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Nonprofit leader takes over as National Spelling Bee chief

Breaking from a tradition of being led by former contestants, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has hired a nonprofit leader with no history in the competition as its executive director, signaling a n...

Coronavirus restrictions: To ease or not to ease?

Germany For all those who've been enduring endless bad hair days, there is good news. As of Monday, hairdressers will be allowed to open nation-wide. While that may not be high on many people'...

The Latest: Hong Kong starts virus jabs at community centers

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has begun administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its mass inoculation targeting all 7.5 million residents. People age 60 and olde...

What free college might actually look like

President Joe Biden proposed multiple “free college” measures while on the campaign trail. Do any of them have a real shot? Some experts think so. “The issue is bipartisan in its app...

France: Free period products for students

Health services on campus and French student hostels will install dispensers offering free tampons, menstrual pads and other items in coming weeks, higher education minister Frederique Vidal announced...

Thrive in Abu Dhabi programme launched to encourage global talent, investors to build their futures in the emirate

Long-term visas and paths to citizenship to accelerate growth in Abu Dhabi’s priority sectors SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Talented professionals and students, and investors, in p...

Philanthropists pledge $20M gift to HBCU in Maryland

Philanthropist Calvin Tyler Jr., and his wife, Tina, pledged $20 million Monday to his alma mater Morgan State University, which the university said is the largest gift to any HBCU ever made by one of...

Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, checking on how they’re managing during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

UK plan for campus free speech champion draws praise, alarm

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will appoint a “free speech champion” for universities to protect against attempts to silence academics and speakers with unpopular opinions. ...

American university hopes to fill higher-ed gap in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — From afar, the sprawling complex of the newly inaugurated American University in Baghdad appears like a floating mirage. Encircled by blue waters of a man-made lake, ...

American university hopes to fill higher-ed gap in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — From afar, the sprawling complex of the newly inaugurated American University in Baghdad appears like a floating mirage. Encircled by blue waters of a man-made lake, ...

Hamas court says women need guardian's approval to travel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas-run Islamic court in the Gaza Strip has ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, further restricting movement in and out of the territ...

AP names Justin Myers as data editor

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Myers, a veteran data journalist whose work has driven some of the top investigative stories done by The Associated Press in recent years and has helped spearhead automation ini...

Broken by Trump, US refugee program aims to return stronger

Krish Vignarajah has been in survival mode for four years as the Trump administration slashed refugee admissions by 85%. She's had to close a third of her resettlement agency's 48 offices and lay off ...

CityLand Education (Vietnam) Announces Partnership with VET by EHL

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 25 January 2021 - Cityland Education (Vietnam) has signed with EHL Advisory Services to become a VET by EHL Licensed Center to train service-minded hospit...