Higher education

In this June 12, 2020, photo, Gregory Minott stands in front of Town Hall in Andover, Mass. Minott came to the U.S. from his native Jamaica more than two decades ago on a student visa and was able to carve out a career in architecture thanks to temporary work visas. Now a U.S. citizen and co-founder of a real estate development firm in Boston, he worries that new restrictions on student and work visas expected to be announced soon will prevent others from following a similar path to the American dream. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2020 - 12:06 am
BOSTON (AP) — Gregory Minott came to the U.S. from his native Jamaica more than two decades ago on a student visa and was able to carve out a career in architecture thanks to temporary work visas. Now a U.S. citizen and co-founder of a real estate development firm in Boston, the 43-year-old worries...
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In this undated photo provided by the World Food Prize Foundation, Rattan Lal, a professor of soil science at The Ohio State University poses at the University in Columbus, Ohio. Lai was named the recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize on Thursday, June 11, 2020. He was recognized by the Des Moines, Iowa-based organization for his soil research which has led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil improving climate change.(World Food Prize Foundation via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 1:15 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A soil scientist whose research led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil to help combat climate change was named this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize on Thursday. Rattan Lal is a professor of soil...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, Sophia Bush arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Bush and her former co-star, Hilarie Burton Morgan from the former hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” are calling on their fans of the TV show and the University of North Carolina Wilmington to take action to remove professor Mike Adams after he called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper." The show had been filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 11, 2020 - 6:32 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Celebrities from the former hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” are calling on a university in North Carolina to remove one of its professors after he called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper” on Twitter. The controversy started in late May when Mike Adams, a sociology and...
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Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, rests her head on her hands as she listens to lawmakers discuss her measure to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot to let voters decide if the state should overturn its ban on affirmative action programs, during the Assembly session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. California has banned affirmative action-type programs since 1996 when 55% of voters agreed to amend the state’s Constitution to ban “preferential treatment” based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin..(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 10, 2020 - 8:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decades-long push to let California's public universities and government agencies consider race when making admissions and hiring decisions passed its first test Wednesday as more than two-thirds of the state Assembly voted to put the question on the ballot in November...
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June 10, 2020 - 9:06 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in the Mid-American Conference are creating a standalone esports conference to offer structured competition without the extensive rules that govern intercollegiate athletics. That means the teams can...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. apologized Monday, June 8, 2020 for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago, saying his effort to make a political point had been offensive. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 08, 2020 - 10:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. “After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing...
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June 07, 2020 - 10:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University rescinded a job offer to the newly hired dean of its prestigious journalism school following allegations of racism and mistreatment of students. University Provost Mark Searle said in an email Sunday that Sonya Forte Duhé would not lead the Walter Cronkite...
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June 07, 2020 - 1:16 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk, Nebraska, is a quiet, conservative and predominantly white city of 24,000 people where public protests are rare, except for an annual rally against abortion. So when about 300 people gathered on a busy street corner last weekend to voice their outrage at the death of...
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In this June 1, 2020 photo, high school graduate Lizzie Quinlivan wears a Georgetown University cap at her home in Hingham, Mass. Quinlivan has opted to attend closer-to-home Georgetown instead of colleges on the west coast which were on her original wish-list. As students make college plans for this fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state students looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 06, 2020 - 9:09 am
As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state residents who are looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the University of Texas at Arlington, commitments from state residents are up 26% over last year. Ohio...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2005, file photo, floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina fill the streets near downtown New Orleans. Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 03, 2020 - 8:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. The 2016 federal lawsuit was unsealed Wednesday by the U.S...
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