Mask mandate being lifted at South Dakota’s public universities
“With vaccines now widely available, our institutions are eager to adjust as we look forward to the fall semester. Administrators will continue to monitor conditions, making the best decisions possible with information available to them.”
Bill ties federal funding for universities to accountability for sex abuse cases
The act would require university leaders to submit an annual certification to the U.S. Secretary of Education acknowledging that the school's president and at least one member of the school's governing board have reviewed all sexual abuse investigations that were reported to the Title IX coordinator that year involving an employee.
Ivy League colleges apologize for ‘serious error’ in using bones of Black child for teaching
The two Ivy League universities at the center of a billowing storm over the use in anthropology teaching of the bones of an African American child killed by Philadelphia police in 1985 have apologized for the “serious error”, promising to return the human remains to relatives who never consented to the practice.
Boston College president facing criticism after allegations of sexual assault surface about former priest
Members of the Boston College community sent complaints beginning in the 1997-98 academic year to University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., accusing Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., a Jesuit at BC from 1990 to 1998, of inappropriate conduct with students.
Florida tuition breaks part of higher-education deal reached by lawmakers
The bill offers in-state tuition to out-of-state students whose grandparents live in Florida and creates a “buy one, get one free” waiver for students who enroll in programs aligned to the state’s economic and workforce needs.
Biden lifts COVID-19 travel restrictions for Chinese students, providing a lifeline to U.S. colleges
“Students seeking to commence studies in the fall [from] countries affected by a geographic COVID-19 restriction may now qualify for a National Interest Exception. This includes qualified applicants who have been present in Brazil, China, Iran, or South Africa,” the State Department said in a statement.