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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in...

Hungarians protest government control over top arts college

BUDAPEST (AP) — Thousands of Hungarians marched on the streets of the capital Friday to protest government actions they claim strips one of the...

Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the...

Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware. ...

Road to 270: Trump’s best path to victory hinges on FL, PA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump still has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win reelection. But it requires...

Judge slams DeVos for rejecting 94% of loan relief claims

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the...

Polish academics protest ‘fundamentalist’ education minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building early Wednesday and hung a...

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the...

Feds say US colleges ‘massively’ underreport foreign funding

A scathing report from the Trump administration on Tuesday concluded that top U.S. universities have “massively underreported” funding they accept from China, Russia and...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly...

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down

Americans have lost trust across the board in the people and institutions informing them about the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according...

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a...

As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S....

Lawrence throws 5 TDs, No. 1 Clemson rolls past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Lawrence wasn't focused on his near-record streak of passes without an interception, just as he has tuned out speculation he...

A-10 commissioner: NCAA penalties against UMass unfortunate

The NCAA is stripping Massachusetts of victories in men’s basketball and women’s tennis for overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100 in financial aid over three...

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the through the...

China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from US

BEIJING (AP) — Following scathing political attacks from the Trump administration, China on Friday defended its Confucius Institutes as apolitical facilitators of cultural and...

DOJ charges Texas billionaire in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say...

After NIL, next NCAA challenge is restructuring Division I

As the NCAA moves toward landmark changes that will empower athletes more than ever, the next big debate within college sports is on the...

Chapman University deals with COVID-19 cases among students

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's Chapman University is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak among students living on and off campus. ...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed...

Pennsylvania becomes a battleground over election security

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For anxiety over voting and ballot counting in this year’s presidential election, it’s hard to top Pennsylvania. ...

Law school dean accidentally emails private bar exam results

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The dean of South Carolina's largest law school is apologizing for forwarding an email that contained the names of students...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases...

Trips by Trump, Biden illustrate calculations on voting map

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — With Election Day just three weeks away, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden concentrated Tuesday on battleground states...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

Mullen brushes aside criticism for wanting to ‘pack Swamp’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen was given several more chances Monday to clarify any confusion regarding his comments about wanting to...

Tennessee State researchers, others study wood-boring beetle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of researchers from Tennessee State University will help develop new ways to manage a wood-boring beetle that attacks...

The Latest: Brazil’s virus death toll surpasses 150,000

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America’s...

Supreme Court pick Barrett signed second anti-abortion ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett signed on to a second "right to life” advertisement against the...

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a...

Trump official says vaccine expected starting in January

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021,...

Los Angeles school removes name of eugenics backer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school board has renamed David Starr Jordan High School to simply Jordan High School to remove its...

US sees ‘malign influence’ in China-backed school program

The Trump administration on Friday encouraged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the Confucius Institute, a program that brings Chinese language...

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald...

Feds sue Yale, allege discrimination against applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Yale University on Thursday, weeks after prosecutors found the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and...

The Latest: California governor tests negative for virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested negative for the coronavirus. ...

California evangelical school tied to spike in virus cases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county will face greater restrictions as it grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases, many of them...

Trump administration to sharply limit skilled-worker visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to sharply limit visas for skilled workers from overseas, a move officials said was a...

EU court rules against Hungary’s Orban over Soros university

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that changes by Hungary to its law on higher education which effectively forced a...

As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Standing before Sen. Kamala Harris at a campaign event near a Raleigh barbershop, Marcus Bass asked the Democratic vice presidential...

Former tech CEO gets home confinement for admissions bribe

BOSTON (AP) — A former tech executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son's way...

Of presidents and health, history replete with secrecy, lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout American history, an uncomfortable truth has emerged: Presidents have lied about their health. ...

Tahoe ski resort reverses parking policy after legal fights

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Free parking, as precious to some skiers as virgin mountain powder, has returned to one Lake Tahoe resort but not...

Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel voted Thursday to compel testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter as lawmakers opened a new...

