An alumnus of Samford University in Alabama has given the school the largest gift in its history, including $95 million for scholarships.
Marvin Mann, who died at his Cary, North Carolina, home in March, left Samford a $100 million gift, the school said in a statement on Thursday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at two universities Thursday.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission gave the nod to bachelor of science in nursing programs at Concord and Glenville State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader was named Ohio's new state superintendent on Tuesday.
Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his hiring to oversee public K-12 education in the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford University will launch a new school focusing on climate change thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, the university announced Tuesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a spending bill that would fund new college scholarship program for high school graduates and increase operations funding for state universities by 11% overall.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University plans to offer free tuition to Arizona residents from households with annual incomes not exceeding $65,000 and who meet the university's admission requirements.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A medical doctor and community college administrator in Minnesota was named Wednesday to lead the planned merged community college system in Connecticut.
The state Board of Regents for Higher Education appointed Dr.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Before Republican JD Vance began targeting universities as the enemy of the conservative movement, the Donald Trump-endorsed U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports teams at six state-owned Pennsylvania universities will still compete against each other despite merging into two umbrella institutions, the State System of Higher Education announced Wednesday.
The pandemic upended what it meant to be a college student as newfound barriers to learning cropped up in spring 2020: In-person classes were forced online, family obligations became more pronounced and economic difficulties spread.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House panel advanced a proposed state operating budget Monday that includes $148 million for pay raises for teachers and school support staff and $104 million for increases for higher education, but strips a proposed $100-per-month increase in state supplemental pay for local police and firefighters.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Students at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities won't see tuition increase next year under a unanimous vote Thursday by the the system's board.
The State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors passed what will be the fourth year of flat tuition, as the struggling system hopes the Legislature will approve hundreds of millions in additional funding in the 2022-23 state budget.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After scrutinizing the Republican legislature's budget work, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's biggest complaints Monday were about K-12 education funding, saying lawmakers failed to “meet the moment” during a time of unprecedented revenue surpluses.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a new interim chancellor.
UW-Whitewater Provost John Chenoweth will take over the position from Jim Henderson, who resigned unexpectedly on Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin college students and recent graduates are in high demand as state and national unemployment rates continue to drop, according to higher education career placement workers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Board of Regents for Nevada's state universities and colleges has accepted the resignation of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose under a severance agreement less than two years into her four-year contract.
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State College of Science has a new president.
The state Board of Higher Education unanimously selected Rod Flanigan as the 10th president of the two-year Wahpeton college.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents on Wednesday agreed to freeze tuition at the state's six public universities.
The move comes after lawmakers increased base funding for the university system by more than $8.6 million in the session that ended earlier this month.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers this week are debating a proposed $36.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 with increased spending on public safety, climate change and education.
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has received a $330,000 grant to launch a pilot program that will eventually give thousands of high school students the chance to save money on their college education by providing a free one-year head start on earning a degree, officials said Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s public colleges and universities are revamping classes for students who aren’t prepared for college English or math.
Instead of taking noncredit courses with short class sessions, those students will attend longer sessions that move through the semester from makeup material to college-level work.
Millionaire philanthropist Pete Kadens is trying to do what President Biden hasn’t been able to get done.
Kadens has created two college-scholarship programs — Hope Toledo, in his Ohio hometown, and Hope Chicago, which he co-founded with investment-management executive Ted Koenig and launched in September in the city where he ran several businesses.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban rulers unexpectedly decided against reopening schools Wednesday to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a promise and opting to appease their hard-line base at the expense of further alienating the international community.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The $643 million budget for Idaho’s colleges and universities headed to the governor on Monday.
The Senate voted 30-5 to approve the budget for Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's interim president has been permanently named to the post.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Tuesday named Kathy Schwaig to replace Pamela Whitten who resigned in April to become president of Indiana University.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state commission that coordinates Indiana’s public postsecondary education system will soon have a new leader.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education voted unanimously Thursday to hire Ivy Tech Community College executive Chris Lowery as the state’s seventh commissioner for higher education.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is seeking applicants for a student member by April 1.
