PPP loans give financial boost to higher ed associations

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.

Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen

As the Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen, Congress heard a call to do so without worsening the pandemic's racial impacts.

Coronavirus roundup: More universities announce plans for largely online fall terms

Rutgers, Harvard, Princeton and Georgetown announce mostly online fall terms while ICE says international students cannot study fully online and remain in U.S. Georgia system reverses course on masks.

Coronavirus roundup: Dartmouth flip-flops on deferrals; Spelman's online discount

Dartmouth reverses course on letting freshmen postpone enrollment. Spelman offers discount for remote instruction. Mount Holyoke won't play varsity sports. Some college football coaches discuss intentional, teamwide immunity.

Pandemic-related uncertainty leads some students to consider tuition insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has caused more colleges and families to consider taking out tuition insurance, but it would not have helped the students who are seeking tuition refunds for the spring's forced transition to remote learning.

Cornell researchers say in-person semester for university safer than online one

Researchers at Cornell University have concluded an online semester at the university will result in more COVID-19 infections than an in-person one. The university is reopening, with plans to monitor students and moderate misbehavior.

Presidents give their colleges mixed grades on remote learning. How is that influencing their decisions about fall?

Presidents give their colleges and universities mixed grades on the remote learning they offered last spring. How is that influencing their decisions about reopening campuses this fall?

National Student Clearinghouse data reveal stable enrollment in spring

Spring campus closures and the shift to remote learning did not have a major negative impact on student enrollments, finds the National Student Clearinghouse. But racial gaps emerge.

Faculty concerns about the fall are mounting


Professors across institutions increasingly wave red flags about the private and public health implications of default face-to-face instruction come fall, along with a lack of shared decision making in staffing and teaching decisions.

Views of higher education differ by race, politics and age

Americans are generally positive about the value of higher education, but a new survey finds more skepticism among Black and Latino respondents.


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