Latest Higher education News

MSU Trustee Pat O'Keefe quits school's governing board

Nov. 30, 2022 17:36 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican member of Michigan State University's governing board resigned Wednesday with years left in his term. Pat O'Keefe notified the governor's office and other trustees. He cited displeasure over the ouster of a business school dean and the...

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Nov. 30, 2022 16:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be...

Towson president chosen to lead University of Louisville

Nov. 30, 2022 13:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Longtime college administrator Kim Schatzel was selected Wednesday as the next president of the University of Louisville and says she will bring her own experience as a first-generation college student to showcase the “transformative power” of higher education. ...

Grant scores 26 in Duquesne's 72-61 victory over UCSB

Nov. 29, 2022 22:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dae Dae Grant had 26 points in Duquesne's 72-61 victory over UCSB on Tuesday night. Grant also contributed three steals for the Dukes (6-1). Tevin Brewer was 4-of-6 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line to add 13 points. David Dixon went 6 of 9 from the...

New Mexico officials certify statewide election results

Nov. 29, 2022 18:26 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state Canvassing Board certified results from the midterm election on Tuesday in a 3-0 vote amid praise for election administrators and poll workers. The board meeting at the state Capitol building was the culmination a once-routine election...

Some University of California striking workers reach deal

Nov. 29, 2022 17:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers on Tuesday reached a tentative labor agreement with the University of California but will remain on strike in solidarity with thousands of graduate student workers at all 10 of the university system's campuses. The...

West Virginia cash-for-worker program adds 4th destination

Nov. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program offering cash and free outdoor adventures to remote workers to move to West Virginia with the hope of offsetting population losses has welcomed 143 new residents in the year since it launched, officials announced Tuesday. The public-private...

Ohio State leader Johnson resigning halfway through contract

Nov. 29, 2022 11:17 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson says she'll step down when the school year ends in May, resigning after less than three years at the helm of one of the nation’s largest public universities. The 65-year-old Johnson thanked Ohio State students...

GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

Nov. 28, 2022 21:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, a decision that was quickly challenged in court by the state's top election official. The refusal to certify by Cochise...

Two men from India drown at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EST

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks as natives of India who were students at St. Louis University. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Sunday that the victims were 24-year-old Uthej Kunta and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari,...