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Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...

University says can’t fire professor for ‘bigoted’ remarks

Nov. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A professor at Indiana University who defended “racist, sexist, and homophobic” comments that he posted on his social media accounts will keep his job because his views are protected under the Constitution, university officials announced after they were bombarded with...

Ohio State vows ‘monetary resolution’ for doctor’s victims

Nov. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is committed to a “monetary resolution” for men sexually abused decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, school leaders said Thursday, though no settlement has been reached in lawsuits alleging school officials ignored complaints and failed to...

Ohio State University president plans to retire next year

Nov. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Michael Drake plans to retire from that role next year after a tenure highlighted by strategic successes but also complicated by scandals involving the university’s marching band, a prominent football coach and a former team doctor accused of...

Montana regents support $150K pay increase for MSU president

Nov. 21, 2019 4:29 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Members of the Montana Board of Regents are voicing support for a $150,000 pay raise for the president of Montana State University to keep her from leaving for a higher paying job at another university. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton...

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping fast in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Australia that are buzzing with the specially bred mosquitoes, an...

Fresh off election win, Edwards talks of agenda for new term

Nov. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sketched out the broad outlines of his agenda for a second term Thursday, proposing new investments in education and saying he hopes the new Legislature will choose compromise over obstruction. The Democratic incumbent said his top priority will be...

Rhode Island College adjunct professors seek higher pay

Nov. 21, 2019 3:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Adjunct professors at Rhode Island College say they’ve made little progress in their demands for a pay raise. Professors say they have been negotiating for a 2.5% pay increase since their last contract expired in August 2018. Adjunct faculty union president Deborah Kaspin...

Key dates in Ohio State President Michael Drake’s tenure

Nov. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Michael Drake announced his retirement plans Thursday. Here is a look at some key dates in his tenure: June 30, 2014: Drake, an ophthalmologist who served as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, becomes Ohio State’s 15th president....

Massachusetts college campus evacuated due to chemical odor

Nov. 21, 2019 2:15 PM EST

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts community college campus has been evacuated and about 10 people have been taken to the hospital with possible chemical exposure. Bristol Community College’s campus in New Bedford was evacuated Thursday. Deputy Fire Chief Scott Kruger tells The Standard-Times...