Coronavirus

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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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