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Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar wins top scholar-athlete award

Dec. 07, 2021 23:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar won the Williams V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night as the top scholar-athlete in college football. The senior receives a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship. He is the first Iowa State player to win the award since it was...

East Tennessee State taking part in museum project

Dec. 06, 2021 04:02 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is taking part in a project to help museums across the state better use resources by working together. The university received nearly $100,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant is part...

University design school initiative seeks racial justice

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the University of Minnesota’s College of Design launched the Design Justice Initiative, which seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color through affinity spaces, policy...

Pardoned Indiana-raised turkeys now at new Purdue home

Dec. 05, 2021 09:41 AM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The two Indiana-raised turkeys given Thanksgiving pardons by President Joe Biden are now at their new Purdue University home. The turkeys arrived this past week at Purdue and were welcomed by visitors on the West Lafayette campus’ Memorial...

Governor signs bill mandating genocide education in schools

Dec. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker this week. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include...

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new concentration of study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical...

Florida considers teaching risks, benefits of social media

Nov. 30, 2021 16:23 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida schools would be required to teach students the benefits and risks of social media under a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee. If passed, a curriculum would be developed and school districts would be...

Hungary's parliament approves referendum on LGBT issues

Nov. 30, 2021 08:22 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to limit minority rights. Lawmakers from the...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Beloved Honduran mayor stood out in bloody electoral season

Nov. 27, 2021 17:52 PM EST

CANTARRANAS, Honduras (AP) — San Luis was the eighth stop on a tour of nine villages for Francisco “Paquito” Gaitan, the popular mayor of this municipality perched in the mountains outside the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. Two weeks before the elections, Gaitan...