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  • Live Updates: Latest News on COVID-19 and Higher Education October 20, 2021
    Image: West Virginia Faculty Members Want Vaccine Mandates Oct. 20, 6:22 a.m. Faculty members at both Marshall and West Virginia Universities have voted in favor of vaccine mandates, but the institutions have not responded with mandates, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported. “WVU strongly urges everyone to be vaccinated,” said spokeswoman April Kaull. “While we always appreciate […]
  • Colleges start new programs October 20, 2021
    Albertus Magnus College is starting a B.A./B.S. in interdisciplinary studies. Franciscan University of Steubenville is starting a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Limestone University is starting a bachelor of science in nursing. San Francisco State University is starting a B.A. in bilingual journalism. Wayne Community College, in North Carolina, is starting an associate degree in artificial […]
  • Congress has options for trimming free community college proposal October 20, 2021
    Image: President Biden signaled last week that his plan for tuition-free community college is on life support in Congress, but policy experts say the program could still be salvaged -- at least in part -- while fitting into lower-cost legislation. All 50 Senate Democrats have to be on board to pass Biden’s big social spending plan […]
  • Ithaka S+R announces data, group on academic conferences October 20, 2021
    Image: Academic conference formats seen during the pandemic “were born of necessity” but “aligned to pressures that had been building for years,” according to a new research report from Ithaka S+R. And while COVID-19 still makes the look and feel of future conferences hard to predict, it’s clear to Ithaka that even after the pandemic, scholarly meetings […]
  • Bloomfield College seeks a partner to avoid shutting down October 20, 2021
    Image: Bloomfield College needs a partner. The small private college in New Jersey is seeking philanthropic support and institutional partners to help keep its doors open. Absent some kind of intervention, the college may close before the end of the 2022-23 academic year. It’s unusual for a college to be so up front about its financial […]
  • Alumni Free Speech Alliance takes on 'cancel culture' October 19, 2021
    Image: Several alumni groups are forming a collective alliance to defend academic freedom and mobilize others to fight for free speech, which they say is “under attack.” The Alumni Free Speech Alliance, started by free speech alumni groups from Cornell University, Davidson College, Princeton University, the University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University, is a […]
  • Tiny Hilbert College bets big on large online presence October 19, 2021
    Image: ASU Online, Colorado State University Global, University of Central Florida Online -- these large state universities all offer robust online degree programs, a natural extension of their widely recognized brands and impressive infrastructure. (Note: The names of the colleges in the preceding sentence were corrected.) Add to that list … Hilbert College Global. In August, the private Franciscan […]
  • Law requires free tampons at CSU, community colleges October 19, 2021
    Image: When the California Assembly introduced legislation earlier this year that would require community colleges and California State University campuses to provide students with free menstrual products, Samantha Elizalde wanted to show her support. A student at Sacramento State University and president of the student government, Elizalde spearheaded an effort last spring for the organization to […]
  • MIT deals with fallout from canceled lecture October 19, 2021
    Image: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology continues to face fallout from its cancellation of a planned guest lecture by Dorian Abbot, an associate professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago who has compared academe’s diversity “regime” to Nazism. Meanwhile, Princeton University is preparing to host Abbot later this week so he can deliver his […]
  • Study shows faculty diversity took a hit in time of crisis October 18, 2021
    Image: Four-year colleges and universities cut tenure-track hiring by 25 percent around the time of the Great Recession -- and hires of people of color declined disproportionately, especially at public and research-oriented institutions, according to a new study in Sociological Science. In addition to these data, the new paper offers another, urgent takeaway: the same reversal of […]

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