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  • Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education April 22, 2021
    Image: Wayne State to Pay Students $10 to Be Vaccinated April 22, 6:25 a.m. Wayne State University will pay students $10 if they provide proof of vaccination by May 10, The Detroit Free Press reported. President M. Roy Wilson said he hoped the money would provide an "extra incentive" to get vaccinated. Colleges are debating the ethics […]
  • Colleges start new programs April 22, 2021
    Anderson University, in South Carolina, is starting an Ed.D. in education. Augusta University, in Georgia, is starting a Ph.D. in computer and cyber sciences. Drury University is starting a master's program to train physician assistants. Georgia Gwinnett College is starting a bachelor's degree -- offered in person or online -- in software development. Grace College […]
  • Repository aims to open geosciences to more blind college students April 22, 2021
    Image: When Sydney Clark, who is blind, enrolled in a geosciences class at the University of Kentucky in 2017, her professor realized the course was stacked with accessibility barriers. In the geosciences, colorful maps, diagrams, graphs and photographs play an important role in conveying information and helping students understand new concepts, said Kent Ratajeski, senior lecturer […]
  • Community colleges keeping more classes online April 22, 2021
    Image: It was a trickle that became a deluge, as four-year colleges of all sorts began to announce their fall 2021 plans. Many took great pains to advertise a large share of in-person classes and activities, pushing as much as they could for a “return to normal.” Now that plan -- a return to majority in-person […]
  • Gallaudet and George Washington meet in bilingual ASL/English debate April 22, 2021
    Image: Gallaudet University and George Washington University students squared off in what organizers believe was the first bilingual intercollegiate debate in which one team used American Sign Language and the other spoken English. Gallaudet, a federally chartered university for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C., formed its inaugural debate team this academic year. […]
  • College president takes unusual title: chief transformation officer April 22, 2021
    Image: Donald P. Lofe will soon hold the fourth and fifth titles he's taken since first being affiliated with Westminster College more than four decades ago: president and chief transformation officer. Lofe, a 1979 graduate of Westminster, became interim president at the private liberal arts college in Fulton, Mo. last June. Prior to that, he was chair of […]
  • Authors discuss their new book, 'When Colleges Close' April 21, 2021
    Image: Wheelock College was founded in 1888 and was known for training teachers and other professionals in the Boston area. In 2018, Wheelock closed, merging with Boston University to become the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at BU. When Colleges Close: Leading in a Time of Crisis (Johns Hopkins University Press) tells the story […]
  • Lawmakers hear praise for community college apprenticeship programs April 21, 2021
    Image: As lawmakers consider additional funding for community colleges, higher education leaders are asking them to look at making targeted investments in apprenticeship programs. At hearings Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans seemed united in wanting to see that happen. The programs were a topic of discussion during two congressional hearings held Tuesday in the House Appropriations and […]
  • Tribal colleges are investing in renewable energy, but not without challenges April 21, 2021
    Image: The Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana sits on land right next to Glacier National Park, drawing thousands of visitors per year for its beauty. The mountains are high, and the winds are fast. So fast, in fact, that when Blackfeet Community College, a tribal college on the edge of the reservation, put up a windmill […]
  • Higher education leaders react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict April 21, 2021
    Image: The conclusion of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on murder and manslaughter charges for the killing of George Floyd, produced a sense of hope and relief among students, faculty members and college leaders across the country. After a year of anger and outrage, accusations and recrimination, bridge […]