Higher education

Karina Shumate, 21, a college student studying stenography, fills out a voter registration form in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state Legislature. Among the hurdles they'll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation's toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 19, 2020 - 9:13 am
Democrats believe they have a shot at making gains this year in Republican-dominated Texas, including winning control of one house of the Legislature for the first time in nearly two decades. Persuading voters isn't their only challenge. Voting and registration rules crafted by Republicans in...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. The executive director of the State Medical Board of Ohio says it has fast-tracked investigations related to whether licensees failed to report concerns about Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss decades earlier. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
January 18, 2020 - 6:28 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school. The total was about $9.8 million as of December, school spokesman Benjamin Johnson said by email...
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Louisville's David Johnson (13) goes to the basket at Pittsburgh's Justin Champagnie defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Johnson missed the dunk. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 17, 2020 - 10:40 pm
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 13 Louisville at No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Louisville and Duke are in a three-way tie with No. 9 Florida State for first place in the league standings. The Cardinals and Blue Devils meet for the only time in the...
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January 16, 2020 - 5:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio fast-tracked investigations related to whether current licensees failed to report concerns about the Ohio State University team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men decades ago, the board's director said Thursday. Executive Director...
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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks to student organizers receiving training to work on the presidential campaign on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Perez told the students they will be the key to defeating President Donald Trump this year. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)
January 16, 2020 - 4:55 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. The training...
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January 16, 2020 - 4:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. talk Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 15, 2020 - 4:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For nearly a year, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders pushed strongly progressive ideas into the Democratic primary spotlight, feeding off each other to build support for proposals long dismissed as radically leftist: “Medicare for All,” tuition-free college and a “Green...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Uniqlo chief executive Tadashi Yanai speaks to the media in Tokyo. The University of California, Los Angeles has received a $25 million donation from Tadashi Yanai, the founder and CEO of Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo, the school announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The money will endow a center named for Yanai devoted to the study of Japanese literature, language and culture, the university said in a statement.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 15, 2020 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles has received a $25 million donation from Tadashi Yanai, the founder and CEO of Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo, the school announced Wednesday. The money will endow a center named for Yanai devoted to the study of Japanese literature,...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2008, file photo, Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley stands during a ceremony in Smithfield, R.I. An annual study released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by The Chronicle of Higher Education, finds that average pay for private university chiefs grew by 10.5% in 2017. Machtley's earnings were listed at $6.28 million. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)
January 14, 2020 - 5:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The average pay for America's private university presidents grew by 10.5% in 2017, with dozens receiving more than $1 million and three topping the $5 million mark, according to an annual survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The survey, released Tuesday, finds that private...
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National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede announces $31 million in direct public grants to museums, historical sites and colleges across the country on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The relatively small-but-popular museum plans to combine federal grant funds and local contributions to expand exhibition space and consolidate downtown Santa Fe properties into a museum campus. Federal funding for the humanities is on the upswing despite repeated proposals by President Donald Trump to close down national endowments for the arts and humanities. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
January 14, 2020 - 3:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking to inspire private and local matching investments in cultural institutions as it designated $31 million in public grants Tuesday to support humanities projects in 45 states. Federal funding for the humanities is growing...
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