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Former U of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in college scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | February 24, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again...

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor

By LARRY LAGE, DAVID EGGERT, KATHLEEN FOODY, and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | February 21, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates.Andy...

Free USC tuition to students with $80K or less family income

February 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California will phase in free tuition for undergraduate students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, USC President Carol L. Folt announced Thursday.As part of the initiative, ownership...

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

By MICHAEL MELIA | February 19, 2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale.The push...

The Latest: Klobuchar optimistic before New Hampshire vote

February 10, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on campaigning for the 2020 election (all times local):10:30 p.m.At a rowdy event Monday at a Manchester bar, Amy Klobuchar made her final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Amid chants of “Amy”...

Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats’ call for change

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 10, 2020

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want their party to stand for to challenge President...

2 Iranian students challenge removal from country

By PHILIP MARCELO | February 3, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Two college students from Iran have filed civil rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying they were mistreated and illegally denied entry into the country by federal officials at Boston’s Logan International...

Confusion over what data schools can provide for 2020 Census

By MIKE SCHNEIDER | February 2, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau this week starts its process of counting students living in college-run housing, but there's confusion over what demographic information university officials can share with the agency.Two weeks ago, the U.S....

From Paris to Arizona, Iowans will caucus around the globe

By JONATHAN J. COOPER | January 31, 2020

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — For Iowans, going to college out of state, studying abroad or wintering in Arizona used to mean giving up quite a bit of power in picking presidents.But this year, the Iowa caucuses won't all be in Iowa. Nearly 1,300 Democrats...

Cornell freshman’s parents sue over his death, allege hazing

By CAROLYN THOMPSON | January 29, 2020

A Cornell University freshman found dead at the bottom of a nearby gorge was the victim of an elaborate hazing that forced fraternity pledges to drink dangerous quantities of alcohol while cycling through seven themed rooms, the parents of the late student...