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Vanderbilt University names new chancellor

Dec. 4, 2019 10:58 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University named renowned scholar Daniel Diermeier as its new chancellor, the school said Wednesday in a statement. Diermeier, who is currently the provost at the University of Chicago, will take over the position on July 1, 2020. “Daniel has the vision, leadership...

Latest: Governor has personal ties to school shooting site

Dec. 3, 2019 4:41 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the second shooting at a Wisconsin high school in two days (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has a personal connection to the high school where a 16-year-old student was shot by a resource officer after stabbing him. Evers said Tuesday that two of his...

President Trump meets with 22 college championship teams

Nov. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Friday with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. Traditional White House visits for champion college and pro sports teams have become politically loaded events during Trump’s presidency, and Friday’s gathering was no...

Key dates in Ohio State President Michael Drake’s tenure

Nov. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Michael Drake announced his retirement plans Thursday. Here is a look at some key dates in his tenure: June 30, 2014: Drake, an ophthalmologist who served as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, becomes Ohio State’s 15th president....

Alabama teachers suspended over offensive group texts

Nov. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school board has suspended multiple teachers accused of sharing inappropriate and offensive text messages in a group chat. News outlets report that as many as six teachers from Ashford High School in southeast Alabama are on paid leave after a student found messages on one of...

Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

Nov. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LELAND, Ill. (AP) — Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles. Parents were not told in advance about Friday’s project at Leland Elementary School in LaSalle County....

Little Rock teachers consider options after one-day strike

Nov. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers could strike again or take other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local district and the loss of collective bargaining rights, the head of the city’s teachers union said Friday, a day after hundreds of educators walked out for the first...

College president wants founder’s name removed from building

Nov. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of a private liberal arts college in Minnesota is asking his board of trustees to remove the school founder’s name from a campus building over concerns about his racist and sexist views in the 1800s. The Star Tribune reports that Macalester College leader Brian...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 11:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be...