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July 29, 2021
Some colleges are expanding vaccine requirements or reimposing mask mandates in response to spread of Delta variant and new CDC guidance. Other institutions are finding their authority to mandate mitigation measures limited.

July 29, 2021
New survey data from the American Association of University Professors offer a snapshot of the faculty role in shared governance, now and through a historical lens.

July 29, 2021
Parts of the student loan program are in dire need of reform -- and now is the perfect time to do it, according to witnesses at a Senate subcommittee hearing.

July 29, 2021
A new report from the Brookings Institution calls for federal funding of “anchor institutions” to help sustain them and allow them to reinvest in communities where they are located.

July 29, 2021
Santanu Bandyopadhyay, interim president of Modesto Junior College, in California, has been named to the job on a permanent basis. Ray DiPasquale, president of Clinton Community College, in New York, has been selected as president of Massasoit Community College, in Massachusetts.

July 28, 2021
Campus business officers say their institutions are healthier now than before the pandemic -- and they don’t foresee the reckoning some observers do when federal recovery money ebbs, annual Inside Higher Ed survey finds.

July 28, 2021
State’s governor says university regents should oppose discussions of structural racism and suggests censure by professors’ group is an “honor.”

July 28, 2021
Some members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity wanted to renew the accrediting agency for as little as one year, but a lack of accreditor criteria on student outcomes let ACCSC off the hook -- for now.

July 28, 2021
Scholars argue in a new report that implementing a nationwide free college program is more complicated than it sounds and there are better ways for the government to support low-income students.

July 28, 2021
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Buddhi Pantha, arts and sciences Rachael Price, arts and sciences Ryan Voris, arts and sciences Elizabeth Worley, arts and sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joseph Checkelsky, physics Myriam Heiman, neurobiology Kerstin Perez, physics Alexander Radosevich, chemistry Alex K. Shalek, chemistry

July 27, 2021
Going “beyond transfer,” national panel argues that achieving equity in higher education requires recognizing and crediting “all relevant learning” from wider variety of sources.

July 27, 2021
Departments of Education and State pledge a “renewed” commitment to international education. Advocates hope this could be first step toward a federal international education strategy.

July 27, 2021
The private university in Lawrenceville, N.J., is facing declining enrollment, falling tuition and auxiliary revenue, and increasing debt.

July 27, 2021
College of Marin leaders hope to use $2,000 grants to persuade more than 400 students who left during the pandemic to return and to entice others to enroll this fall.

July 27, 2021
California State University at San Bernardino is starting a master of science in physician assistant studies. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is starting a life science entrepreneurship concentration within its M.B.A. program.

July 26, 2021
The U.S. government has moved to dismiss cases against five Chinese researchers charged with lying about ties to the Chinese military on visa applications. The decision follows a mistrial in another case.

July 26, 2021
New program is training Connecticut college students to support local health departments in their COVID-19 vaccination outreach campaigns.

July 23, 2021
Roger Hughes is one of a growing number of university presidents who came into the role from outside academia.

July 23, 2021
Association of American Medical Colleges recommends vaccine mandates for medical schools and teaching hospitals.

July 23, 2021
Advocates and lawmakers say allowing student loan payments to resume Oct. 1 could lead to “disaster.”

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