other candidates refused to visit campus unless they were guaranteed the job, the school said Friday. Chris Roberts, who was named dean of engineering in 2012,...

Attorney, chancellor named as UW System president finalists

Jan. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of a prominent international law firm based in Milwaukee and the chancellor the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus were announced Friday as finalists to be president of the UW System. The move announcing one internal candidate and one...

Cyber attack in Albuquerque latest to target public schools

Jan. 14, 2022 13:51 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When the superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools announced earlier this week a cyber attack would lead to the cancellation of classes for around 75,000 students, he noted that the district’s technology department had been fending off attacks “for the last few...

Interim UConn president, UConn Health CEO leaving next month

Jan. 14, 2022 11:42 AM EST

STORRS (AP) — The interim president of the University of Connecticut and the CEO of UConn Health announced Friday he is stepping down next month to accept a new position at the health insurer Humana Inc. Dr. Andrew Agwunobi has led UConn since July 2021 and UConn Health since 2014....