Higher education

In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, Ryan Chapman and other students starting Staffordshire University’s esports degree course play “Counter-Strike” in the school’s new London digital studio. A number of U.K. and U.S. universities are launching degrees in esports, or competitive multiplayer videogaming, to capitalize on the booming industry’s growing demand for skilled professionals. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chang)
October 01, 2019 - 8:15 am
LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, an athlete jumps near the NCAA logo during practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 30, 2019 - 6:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the first state to pass a law allowing college athletes to hire agents and get paid for use of their name, image or likeness. Some things to know about the new legislation: WHAT DOES THE LAW DO? It lets college athletes at public and private schools in...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape U.S. amateur sports. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
September 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a law allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements (all times local): 3:05 p.m. NBA star Draymond Green said he hopes a new California law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals will force the "...
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Devin Sloane, middle, leaves federal court after his sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 24, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles business executive was sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison for paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit. Devin Sloane, 53, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. He is...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:10 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Antonio Brown is going back to school. Central Michigan University spokeswoman Heather Smith said Monday that Brown began taking online courses last week, adding he is not attending classes on campus. Brown played for the Chippewas from 2007 to 2009 before Pittsburgh...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, students walk on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, is accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit. She has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Boston's federal court. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 17, 2019 - 2:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey,...
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Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy and her brother Moore Huffman Jr., back, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 13, 2019 - 11:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her...
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Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr. following, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 13, 2019 - 10:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong,"...
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The Temple field hockey team gathers at the conclusion of their practice at Howarth Field in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The team's game at Kent State on Saturday against Maine was cancelled due to pregame football fireworks. The team's game at Kent State on Saturday against Maine was cancelled due to pregame football fireworks. After the shock wore off of halting a women's field hockey game in the middle of overtime just so they could shoot off fireworks for a football game that hadn't even started, the captain of the Maine team said it's par for the course when you're a female athlete. Indeed, for all the advances created by Title IX, there's still an awful lot of hearts and minds that still need changing.(Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Really, we shouldn't be surprised. Riley Field certainly wasn't, not after being reminded once again that the law is one thing, but changing hearts and minds is an entirely different matter. As the senior captain of the Maine's field hockey team, Field has gotten used to the snickers, the insults,...
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This photo shows a University of Tennessee shirt using the design of a fourth-grader who was bullied, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn. A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the University of Tennessee and meets admission requirements. (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)
September 12, 2019 - 7:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to...
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