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Law school receives $3M grant for restorative justice center

Apr. 6, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Law School received a $3 million federal grant to establish a national center examining ways to advance restorative justice education. Dean and President Thomas McHenry said the South Royalton school is the only law school in the country that awards a master's degree in...

McGee-Stafford to forego 2 WNBA seasons to pursue law degree

Mar. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings center Imani McGee-Stafford will forego the next two WNBA seasons to pursue a law degree. McGee-Stafford said through the Wings on Monday that she has been accepted into a program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles that features an accelerated law school...

Applications open for student member of higher ed panel

Mar. 30, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is seeking applicants for a college student to serve on the panel. The student member will be appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb and serve on the commission from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. The student member will be a full voting member...

FILE - This May 1, 2019 file photo shows playwright Terrence McNally at the 73rd annual Tony Awards

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

Mar. 26, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81....

Andre of Washington, D.C., rides the escalator up at the Metro subway Congress Heights train station in Washington, Friday, March, 13, 2020. He wears two face masks and gloves to protect his children and grandchildren from the coronavirus. He doesn't want to bring it home. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump declares emergency; world steps up fight against virus

Mar. 13, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared a state of emergency Friday as many European countries went on a war footing amid mounting deaths as the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic. At the White House, where President Donald Trump made the emergency decree, drug company...

Applications being accepted for new law school program

Mar. 12, 2020 3:48 AM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State University is accepting applications from students who want to participate in a program that would allow them to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years. The students selected would be the first cohort to participate in the partnership between Murray...

University of Tennessee suspends in-person classes

Mar. 11, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee announced Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend all in-person classes as the state's cases of new coronavirus rose to nine. The university's campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and its Health Science Center in Memphis, were moving courses...

Loyola-New Orleans adds environmental, health law degrees

Mar. 7, 2020 1:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is adding new master's degree programs in environmental and health law. "Our goal with these programs is to attract both recent college graduates seeking to enter the fields of healthcare and environmental compliance and experienced employees...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch appears on CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died at the age of 84. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died

Mar. 2, 2020 1:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84. His death was confirmed Monday by GE. The cause of death was renal...

UC Santa Cruz fires 54 striking graduate students

Feb. 29, 2020 3:23 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Santa Cruz has fired 54 graduate students who have been striking for higher wages by refusing to turn in undergraduate students' grades. The students were dismissed Friday after failing to comply with a university-imposed deadline to submit the grades and...