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Marquette faces student and faculty pushback for planned cuts

Marquette is eyeing deep faculty cuts. An undergraduate says she was targeted for discipline because she questioned the administration.

Racial disparities in higher education funding could widen during economic downturn

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Since the last recession, the U.S. has made little progress on the funding gap for colleges that serve disproportionate shares of students of color. That gap may widen as the country heads into another recession.

Long-term online learning in pandemic may impact students' well-being

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

Winter could bring more infections to college campuses

As colder weather creeps into some parts of the country, experts warn of increased spread of COVID-19 throughout the country and on college campuses.

Missouri Valley College students fear being on campus

Missouri Valley College students with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression want to attend classes fully online to cope with the pandemic. College officials say the students aren't eligible for such accommodations. Experts say the students are legally entitled to them. 

Successful and popular Fresno State policy debate coach reassigned

After the coach of the nationally acclaimed debate team at California State University, Fresno, was unexpectedly reassigned last fall, members of the team quit in protest. Coaches at other colleges and leaders of national debate organizations have come to his defense.

Reverend John Jenkins, U of Notre Dame president, has COVID-19

After a controversial event in the White House Rose Garden, Notre Dame's president has COVID-19. Some students and faculty members are not happy with him.

Should contact tracers notify in-person classmates?

On some campuses, students are unlikely to be notified through contact tracing if an in-person classmate tests positive for COVID-19. Is that right?

Teletherapy platforms extend reach of college counseling centers

College counseling centers are increasingly relying on platforms that provide virtual therapy services to continue helping students cope with mental health issues during the pandemic and beyond.

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."

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