Academic Affairs

How Biden’s $1.8T American Families Plan could help higher ed

From free community college tuition to expansion of the Pell Grants, an inside look at the sweeping proposal designed to boost student retention and completion.

Syracuse U. sees cannabis growth, starts certificate program

Several institutions are capitalizing on the trend of non-credit online courses that provide students paths to the cannabis industry.

Zips’ drive: 2 ways Akron is trying to reach new students

A free tuition offer and other perks are available to first-time students who agree to enroll at the Ohio university.

Philanthropists gift $52 million to four universities

The Thompson family donates a record $27 million to Bowling Green; more than 5,200 students overall will benefit.

Eyes on the fall: Pa. college ahead on vaccines, planning

How small Cedar Crest College has showed strength during the pandemic and what it envisions campus, activities and academics will look like in 2021-22.

Administrators got little or no pay increases in 2020-21, survey shows

CUPA-HR's report notes just how challenging year was for higher education institutions and their leaders.

How ‘a building that teaches’ can solve the construction worker shortage

Community colleges partnering with the construction industry are developing practical curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure what students learn is readily applicable in the field.

Stanford, BC among top universities to mandate vaccines

California colleges start to make bold decisions on reopening in the fall; several other private institutions also say they will require them, including the University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts.

UC, CSU systems will require vaccines once FDA-approved

Will the decision by two massive public institutions lead to others instituting the same requirement pending full authorization?

Columbia researchers uncover COVID-19’s impact on brain

The Columbia University team's findings suggest inflammation may trigger neurologic damage but the virus' long-term impact is unknown.

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