Criticized Maryland chancellor won’t seek contract extension

Football 05/16/19, 13:58

The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's death and how the chancellor ...

Julián Castro makes universal pre-K focus of education plan

2020 Campaign 05/13/19, 07:28

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is calling for free public college tuition and universal prekindergarten under a new education plan in his 2020 campaign.The former Obama Cabinet member's proposals unveiled Monday would also boost teacher pay by up to $10,000 a year through a federal tax credit while funding prekindergarten ...

White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

Politics 03/18/19, 17:00

The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal ...

Why college students take on loans they can’t repay

Business 03/14/19, 10:03

Students take on college debt with the best of intentions. They've been told that a college degree is a ticket to success. That they should pursue their dreams. That student debt is good debt.But how do smart students wind up with debt they can't repay? Here are three reasons, plus ...

Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

Sports 03/14/19, 09:04

Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a ...

Med school wins diversity award amid racist photo scandal

U.S. 03/14/19, 08:13

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school has won a national award for fostering diversity as it weathers the scandal ignited by a racist photograph from its 1984 yearbook.The Virginian-Pilot reports the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education picked Eastern Virginia Medical School for its Institutional Excellence Award this ...

Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

Politics 01/22/19, 00:29

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 liberal members. Critics on social media quickly knocked Castro's ...

DeVos warns of crisis amid ballooning student debt

Politics 11/27/18, 13:48

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says ballooning student debt has caused a crisis in higher education and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for everyone.Speaking at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, DeVos raised a "red warning flag" that the federal government must change the ...

A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

Business 11/14/18, 19:52

Virginia regularly awards grants, tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that move to the state or expand their operations, sometimes even for small projects that produce just a dozen or so jobs.But Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it plans to put at least 25,000 highly paid new workers in a ...

Diversity among Asians divides them on affirmative action

Asia & Pacific 11/02/18, 10:04

A federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans.Much of the spotlight has been on affluent Chinese-Americans with stellar academic scores who say the college rejects Asians in favor of lesser-qualified applicants. They say factoring ...

Chairman of Maryland board resigns after furor over Durkin

Football 11/01/18, 18:41

The chairman of the University System of Maryland board of regents has resigned following the furor over the decision to reinstate football coach DJ Durkin.The board's decision to reinstate Durkin on Tuesday drew harsh criticism from students, players and state politicians. As a result, University President Wallace Loh fired Durkin ...

Florence-Darlington Tech students earn scholarships

Tech 10/10/18, 04:13

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation recently presented scholarship certificates to 10 high school students enrolled in the new HVAC Engineering & Technology Academy.The new dual enrollment program is designed for high school students, and it was founded through a partnership with Florence-based companies, Johnstone Supply and ...

Q&A: Harvard’s new president on challenges, ideals

U.S. 10/05/18, 16:52

Harvard University's new president is taking over at a contentious time for the nation's oldest college.It faces a new federal endowment tax that could cost more than $40 million a year. Its admissions office is the subject of a discrimination lawsuit and a separate inquiry by the U.S. Justice Department. ...

Marshall student to launch tech company

Business 09/30/18, 22:03

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University student Janzen McKinney began with an idea, one he jotted down in a small notebook in which he keeps his "ah-ha" ideas.In a digital age chock-full of tech-savvy Generation Zers, why not transform the full-frontal embrace of social media and the internet into higher pursuits, as ...

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