Higher education

May 26, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated...
Read More
May 26, 2018 - 11:06 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained a university professor over insulting Sunni Muslims. The Saturday report said that, after locals voiced their anger, forces from the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard detained a...
Read More
In this May 12, 2017 photo University of Southern California, USC President C.L. Max Nikias presides at commencement ceremonies on the campus in Los Angeles. Nikias has agreed to step down amid a sex scandal involving a school gynecologist. A letter to faculty members on Friday, May 25, 2018, that was obtained by The Associated Press, said the school's board of trustees had "agreed to begin an orderly transition" and begin searching for a new president. The letter did not say when Nikias would leave his post. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)2
May 25, 2018 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday. The university's...
Read More
In this May 17, 2018 photo provided by Marcia Garcia-Alvarez are three peregrine falcon chicks in the Campanile bell tower on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. University officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the bell tower. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a woman named Bunny suggested by Twitter naming the two males and one female Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow. One male chick is in front, and a male, left, and female, right, huddle together in the background. (Maria Garcia-Alvarez/via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana? University of California, Berkeley officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on campus. The adult birds return each year...
Read More
FILE -- Feb. 27, 2018 file photo showing Giuseppe Conte, in Rome. Conte is mentioned by Italian media as a leading candidate to become a new Italian government premier. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ROME (AP) — Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country's first populist government. Say the name "Conte" and the one who...
Read More
May 21, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher...
Read More
May 21, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday. Dr. George Tyndall routinely made crude comments, took...
Read More
May 21, 2018 - 2:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The three finalists vying for the job of chancellor of the struggling University of Massachusetts-Boston have withdrawn their names from consideration. Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts system, said Monday in a letter that the decision brings "an unceremonious...
Read More
May 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer than half of New Hampshire residents ages 20 to 40 say they probably or definitely will remain in the state for the next two years, according to a survey released Monday. The survey was conducted for Stay Work Play, a nonprofit that promotes the state to young workers and...
Read More
Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks during the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) fifth edition of the Commencement Exercises, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 20, 2018 - 8:35 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing...
Read More