Latest Graduate education News

Grad student publicly accuses UC regent of groping

Nov. 14, 2019 3:33 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California confirmed Thursday it is investigating a graduate student’s allegations that a UC regent touched her upper thigh during a dinner five years ago. Doctoral student Rebecca Ora made the claim during a public UC regents meeting Wednesday, saying Regent...

$10 million gift to the Kinder Institute at Missouri

Nov. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $10 million gift from the Kinder Foundation, which will be used to support two new degrees programs. The university announced Tuesday it will offer a bachelor's degree in constitutional democracy and a master's degree in Atlantic history and...

Enrollment at Georgia's universities, colleges keeps growing

Nov. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Enrollment at Georgia's public colleges and universities reached an all-time high for the fifth year in a row, powered mostly by increases at a few of the state's largest schools. The University System of Georgia reported Tuesday that total enrollment rose 1.5% in fall 2019 from fall 2018....

Detroit hospital, school losing neurosurgery training permit

Nov. 8, 2019 3:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A neurosurgery training program at a Detroit hospital has lost its accreditation, jeopardizing the status of the health system and a university medical school. The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education this month removed credentials from the Detroit Medical Center's program...

Longtime Oklahoma TV reporter announces run for US Senate

Nov. 4, 2019 6:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime Oklahoma television news reporter says she's planning to run as a Democrat for Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Inhofe. Abby Broyles announced her candidacy late Monday in a video posted to her Twitter account. She joins a handful of other...

St. Norbert president stepping down after school year

Nov. 2, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — The president of St. Norbert College in De Pere is retiring after the school year. Brian Bruess has led the four-year Catholic liberal arts institution since June 2017. He says while his decision is probably unexpected to most, he says the college is in "exceptional shape" with faculty...

Gilbert, Ross to build U-M tech center in Detroit

Oct. 29, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prime real estate formerly proposed as the site for a new jail in Detroit instead will be turned into a $300 million graduate school campus for the University of Michigan. Crain's Detroit Business says developers Dan Gilbert and Stephen Ross are behind the project on the east side of...

$3M grant to fund climate change education at Auburn

Oct. 27, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A $3 million grant will help fund climate change education at Auburn University. The school announced recently that money from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship will be used to teach students how to study the changing climate. Faculty members will work with about 85...

Harvard graduate students authorize a strike; no date set

Oct. 26, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout. The union represents close to 5,000 teaching and research assistants. It says it is at an impasse with the school on issues including pay, benefits and protections...

The Latest: Russian spokeswoman blames US attitudes

Oct. 26, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of a convicted Russian agent from the U.S. (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman says Maria Butina, who returned to Moscow on Saturday after serving a sentence in the United States for being a covert agent, is a victim of entrenched...