California universities ramp up efforts to bring Afghan refugees to U.S.
"I get dozens and dozens of messages from worried Afghans. But now we can tell them we've got something in place, that hopefully, we can help you with," said Kazem-Stojanovic, the core faculty member at San Jose State University's Human Rights Institute.
Colleges rush to sign students up for food aid, as pandemic rules make more eligible
More than a third of California college students report experiencing food insecurity—meaning they don’t have reliable access to healthy food—according to the California Student Aid Commission’s 2018-2019 Student Expenses and Resources Survey.
China axes hundreds of joint courses with foreign universities
The canceled courses included a bachelor's degree in mechanical design and automation run by Harbin University of Science and Technology and London's City University, as well as a social work courses run by East China Normal University and New York University.
NASA makes big research investments at several universities to boost STEM diversity (subscription)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced it will be funding research projects - totaling about $18 million - at several Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions.
The University of Texas at San Antonio opts to start fall classes remotely (subscription)
The university of 30,000 students was set to begin its fall semester on Aug. 23 with in-person classes, but city public health officials have raised risk levels to severe in San Antonio, as cases there have crowded medical facilities.
NCAA won’t punish Baylor for failing to report sexual assault claims against players
Despite concluding that it had a "campus-wide culture of sexual violence," the NCAA said it will not penalize Baylor University after officials failed to report sexual assault claims against football players between 2010 and 2015.
Stanford among first universities requiring weekly COVID-19 testing – even for vaccinated students
Citing the ongoing threat of the highly contagious delta variant, officials unveiled several new safety measures in an email to students ahead of the university’s planned return to campus beginning Aug. 15.