- After criticism, UF professor gives Monsanto grant away Updated: Aug-31-15 4:17 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - A University of Florida horticulture professor targeted by activists for accepting $25,000 from the biotech company Monsanto is donating the money to a food pantry program.
- New app intended to enhance Murray State campus safety Updated: Aug-31-15 4:07 am
MURRAY, Kentucky - Murray State University students have a new tool to help enhance campus safety.
- Ohio University student sues sorority for 2014 injury Updated: Aug-31-15 3:22 am
ATHENS, Ohio - An Ohio University student is suing a sorority at the Athens school for an injury she suffered at the chapter house in 2014.
- SDSU Extension, others to host grassland fire workshops Updated: Aug-31-15 2:28 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - The South Dakota State University Extension wants to teach landowners in South Dakota ways to properly plan for and conduct a prescribed fire.
- W.Va. State University to offer media diversity fellowship Updated: Aug-31-15 2:08 am
INSTITUTE, West Virginia - West Virginia State University says a new fellowship program allows minority students to work alongside media professionals to tell the state's story, including its diverse ethnic history.
- North Dakota tribal colleges share $7M federal funding Updated: Aug-31-15 2:07 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says five tribal colleges in the state are sharing $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education.
- Officials say Cleveland State has its biggest freshman class Updated: Aug-31-15 12:07 am
CLEVELAND - Cleveland State University officials say the school will have its biggest-ever freshman class this fall despite an analysis that shows the number of high school graduates pursuing higher education in the Midwest has been declining.
- Analysis: Holes and worries emerge in Louisiana's budget Updated: Aug-30-15 4:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As lawmakers patched their way through this year's budget, many of them talked as if they had drawn up a six-month plan, fully expecting Louisiana's next governor to come in with a broader blueprint for fixing the state's financial mess.
- University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue Updated: Aug-30-15 2:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.
- Demand for nurses in Montana remains high Updated: Aug-30-15 2:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Rising patient numbers combined with a booming need for more care has created growing demand for more nurses in Montana.
- Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage Updated: Aug-30-15 1:22 pm
NEW YORK - New York City's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence.
- University of Toledo approves partnership with health system Updated: Aug-30-15 1:04 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - An agreement linking the University of Toledo's medical college with a northwestern Ohio-based nonprofit health system will generate millions of dollars for the school, officials said.
- Chinese student population growing at Indiana University Updated: Aug-30-15 12:25 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - More international students at Indiana University are coming from China than any other country.
- Dartmouth, Vermont town have century-long tuition deal Updated: Aug-30-15 11:22 am
WHEELOCK, Vermont - For more than a century Dartmouth College has been making good on a promise to students from a hardscrabble Vermont town that helped the keep the school afloat in its early years: get in, and your tuition is free.
- Ohio State administrator a finalist for president at Iowa Updated: Aug-30-15 11:14 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Ohio State University administrator is one of the four finalists to become president of the University of Iowa.
- How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes? Updated: Aug-30-15 10:50 am
For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school.
- Former 'Simpsons' producer to return to Roanoke College Updated: Aug-30-15 9:59 am
ROANOKE, Virginia - Roanoke College is getting animated.
- University of Akron considering building new main entrance Updated: Aug-30-15 9:49 am
AKRON, Ohio - The University of Akron is thinking about creating a new main entrance that would go through some of the sports fields on campus.
- Ministers: Second calling sometimes leads to clergy career Updated: Aug-30-15 9:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One of the Rev. Jay Anderson's most vivid childhood memories involves lining up his stuffed animals on the family couch before tipping an ottoman on its side as a makeshift altar and preaching to the fluffy faithful.
- Franklin Pierce University makes test scores optional Updated: Aug-30-15 8:58 am
RINDGE, New Hampshire - Franklin Pierce University is joining a growing list of schools that no longer require most applicants to submit standardized test scores.
- Northwestern lures star professor from U of Illinois Updated: Aug-30-15 5:05 am
- Eckerd student arrives safe after 9-month-long sail with dog Updated: Aug-30-15 1:01 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - For nine months, 19-year-old Sally Gardiner-Smith sailed alone with only her cockapoo for company. She would go four or five days without speaking to another human.
- Yale urges discussion on renaming college honoring racist Updated: Aug-29-15 6:47 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale University's leaders on Saturday urged a campus conversation about whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and senator from South Carolina who was an ardent supporter of slavery.
- Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico Updated: Aug-29-15 6:05 pm
DALLAS - Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
- Ole Miss groups discuss qualities sought in new chancellor Updated: Aug-29-15 5:47 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - Students, staff and faculty members at the University of Mississippi are telling the state College Board that they want a new chancellor who can unify Ole Miss.