Mount St. Mary's has an unusually successful year in admissions

In a pandemic, his approach reassured families and yielded a record class. As for the scandal of a few years back, the students couldn't care less.

What Biden presidency could bring for higher education

President-elect has vowed to spend much more. The vice president-elect is an HBCU graduate and supporter. The next first lady is a community college instructor.

Communications research suggests leaders think about COVID-19 differently from other crises

Research in crisis communications and management suggests college and university leaders might need a different approach to COVID-19 than other crises.

New Cal State chancellor will be first native Californian and first Mexican American in position

New Cal State chancellor, Joseph I. Castro, will thread the needle between consistent priorities and changing times.

In looking for federal guidance, colleges encountered a compromised CDC

Colleges rely on guidance from a federal health agency that is operating, as one public health expert put it, "with two hands tied behind its back."

What college presidents say about leading in the COVID-19 era

A singular focus on the current crisis won't do, higher education leaders say. Those in power at colleges and universities must find time to prepare their institutions for an unsettled future that looks very different from the old status quo.

Board member accused of interfering with search for chancellor of Maricopa Colleges

Governing board member accused of spoiling the search for a new chancellor of Arizona's largest community college district.

COVID-19 Roundup: UNC holds firm on reopening; Hopkins and UMass pivot; Syracuse suspends nondistancing students

Chapel Hill rebuffs recommendations from county health officials to at least delay bringing students back to campus. Syracuse suspends students who didn't social distance. Hopkins and UMass pull back on the fall.

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?

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.


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