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New federal COVID-19 vaccination rule affects colleges

Most colleges and universities will have to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing.

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Penn State mandates employee vaccines, citing Biden order

Penn State may be among the first institutions to announce it will require COVID-19 vaccination for employees due to Biden administration order requiring vaccination for federal contractors.

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Biden plan to close racial wealth gap should include student loan debt cancellation, experts say

President Biden has released a plan to tackle racial wealth disparities in the United States, but he excluded the cancellation of student loan debt, which experts argue is one of the biggest parts of the problem.

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Some say debt forgiveness would lessen the racial wealth gap; others say it would make it worse

Many people view canceling student debt as a racial justice issue that would help many Black people struggling to repay their loans -- but most of the people who'd be helped are white and those with high incomes.

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Biden presidency offers promise of reset for international education, but challenges remain

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It's been a hard four years for supporters of international education. Experts expect a reset in international education policies under Biden, but caution that damage to the once-welcoming image of the United States can't be easily erased.

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Who will be Biden's education secretary?

Whom will the president-elect pick for the top higher education position?

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