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Maine Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Nov. 25, 6:14 a.m. The University of Maine system is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases as students prepare to leave campuses and finish the semester remotely, The Bangor Daily News reported.

Ferris State puts a professor on leave for statements on COVID-19, race

Professor placed on leave for controversial statements on COVID-19, the N-word, the atom bomb, the moon landings, Jews and more.

Mount St. Mary's has an unusually successful year in admissions

In a pandemic, his approach reassured families and yielded a record class. As for the scandal of a few years back, the students couldn't care less.

Duke study highlights importance of broad asymptomatic testing

Study demonstrates importance of frequent, routine testing of asymptomatic students and feasibility of a pooled testing approach.

Colleges end in-person instruction early due to COVID-19 spread

Many colleges are now announcing new shifts to online learning that will continue for the rest of the semester.

Enrollment declines continue, National Student Clearinghouse finds

Undergraduate enrollment is still down across higher education, according to the latest National Student Clearinghouse report. Black and Hispanic enrollment in community colleges is still down more than white and Asian enrollment.

COVID-19 roundup: New York colleges hit brakes on in-person learning; big-time football games sidelined

Syracuse, Hilbert and Niagara among New York private colleges to abandon in-person learning earlier than planned. Outbreaks disrupt college football schedule and start to basketball season.

Professors fight face-to-face spring teaching mandates


Professors and graduate students urge caution on spring plans for in-person instruction.

Communications research suggests leaders think about COVID-19 differently from other crises

Research in crisis communications and management suggests college and university leaders might need a different approach to COVID-19 than other crises.

Can colleges minimize COVID-19 spread over Thanksgiving break?

Relatively few colleges have released guidance for student travel over Thanksgiving, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is surging nationwide and the holiday is less than four weeks away.


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