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Stories with subject: Higher education
  • Georgia Tech to host health care partnership forum 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:19 am
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is hosting a conference focused on ways academic institutions and medical facilities can collaborate in the technology and engineering fields to solve medical problems.

  • Prestigious academy adds U. of Illinois professors 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:08 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Three University of Illinois professors have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • University to students: no selfies at graduation 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:05 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas - but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement stage.

  • Kerry to give Boston College commencement speech 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:04 am
  • NEWTON, Massachusetts - Boston College says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the keynote speech at the school's commencement exercises next month.

  • Patrick calls affirmative action ruling troubling 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:29 pm
  • BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick called the Supreme Court's ruling allowing voters to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions "very troubling" Wednesday and said his administration is looking to see whether there are any implications for Massachusetts.

  • Ex-ISU president pleads not guilty to misdemeanor 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:11 pm
  • BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after an altercation with a worker in December.

  • Student leaders approve fight song change 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:00 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Student government leaders at the University of Utah passed a resolution Tuesday pushing to change the school's fight song amid concerns it is sexist.

  • Puerto Rico university students launch protest 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:46 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Students at Puerto Rico's largest public university have launched a 24-hour protest following talks about a tuition increase.

  • Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:18 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Dozens of South Carolina veterans gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to press lawmakers to boost benefits for those who served in the military and their families.

  • Campbell University president to retire in 2015 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:16 pm
  • BUIES CREEK, North Carolina - Campbell University says President Jerry Wallace will retire in 2015, ending an 11-year tenure highlighted by the opening of a medical school and the resurrection of the football program.

  • Shipbuilding apprentices offered ODU degrees 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:40 pm
  • NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Virginia's largest industrial employer signed an agreement with Old Dominion University on Wednesday to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program.

  • Culinary school proposed for former hall of fame 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:29 pm
  • SOUTH BEND, Indiana - City officials are backing a proposal to transform the former College Football Hall of Fame museum in downtown South Bend into a new culinary education center for Ivy Tech Community College.

  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:13 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

  • UC settles with former surgical director for $10M 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:01 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - The University of California will pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who said he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at the medical school on the Los Angeles campus.

  • Rutgers names new chancellor for Camden campus 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:53 am
  • NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - The dean of the University of Maryland's law school has been named the new chancellor for Rutgers University's Camden campus.

  • Ex-president of Cape Cod college sued by state 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:07 am
  • BOSTON - The Massachusetts attorney general's office has sued the former president of a small Cape Cod college in an effort to get him to repay the millions he collected from his allegedly excessive salary and perks, including luxury cars and homes.

  • Harris-Stowe names new president 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:34 am
  • ST. LOUIS - Harris-Stowe State University has named a 37-year-old college administrator in Florida as its next president.

  • New Ball State planetarium to open this fall 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:22 am
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - About 1,800 Ball State University students take introductory astronomy courses each year, which is higher than the number taking such classes at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame combined.

  • Hamden imposes student housing moratorium 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:07 am
  • HAMDEN, Connecticut - Hamden officials say they've imposed a one-year moratorium on new permits for off-campus college student housing because of loud partying, parking problems and other issues bothering local residents.

  • Land donated for new SLCC Evangeline campus 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:49 am
  • ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana - South Louisiana Community College plans to build its new Evangeline campus on property donated with the help of the city of St. Martinville.

  • Former Gov. Nigh to give commencement address 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:26 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh will give the commencement address at Oklahoma City University on May 10.

  • GOP candidate releases education policy overview 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:49 pm
  • DETROIT - The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus.

  • NDSU proposing center to research food security 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:40 pm
  • FARGO, North Dakota - A university located in the middle of fertile North Dakota farmland is planning a new center to research and help develop a safe and healthy food supply for people around the world.

  • Professor apologizes for remarks that angered GOP 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:04 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - An adjunct English professor at Eastern Connecticut State University apologized Tuesday for comments he made about congressional Republicans that drew the ire of the state GOP's chairman and led the House minority leader to demand an apology from the floor of the House of Representatives.