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Dartmouth-Hitchcock invests in Colby-Sawyer health programs

Jan. 20, 2020 1:17 PM EST

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Efforts to address New Hampshire's health care workforce shortage are getting a multi-million dollar boost. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system is investing up to $3.25 million into Colby-Sawyer Collelge, starting with an initial $750,000. The money will fund new health science...

Accreditation board: McMaster had undue influence on search

Jan. 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The group that awards accreditation the University of South Carolina has determined Gov. Henry McMaster had undue influence on last year's search for a new president. The determination by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools means the university will have to submit a...

FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, pedestrians walk on the campus at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Authorities are investigating the on-campus death of a Stanford University undergraduate student but do not suspect foul play. Deputies responded Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 to a medical emergency at a residence. The Stanford Daily reported that it was the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house. The man, who was not identified, died at the scene. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

No foul play suspected in campus death of Stanford student

Jan. 19, 2020 2:39 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the on-campus death of a Stanford University student but do not suspect foul play, according to newspaper reports. Deputies responded Friday to a medical emergency at a residence, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said. The Stanford Daily...

Advocates for struggling college want more state funding

Jan. 19, 2020 1:22 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Advocates for a private college in Delaware that has already received millions of taxpayer dollars say the institution's request for another $3.2 million is urgently needed. Last week, both the Dover City Council and Kent County Levy Court passed resolutions urging the General Assembly...

Ashley Mabry, 35, who has autism and Asperger's syndrome, is graduating from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs this spring. Mabry is one of three seniors in the first cohort to graduate in May from an inclusion program Colorado lawmakers enacted in December 2016 to enable intellectually disabled students to become fully matriculated at three schools: UCCS, the University of Northern Colorado and Arapahoe Community College. Since the fourth-grade Mabry has known she wanted to go to college.

University to graduate first class in special needs program

Jan. 19, 2020 12:13 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ashley Mabry, who looks forward to family game night, sometimes watches TV and loves her internship at the ARC Pikes Peak Region, knew she wanted to go to college since the fourth grade, when she entered a “talent development” program at Hilltop Baptist School...

Alaska university proposes tuition increase for fall

Jan. 18, 2020 3:37 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Southeast and other schools in the Alaska university system have proposed increasing tuition starting in the fall to combat a decrease in state funding. The 5% increase was brought about after significant cuts to the state's funding of the University of Alaska...

College relies on campus veteran after president's ouster

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — The interim president at Indiana's Franklin College is a longtime administrator who has won more than 500 games as basketball coach. Kerry Prather was appointed after the arrest and firing of Thomas Minar, who is charged in Door County, Wisconsin, with child enticement, use of a...

UC proposes annual tuition increases over five years

Jan. 17, 2020 2:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is considering annual tuition increases over five years under a sweeping plan to raise more money for financial aid and campus needs. UC regents will consider two plans to raise fees at their meeting next Wednesday in what could be the second fee increase in...

Rhode Island governor releases proposed $10.2B state budget

Jan. 16, 2020 5:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor released a nearly $10.2 billion state budget plan Thursday that closes the deficit, invests more in education and proposes to legalize recreational marijuana despite opposition from legislative leaders. The Legislature will review the proposals and present...

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks to student organizers receiving training to work on the presidential campaign on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Perez told the students they will be the key to defeating President Donald Trump this year. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats' campus push

Jan. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. The training is part...