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VCU aims to boost numbers on National Voter Registration Day

Sep. 22, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day, and volunteers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond are working online and in-person to get out the student vote. Get-out-the-vote groups are holding events that allow students to register to vote in-person and follow social...

Virginia college Greek life changes in the face of COVID-19

Sep. 22, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There are no dodgeball games, cookouts or other rushing events at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Richmond, but fraternities and sororities are still recruiting new brothers and sisters. The Greek chapters at VCU, and many other Virginia schools, are using Zoom to...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Lanconia Municipal Airport in Gilford, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Pence indirectly mentions marker of 200,000 US virus deaths

Sep. 22, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence briefly and indirectly lamented a “heartbreaking moment” in the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, referring to the 200,000 U.S. lives lost without mentioning the actual number. The milestone was reported by Johns Hopkins University, based on figures...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...

FILE — In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason watches from the sideline in an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Nashville, Tenn. Mason knows who his new starting quarterback is, but he isn't sharing his decision, not while looking for every advantage possible in the Commodores' season opener. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Vandy coach still mum on starting QB vs No. 10 Texas A&M

Sep. 22, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason knows who his new starting quarterback is. The Vanderbilt coach just isn't saying, not while looking for every advantage possible in the Commodores' season opener. Whoever starts under center for Vanderbilt on Saturday night will be making his first in the Southeastern...

FILE - This July 13, 2003, file photo shows Mark Hauser at his home in the Indian Hill suburb of Cincinnati. Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive, is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2020, to charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. (Craig Ruttle/The Enquirer via AP, File)

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

Sep. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score. Mark Hauser, an insurance and private...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Mining Journal. September 15, 2020 Marquette area continues to be noted for excellence To the surprise of absolutely no one who lives here, Marquette has made another of those top 10 or best of lists that come out from time to time. In the latest example, the city and its immediate environs have been named...

West Virginia Univ. spending extra on buses this semester

Sep. 20, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is spending nearly $4 million on extra buses for public transportation between campuses this semester after its Personal Rapid Transit system was shut down due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Ted Svehlik, WVU’s associate vice...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 19, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dillon Gabriel made sure Central Florida didn't let another game slip away on the road. The sophomore threw for a career-best 417 yards and four touchdowns, leading the No. 14 Knights to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech in their season opener Saturday. It was a rewarding performance for...

Spring classes at Virginia community colleges to stay online

Sep. 19, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Most classes at Virginia’s community colleges will remain online early next year, the system’s head announced months before the spring semester to “minimize the disruptions” for students from COVID-19. Chancellor Glenn DuBois sent word of the...