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Fauci says pandemic exposed 'undeniable effects of racism'

May. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic. ...

Wofford College dedicates new environmental studies center

May. 16, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in South Carolina has dedicated an environmental studies center that opened at the beginning of this academic year. The Chandler Center for Environmental Studies at Wofford College has received recognition for its...

Nonprofit seeks to build senior community at closed school

May. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A nonprofit senior housing agency has plans to build a retirement community at a now-closed Catholic school in Worcester. Goddard/Homestead, which operates independent living facilities and a rest home in the area, is seeking a special permit to...

Signs say distance learning may stay in Nevada education

May. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heather Wetsel and her family remember vividly the frustrations of distance learning: The failed log-ins, the live lessons that ate into the day, the submitted assignments that remained obstinately marked as unsubmitted — all...

The Latest: Fauci says pandemic highlights racism's impact

May. 16, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic. ...

Des Moines district won't retain embattled superintendent

May. 16, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The board of Iowa's largest school district narrowly decided not to retain its embattled superintendent beyond June. The Des Moines school board voted 4-3 Thursday not to extend the contract of Superintendent Tom Ahart, who has been at odds with...

Water management course set for US, European grad students

May. 16, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A National Science Foundation grant will let dozens of U.S. and European graduate students attend a two-week water management course in the Netherlands. The foundation is providing nearly $400,000 over three years to a partnership between The Water...

Prof working to make environmentally friendly disinfectant

May. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded more than $300,000 to a University of Maine engineering professor who is working to increase production of an environmentally friendly disinfectant. The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the money to...

No injuries in barn fire at MSU facility for cattle research

May. 16, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were investigating after a fire extensively damaged part of a Michigan State University facility used for cattle research. Ingham County dispatchers received a call around 7:45 p.m. Saturday about a fire at the Dairy Cattle...

Virus testing strategies, opinions vary widely in US schools

May. 16, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Children are having their noses swabbed or saliva sampled at school to test for the coronavirus in cities such as Baltimore, New York and Chicago. In other parts of the U.S., school districts are reluctant to check even students showing signs of illness for COVID-19. ...