Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting h...

Interim AD focused only on Vandy coaches, players, staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Candice Storey Lee won't talk about how long she might be in charge of Vanderbilt's athletic department, having already made history as the first black woman to hold that job i...

FTC: Consumer finance website favored companies that paid

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A personal finance website founded by former University of Delaware students has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle allegations that it posted fake reviews and steered users toward co...

Analysis: Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats were drawn to two faces of change. After a daylong delay, partial results from the state’s Democratic caucuses showed Pete Buttigieg, the former may...

Kansas no longer fighting claims of wrongly convicted man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is dropping its fight against the compensation claim from a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated convictions that were secured even ...

All Taiwanese universities jointly delay opening until March 2 to limit coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives of universities nationwide have met with education officials and reached consensus on postponing the start of the 2020 spring semester to March 2. Amid ...

8 Taiwanese universities delay opening to stop coronavirus spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To prevent the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), eight Taiwanese universities announced on Sunday (Feb. 2) that they have postponed the beginning of the ...

Report: Mongolia closes border with China amid virus fears

BEIJING (AP) — Mongolia's official news agency says the country's Cabinet on Monday closed border crossings with China and suspended university classes to prevent the spread of a new viral disease. ...

UN alarm at education crisis: 258 million kids not in school

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 p...

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him a reprieve. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning ...

Survey: Pay for private university presidents climbs 10.5%

BOSTON (AP) — The average pay for America's private university presidents grew by 10.5% in 2017, with dozens receiving more than $1 million and three topping the $5 million mark, according to an annua...

MIT warns foreign students of possible visits from ICE

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is warning international students that federal immigration officials may visit their work sites to verify that their employment is directly rela...

Monks at Saint Anselm clash with college board over power

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Monks at a Catholic college in New Hampshire faced off in court Monday against the school's board of trustees in a dispute over an effort to limit the the monks' power — a move...

Taiwan's top universities face shortage of Masters and PhD students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several of Taiwan’s top universities have failed to attract a single new student to more than 100 Masters and Ph.D. degree programs, the Ministry of Education said F...