The Week in Admissions News

A campus with COVID-19; anti-Semitism on the rise; students' mental health needs; race and internships; free community college.

September 14, 2020
 
  • At Georgia College and State University, one in 10 on-campus students has had COVID-19.
  • As reports show harassment and attacks on Jewish students at an all-time high, advocates are calling on university administrators to forcefully condemn anti-Semitism and work more aggressively to address and prevent it.
  • A mountain of troubling data about rising mental health problems has health advocates and providers worried about the need for additional support for struggling students and the ability of colleges to provide it.
  • Black students are more likely to be in unpaid internships and participated in more unpaid internships than their white peers, according to new research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
  • Front-line workers in Michigan can now attend community college tuition-free.

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