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Kennesaw State to build new dorm as student body grows

Feb. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University is going to build a $37 million residence hall that will open in the fall of 2022 as the university prepares to accommodate its growing student population. According to news outlets, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the new...

Analysis: New money puts Louisiana education groups at odds

Feb. 16, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Digging out of a decade of cuts and stagnant funding, Louisiana's public schools, colleges and other education programs are vying for the increased cash coming into the state treasury. But with a finite amount of money to pour into spending increases, education leaders end up at...

Roach infestation closes Georgia university's student center

Feb. 16, 2020 12:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Student complaints of being served moldy bread and finding bugs in mac and cheese at a campus food court led Savannah State University to close its student center, where health inspectors later reported finding “many dead roaches” in the kitchen. The university said in a...

Tenn. university to offer tuition discounts in 9 states

Feb. 16, 2020 12:56 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee university plans to offer discounted tuition starting this fall to students from nine surrounding states. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials said the goal of the new regional tuition program is to attract and retain diverse talent in the area as well as...

Recently discovered mineral named for LSU professor

Feb. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University geology professor now has a scientific namesake — a newly discovered variety of tourmaline. Barbara Dutrow says she's surprised and thrilled by the honor. “A lifelong passion has been to discover and decode the geologic information...

Suit: Drake, fraternity negligent in dangerous hazing event

Feb. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A student is suing Drake University in Des Moines, along with a fraternity at the school and several fellow students for an unspecified amount after he said he nearly died from a hazing incident. Court documents filed Feb. 7 show Marcus Shields is suing the school, Theta Chi...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters during a rally at the Mesquite Arena, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Mesquite, Texas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Sanders' bond with Latinos gets first test of many in Nevada

Feb. 15, 2020 5:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Bernie Sanders for President campaign set up shop in Las Vegas last July, its first move was to open an office in the city’s east side, the heart of the Latino community. Staffers decorated the stark space with brightly colored paper banners known as “papel picado"...

University of Rhode Island offers opioid education, training

Feb. 15, 2020 2:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is using a $1 million federal grant to offer education and training about opioids to residents in rural areas of the state. Officials with the university in South Kingstown said Thursday that health professionals and students are getting ready to...

Students to study economic impact of Fall River Vietnam wall

Feb. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A group of college students has launched a project to study the potential economic impact of the soon-to-open Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Fall River. Joseph Marshall, committee chairman of the group raising the wall, tells The Herald News the students from Salve Regina...

Michigan State green-lights installation of solar array

Feb. 15, 2020 2:17 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University officials on Friday approved the installation of a solar array as part of an effort to boost environmental sustainability. The university's Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead to install a 20-megawatt solar array on roughly 100 acres south of the East...