higher education

FILE - In this May 13, 2018, file photo, new graduates walk into the High Point Solutions Stadium before the start of the Rutgers University graduation ceremony in Piscataway Township, N.J. A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition deadlines, waiving late fees and providing emergency grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government shutdown in history. Among the latest to advertise help are Brown University, Rutgers University and the State University of New York system. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 25, 2019 - 12:44 am
A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments and offering grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the government shutdown. Statewide college systems in New York, Connecticut and Nevada have agreed to delay payments for affected students. At least 20...
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FILE - This Sept. 26, 2018 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows a 4-year-old female gray wolf emerging from her cage at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Environmental research projects on endangered animals and air and water quality are being delayed and disrupted by the monthlong partial federal government shutdown and not just those conducted by government agencies. (National Park Service via AP, File)
January 24, 2019 - 11:38 am
The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generators is almost gone. U.S. Fish and...
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January 24, 2019 - 6:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of students skipped school for the third week in a row and more than 30,000 swamped the center of Brussels to demand better protection of the world's climate. What started out as a march of a few thousand high school student swelled to a vocal movement that Thursday also...
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January 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend state financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, a key liberal priority that had been blocked by Republicans for years until Democrats won control of the state Senate last fall. The so-called Dream Act...
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A Starship robot stands by at George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. A fleet of high-tech robots is now deployed at the northern Virginia university to serve the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students who summon them. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
January 23, 2019 - 3:33 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A fleet of high-tech robots has deployed at a northern Virginia university for the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students. More than 25 knee-high, cooler-shaped robots began delivery duty Tuesday at George Mason University in Fairfax. Ryan...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 8:39 am
Tyler Luker of Plano, Texas, is a high school junior who already knows which college he wants to attend (University of Missouri), how much it costs ($43,300 for out-of-state residents) and how much he can expect his single mother to contribute: nothing. "That's protecting my retirement," says...
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University of Oklahoma President, James Gallogly, addresses the media at the school in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, to talk about a video that showed an OU student wearing black face. Two OU students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in the video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, Gallogly said Monday. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial slur. About 1,000 students...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks during an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, in San Antonio. Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 22, 2019 - 6:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for "Medicare for All," free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasn't enough for some of his party's most...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., center, ranking member on the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee, greets Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of House committees that wield oversight powers including the authority to issue subpoenas and call hearings. At least four Democrat-led committees are expected to push DeVos on a range of topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 22, 2019 - 12:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House...
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In this Nov. 29, 2017, photo Kristin Fabian walks by a mural of Christopher Columbus at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
January 21, 2019 - 3:39 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12...
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