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Racist attacks revive Asian American studies program demand

May. 15, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

As Dartmouth College sophomore Nicholas Sugiarto flipped through the course catalog last semester, two words caught his eye: “Asian American.” The 19-year-old Chinese Indonesian American didn't know Asian American-focused classes were even an option at the Hanover,...

Yale to require coronavirus vaccinations for faculty, staff

May. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Yale University is requiring its faculty and staff to get coronavirus vaccinations before the fall term, extending a requirement already imposed for students. The private university announced the new requirement Friday. It said faculty members, staffers and academic...

Georgia public universities will again require tests in 2022

May. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia public universities will once again start requiring standardized test scores for enrollment in 2022. The University System of Georgia announced Wednesday it will resume requiring test scores beginning with students seeking admission for Spring...

The Latest: China cancels attempts to climb Mount Everest

May. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEIJING — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing coronavirus cases from neighboring Nepal. China’s official Xinhua News Agency says the closure was confirmed in a notice from...

URI gets $500K to support scholarships, basketball teams

May. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a $500,000 gift from alumnus and venture capitalist David Martirano that will support academic scholarships as well as the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced Friday. ...

University of California drops SAT scores for admission

May. 14, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California won't consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday. The 10-campus system, which has more than 280,000...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

Concerns arise over search for new Florida State president

May. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — By most accounts, the leading contender for the top job at one of Florida's largest public colleges is a well-heeled candidate who also happens to be a former Florida House Speaker and the state's current education chief. The candidacy the state...

Georgia public universities won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine

May. 14, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges do not currently plan to require students, faculty or staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the fall, according to guidance issued Thursday by the University System of Georgia. The 340,000-student...

Federal judge to leave bench to head Dickinson College

May. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal judge who outlawed “intelligent design” from being taught in public schools and struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage will leave the bench to become the president at Dickinson College, the school said Friday. John E....