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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, shows a sign for Middlebury College on the campus in Middlebury, Vt. Middlebury College in Vermont said it's offering some of its buildings as local officials craft emergency plans to help combat the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

Colleges offering dorms as hospital overflow for virus cases

Mar. 18, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A growing number of U.S. colleges are preparing to turn empty dorms into temporary housing for patients with the coronavirus as the nation’s hospitals brace for a possible surge of cases that could push treatment centers beyond their limits. Tufts University announced Wednesday that...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Mar. 10, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Metro Parks levy deserves voter support The Akron Beacon Journal March 9 It’s easy to love parks, especially in Summit County where we’re blessed with a strong Metro Parks system that’s grown to include 16 parks and...

Abuse survivor Robert Stone, left, gets a hug from Attorney Sarah Klein as JP DesCamp looks on as the men have accused former University of Michigan doctor Robert E. Anderson of systematic sexual assault as they speak to the news media in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)

University of Michigan won't change investigation into abuse

Mar. 6, 2020 8:53 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) — University of Michigan leaders said Friday that they plan to stay the course with their own investigation into allegations a deceased team doctor molested hundreds of people going back decades, declining the state attorney general's offer to get involved and angering lawyers for the...

University of Memphis student Landon Shelby speaks with a reporter outside an off-campus voting location on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Shelby, a Republican, said he would like to see the university have a polling location on campus to help students cast ballots more easily. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Some states make it harder for college students to vote

Mar. 1, 2020 9:48 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University student Will Newell wishes it was easier for college students like him to cast ballots in Tennessee, one of 14 states holding a presidential primary on Super Tuesday. The campus has no locations for early voting, so students must visit an off-campus polling...

3 college students in Ohio plead guilty in hazing case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio University students pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to the investigation into fraternity hazing that led to a student's death. Dominic Figliola, 21, of Athens, pleaded guilty to two felony drug possession counts and to misdemeanor charges of hazing and violating...

Towson student group: Rename buildings honoring slave owners

Feb. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A group of Towson University students is calling on school officials to rename two campus buildings that honor prominent Maryland politicians who owned slaves. The student group “Tigers for Justice” had collected nearly 3,000 signatures as of Thursday morning on its online...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Harvard and Yale students protest during halftime of the NCAA college football game between Harvard and Yale at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to stop investing in fossil fuel industries and are gaining wider traction in 2020. (Nic Antaya/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

Feb. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale. The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a...

No charges to be sought after Iowa marching band allegations

Feb. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — University leaders have determined there's not enough evidence to pursue charges stemming from allegations that University of Iowa marching band members were targets of abuse during last season's football game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they...

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. In late January 2020, a federal judge dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans discrimination based on gender in education. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

Judge rules against women seeking admission to Yale frats

Feb. 5, 2020 12:55 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale University to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans discrimination based on gender in education. U.S....

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Leon Hayner, an associate dean of students at Rollins College looks over requests from the U.S. Census Bureau in Winter Park, Fla. Because of the federal privacy law, university administrators, if called upon, won't be able to disclose students' sex, race or Hispanic origin on the 2020 Census form. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Confusion over what data schools can provide for 2020 Census

Feb. 2, 2020 4:58 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau this week starts its process of counting students living in college-run housing, but there's confusion over what demographic information university officials can share with the agency. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education said in a memo to schools that...