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UMass Amherst Chancellor Subbaswamy announces retirement

Jun. 02, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, who has helped drive a dramatic rise in the school's academic profile in his decade on the job, announced Thursday that he will retire next June. “It has been a privilege to serve as...

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

May. 17, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, according to students Tuesday. Graduate students at...

2 mothers getting masters degrees when their kids get BAs

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Two women are getting graduate degrees from a Louisiana university on the same day their children are graduating. Shannon Dozier Ballew, of Monroe, and Krisha Williams, of Many, each received a Master of Arts in teaching on Saturday from the University of...

UNC-Chapel Hill to rename dormitory, student affairs office

May. 12, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The flagship school of North Carolina's university system is renaming a residence hall and a student affairs office long named for people tied to white supremacy. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate the Hortense McClinton Residence...

Do you need a grad degree to compete right now? Probably not

May. 05, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

More U.S. workers than ever hold a graduate degree. Years of intensifying job requirements and headlines declaring a master’s “the new bachelor’s degree” nudged a record number of students into grad school. And yet more well-paying jobs no longer require a college degree at...

Davidson College trustees choose alum as new president

Apr. 29, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The trustees at Davidson College on Friday named Douglas A. Hicks, an alum and religious scholar who played baseball at the school, as its next president. Hicks, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, assumes his new role on Aug. 1. He succeeds Carol...

Willem Dafoe to receive honorary UW-Milwaukee doctorate

Apr. 29, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Actor Willem Dafoe is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next month. University officials announced Friday that Dafoe will receive the doctorate of arts on May 22. He’s slated to speak at the school’s two graduation...

HBCU known for placing grads in med school planning its own

Apr. 22, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A small, historically Black university known for its success in getting Black graduates into medical school announced Thursday that it is now planning its own medical school in New Orleans. The coronavirus pandemic emphasized the need for greater diversity in...

Ramsdell appointed as U.S. attorney for South Dakota

Apr. 22, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota federal court officials have appointed a U.S. attorney who will serve until the position is filled by a presidential nominee. Alison Ramsdell was sworn in as top federal prosecutor on Thursday and started the job on Friday. She first joined the...

New leader picked at North Dakota State College of Science

Apr. 02, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State College of Science has a new president. The state Board of Higher Education unanimously selected Rod Flanigan as the 10th president of the two-year Wahpeton college. Flanigan previously served as dean of business and technology at...