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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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Alabama system has employees sign confidentiality agreement

Hours after news of the agreement was published in a local newspaper, legal counsel told employees in the system office that it was investigating a “breach of confidentiality.”

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Christian college sues over Biden Fair Housing Act directive

College of the Ozarks argues that the Biden administration’s interpretation of the federal fair housing law forces the college to “open female showers, restrooms, and dorm rooms to biological males who assert a female gender identity.”

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More colleges expected to mandate vaccines following Pfizer FDA approval

Institutions may feel more empowered to enact COVID-19 vaccine mandates now that Pfizer’s FDA approval levels it with other required vaccines -- and some colleges have already taken action.

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Missouri Valley College students fear being on campus

Missouri Valley College students with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression want to attend classes fully online to cope with the pandemic. College officials say the students aren't eligible for such accommodations. Experts say the students are legally entitled to them. 

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Colleges pressed to provide information on decision triggers for scaling back campus operations

Fifty positive COVID-19 cases, or 100? Meeting 80 percent of quarantine capacity, or having more than 10 sick employees? Some colleges are publishing "triggers" that would lead them to consider closing; others refuse to boil decision making down to a few numbers.

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What happens next for DACA -- and for college-aged students who want to apply for the first time?

In wake of Supreme Court ruling blocking Trump from ending DACA, the future of the program protecting young undocumented immigrants remains uncertain.

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Appeals court holds university liable for ineffective Title IX policies

A federal appeals court's decision in California puts pressure on institutions to ensure Title IX policies and procedures effectively prevent sexual misconduct.

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Federal court decision favors limited application of Title IX

Federal appeals court ruling sets narrow standard for what institutions are expected to do when students commit sexual misconduct.

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