- Era ends in Charleston as mayor opens his last Spoleto Updated: May-22-15 2:59 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped establish the internationally known Spoleto Festival USA in South Carolina nearly four decades ago, took a final bow Friday as he opened his last festival.
- Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor Updated: May-20-15 6:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land.
- Great Falls attorney makes $10M donation to UM law school Updated: May-20-15 4:46 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - The University of Montana is proposing naming its law school in honor of Alexander Blewett III after the Great Falls personal injury attorney donated $10 million to the school.
- University of Oregon drops riverfront property project Updated: May-20-15 4:31 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The foundation that manages the University of Oregon's endowment has stunned civic leaders by pulling out of a project to turn the former operations yard of the local public utility into a mix of riverfront apartments, condos, offices, shops and restaurants.
- Pot law firm endows marijuana law professorship Updated: May-18-15 9:38 pm
DENVER - A Colorado law firm specializing in marijuana law has endowed a professorship at the University of Denver. The three-year endowment is believed to be the first funded by the new marijuana industry.
- Endowment set up for BB King Museum Updated: May-18-15 4:43 pm
INDIANOLA, Mississippi - An endowment has been set up to support operations of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola.
- Vermont Symphony Orchestra executive resigns after 16 years Updated: May-18-15 12:22 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - One of the men responsible for ushering in a new era of success and financial growth for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has resigned.
- UO hopes academics will soon join football in top rankings Updated: May-17-15 9:31 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Chuck Lillis thrills to the sight of the University of Washington rising to the top 50 in rankings of American universities.
- Sweet Briar's keynote speaker slams closing at commencement Updated: May-16-15 7:41 pm
SWEET BRIAR, Virginia - A visitor to Sweet Briar College would be hard-pressed to find signs of the financial stress that is shuttering the tiny women's school.
- Ferrum raises over $28 million through fundraising campaign Updated: May-08-15 10:32 am
FERRUM, Virginia - Ferrum College's centennial campaign has raised more than $28 million.
- Hall Foundation gives University of Kansas $1.46 million Updated: May-06-15 1:07 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The Hall Family Foundation has made a $1.46 million gift and challenge grant to the University of Kansas to support the humanities.
- National Endowment for the Arts awards $74M in grants Updated: May-06-15 11:33 am
WASHINGTON - The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding $74 million in grants to arts organizations in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.