CBO confidence in five-year outlook drops sharply, with colleges facing millions in unexpected instructional, cleaning and testing costs. Twice as many business officers want institutions to "transform" rather than "return to normal."

Administration and Finance

Leading national higher education advocacy groups and membership organizations were allocated more than $20 million in forgivable loans as part of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program.
The acquisition will be the first time a historically Black university buys a non-HBCU.
Polls are raising questions about whether all college-aged adults will choose to get a coronavirus vaccine when one is available.
Fraternities spark COVID-19 spread at UC campus; two leagues forgo fall sports, Big Ten will compete only internally; Wells will open in the fall.
New York Tech’s E.R.R.S.E.L.A. robot has served double duty as a research and high school outreach tool before and during the pandemic… and even played a starring role at this year’s commencement.


College and university governing boards must push their institutions to be forces for ending, rather than perpetuating, racism, write Carlton Brown, Richard Legon and Terrence MacTaggart.
Higher education institutions are engaging in a very American tradition regarding reopening in the fall, with students and parents as the easy marks, Ryan Craig argues.
In ordinary times, public four-year universities lose almost 19% of students after their freshman year. With additional challenges this fall, colleges are under greater pressure to help students succeed. Research shows these interventions will help students persist to year two.


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