NC halts plan to resolve ballot issue with voter affidavits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pending a legal review, the North Carolina State Board of Elections is suspending steps to allow voters to correct absentee...

Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring,...

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of...

James Meredith film weighs ‘complicated’ civil rights figure

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights...

Hall, Franklin head to runoff for rest of John Lewis’ term

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin advanced to a runoff in Tuesday’s special election...

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic’s ‘unprecedent toll’

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries...

Laws aid sexual assault victims, those hurt by other crimes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 suspected victims of a UCLA obstetrician-gynecologist will have more time to file legal claims against the doctor...

Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance payment

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years' base salary owed under his...

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia’s coast

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the...

California shows signs of potential new surge of virus cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is showing signs of a new surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, warning of a potential...

Food trucks provide rare bright spot in hard-hit West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus crisis has hit West Bank restaurants hard. But one part of the dining sector is bucking the...

Uptick: New York logs more than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day, marking the first time since June 5...

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat...

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores...

Dianne Feinstein’s husband named in UC admissions scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday by the state auditor's office as...

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. ...

Biden’s Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class

Joe Biden stood on the floor of a Wisconsin aluminum plant this week, shed the trappings of his decades in national politics and then...

Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character...

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and...

California State University picks Mexican American as leader

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the CSU system, making...

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new...

Not so hush-hush search: Trump airs thinking on court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama spent hours reading legal briefs as he mulled candidates for the Supreme Court. Bill Clinton savored building a personal...

Court reviewer: Ohio State broke law by withholding records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University violated state public records law by intentionally withholding old documents from one of the men alleging decades-old...

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors...

Campus outbreak threatens San Diego’s economic recovery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and...

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the...

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with...

Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism

The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts...

Scholars offering free online Chicano Studies classes

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Chicano Studies professors has launched a program to offer free Chicano Studies classes amid the pandemic. ...

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, but some...

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus...

California says college virus cases part of community spread

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials said Wednesday the state would not consider removing college students' virus cases from a county's data because they...

Judges scrutinize suit’s claims in Harvard racial bias case

BOSTON (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges on Wednesday repeatedly challenged the legal claims of a group that accuses Harvard University of...

The Latest: Biden vows to ‘restore dignity for everyone’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): ...

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. ...

Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks...

The Latest: Positive tests prompt pause to Memphis football

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

California State University to keep classes online next term

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University, the country’s largest four-year public university system, said Thursday that classes at its 23 campuses will stay...

Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs. ...

China denounces US visa revocations as racial discrimination

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students amounts to “outright political persecution and racial discrimination,” China's foreign...

Justice Dept. push into Trump case could prompt dismissal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended the Justice Department's move to intervene in a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump,...

New Trump rule ties college funding to speech, faith rights

The Trump administration is moving forward with a policy that expands protections for religious groups on college campuses and threatens to cut federal education...

For ACC campuses, replicating pro-sports bubbles a challenge

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Braden Galloway is seeing shorter lines at fast-food restaurants and fewer people around campus after Clemson started the fall semester...

‘It’s going horribly’: College towns fret about census count

PHOENIX (AP) — Betsy Landin was listed by her parents on the 2020 census as living at her family's home in Phoenix when she...

The Latest: Australia OKs funding for two potential vaccines

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia announced on Monday it had struck supply and production agreements with pharmaceutical companies worth 1.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.2 billion)...

As virus cases drop, governors may gamble on bars. Again.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A guy walks into a bar, which still isn't allowed in Texas. ...

Colleges combating coronavirus turn to stinky savior: sewage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Days after he crossed the country to start college, Ryan Schmutz received a text message from Utah State University:...

The Latest: Nevada reports 390 new virus cases, 13 deaths

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada health officials on Saturday reported 390 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 71,102...

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and...

George Washington professor’s racial hoax claim stokes anger

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is investigating the case of a history professor who allegedly admitted to fraudulently pretending to be a Black...

The Latest: Australia adds 53 earlier dead to pandemic toll

SYDNEY — Australian authorities...

Bloomberg gives $100M to historically Black medical schools

ATLANTA (AP) — Former...

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