Higher education

FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the allegations "if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 8:47 p.m. Texas is withholding junior guard Eric Davis Jr. from competition until further notice after his name appeared in documents in a federal investigation into college basketball corruption. Davis...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and...
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February 23, 2018 - 2:35 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State University has announced it will start equipping on-campus officers with naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote. Officers on its University Park Campus have been trained on how to administer the medication and how to recognize an overdose. The...
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February 21, 2018 - 9:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one test,...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2017, file photo, actor Michael Keaton attends the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" cast photo call at The Whitby Hotel in New York. Keaton is slated to give the commencement address on May 12, 2018, at Ohio's Kent State University. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 12:03 am
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Actor Michael Keaton is slated to give the commencement address at Ohio's Kent State University. Keaton enrolled at Kent State in 1971, intending to major in journalism and speech. He left school to pursue acting, landing appearances on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," ''Maude" and...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) and Norense Odiase (32) defend as Baylor forward Terry Maston (31) dunks in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 17, 2018 - 11:12 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Terry Maston is emerging as a go-to guy for the surging Baylor Bears. No. 7 Texas Tech hopes it didn't just lose top scorer Keenan Evans for any length of time. Maston scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 59-57 victory over the Red Raiders, whose seven-game winning streak...
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FILE- In this October 2017 file photo, a black bear walks in Granite Basin, amid low-lying blueberry thickets, in Juneau, Alaska. A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
February 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in...
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February 15, 2018 - 4:28 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh college student who sent an anonymous message to a teacher about using a sniper rifle from a rooftop has been charged with making terroristic threats. Investigators say 18-year-old Carnegie Mellon University student Derek Li sent the email through a...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is cutting fees for its state-sponsored program to help families save for college. Democratic state Treasurer Joe Torsella said Thursday that asset-based fees for its PA 529 Investment Plan account will drop, saving account holders about $...
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February 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University professor canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on...
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