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Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

From The Hechinger Report: “More than a third of prospective college students said they are reconsidering their higher education plans, according to a poll released… Read More

From Pfizer to Phi Beta Kappa: Getting campuses vaccinated

From Inside Higher Ed: “Compared to all other adults, a smaller percentage of college-aged people intend to get a vaccine when it becomes available. Even… Read More

A California university tries to shield an entire city from coronavirus

From The New York Times: “Rather than turning the campus into a protective bubble for students and staff, as some schools have attempted, [UC Davis]… Read More

Fighting vaccine hesitancy and misinformation

From Inside Higher Ed: “Donald Alcendor, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Meharry Medical College, a historically Black medical school in Nashville, Tenn.,… Read More

New variant meets its first university

From Inside Higher Ed: “University of Michigan’s stay-at-home order could be a look into the future for other colleges and universities, as new SARS-CoV-2 variants… Read More

Tracking the coronavirus at U.S. colleges and universities

From The New York Times: “Tens of thousands of new coronavirus cases continue to emerge on college campuses. A New York Times survey of more… Read More

Universities face digital accessibility lawsuits as pandemic continues

From Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “There’s been an uptick in lawsuits by students with disabilities against colleges and universities since the coronavirus pandemic shifted… Read More

A grad strike, a court fight, a no-confidence vote: U. of Michigan struggles over its campus reopening

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “During a meeting attended by more than 2,000 faculty members … 957 faculty members voted in favor of a… Read More

International student revenue drop: The financial impact on higher education

From Evolllution: “Originally the primary destination of approximately one-third of prospective international students, the U.S., is now only preferred by 9% of these students. This… Read More

Urgency of getting people back to work gives new momentum to “micro credentials”

From The Hechinger Report: “‘People are looking for shorter forms of learning during this time. They don’t know whether they have two months, three months…. Read More

Lab teaching could be revolutionized by switch to online

From Times Higher Education: “‘One of our major challenges’ to reform, said Robert Lue, a professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology at… Read More

With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests

From The Hechinger Report: “As the number of candidates balloons while health risks make it hard for hiring managers to meet with them in person,… Read More

US universities accused of ‘magical thinking’ on reopening plans

From Times Higher Education: “Institutions have been forced to dial back plans to resume in-person teaching and to cut tuition fees as the US hits… Read More

Universal broadband: The time has come

From Inside Higher Ed: “As billions of people around the world, and hundreds of millions in the U.S., have been restricted from public places, businesses,… Read More

What not to do when putting your classes online

From Evolllution: “As part of the effort to ensure social distancing during the pandemic, universities sent students home en masse to learn online. However, it… Read More

EU students lose home status and loan access in England from 2021

From Times Higher Education: “Students from the European Union will no longer be eligible for home fee status and student loans in England from the… Read More

Report: GenZ open to nontraditional education

From Inside Higher Ed: “Students in Generation Z believe that higher education is important, but many are interested in taking alternative routes to the traditional… Read More

Massive study of online teaching ends with surprising — and ‘deflating’ — result

From EdSurge: “[A study published last week] was meant to show that small behavioral interventions, like asking students in a pre-course survey to describe when… Read More

Online students want to “feel pride in their institution”

According to “Online College Students 2020: A Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” — a joint project of Wiley Education Services and Aslanian Market Research,… Read More

eSports in times of pandemic

From Observatory of Educational Innovation: “In the last five years or so, eSports have had explosive growth and have become anchor sports through which colleges… Read More

Harvard goes test optional

From Inside Higher Ed: “Harvard University announced Monday night that it is going test optional in admissions for one year because of the difficulties students face… Read More

Public research universities’ OK year on admissions

From Inside Higher Ed: “The picture that is emerging is not one that was predicted just a month or so ago. Survey after survey found that high… Read More

The value of face to face instruction for STEM subjects

From Evolllution: According to Kevin Drumm, President of SUNY Broome Community College, “We had a lot of lab work online, which has its advantages and… Read More

The rush for online education raises the question: what is the point of a campus experience?

“At the most elite institutions, college can basically be a finishing school” From Market Watch: “Part of what students are paying for is ‘access to… Read More

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