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Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89

Feb. 13, 2020 4:21 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L. Siegel. Siegel, who died Tuesday, was 89. A cause of death was not released. “The Kennesaw State University community is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved leaders,” President...

Police arrest 17 during UC Santa Cruz student strike

Feb. 13, 2020 1:00 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — At least 17 people were arrested during the third day of a wildcat strike by University of California, Santa Cruz graduate students demanding higher pay. Police arrested the group Wednesday after they said demonstrators blocking an intersection near campus ignored multiple orders...

Board taps Suárez-Orozco to serve as UMass-Boston chancellor

Feb. 10, 2020 7:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts board of trustees on Monday unanimously selected Marcelo Suárez-Orozco to serve as the new chancellor for the system's Boston campus. Suárez-Orozco was the only finalist for the position who had been named. UMass President Marty Meehan had recommended...

UC Santa Cruz teaching assistants go on strike over pay

Feb. 10, 2020 7:25 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Santa Cruz graduate students started a wildcat strike Monday to demand higher wages to keep up with living costs in an area that has recently seen housing costs skyrocket. About 400 students picketed outside campus, holding signs that read “The...

UW regents approve tuition hikes for nonresidents, grads

Feb. 7, 2020 11:10 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved tuition increases Friday for nonresident and graduate students at six institutions. Increases will range between 1.5% and 25% at UW-Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point and Whitewater starting this...

Regent committee OKs nonresident, grad tuition increases

Feb. 6, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin System's regent committee signed off Thursday on a plan to raise tuition for nonresident undergraduates and graduate schools across six schools. The regent business committee approval the package on a voice vote during a meeting at UW-Madison. The full Board...

FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, pedestrians cross over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs. One diagnosis was confirmed at ASU and another at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, which said the infected student had recently traveled to Wuhan. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

Feb. 6, 2020 10:57 AM EST

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in countries that...

Princeton: Only 1 still being assessed amid China outbreak

Feb. 4, 2020 3:42 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says only one student who recently traveled to China is still being assessed among those required to-isolate amid the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in that country. The university told students, faculty and staff members who recently traveled to China to...

100-plus students reported self-isolating amid China virus

Feb. 3, 2020 5:50 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says more than 100 students who recently traveled to China are in self-isolation amid the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in that country. The university has ordered students, faculty and staff members who recently traveled to China to self-isolate....

UW to consider raising nonresident, graduate tuition

Feb. 3, 2020 3:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents will consider raising tuition for nonresident students and graduate students at a pair of meetings later this week. The regents' business committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to impose increases ranging between 1.5% and 25% at...