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Authors defending college employee fired for Facebook post

Jan. 23, 2020 8:41 AM EST

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Prominent authors, academics and free speech advocates have come to the defense of a Massachusetts college employee who was fired over a satirical Facebook post about Iran bombing the U.S. Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates and Rosanne Cash are among those supporting Asheen Phansey,...

Brown University fundraiser with ties to Epstein resigns

Jan. 22, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University fundraising director has resigned, months after being placed on leave by the Ivy League school for his involvement in accepting donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, a Brown spokesman said....

School shooting victim's dad named to Florida school board

Jan. 21, 2020 3:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a student slain in Florida's 2018 high school massacre is being appointed to the state Board of Education. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he has appointed Ryan Petty to the board that oversees education policy in the state. Petty's 14-year-old daughter...

Winding paths to teaching for paralegal, logger, actress

Jan. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Weaver used to work as a paralegal. Now she lays down the law of language for her Danville Middle School students. Alyssa Pittenger was in fashion management and visual merchandising for the Nordstrom department store in King of Prussia then in Rockville, Maryland. That was...

Jimmy Haslam, owner of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team, answers questions at a news conference introducing new head coach Kevin Stefanski at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening

Jan. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland's front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles' vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns' new general manager. Berry was with the team from 2016-18,...

Superintendent apologizes for teens yelling homophobic slurs

Jan. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — The superintendent of an Alabama school district issued an apology after a group of high school baseball players shouted homophobic slurs at a same-sex couple. Students on the James Clemens High School baseball team drove by the home of Colin Tomblin and his partner, Jason, on Friday...

Paul DePodesta, chief strategy officer for the NFL football Cleveland Browns answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

AP source: Browns interviewing Pats scouting boss for GM job

Jan. 16, 2020 2:38 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns passed on a chance to hire one of the Patriots' coaches. Now, they'll consider someone who helped build New England into an NFL dynasty. With Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski on board as their new coach, the Browns have accelerated the search for a general manager....

FILE - In this May 17, 2008, file photo, Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley stands during a ceremony in Smithfield, R.I. An annual study released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by The Chronicle of Higher Education, finds that average pay for private university chiefs grew by 10.5% in 2017. Machtley's earnings were listed at $6.28 million. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)

Survey: Pay for private university presidents climbs 10.5%

Jan. 14, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The average pay for America's private university presidents grew by 10.5% in 2017, with dozens receiving more than $1 million and three topping the $5 million mark, according to an annual survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The survey, released Tuesday, finds that private university...

Cleary University president to resign, lead Rosemont College

Jan. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EST

The president of Michigan's Cleary University will resign to lead Pennsylvania's Rosemont College, officials announced Tuesday. Jayson Boyers was set to leave Cleary, a business school based in Howell with multiple other sites, May 8. He then plans to assume the same job at Rosemont, a Catholic college in...

Joe Roberson, Michigan AD during '97 championship, dies

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joseph “Joe” Roberson, the University of Michigan athletic director who served during the football team's national championship season in 1997, died Monday, school officials said. He was 84. Roberson died at his home in Grand Blanc, near Flint, the university announced...