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Regents back UNR's plan to run Sierra Nevada's Tahoe campus

Jul. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state board of regents approved a merger Friday that will allow University of Nevada, Reno to move ahead with plans to run Sierra Nevada University’s 20-acre campus at Lake Tahoe. UNR President Brian Sandoval said the process, which now moves to...

New Hampshire colleges prepare for return of students, staff

Jul. 23, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire colleges and universities continue to prepare for the return of both students and employees for what they expect to be full-capacity campuses this fall. At Dartmouth College, officials are figuring out how to meet demand for...

SC State taps group to find trainers for president search

Jul. 23, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at South Carolina State University voted Friday to create a committee to find someone to train the entire board on its responsibilities as it chooses a new president. The board fired James Clark on July 13 after he served as president...

Marlboro Music Festival to buy idled Vermont college campus

Jul. 23, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MARBLORO , Vt. (AP) — The Marlboro Music Festival has reached an agreement to buy the campus of the now-closed Marlboro College in Vermont, ending a year of uncertainty over the future of the campus. Marlboro Board of Trustees chair Christopher Serkin said Thursday they...

Vanderbilt's James Lawson institute honors rights activist

Jul. 22, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced the launch Thursday of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements, honoring the influential activist who taught non-violence to protesters during the civil rights struggles last century. ...

University of California regents approve rare tuition hike

Jul. 22, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite opposition from student groups, University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at one of the nation's premier public university systems. The systemwide tuition increase will put...

Suit: Activism got players tossed from women's college team

Jul. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eight women's college basketball players and a manager were kicked off the team at a private North Carolina university because they organized symposiums to discuss racism and social justice, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit, which was filed earlier...

University of California regents approve multiyear tuition, fee increase at system's schools.

Jul. 22, 2021 15:27 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California regents approve multiyear tuition, fee increase at system's schools.

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

Jul. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. Love recounted the fight his father put up in the 1960s, before he was born, to reroute the...

Officials seek ouster of West Virginia State Univ. president

Jul. 22, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a year into her tenure, members of West Virginia State University president's senior Cabinet are seeking her removal, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The request was made last week in a letter to the school’s Board of Governors...