• WNMU board votes to extend contact for president

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents has renewed the contract for its president for three years.

  • New Mexico will restore evolution to science standards

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s public education secretary announced revisions will be made to proposed school science standards in response to a public outcry against the deletion or omission of references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth, in a statement released Tuesday.

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  • Michigan State increases police presence, security at events

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University police say they’re increasing security for campus events, including a no-bag policy for all events at indoor athletic facilities

  • Iowa State looks to replace Morris with Lindell Wigginton

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State lost the best point guard in school history to graduation in Monte Morris.

  • University of New Mexico reports required training progress

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 16,000 University of New Mexico students have participated in training intended to curb sexual misconduct as the university works toward compliance with a U.S. Department of Justice agreement.

  • North Dakota athletic director retiring at end of December

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota athletic director Brian Faison said Tuesday he is retiring at the end of December after guiding the program through the transition to NCAA Division I athletics and the decision to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname after criticism that it was insensitive to American Indians.

  • Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy.

  • Court rules school board, coach not liable for fatal hijinks

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former football player in North Carolina who watched his high school buddy crushed to death can’t sue the coach and school district for negligence that he says caused him severe emotional pain, a state appeals court decided Tuesday.

  • Lawmaker: Mascot wrong to rally for kneeling cheerleaders

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said.

  • District leaders back band members’ national anthem protest

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — School district leaders have declared their support for members of a central Iowa high school marching band who protested inequality in the nation by leaving the football field during the national anthem.