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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Bruce Harreld speaks to media after he was introduced as the new University of Iowa president during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Harreld announced plans on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to retire after the school's board finds his successor. Harreld, a former corporate executive and Harvard Business School instructor, has led the Big Ten university since 2015. (David Scrivner/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)

U of Iowa president to retire as school faces challenges

Oct. 1, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld said Thursday he will retire once the school's governing board finds his successor, leaving with years left on his contract as the school faces mounting budget, personnel and public health challenges. Harreld, a former corporate executive...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., pauses during an interview in his office at the school in Lynchburg, Va. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, Falwell said that he has submitted his resignation as head of evangelical Liberty University. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance payment

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years' base salary owed under his employment contract Tuesday. The Lynchburg, Virginia-based Christian university issued a brief statement about the compensation that did not provide an exact...

A limited number of fans in the student section, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all in-person instruction will be halted for two weeks. University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement that the...

A fan sits among cardboard cutouts of other fans before the first half of an NCAA college football game between Mississippi and Florida in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease. Many major universities are determined...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019 file photo Wichita State University's President Jay Golden poses for a photo on campus in Wichita, Kan. Wichita State University President Golden resigned Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, less than a year after he was hired, the Kansas Board of Regents said Friday. (Jamie Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP File)

Kansas college president who canceled Ivanka speech resigns

Sep. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state university president in Kansas whose decision in June to cancel a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump angered donors and others resigned Friday, after less than a year in the job. The Board of Regents, which oversees Kansas' higher education system, did not say why Wichita State...

HBCU president: Student's BB gun suspension should be voided

Sep. 25, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The president of a historically Black college has asked a Louisiana school superintendent to revoke the punishment of a fourth grader who was suspended from school because his teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual lesson. Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough urged...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017 file photo, Fresno State president Joseph I. Castro waves to the crowd before an NCAA college football game against BYU in Fresno, Calif. Castro was chosen to be the new chancellor of the California State University, becoming the first Mexican-American and native Californian to lead the nation's largest four-year public university system. The CSU Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Castro on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. He will replace Chancellor Timothy White, who is retiring. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

California State University picks Mexican American as leader

Sep. 23, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the CSU system, making him the first Mexican American and native Californian to lead the nation’s largest four-year public university system. A seasoned university...

Appeals court rejects rehearing in transgender bathroom case

Sep. 23, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request for a full-court review of a ruling that a Virginia school board's transgender bathroom ban is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejected a request from the Gloucester County School Board for a...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, Des Moines Public School students and supporters march from Roosevelt High School to the Governor's Mansion at Terrace Hill to protest the cancellation of fall and winter extracurriculars, in Des Moines, Iowa. All in-person activities were suspended this month as the district's classroom instruction remains virtual. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

Sep. 20, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...