“All the people who work in higher education along with all the students and their families trust these institutions to responsibly deal with the pandemic and keep people as safe as possible,” says Jim McClymer, president of the Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine.
Utah’s public colleges are frequently charging fees for services that students don’t use — and increases get approved each year with little or no input from those expected to pay them, according to a state audit.
Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose said in a message to the campus community that only first-year and transfer students, those unable to attend online classes, senior honors students who need access to campus for approved projects and student residential life staff will return to campus this fall.
“Blended learning can enable universities in developing countries, in particular, to offer quality teaching at scale. This could mean that international education will be much more inclusive and could ultimately lead to more partnerships between institutions in developed and developing countries, to share content and resources,” said Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
The U.S. Department of Education is making it harder for colleges to reconsider — and potentially increase — financial aid for students who have lost jobs or family income in the current economic crisis.
Warning about a “patchwork” of laws in different states, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced legislation that would require the NCAA to put in place rules that would allow college athletes to get paid for their names, images and likenesses.
NJ Universities will have to submit detailed plans on how they will address the 10 facets of college campus life – instruction, housing, computer labs, libraries, research and labs, student services, transportation, dining, study abroad programs and athletics – and how those might mingle with trying to contain potential outbreaks of the virus.
“After the release of our new logos, I was made aware of the negative connotation between the serpentine walls and slavery,” Virginia athletic director Carla Williams said. “I was not previously aware of the historical perspective indicating the original eight-foot-high walls were constructed to mask the institution of slavery and enslaved laborers from public view.
Two Australian universities plan to hire a plane to fly in hundreds of foreign students shut out in the middle of their studies by border closures due to COVID-19, a move they hope will start to salvage a major export earner.
“There are many good places to donate, but the [historically Black colleges and universities] are 150 years old, incredibly resilient, producing an amazing number of Black graduates,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC.
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, who was college football’s leading rusher last season, threatened to stop participating in the program in response to a photo released of his head coach wearing a shirt with the logo of a far-right television network.