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.


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.


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.


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.


With federal money at stake, more colleges mandate vaccines

Even as pending deadline prompts more universities to comply with Biden order mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for employees of federal contractors, some are still studying the order or determining next steps.


High school students and counselors are burned out

Frustrations have not disappeared at schools that are open but changed by the pandemic.

Live Updates Archive: Aug. 2020 - Oct. 2021 COVID-19 and Higher Education

Penn Announces Punishments for Students Who Didn’t Vaccinate

Oct. 29, 6:22 a.m. The University of Pennsylvania announced that it will prevent students from early registration for spring classes and block access to campus buildings if they fail to comply with COVID-19 immunization and testing requirements, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.


Former professors sue Collin College over free speech

Two former faculty members sue Collin College, saying they were let go for criticizing the college’s COVID-19 response and otherwise exercising their right to free expression.


Workbook focuses on supporting students with long COVID

Disabilities services professionals want to get the word out about how students may be affected by long COVID. A new workbook offers tips for those helping these students navigate college while coping with the virus's lingering effects.


Campus dining halls plagued by worker shortages

Institutions across the U.S. face a shortage of dining hall workers. Can Grubhub, Panda Express and spatula-wielding professors fill the gap?



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