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    A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson's original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner. The clear case was installed Saturday over the granite obelisk that was originally erected at...
    RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville couple have donated $1 million to the Eastern Kentucky University School of Business to support its Center for Professional Sales. The center now bears the name of Louis and Maribeth Berman. Their gift will be used for space and equipment, increased faculty support, scholarships and more student competition opportunities....
    BERKELEY (KPIX) – In November, California voters will go to the polls to vote on Proposition 16, a measure that would lift the state’s ban on considering race, gender or ethnicity in admission and hiring decisions at colleges and universities. To understand how Prop 16, which seeks to reinstate affirmative action in California, ended up...
            by Sarah Imgrund  In the last four months the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has repeatedly removed pro-police related items after students and activists cried foul. In June, the school rescinded a job offer to the new dean of its journalism school, Sonya Forte Duhé,...
              NEWARK, Delaware (AP) — Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83. Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years...
            by Ashley Carnahan  University of New Hampshire Professor Eliga Gould participated in a webinar series at the beginning of the fall semester in which he and other faculty members discussed the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. The 1619 project was created by New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones in 2019, a project that later received a Pulitzer...
    By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders: ___ AMY CONEY BARRETT Barrett, 48, is widely considered to...
    A former D.C. government administrator has been fined $2,500 by an ethics board for his involvement in legislating a multimillion dollar tax break for Howard University, where he had been seeking employment. The findings from the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability revealed that it appears City Administrator Rashad M. Young “inadvertently committed a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders: ___ AMY CONEY BARRETT Barrett, 48, is widely considered to be the front-runner. She...
    (CNN)A University of Georgia fraternity has self-suspended operations indefinitely after "racist, sexist, and otherwise discriminatory comments" were made by members on a messaging app, according to a statement from the University of Georgia Interfraternity Council (IFC).The university's Equal Opportunity Office is investigating the matter, University of Georgia in Athens (UGA) said in a statement. Arianna...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a 16-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood Monday night. It happened on the 3100 block of Mercer Street around 8 p.m. Police say the boy was shot once in the chest. He was transported to Temple University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. In...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say two men were killed in separate shootings in Philadelphia Monday night. Both shootings occurred around 8 p.m. In Port Richmond, a man in his late 20s was killed on the 3100 block of Mercer Street around 8 p.m. Police say the man was shot once in the chest. He was...
    HARRISONBURG, Va. — James Madison University says it will resume in-person instruction. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the school in Harrisonburg will welcome students back on Oct. 5. School officials say they now feel confident that they can keep students safe through the fall semester. The university will institute new rules that limit class sizes...
    By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A surge in the coronavirus continued Monday in Wyoming, with the state's only four-year public university leading the state. Those currently known to be infected with the virus in Wyoming reached 772, up from 428 a week ago for the highest number of active cases in...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) — A team of scientists at Colorado State University has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to continue development of a coronavirus vaccine candidate known as SolaVAX™. The money will support research at CSU’s Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center (BioMARC) facility. Scientists there are working to produce strains of the...
    The University of Chicago is defending its decision to force English Ph.D. candidates to focus exclusively on “Black Studies.” The university claims that the decision is insignificant because it will only apply to five incoming grad students that the department plans to admit for the upcoming term. According to a report by the College Fix,...
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado Boulder has announced that all classes will be fully online for at least two weeks starting Wednesday to limit the spread of COVID-19, as cases increase among students. The university has recorded an increasing number of infections with 765 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, including 457...
    The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during a surge that began after schools and colleges resumed classes. It hit a new high...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pitt Panthers will be debuting new uniforms when they take on the Louisville Cardinals next Saturday at Heinz Field. The University of Pittsburgh unveiled the new uniforms on social media. ????.????????.???????? ꜰᴏʀɢᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀᴇ ʙᴇᴀᴛ ʟᴏᴜɪꜱᴠɪʟʟᴇ ⛓️ #H2P ⛓️ pic.twitter.com/BegciILZs9 — Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) September 20, 2020...
    By Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during a surge that began after...
    Public health experts from Yale and Harvard have created a site that ranks colleges on their COVID-19 dashboards and how well they keep their communities informed on cases with both of the Ivy League schools receiving top grades.  The site We Rate COVID Dashboards was founded by researchers from major universities including Harvard and Yale as...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) – There will be no fans at WVU’s football home opener next week. The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the university and local and state officials have decided that only essential game operations personnel along with players’ and football employees’ families will be allowed at the...
    Democrat Sara Gideon is now favored to win the seat. With 43 days to go before the November elections, it appears that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is in major trouble. She has trailed state House Speaker Sara Gideon, her Democratic opponent, in every major poll...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Spring break at Connecticut's four state universities was canceled and several public schools around the state were closed Monday because of the resurgence of the coronavirus. Leigh Appleby, a spokesman for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, said Monday that spring break, originally scheduled for March 15 to March 21,...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson's original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner. The clear case was installed Saturday over the granite obelisk that...
