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Art museum criticized for keeping Native American objects

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Mimbres Collection at the Weisman Art Museum has a long and complicated past. First excavated by anthropology professors and students in the 1920s, the collection of human remains and burial belongings was housed at the University of Minnesota before being transferred to the...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson turns to Uiagalelei with Lawrence sidelined

Oct. 30, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College. That's the situation for the Tigers, however, after Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. He is out against the Eagles (4-2, 3-2 Atlantic...

FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, a University of Connecticut student pushes a button at a crosswalk outside one of the student dormitories, in Storrs, Conn. On Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, the university ordered residential students in Storrs to stay away from all off-campus social gatherings until the middle of next week amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn bars students from off-campus events amid virus spike

Oct. 30, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The University of Connecticut on Friday ordered residential students in Storrs to stay away from all off-campus social gatherings until the middle of next week amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. UConn reported 15 new positive tests for the new coronavirus on Friday, the highest single-day number since late...

IU professor leaves after sexual harassment allegation

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University professor accused of sexual harassment has left the school, IU announced Friday. Murray McGibbon, who had been an associate professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, no longer is with the university, the announcement said. Josh...

Officials: No evidence of gunman at Univ. of North Carolina

Oct. 30, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No evidence indicated an armed person was at a facility on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Friday, a report which led to an alert to find shelter, school officials said. The school issued the alert shortly before noon indicating a person was spotted near the...

Massachusetts university limits students to their dorm rooms

Oct. 30, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Students at a Massachusetts university have been told to shelter in place for a week in response to a cluster of coronavirus cases on campus. The order at Assumption University in Worcester took effect Friday and comes after eight new positive cases among students in the past week, school...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities say the “Full House” actress has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday that Loughlin was being processed at the federal lockup in Dublin, California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Oct. 30, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Loughlin was being processed at the...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who decide to borrow student loans in their own names.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

Oct. 30, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

In more than one-third of U.S. families, parents decide how to pay for college, according to a July 2020 report from private lender Sallie Mae. Half of those parents don’t inform the child of their decision. Joe Allen, 51, of Frederick, Maryland, did talk about college costs with his daughter, a freshman...

New Jersey governor nominates higher education secretary

Oct. 30, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday nominated an executive with the United Negro College Fund to become New Jersey's next higher education secretary. In making the announcement, Murphy said Brian Bridges “has the vision and experience needed to put a college education within reach...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019 file photo, From left, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Daniel White, UA Anchorage Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and UA Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield speak at a UA Board of Regents meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Cathy Sandeen, the chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage has announced her intention to take a new position as the president of a California university, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.(AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Alaska university chancellor accepts new job in California

Oct. 30, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage has announced that she plans to take a new position as the president of a California university. Chancellor Cathy Sandeen said Thursday she accepted an offer to become president of California State University, East Bay. Sandeen...