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Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

USC hires coach Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma

Nov. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EST

Southern California desperately wanted a marquee head coach after more than a decade of underachievement and embarrassment. The Trojans landed one of the biggest, brightest names in the game. USC hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley on Sunday in a stunning...

Initiative targets diversity gap among leaders in academia

Nov. 28, 2021 16:32 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Researchers at three universities in Maryland will study why there are so few women and people of color in leadership roles at universities. They're also hoping to bring more diversity to those top jobs. The Washington Post reported Saturday...

UNM to appeal allowing grad student workers to unionize

Nov. 28, 2021 16:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico plans to appeal a ruling that graduate student employees can unionize. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that UNM has filed notice of intent to appeal in 2nd Judicial District Court. ...

Georgia Tech fires 3 assistant coaches, including Patenaude

Nov. 28, 2021 15:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins fired offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude and two other assistants on Sunday following a disappointing 3-9 season that ended with six consecutive losses. Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Nathan Burton and...

Colorado school district closes campuses after shootings

Nov. 28, 2021 15:26 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — After recent shootings involving teens in Aurora, the public school system has decided students will have to stay on campus during lunch break at least for the next several weeks. All high schools in Aurora will have closed campuses beginning Monday...

VCU Health’s new tower expand Massey Cancer, join services

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The newest facility in Virginia Commonwealth University Health’s sprawling enterprise is a 17-story, $384 million outpatient tower in downtown Richmond. It opens Dec. 6, consolidates at least seven other buildings’ worth of services into one, and expands the...

Book grant program helps Mississippi libraries combat racism

Nov. 28, 2021 08:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years ago, a group of Black students was arrested and jailed for peacefully studying at the white-only Jackson Municipal Public Library. Today, shelves in public libraries in the Jackson-Hinds Library System display books called “We Are Not...

Robotics grants being offered by education department

Nov. 28, 2021 08:15 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Education is offering competitive grants to public schools and public charter schools to set up robotics teams and participate in contests. “Robotics is a great way to reinforce academic concepts while also...

Program working to make Pinellas teaching force more diverse

Nov. 28, 2021 03:12 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Growing up in Broward County, Triston Williams had his heart set on a sports-based future. He played football at Miramar High, and considered himself an athlete. If he couldn’t keep playing, he said, he’d look to a career tied to the...