Higher education

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 27, 2019 - 1:14 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union urged the Trump administration Friday to drop its investigation into a Middle East studies program the agency says has focused too much on the "positive aspects of Islam" and misused grant money to promote "ideological priorities." A letter from the group's...
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September 26, 2019 - 3:41 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about Liberty University, The Associated Press, relying on information from the school's accreditor, reported erroneously that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges sent a letter asking for more information about recent news...
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September 26, 2019 - 2:00 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology says it has received a pledge of $750 million from philanthropists and entrepreneurs Stewart and Lynda Resnick to support research into environmental sustainability. Caltech says Thursday the commitment is the largest ever for such...
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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 - 8:05 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 - 5:04 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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September 23, 2019 - 8:00 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 students free pizza and training, plus campaign swag to...
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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 - 8:59 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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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Galivants Ferry Stump on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Galivants Ferry, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
September 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Joe Biden sought to demonstrate a broad appeal to Democrats on Thursday with new endorsements from leading African American lawmakers and a former governor of a pivotal swing state. The backing from Reps. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Charlie Crist of Florida...
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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 - 12:34 pm
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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September 19, 2019 - 4:15 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is visiting North Carolina campuses as part of a two-state college campaign tour, where he'll promote a platform that includes free tuition. The Vermont senator is slated to speak at rallies at the University of North...
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