Latest Undergraduate education News

Heavy snow causes partial roof collapse at Brevard College

Jan. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EST

BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Heavy snow during a winter storm Sunday caused part of a roof to collapse on a dorm at Brevard College, but all 50 students inside got out safely, authorities said. Emergency crews responded to Jones Hall just after 3 p.m. Sunday. Melody...

Groups seek to boost the number of Black men teaching

Jan. 16, 2022 00:08 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tina Fletcher figured out her life’s purpose when she met her ninth-grade civics teacher. Mrs. Payne was Black, like Fletcher, and was one of the first teachers of color Fletcher had in her rural Arkansas town. “I knew from that point...

Dartmouth adds international students to need-blind policy

Jan. 15, 2022 11:20 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has begun including international students in its need-blind admissions policy. The new policy announced Wednesday makes Dartmouth one of six U.S. colleges that offer need-blind admissions to all undergraduate applicants while also meeting...

IU Health gives Ivy Tech $8.75 million to expand nursing

Jan. 15, 2022 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment. Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for...

Nevada regents vote to support university vaccine mandate

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Board of Regents voted 9-4 on Friday to direct Chancellor Melody Rose to send a letter to state lawmakers, health officials and Gov. Steve Sisolak in support of imposing a vaccine mandate on students enrolled in public colleges and universities in Nevada. ...

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...

Navient settlement: Indebted student borrowers to benefit

Jan. 13, 2022 19:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people who took out student loans over the past 20 years could see their loans canceled or receive a small check as part of a nationwide settlement with Navient, a major student loan collecting company, over allegations of abusive lending practices. ...

No. 19 Texas Tech taking down top 10s with senior transfers

Jan. 12, 2022 17:26 PM EST

Adonis Arms, Kevin Obanor, Bryson Williams and Davion Warren are all seniors who played for smaller programs last season. Together at Texas Tech, with first-year head coach Mark Adams and a handful of returners, they have helped the 19th-ranked Red Raiders take down consecutive top...

Massachusetts higher education commissioner to step down

Jan. 12, 2022 16:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts commissioner of higher education plans to step down in June at the end of the current academic year, the Department of Higher Education announced Wednesday. Commissioner Carlos Santiago, who works with leadership and helps shape state-level policies...

Transcript gaps? Strong college application remains possible

Jan. 12, 2022 07:01 AM EST

Applying to college typically comes with some uncertainty, but this year’s applicants are tackling one additional question: What should you do when a pandemic has limited what goes into your college applications? Many extracurriculars, including sports and clubs, couldn’t go on...