Higher education

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, people stop to record images of Widener Library on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process. The judge issued the ruling in a 2014 lawsuit that alleged Harvard holds Asian American applicants to a higher standard than students of other races. Burroughs said Harvard's admissions process is not perfect but passes constitutional muster. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 01, 2019 - 1:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit that reignited a national debate over affirmative action. U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs said in her decision v that Harvard's admissions...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker attends the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting entitled "The next generation of everything" at the Mystetsky Arsenal Art Center in Kiev, Ukraine. Andrew Howard, a managing editor of The State Press student newspaper at Arizona State University broke the news Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, that Volker, a key State Department official who was involved in talks between President Donald Trump and the Ukranian government, had stepped down from his post, the New York Times reports. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
September 28, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A 20-year-old student at Arizona State University broke the news that a key State Department official who was involved in talks between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian government had stepped down from his post, The New York Times reported. Andrew Howard, a managing editor of...
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September 28, 2019 - 3:47 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A 20-year-old student at Arizona State University broke the news that a key State Department official who was involved in talks between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian government had stepped down from his post, The New York Times reported. Andrew Howard, a managing editor of...
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In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo provided by Dawn Manteufel, Greg Manteufel lays in his hospital bed at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip from capnocytophaga, a bacteria commonly found in the saliva or cats and dogs which almost never leads to people getting sick, unless the person has a compromised immune system. Manteufel was perfectly healthy when he got sick in June of 2018. Over the last seven years, a team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, connected to Harvard Medical School, have tested other healthy people who were affected and developed a theory on why they were affected- a gene change in all the victims. (Dawn Manteufel via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — It's hard to regard Ellie as a menace. When Greg Manteufel is frustrated or feeling down, she sits by him. At night, she sleeps under his covers. At dinner, she's there next to him, knowing he'll throw something her way. She belies the stereotype of the vicious pit bull. "We...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., pauses during an interview in his office at the school in Lynchburg, Va. The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University says it has asked the college for more information about recent media reports that have questioned Falwell's leadership style and personal business interests. Falwell, the head of the nation's most high-profile evangelical college, previously told The Associated Press the stories are the result of an “attempted coup” orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees who are leaking information to the press. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 25, 2019 - 1:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University says it has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s leadership style and personal business interests. Janea Johnson is a spokeswoman for the...
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Devin Sloane, middle, leaves federal court after his sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 24, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles business executive was sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison for paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit. Devin Sloane, 53, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. He is...
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In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, photo, Darrin Kelly, president of the AFL-CIO's Allegheny County Labor Council, points out voter registration data while at his office in Pittsburgh, that shows that Democrats across western Pennsylvania have been voting Republican. Kelly is warning national Democrats that the party is moving too far left for many middle-of-the-road Democrats in western Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
September 24, 2019 - 2:20 am
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — The Democrats of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, crowded onto the steps of a local courthouse, dozens of union men protesting a looming power plant closure that would put their livelihoods at risk. The crowd was overwhelmingly white and male, and few had college degrees. Left unsaid...
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Rylee Cupp, University of Akron's College Republican president welcomes students from area colleges and universities at the start of a Trump Victory voter registration training at the UA's Student Union in Akron, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's re-election campaign are rolling out an effort to register young voters and mobilize supporters on college campuses. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative puts a college twist on their grassroots voter registration effort, offering dozens of participants free pizza and training, plus swag like campaign buttons and drink insulators to distribute. It started at four schools in Ohio last week. Organizers describe it as a national effort, with similar swing state trainings held or planned for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Denver and Michigan college Republicans. (Mike Cardew, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump's supporters. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative is offering dozens of participants training and free pizza, plus swag...
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In this photo Aug. 16, 2019, photo, Chinese graduate students Zhaojin Li, left, and Pengfei Liu, pose in front of the entrance to the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Some higher education officials are concerned by a drop in the number of international students coming to the United States, especially from China. Li and Liu say that some of their relatives were concerned for their safety in coming to the United States, but they are too busy with their studies to focus on geopolitical issues. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
September 23, 2019 - 6:02 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines as political tensions between the two countries cut into a major source of tuition revenue. Several universities have reported drops of one-fifth or more this...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is threatening to cut grant funding to a Middle East studies program at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, saying it’s misusing federal funding to advance “ideological priorities” and unfairly promotes “the positive aspects of Islam” but not Christianity or Judaism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 19, 2019 - 9:34 am
The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not...
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