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UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

Oct. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disadvantages white and Asian students. ...

Harvard's largest-in-the-nation endowment surpasses $53B

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard, already the nation's wealthiest university, grew its endowment to more than $53 billion in the latest fiscal year, the Ivy League school reported in its annual financial report released Thursday. The $11.3 billion in growth over the the...

Harvard language program relocates from China to Taiwan

Oct. 13, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An intensive summer language program hosted by Harvard University in Beijing will relocate to Taiwan in summer of 2022, as the U.S.-China relationship remains strained. The program is moving to Taipei and will kick off next summer with about 60...

Biden announces nominees for humanities and arts endowments

Oct. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his picks to head the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts, tapping a Harvard University scholar and an Arizona State University professor to oversee the federal agencies. If confirmed by the...

Harvard University will divest itself from fossil fuels

Sep. 10, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University will divest itself from holdings in fossil fuels, President Lawrence Bacow said Thursday. Harvard Management Company, which oversees the university’s nearly $42 billion endowment, has already been reducing its exposure to fossil fuels...

New Florida State President McCullough taking office

Aug. 16, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is getting a new president Monday with Richard McCullough replacing the retiring John Thrasher. McCullough, FSU's 16th president, had been Harvard University's vice provost for research. The university’s board of...