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Applications jump to law and medical school

Are law schools poised to come back?

College president faces criticism for how he communicated a professor's death from COVID

Iris Meda came out of retirement to teach nursing after the pandemic started. Her colleagues have criticized the way Collin College communicated her tragic death from COVID-19.

What will Jill Biden's impact be on higher education?

Jill Biden is breaking a mold in continuing to teach at a community college as first lady. But why is it so important to her and what will her life be like?

Kamala Harris is a symbol of representation for Black women, but work remains

The political ascendancy of Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams has led to a sense of hope for similar trends in professions in which Black women are underrepresented. It has also led higher ed leaders to renew their commitment to helping Black women assume leadership roles in their fields.

Journal faces backlash for publishing article on female mentorship

Scientists want to know why a major journal published findings that female mentors may be bad for your career, even after reviewers pointed out flaws in the paper’s methodology and analysis. Nature Communications says it’s investigating.

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.

Duke study highlights importance of broad asymptomatic testing

Study demonstrates importance of frequent, routine testing of asymptomatic students and feasibility of a pooled testing approach.

Colleges end in-person instruction early due to COVID-19 spread

Many colleges are now announcing new shifts to online learning that will continue for the rest of the semester.

College applications are decreasing

Common Application reports declines of 8 percent. Applications for first-generation students and those eligible for fee waivers are down 16 percent.

Pro-Trump law professor says he's being pushed out over views

University of Miami law professor says he's being fired for his controversial views. Some colleagues have spoken out against him, but some worry about making him a martyr.

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