Higher education

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, snowboarder Chloe Kim smiles at an X Games press conference in Aspen, Colo. Heading to Princeton next fall, Kim is trading her board for books as she tries to blend in and become your normal college freshman. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 1:05 am
DENVER (AP) — Snowboarder Chloe Kim has long been in a class by her herself in the lofty subjects of double corks and front-side twists. Soon, instead of defying physics, she could be learning some. And instead of making history, she will study it. Kim is trading in a few trips down the halfpipe...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, a Missouri football helmet sits on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Columbia, Mo. The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)
January 31, 2019 - 8:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA banned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs from the postseason for a year and placed the entire athletic department on probation Thursday after a two-year investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a former tutor. The penalties mean the...
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January 30, 2019 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by spending increases. A survey of more than 800 schools found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in 2018, a decrease over the year before...
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A pedestrian walk past a building housing the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Providence, R.I. On Tuesday a prominent physicians' group asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the school, arguing that it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
January 30, 2019 - 9:55 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. For someone who has given about $150,000 to Democratic campaigns over the years, Schultz is generating tepid, or even hostile, responses within the party as he weighs a presidential bid in 2020. That's because reports have suggested he's considering running as an independent, a prospect that could draw support away from the eventual Democratic nominee and hand President Donald Trump another four years in office, many fret. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 28, 2019 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most influential forces in Democratic politics revolted Monday against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run would unintentionally help President Donald Trump win another four years in office. The critics...
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to the members of the media at her alma mater, Howard University, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in Washington, following her announcement earlier in the morning that she will run for president. Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to "bring our voices together," Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 25, 2019 - 10:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Kamala (KAH'mah-lah) Harris returned to South Carolina on Friday, using her first visit to this early-voting state as an official presidential contender to tap into a sorority network that could prove crucial as she develops her campaign. In a room festooned in pink and...
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January 25, 2019 - 2:29 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A university in Greece's second-largest city says unknown vandals smashed a campus monument that marks the site of a former Jewish cemetery. The University of Thessaloniki issued a statement on Friday condemning the significant damage inflicted on the marble monument...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2018, file photo, new graduates walk into the High Point Solutions Stadium before the start of the Rutgers University graduation ceremony in Piscataway Township, N.J. A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition deadlines, waiving late fees and providing emergency grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government shutdown in history. Among the latest to advertise help are Brown University, Rutgers University and the State University of New York system. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 24, 2019 - 11:44 pm
A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments and offering grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the government shutdown. Statewide college systems in New York, Connecticut and Nevada have agreed to delay payments for affected students. At least 20...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of students skipped school for the third week in a row and more than 30,000 swamped the center of Brussels to demand better protection of the world's climate. What started out as a march of a few thousand high school student swelled to a vocal movement that Thursday also...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks during an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, in San Antonio. Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 22, 2019 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for "Medicare for All," free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasn't enough for some of his party's most...
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