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Courts skeptical on COVID-19 tuition lawsuits

From Inside Higher Education: “Lawyers have filed more than 300 cases on behalf of students and parents demanding refunds of tuition for educations they deemed… Read More

Rowan University to offer up to $1,000 to students who are fully vaccinated

From Forbes: “Rowan’s full-time students will receive a $500 fall tuition credit if they show proof of their vaccination before August 7. Students living on… Read More

Meet the man now at the center of the debate over student debt

From New York Times: “Richard Cordray, the consumer financial protection chief under President Barack Obama, will now head the federal student aid office in the… Read More

Hundreds of US colleges not worth cost, says Gates Foundation

From Times Higher Education: “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is throwing its weight into the job of college assessment, inaugurating a value measurement system… Read More

Congress proposes SNAP benefits expansion for students

From Inside Higher Education: “Legislation to permanently extend college students’ eligibility for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was introduced in Congress Tuesday. The benefit… Read More

Tie-up puts northern universities in big league for spin-offs

From Times Higher Education: “Combining the research expertise and budgets of three leading northern universities will help them to emulate Oxbridge’s track record of attracting… Read More

The future of student housing in a post-covid world

From Threshold Agency: “While many student housing communities have traditionally stuck to a 12-month lease term without the option to sublet, the student housing market… Read More

Big lectures ‘a thing of the past’, says Berkeley chancellor

From Times Higher Education: “The decision by the University of California, Berkeley to scrap plans to build a large new lecture theatre on campus following… Read More

The pandemic may have permanently altered campuses. Here’s how.

From The Chronicle: “The Chronicle asked more than 40 architects, campus planners, and leaders in student life and housing about how several categories of campus… Read More

Steep enrollment declines this spring

From Inside Higher Education: “Spring undergraduate enrollment fell 5.9 percent compared to this time last year, the largest drop since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according… Read More

College enrollment and work activity of recent high school and college graduates

From Bureau of Labor: “Among 20- to 29-year-olds who received a bachelor’s degree in 2020, 67.3 percent were employed, down from 76.0 percent in 2019…. Read More

US colleges’ billion-dollar question: is philanthropy worth the cost?

From Times Higher Education: “Among the familiar critiques of philanthropy are that wealthy donors are mostly looking for flattery and control and use their largesse… Read More

Space programmes boom as private-sector exploration takes off

From Times Higher Education: “With the one-time government monopoly on extraterrestrial activities giving way to private-sector enterprise at supersonic speed, academic programmes are being added… Read More

The many ways colleges are handling Covid-complicated graduations

From New York Times: “Many of the schools doing in-person ceremonies are putting in extensive safety measures, like the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which… Read More

Building your online degree program: the definitive guide

Coursera blog: “If you’re currently considering, developing, or actively growing an online degree program, Coursera’s new Building Your Online Degree Program can be your blueprint… Read More

Vaccine rollout makes UK a more attractive study location

From University World News: ”The United Kingdom’s successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is making the country more attractive to international students, according to new global… Read More

UK: Thousands of international students had hardship fund applications rejected

From The PIE News: “The PIE sent out a series of freedom of information requests to universities asking for data around the number of applications… Read More

Hiring momentum propels tech workforce towards 12.4 million, CompTIA State of the Market Analysis finds

From “On the technology industry side, all five top level employment categories are expected to add workers in 2021. The IT services and custom… Read More

Verizon unveils workforce re-skilling pilot with colleges

From EdScoop: “A workforce training development program part of Verizon’s re-skilling initiative announced a pilot program offering free online skills training through colleges. The pilot… Read More

Microsoft targets 50,000 jobs with LinkedIn ‘re-skilling’ effort

From Reuters: “Microsoft Corp said… that it aims to place 50,000 people in jobs that require technology skills as part of a broader push being… Read More

Why IBM choose skills over degrees

From Gallup: “But, as LaMoreaux (IBM Head of HR) says, ‘the half-life of skills is shortening,’ which means all workers require constant training. To that… Read More

Apple, colleges work together to train people for tech jobs

From “Some 3,000 people are expected to work at Apple’s planned $1 billion hub in Research Triangle Park within several years, and colleges and… Read More

Lawmakers asked to consider funding for apprenticeships at 2-year colleges

From Inside Higher Education: “President Biden’s proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs…In… Read More

Pell changes could mean more eligible students, more money, more programs

From Hechinger report: “Three proposals now in play would transform the Pell grant as it approaches its 50th birthday. The proposals would expand eligibility to… Read More

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