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 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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FILE - This March 7, 2018 file photo shows University of California President Janet Napolitano at a meeting of The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. At a meeting of the UC regents at UCLA Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, Napolitano announced that she will be resigning the presidency, effective in 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 18, 2019 - 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents in Los Angeles. "My time at UC has been deeply gratifying and rewarding. I have been...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The allegations surrounding wealthy donors such as the Sackler family have raised questions for the museums they supported, including whether to keep the family's name on prominent galleries. The billionaire family is notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, which developed OxyContin, a painkiller that has been at the center of the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 18, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There...
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September 17, 2019 - 11:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds because they are a financial risk, its top financial officers announced Tuesday. "Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we're betting...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Lynn Wencus of Wrentham, Mass., holds a sign with a picture of her son Jeff and wears a sign of others' loved ones lost to OxyContin and other opioids during a protest at Purdue Pharma LLP headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Some of the money in Purdue Pharma’s proposed multibillion-dollar opioid settlement would come from the continued sale of opioids. “It’s blood money paying for blood money,” said Wencus. “It’s ludicrous. The whole thing would be almost comical if we weren’t talking about human lives here.” (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
September 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it's one reason two dozen states have rejected the deal. "The...
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey takes questions from members of the media during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Boston. Healey detailed her efforts to continue to pursue Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family despite the company's decision to file for bankruptcy late Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 17, 2019 - 12:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the Chapter 11...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 16, 2019 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself. The story also gave President Donald Trump and his...
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Junior Jonah Lackey converses with other students during a student protest on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Students at Liberty University gathered to protest in the wake of news articles alleging that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. "presides over a culture of self-dealing” and improperly benefited from the institution. Falwell Jr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he wants the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees.(Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 6:39 pm
Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students joined together at the private evangelical...
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September 13, 2019 - 5:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general says he's pursuing accountability from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a pending lawsuit over their role in the country's opioid epidemic. Attorney General Josh Stein said Friday a lawsuit targeting the Sackler family...
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