Pandemic-impacted Ph.D. students face funding cliff


Rutgers University graduate assistants whose research was impacted by COVID-19 say they need one more year of funding to finish. Rutgers says the well is drying up.

A white analog clock with no hands.

How a scholarly meeting became a superspreader event

They came. They saw. They got COVID-19.

Tweet from Cliff Lampe dated May that says, "Hi #chi2022 people - lots of reports of positive COVID tests coming out of the conference. Hope it’s not a broad problem, but keep testing, check for symptoms, and be well."

Transfer student enrollment continued to fall last year

A new study finds that transfer enrollment from two- to four-year institutions dropped precipitously across all demographics and institutions. The consequences could be stark for underserved students.

A student walking to class at Glendale Community College in Arizona.

Disability advocates: Don't drop COVID-19 safety measures

With the lethal threat of COVID-19 on the decline, many colleges are relaxing policies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Disability advocates fear that high-risk individuals will suffer.

A young Black man wearing a black face mask over his nose and mouth looks over his shoulder. Behind him, a white professor wearing a mask is standing at a chalkboard.

Mega-graduations celebrate the classes thwarted by COVID-19

For many graduates from the COVID classes of 2020 and 2021, commencement was virtual, students only or just no fun. This year they’re joining the Class of 2022 for the full-blown experience.


Reversing course on COVID-19 mask mandates

Colleges across the U.S. are changing policies on mask mandates, reinstituting such requirements amid increasing coronavirus cases. Some see a direct link to spring break travel.


Lincoln College in Illinois to close

College in Illinois, named for Abraham Lincoln, will shutter on May 13. College blames COVID-19 and a cyberattack.


Appeals court revives COVID lawsuits against American, GWU

A federal appeals court partially reversed a lower court ruling against students seeking refunds from American University and George Washington University for moving online during COVID-19.


Russia-Ukraine war disrupts study abroad programs


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted some colleges to recall students from study abroad programs; future programs in certain parts of Eastern Europe may also be in jeopardy.


Study says women aren't publishing less during pandemic

Anecdotal and other empirical evidence says women are publishing less than men over all during the pandemic. This study found otherwise.



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