News Round up - Higher Education

Liberian Refugee Elected Mayor of Helena, Montana

by Associated Press | November 8, 2017
HELENA, Mont. — Voters in Montana‘s capital city have elected a Liberian refugee as the [...] Read more

Study Gives College Sports D+ grade for Race, Gender Hiring

by Associated Press |
ORLANDO, Fla. — Leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools continue to be domi [...] Read more

UNC-Chapel Hill Athletics Head Gets Pay Post After Scandal

by Associated Press | November 7, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –Three weeks after North Carolina’s flagship public university es [...] Read more

Ex-JetBlue CEO Gives $10M to Michigan Leadership Institute

by Associated Press |
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Former JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger has donated $10 million to the Unive [...] Read more

Ex-Assistant Coach Ends Whistleblower Lawsuit Against PSU

by Associated Press |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.  — A former Penn State assistant football coach has ended his defamation [...] Read more

Michigan State’s College of Music Receives $1 Million Gift

by Associated Press | November 6, 2017
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University has received a $1 million gift commitment to [...] Read more

Brazile Strains Dem Unity Ahead of Key Gov Race in Virginia

by Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — Democrats are having trouble surmounting differences over the bitter 2016 electi [...] Read more

Kansas State Stepping Up Patrols After Racist Incident

by Associated Press | November 5, 2017
WICHITA, Kan.— Kansas State University is stepping up police patrols and taking other safety [...] Read more

Boston College Announces $150 Million Expansion of Sciences

by Associated Press |
Boston College is betting big on the sciences. The private Jesuit school, better known for its [...] Read more

Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student

by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | November 2, 2017
CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online res [...] Read more

University of Wisconsin Survey: Fewer Underrepresented Students Feel Welcome

by Todd Richmond, Associated Press |
MADISON, Wis — Minority, disabled and gay students say they’re having a tougher time surviv [...] Read more

Black Students Voice Concerns After Kansas State Racist Incidents

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Black students at Kansas State University voiced concerns about recent raci [...] Read more

‘London Professor’ in Interference Case Made Many Russia Trips

by Gregory Katz and Nataliya Vasileva, Associated Press |
MOSCOW — The little-known professor suspected of being a link between Russia and the Donald T [...] Read more

Ex-Univ. of Iowa Wrestler Released on Bond in Cheating Case

by Associated Press |
DAVENPORT, Iowa — A former University of Iowa wrestler has been released on bond after appear [...] Read more

Garnett Stokes Becomes University of New Mexico’s 1st Female President

by Associated Press |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents made history Thursday as it [...] Read more