2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,287
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – The dean of Dartmouth College says a
student has died while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. The
Dartmouth newspaper reports that Crispin Scott of Seattle was found
dead in an apartment on Saturday. The cause of his death is unknown
and police are investigating. Scott was studying abroad on a
program run by Portland State University. He was seen at a
gathering of at least 40 students in the program at a hotel, which
broke up into smaller groups.

SEATTLE (AP) – A man is dead after being struck by an Amtrak
train in southwest Washington. Burlington Northern Santa Fe
railroad says the crash occurred at a non-rail crossing last night
near Castle Rock, Wash. Authorities say the man hasn’t been
identified but is believed to be a transient from the area. The
passenger train was en route from Portland to Seattle.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon State Board of Higher Education
has approved an average 8.9 percent increase of summer-term tuition
and fees at the state’s seven public universities. The Ashland
Daily Tidings says the increase approved Friday is part of a
collective effort by Oregon’s public universities to make the cost
of attending class during the summer months consistent with the
rest of the academic year.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A library official who had been selected to
be Oregon’s top librarian is under investigation. The Statesman
Journal reports that questions about Robert Hulshof-Schmidt’s
credentials arose shortly after he was named to replace Jim
Scheppke, who retired Jan. 1. Through emails obtained through a
public records request, the newspaper reports that Hulshof-Schmidt
was placed on leave in November after questions surfaced about his
academic credentials. He abruptly resigned in December.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-01-09-12 0930EST