The student member is a full voting member of the 14-member coordinating body for the state’s public postsecondary education system.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Burke man who runs a business that provides outdoor education has been appointed to the Vermont Legislature, Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Kansas Senate on Wednesday confirmed three people appointed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to the state board that oversees higher education, despite opposition from some GOP conservatives to two of them.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would prevent the teaching in public K-12 and higher education schools that any race is superior to another or that students should feel guilty because of their race.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature is poised to begin a series of hearings on Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' supplemental budget that returns half of a projected $822 million surplus to residents.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Students at five historically Black colleges and universities will share $250,000 in scholarships from Dearborn, Michigan-based The Auto Club Group.
The AAA Social Justice Innovator Scholarship will be offered to students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math and business at minority serving schools in the 14 states where The Auto Club Group (ACG) operates.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul University, among Afghanistan’s oldest and most revered institutions of higher education, reopened Saturday for the first time since the Taliban takeover six months ago.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota says it will be the first among the state's postsecondary schools to offer a bachelor's degree in competitive gaming.
The State Board of Higher Education recently approved the Bachelor of Science degree in esports at UND.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A University of Kansas administrator was selected Wednesday as president at North Dakota State University.
The state Board of Higher Education unanimously opted for David Cook, the vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development at the Lawrence, Kansas, school.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Winthrop University has chosen one of its own to be its next president.
Winthrop's Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously selected Edward Serna, former president at the University of Maine Farmington, to be its 12th president, The Herald reported. He will begin his tenure July 1.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The amount of a merit-based college scholarship in West Virginia is increasing while the eligibility requirements are decreasing, officials said.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved the changes for the Promise Scholarship for 2022 and 2023 graduates, WOWK-TV reported.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House on Tuesday approved a pair of proposals initiated by Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban university trainings and public K-12 school curricula that make students feel “discomfort” on account of their race.
ATLANTA (AP) — The regents of Georgia's public universities voted unanimously Tuesday to name former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the sole finalist to become chancellor overseeing 26 universities.
Regents are likely to affirm the choice of Perdue to lead 340,000-student system after a 14-day waiting period required by state law.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno are urging state education officials to reinstate the mask mandate on campus a day after Gov. Steve Sisolak rescinded the statewide requirement that masks be worn in public places to combat the spread of COVID-19.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Percentages vary dramatically among Nevada's public colleges and universities but overall three-quarters of the state higher education system's students were vaccinated against COVID-19 before an emergency mandate requiring shots expired in December.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Higher education officials and a health care provider are planning to build a $75 million health training facility in East Tennessee.
Roane State Community College says the Knox Regional Health Science and Simulation Center is a joint project among the school, Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville and Covenant Health.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A family has made a $1 million gift to establish a scholarship fund for students enrolled at any of New Hampshire's seven community colleges.
The gift from Anna Grace and Paul Holloway is the largest private donation in the history of the community college system in the state, its foundation said in a news release last week.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A search committee has narrowed the field of candidates for North Dakota State University president to three, the state Board of Higher Education said Friday.
The finalists are David Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs on economic development at the University of Kansas; Hesham El-Rewini, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Marymount University; and Mary Holz-Clause, acting executive chancellor at the University of Minnesota in Morris and Crookston.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona officials have hired the school’s first female police chief.
Paula Balafas will begin her new job early next month, officials said Thursday.
She succeeds Brian Seastone, who retired in August after 41 years with the campus police department.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico didn't have enough nurses even before the pandemic and nursing advocates renewed their push Thursday for lawmakers to boost funding to increase capacity at nursing schools around the state to remedy a situation made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
California State University, the largest-four year university system in the country, is poised to eliminate SAT and ACT standardized tests from its undergraduate admissions process, following a trend in higher education over concerns that the exams are unfair to minority and low-income students.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced he is stepping down at the end of his contract, which expires in 2023.
Bennett, the school's first African American president and the first African American president of any predominately white university in the state, announced the decision Friday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Minnesotans are taking advantage of the state's offer to cover the cost of training to become a certified nursing assistant.
The state has used $3.5 million in federal relief funding to pay for students' tuition, textbooks and certification exams in hopes of alleviating staffing shortages in long-term care facilities and veterans' homes during the coronavirus pandemic.