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Pricey mini campus promises students maskless, safe spring term

A pricey mini campus promises students a maskless, safe spring term. Some see it as a paradise, others a prison, but experts agree that no environment is pandemic-proof.

Yale professors evaluate college COVID dashboards

The project We Rate COVID Dashboards has been evaluating college and university attempts at transparency. Eight months into the pandemic, how are institutions doing?

Rutgers faculty leaders challenge 'financial secrecy' in athletics department

Faculty leaders at Rutgers are challenging spending decisions that have left the athletics department in a "black hole" of internal debt amassed in a costly drive to improve the university's on-field prowess.

Applications jump to law and medical school

Are law schools poised to come back?

Students seek pass-fail options again for fall in light of COVID-19

Students are again seeking pass-fail options for this anything-but-normal fall. Institutions are far less lenient than they were in the spring -- with some exceptions.

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.

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