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With CDC recommending boosters, will colleges require them?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its recommendations on further COVID-19 vaccinations, raising the possibility that colleges may begin requiring booster shots.

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Colleges must prepare for the inevitable arrival of Omicron

Experts urge colleges to begin planning for the likely arrival of the new COVID-19 variant.

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ABA gives law schools the go-ahead to use GRE

About one-third of law schools already accept it. Will the rest now follow suit?

Low-income people pay more into lottery-funded scholarships

More and more states are creating lottery-funded scholarship programs, but they disproportionately hurt the people they’re often intended to help.

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Colleges impose COVID-19 protocols for Thanksgiving

Depending on where they go to college, students returning from the holiday break might face required testing, extended mask mandates, online classes—or no mitigation measures at all.

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Six ideas for prioritizing academic integrity among students

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Just 17% of students say all or nearly all their professors have put effort into using authentic assessments that make cheating more difficult; another quarter say many professors have done so.

Student perceptions of academic integrity and exposure to unethical behaviors uncovered in our survey can guide colleges in educating about such issues and taking action to prevent cheating.

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Opposition to for-profit exclusion from Pell increase continues

Stakeholders argue that there are more appropriate ways to hold for-profit institutions accountable than excluding their students from using the Build Back Better Act’s increase to the maximum Pell Grant.

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Lawsuit alleges abuse of power, Chua 'vendetta' at Yale Law

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Yale Law School’s tiger mother drama lives on. It might even have nine lives, depending on how far a new lawsuit alleging that Yale law ensnared two students in a vendetta against Amy Chua goes. 

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Colleges announce capital campaigns after pandemic hiatus

During the pandemic, fundraising mainly supported emergency funds to keep students healthy and enrolled in college. This fall, colleges are unveiling broad capital campaigns that they’d put on hold.

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Seeing middle ground on the Bright Sheng case at U of Michigan

A dozen University of Michigan professors argue that the controversy over a blackface Othello is more about teaching preparation than free expression, and that better university training and protocols could have lessened the fallout for everyone involved.

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