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Education Department Launches Civil Rights Investigations Over Bans on Mask Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has opened investigations into five states that have bans on indoor mask mandates, according...

Spelman College Faculty Refuse to Teach In-Person Classes Over COVID-19 Concerns

Spelman College professors will not teach in person this semester unless the school enacts better COVID-19 safety guidelines, the faculty council told students in...

Stetson University to Offer Free One-Year Tuition Lottery for Vaccinated Students

New and returning Stetson University students who submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination will have the chance to win one tuition-free school year, according...

Several Universities Issue COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Fall Term

Several universities are beginning to issue COVID-19 vaccination requirements for the upcoming fall semester. Schools like Rutgers University, Cornell University, and Nova Southeastern University...

University of Houston Vaccinates 1,000 Health Care Workers and Students

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to more people, colleges and universities are taking on the role of administering doses to their campus communities. The...

U.S. Naval Academy Evacuates Campus Following a Rise in Coronavirus Cases

The United States Naval Academy evacuated nearly 200 midshipmen this week to hotels in Annapolis, Maryland following an uptick in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, 98...

Texas and Mississippi Universities Respond to Lifted Mask Mandates

This week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans, announced the lifting of statewide facial mask mandates, forcing the higher...

HBCUs Launch Clinics to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Howard University opened a clinic on its campus last week to help distribute coronavirus vaccines, joining the ranks of other historically Black colleges and...

Ohio University Finds Innovative Way to Celebrate MLK Day During COVID-19

Ohio University (OHIO) celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18, 2021, with a unique twist on the day’s traditional events to allow...

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Struggle with Accessibility Issues During...

Nearly all college students have faced their fair share of difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to keeping up academically. For the...

Higher Education Works with Limited Federal Relief to Help Students

In early December 2020, the American Council on Education (ACE), in conjunction with more than 100 other higher education groups, penned a letter to...

Biden Proposes $35 Billion in COVID-19 Aid for Higher Education

President-elect Joe Biden announced a proposal for $35 billion in coronavirus aid for higher education institutions on Thursday.  The funds will be part of a...

University of California San Diego Offers COVID-19 Testing Via Vending Machines

The University of California (UC) San Diego reopened for the winter term this week with several vending machines across campus that contain free coronavirus...

Launching a Nursing Career During COVID-19: Recent Graduates Share What They’ve...

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of state legislatures, colleges and universities, and state nursing boards allowed high-performing nursing students to graduate...

Pharmacy Students Across the U.S. Prepare to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Special Report: Nursing and Pharmacy Schools Nursing and pharmacy students step up to combat COVID-19 and prepare the nation for a healthier tomorrow. Pharmacy schools...

Student Contact Tracers Are Helping Colleges Cope with COVID-19’s Looming Third...

Colleges and universities serve as hot spots for rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country with The New York Times recently describing college...

Freshman Enrollment Plunges Across Universities and Community Colleges

Freshman enrollment has declined by more than 16 percent at U.S. colleges and universities in comparison to last year’s data, the National Student Clearinghouse...

Coronavirus Creates Challenges for College Admissions

College admissions officials are being forced to rethink their metrics for admitting students for the 2021-2022 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Angel Pérez,...

Face Masks Increase Likelihood of Racial Profiling for Students of Color

As many colleges and universities take steps to reopen their campuses for the fall semester, some are planning to require that students and employees...

AAMC Head and DEI Advocate David Skorton Faces COVID-19 Crisis After...

When David J. Skorton assumed the role of president of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in July 2019, he brought with him...

Read, Watch, Listen

At a time of social distancing and uncertain futures, it is more important than ever to learn the untold stories of communities past and...

COVID-19, Racialized Disease, and the Yellow Peril

Accused of carrying the coronavirus, a Chinese American high school student in California was beaten so badly by peers that he needed to be...

Coronavirus Interrupts Education Plans for Thousands of Students

China sends more students and scholars to U.S. institutions of higher education than any other nation in the world. More than 369,000 Chinese individuals...