Institutional administration

Arizona Global Campus buys assets of online management contractor

University buys assets of publicly traded Zovio to bring management of its roughly 28,000 online students in-house, citing online program management’s “inherent conflict.” Glad you finally noticed, critics say.

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Logos of the University of Arizona Global Campus and Zovio.

Tuition held steady during the pandemic, but now it's climbing

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College tuition largely held steady during the pandemic. Now rampant inflation is pushing tuition costs up, with some institutions approving steep increases unseen since the recession of 2008.

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Campus police alter uniforms and unmark cars to soften image

In the post–George Floyd era, some college police departments are demilitarizing uniforms and repainting cars to appear less intimidating and try to earn students’ trust.

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Reversing course on COVID-19 mask mandates

Colleges across the U.S. are changing policies on mask mandates, reinstituting such requirements amid increasing coronavirus cases. Some see a direct link to spring break travel.

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Multiple suicides leave WPI reeling

A spate of student deaths has deeply shaken Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Student mental health issues, worsened by the pandemic, are a concern that extends to campuses across the U.S.

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Some colleges stick with in-person classes as COVID spikes

Successful mitigation measures allow colleges to bring students back to campus, even as COVID-19 cases are taking off. Strategies vary by campus, with some efforts limited by governing boards.

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Philanthropies help HBCUs take their education online

United Negro College Fund and Complete College America support Black colleges’ efforts to upgrade their expertise and replicate their unique educational offerings digitally.

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Biden administration withdraws proposed rule on duration of student visas

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More than 99 percent of commenters opposed the rule proposed by the Trump administration, which would have required international students to reapply for visas after two- or four-year fixed terms.

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Will free summer classes and scholarships bring students back to community colleges?

Desperate to slow the steep decline of entering students, community colleges are getting creative and offering scholarships, complimentary laptops and free summer courses to high school graduates who enroll.

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University of Arizona acquires Ashford University

Former for-profit Ashford University, which enrolls 35,000 students, will become the new, nonprofit University of Arizona Global Campus.

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