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Syracuse University to Hire Outside Firm to Review Women’s Basketball Program
Syracuse University will hire an outside firm to review its women’s basketball program, following allegations of threats, bullying and unwanted physical contact by Syracuse women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, The Associated Press reported. This comes almost 10 weeks after Hillsman attributed the departure of 11 players to attrition, COVID-19 and the transfer portal. No formal […]
June 30, 2021
Report Proposes Higher Education COVID-19 Recovery Policies
In a year defined by a deadly pandemic, economic crisis and racial injustice, colleges and universities were forced to reevaluate their practices, structures and delivery models. As the United States transitions to a recovery phase, New America and the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) sought to further understand the overall impact of these crises on the education sector.
June 23, 2021
Scholars: Let’s Focus on Women and Caregiving in the Economy
There is a need for more support and investment in childcare and care work as the U.S. opens its economy back up, according to scholars who participated in a virtual panel titled “The Economics of Care: What’s at Stake for Women in the Workforce,” hosted by the Center for American Progress on Tuesday.
June 22, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Facilitates Conversation Around Creating Equitable School Reopening Plans
As the COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues and the nation transitions to a state of recovery, many Americans remain eager to experience a sense of normalcy again. However, normalcy—in the context of education—would entail returning to a “broken system,” said Dr. Miguel A. Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education.
June 22, 2021
Northeastern University Partners and Saves Mills College from Closing
Northeastern University is partnering with Mills College, saving the dwindling women’s liberal arts college from no longer operating. The announcement came in a letter from Northeastern President Dr. Joseph E. Aoun. “We recognize and share a mutual commitment to maintaining the excellence Mills has achieved in its educational programs,” Aoun wrote. “Through our proposed alliance, we […]
June 18, 2021
University of Kansas Chooses Not to Implement Dismissal Policy
University of Kansas will not use a criticized policy that would have made it easier to suspend tenure protections, according to the Associated Press. Chancellor Douglas Girod told the Kansas Board of Regents he was confident the school will not have to suspend tenure in response to financial concerns. Last week, he said that the […]
June 18, 2021
We Need More Black Doctors
As a Black female physician who teaches medical and health profession students and residents, I specialize in the areas of health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities often fueled by a lack of cultural competency and humility in health care providers.
June 16, 2021
NCORE Prompts Conversations about Disparities and Social Injustices
Strategies for trauma informed teaching was among the many issues discussed at this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in American Higher Education that convened virtually this week.
June 8, 2021
Two West Virginia Institutions Team Up to Improve Vaccine and Immunization Outreach
West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service and West Virginia University (WVU) Extension Service have received nearly $250,000 for better vaccine and immunization education and outreach across the state, with a focus on vulnerable populations. The money will be used to focus efforts in four counties. WVU will lead program implementation in McDowell and Mercer […]
June 7, 2021
Predictions for Fall 2021 International Student Enrollment
As colleges and universities conclude their spring semesters, uncertainties remain around fall enrollment numbers—especially among international students.
June 4, 2021
Reports: Two-Year Colleges Hit Hard by Declining Enrollment
Enrollment rates have largely fallen during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for two-year and community colleges, according to two recent reports from The College Board and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
June 3, 2021
Conference Spotlights Future Higher Education Challenges
Hosted by Georgetown University, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ 2021 Conference on Information Technology Management examined the lessons learned from the pandemic and the current state of higher education.
June 1, 2021
New Funding Initiatives Seek to Help North Carolina Rebound Amid COVID-19
In an effort to help students access and complete postsecondary education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has directed $51.4 million in new funding initiatives across the state.
May 28, 2021
COVID-vaccinated Purdue University Students Get Chance to Win Prize Equal to One Year of In-State Tuition
Purdue University students who prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 have the chance to have their in-state undergrad tuition covered for a year. From all the students who document their full vaccination, 10 students will be randomly selected to receive $9,992, the annual undergrad tuition cost for a Purdue in-state student. All undergrad, […]
May 28, 2021
Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Worsened Access Issues for Minority and Low-Income Youth
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened equity and access issues for Black and Latino youth and those from low-income backgrounds, according to a new report from The Education Trust, ZERO TO THREE and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The report also calls for state policymakers to leverage American Rescue Plan funding to close equity gaps […]
May 27, 2021
George Washington University Legal Experts Discuss Biden’s First 100 Days
Legal scholars from George Washington University assessed President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office in a virtual panel that was part of the school’s bicentennial events.
May 26, 2021
Higher Ed Institutions Still Undecided About Mask and Social Distancing Requirements for the Fall
As the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues and colleges and universities prepare for in-person instruction in the fall, what remains unclear is how the CDC’s recent guidance for fully vaccinated people will apply.
May 26, 2021
Deborah LaVine Named Second Woman Dean of UNC School of the Arts Film School
Deborah LaVine has been named dean of the School of Filmmaking at University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), effective July 1. LaVine will be the second woman to lead the film school. LaVine – filmmaker and educator – will lead the conservatory’s film program, focusing on developing career paths for film graduates […]
May 26, 2021
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