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Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Georgia colleges hold tuition flat for second straight year

Apr. 13, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 340,000 students at Georgia's public universities and colleges won't pay more for classes next fall, with regents on Tuesday approving flat tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. Officials say they were able to hold tuition flat at the 26...

Now Piedmont University, Georgia school sheds college label

Apr. 13, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

DEMOREST, Ga. (AP) — A north Georgia institution has made the jump from college to university. The former Piedmont College officially became Piedmont University on Friday, also adopting a new logo. The 2,500-student private university tells local...

Kansas college paying staff $250 to get COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 12, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' largest community college is paying staff members to get COVID-19 vaccinations, and one of the state's largest public school districts is making in-home coronavirus testing kits available to students who want them. Johnson County...

Texas Tech's post-Beard exodus continues with guard McClung

Apr. 11, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech junior guard Mac McClung intends to go through the NBA draft process while the team's leading scorer from last season also has his name in the NCAA transfer portal. The Georgetown transfer's decision is the latest in the potential exodus...

Hinds Community College offering free summer classes

Apr. 11, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A college in central Mississippi is offering free classes this summer, using federal coronavirus relief money to cover the costs of tuition, fees and books. Registration opens Monday for new students at Hinds Community College. Classes begin June...

Texas Tech junior guard Edwards transferring out of program

Apr. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech junior guard Kyler Edwards has decided to transfer, new head coach Mark Adams said Saturday. Edwards had initially put his name in the transfer portal at the end of the season to explore his options. Adams, the Red...

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Apr. 09, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination to student health officials before they can enroll for the fall semester, the school's president said Friday. A statement from Duke President Vincent Price...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Texas Tech's Shannon declares for NBA without hiring agent

Apr. 08, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech sophomore Terrence Shannon Jr. declared for the NBA draft Thursday without hiring an agent, making him eligible to return to the Red Raiders. Shannon technically has three seasons of eligibility remaining because his freshman year in...