    Animal rights activists are demanding an end to brain experiments on monkeys at a Belgian university where the primates have boreholes drilled into their skulls.  Monkeys at KU Leuven have electrodes implanted in their brains and rods attached to their heads with cement, according to Dutch lobby group Animal Rights.  Activists say 12 rhesus monkeys...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WLS) -- A 20-year-old Chicago man who once talked of beating the odds is now charged with murdering a fellow student at Alabama State University.Montgomery police say 20-year-old Ivry Hall was booked into jail Friday on a murder charge. He is accused of fatally shooting 22-year-old Adam Dowdell Jr.Police have said that Dowdell...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson’s original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner. The clear case was installed Saturday over the granite obelisk that...
    (CNN)"Prime Time" is back.Deion Sanders, the NFL Hall of Fame defensive back, is returning to the sidelines, this time as the head coach of Jackson State University's football program.Sanders, 53, made the announcement on his podcast, "21st & Prime." Big Ten backtracks on its decision to postpone and will play football this fall after all"A...
    A member of the Oklahoma State University Rodeo Team has died after being injured when he was bucked off a bull at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association's PRCA Pro Rodeo. Rowdy Swanson, 20, was riding a bull named Gritty, who is owned by Rafter G Rodeo Co. in Terrell, when he sustained the fatal...
    Deion Sanders is taking his talents to the coaching level, as he’ll be the 21st head coach of the Jackson State football team. Deion Sanders officially confirmed the news about his new job on his new podcast and said the reason he’s made this decision is because “God called me to Jackson State.” Sanders played...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY LISA BAERTLEIN AND ANGELA MOORE Anthony and Rosemary Terio, married for 65 years, died five days apart in separate New York hospitals last spring, two lives among the nearly 200,000 that the United States has...
    Perhaps the sweetest US Open celebration for golfer Bryson DeChambeau on Sunday came from girlfriend Sophia Phalen Bertolami. The blonde beauty posted a photo to Instagram of the 27-year-old golf sensation, who nabbed his first major championship victory over the weekend at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Instagram “Biggest congratulations to...
    An Alabama State University junior has been charged with fatally shooting a classmate who disappeared after leaving his dorm room to grab cash, police said. Ivry Hall, a 20-year-old Golden Gloves boxer originally from Chicago, was arrested Friday in the death of ASU sophomore Adam Dowdell Jr., whose body was found Sept. 14 less than...
    An Alabama State University junior has been charged with fatally shooting a classmate who disappeared after leaving his dorm room to grab cash, police said. Ivry Hall, a 20-year-old Golden Gloves boxer originally from Chicago, was arrested Friday in the death of ASU sophomore Adam Dowdell Jr., whose body was found Sept. 14 less than...
    An Oklahoma State University bull rider died of injuries he sustained during a competition in Texas. Rowdy Swanson, 20, was competing at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association's PRCA Rodeo Thursday night in Mineral Wells, Texas, when he was bucked off while riding a bull, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association said in a news release. The...
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has landed a $500,000 federal grant to study the organic production of grains. The research beginning this fall will focus on four organic grain crop rotations tested at UT’s Organic Crops Unit in Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University’s Experiential Learning and Research Center...
    By Lisa Baertlein and Angela Moore LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony and Rosemary Terio, married for 65 years, died five days apart in separate New York hospitals last spring, two lives among the nearly 200,000 that the United States has now lost to the coronavirus pandemic. "This pain will never go away for me,"...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama State University student has been charged in the killing of a classmate, nearly two weeks after the classmate failed to return to his campus dorm room. Ivry Hall, a 20-year-old junior from Chicago, was booked into the jail Friday on a murder charge in the shooting death of sophomore...
    Liz Truss says better modelling “will help us capture the full benefits” of free trade agreements – ANDREW PARSONS/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images Liz Truss is ready to rip up the Trade Department’s rule books on assessing deals in a bid to improve how it measures the economic benefits of its post-Brexit “Global...
    Personal information owned by nearly 20,000 universities Tasmania Students were misrepresented for more than five months because security systems were incorrectly configured. Affected students were notified of the breach on Monday, which made their data available to anyone with a UTAS email address from late February to August 11, Aam Aadmi Party said. UTAS claims...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – In this edition of Living Room Sports, former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl tight end Jay Novacek and his wife, Amy, discuss the personal hardships their family has dealt with recently such as the damage their son was left with after an alleged hazing incident at the University of Oklahoma. Watch the two segments...
    A man somehow associate with Rutgers University was robbed two blocks from the main campus in New Brunswick Sunday, authorities said. The incident occurred near the corner of Wyckoff and Richardson streets around 1:20 a.m., police said. Police did not say if the victim was an employee or student. The thieves stole the man’s valuables...
    Be careful how you pander to the mob: By confessing at length to “systemic racism” at Princeton University, President Christopher Eisgruber just bought himself a civil-rights investigation. The federal Department of Education now threatens to claw back at least $75 million in funding that depended on the university’s claims that it was in compliance with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The COVID-19 pandemic will change many aspects of student life this fall at University of Chicago, but it's currently affecting the Hyde Park school's move-in process.It's now being staggered over five days this week to allow students to space out and make sure any quarantine orders are followed."I'm really excited; move-in day...
    Fordham, Long Island and Yeshiva universities get an “F” for keeping their communities in the dark on their coronavirus cases, a group of public-health experts says. The Web site “We Rate COVID Dashboards’’ — founded by researchers including from Yale and Harvard universities — has been issuing “report cards’’ based on whether colleges have...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally, the president declared the choice...