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COVID returns to rear its ugly head across these campuses

With infections again trending upward, some institutions are reestablishing their commitment to vaccine requirements; with one college going so far as to reinstate mask mandates.

President’s corner: How Rob Vischer balances growth with century-old values at University of St. Thomas

Eight months in, the University of St. Thomas' president discusses cultivating the mind, body and spirit of America's "loneliest age cohort" while delivering "world-class employment outcomes."

Nearly 2,000 colleges aren’t requiring SAT or ACT scores for fall 2023

At least 78% of higher education institutions have already extended these policies through fall 2024 in anticipation of the pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action.

5 reasons fewer students may be going to college this year

More than 10% of 2023's high school graduating class contemplated whether to go to college this year, according to a new report. To no surprise, COVID is largely to blame.

Emotional stress drives 55% of students to consider withdrawing

The yearly rate of students considering withdrawing continues to climb, with emotional stress the main culprit. Those who fare best: students who report supportive faculty and peers as well as access to adequate campus resources.

Marshall University baseball gifted $10 million—of CARES Act funds

West Virginia's governor is honored to play a part in building Marshall University's new baseball stadium, but one official believes he is "grossly" misappropriating a huge chunk of COVID-related emergency funding to do so—and calling for a federal investigation.

Disabilities and edtech: How the pandemic sparked a revolution

Students with disabilities who are usually aided by specialists were forced online during the pandemic. Adapting has helped them forge ingenious ways to learn in an increasingly digital world.

Emergency pandemic funds kept schools afloat, new report says

The final round of HEERF funding stabilized institutions of higher education, supporting students' needs and braking operational downturns.

At the state level, these are the top priorities for higher ed in 2023

Since the pandemic, colleges and universities have been struggling to alleviate concerns that were only exacerbated due to the pandemic—but they need legislative support.

Rising need and falling enrollment shut down another small private college

Holy Names University had "struggled to remain" open as administrators sought a merger as they grappled with rising operational costs, declining enrollment, and students' increased need for financial aid.

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