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$250,000 donated for Grambling students in Tech grad program

Oct. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — An international tax firm has created a $250,000 scholarship fund to help students at a historically Black Louisiana university get a master’s degree in accounting from a nearby school, officials announced Wednesday. All of the money donated by...

Former Halliburton CEO, wife donate to Montana Tech nursing

Oct. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former CEO of Halliburton and his wife have donated $7 million to the nursing program at Montana Tech. The gift from Dave and Sherry Lesar is the largest single gift in the history of the university, Chancellor Les Cook said Monday. ...

Missing ISU graduate student Jelani Day drowned: coroner

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared before being found dead died from drowning, a coroner said Monday. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did...

Nobel winner remembers childhood in Pittsburgh

Oct. 23, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joshua Angrist suspects that his childhood in Shadyside in the 1960s and ’70s wasn’t like those of other people who have won the Nobel Prize. He rode his bike around the city at all hours, stopping home for dinner before heading out again with his...

Biden on hand to rededicate The Dodd Center for Human Rights

Oct. 15, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut was officially rededicated Friday as The Dodd Center for Human Rights to honor the late U.S. senator and Nuremberg prosecutor as well as his son, former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd. The ceremony was...

Arizona universities to require COVID-19 shots for employees

Oct. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's three state universities will comply with a federal mandates for government contractors and require their employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8 unless granted exemptions, officials announced Friday. The requirement by the...

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Oct. 14, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among...

Steve Coll leaving as Columbia journalism school dean

Oct. 07, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Coll is stepping down as dean of the Columbia University Journalism School next June, saying that he will continue teaching there after nine years leading one of the nation's top training grounds for reporters. Coll was behind the creation of a new...

Lawsuit: LSU brushed off complaints against accused rapist

Oct. 06, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State University officials did little to address allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a French graduate student, enabling his interactions with undergraduate women and high school girls, even after learning he had been arrested on a rape charge...

Board: Pittsburgh graduate students fell short in union bid

Oct. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate assistants at the University of Pittsburgh fell short in a 2019 effort to unionize. University officials disclosed the ruling involving graduate student employees Tuesday and said that...