Latest Graduate education News

UW regents to consider out-of-state, grad tuition increase

Dec. 08, 2021 19:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are poised to raise tuition for out-of-state undergraduates and graduate students at seven campuses. The Board of Regents finance committee is set to consider a plan Thursday that calls for increases at UW-Madison; UW-Eau...

Mom of Illinois State student wants FBI to investigate death

Dec. 03, 2021 22:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights attorney joined Jelani Day's mother Friday to demand the FBI take charge of an investigation into why the Illinois State University graduate student disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river. Ben Crump...

University of Georgia asks to name buildings for Black grads

Dec. 03, 2021 15:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The University of Georgia is asking regents to name two buildings for some of the university's earliest Black graduates. This week's proposal followed a decision by the University System of Georgia regents not to remove names of any people associated with slavery, segregation...

Graduate student fatally stabbed, 2nd man wounded in NYC

Dec. 03, 2021 13:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Columbia University graduate student from Italy was fatally stabbed and another Italian man was wounded in separate attacks near the university's upper Manhattan campus, authorities said Friday. The stabbing suspect was arrested in Central Park while...

Former Temple U business dean convicted in rankings scandal

Nov. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury convicted the former dean of Temple University's business school on charges related to a scheme to falsely boost the school's rankings. The jury deliberated for less than an hour Monday before deciding Moshe Porat, 74, was guilty of federal...

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. ...

University researchers trying to make up for lost time

Nov. 20, 2021 01:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — First came the 2019 flood. Then COVID-19 hit. And this summer, maintenance and construction problems closed most of the Chemistry Building, a shutdown that spanned nearly 90 days. The two affected wings just reopened on the...

GOP leaders rip university class that touches on race theory

Nov. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two top state Republicans are criticizing mandatory University of Wisconsin-Madison sexual violence prevention training that includes references to privilege, identity and critical race theory. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday wrote a letter to...

WVa teacher's family receives big unclaimed property check

Nov. 16, 2021 04:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a deceased West Virginia teacher has received an unclaimed property check of more than $151,000. State Treasurer Riley Moore presented the check Saturday to the family of Debra Handy. A lifelong resident of...

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

Nov. 15, 2021 11:03 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic exchange, according to a new survey. Nationwide, American...