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Unvaccinated Students Face Campus Penalties

The University of Virginia (UVA) disenrolled more than 240 students who had not received the COVID-19 vaccine as of late August. Two other universities,...

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...

Federal Judge Upholds Indiana University’s Vaccine Mandate

A federal judge denied a motion for a preliminary injunction Monday that sought to halt a COVID-19 vaccine requirement at Indiana University (IU). The university's...

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...

Indian Students in the U.S. Grapple with COVID-19 Crisis from Half...

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second summer, many in the U.S. are enjoying a partial return to normalcy thanks to widespread vaccine...

New Study Reveals Pandemic’s Effects on LGBTQ College Students

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused numerous academic, emotional, and financial challenges for college students, a study released in May by the Williams Institute at...

Medical Schools Work to Develop A More Diverse Physician Workforce as...

Over the course of the tumultuous events of the past year, when many Americans could find little to agree on and few sources of...

Newest Stimulus Package Directs More Money to Students in Need

On March 10, the Biden administration passed the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill to provide the third round of relief needed because of the...

Student Advocates Say Colleges Must Prioritize Safety and Equity in Planning...

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, many college students are hoping for a return to normalcy in the coming academic year. Higher education leaders...

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...

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...

Unauthorized Georgetown Medical Students Received COVID-19 Vaccine

Georgetown University (GU) officials confirmed on Tuesday that first- and second-year medical students who are not working in health care settings have recently been...

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...

Closing Out 2020

2020 has been one of the most challenging and turbulent years that most of us will ever experience in our lifetimes. The raging COVID-19 pandemic,...

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...

Colleges Weigh Options for an Uncertain Spring Semester

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the U.S., colleges and universities have devised a range of methods for keeping their campuses and surrounding...

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...

Faculty at Risk: Colleges Can Support Faculty Mental Health During Stressful...

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a range of challenges for many professionals, college and university faculty face unique stressors during this time of...

Academic Community Pushes for Much-Needed Diversity in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Although numerous companies and medical institutions are working tirelessly to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, people of color — who according to the Centers for...

Florida HBCU Becomes First Division I School to Cancel All Sports...

This week, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced it will discontinue all sports for the rest of the...

Tulane Threatens Students Who Attend Super “Spreader” Parties With Expulsion

Tulane University students who host parties or gatherings of more than 15 people will face suspension or expulsion, according to a recent announcement from...

Several Colleges and Universities Announce Plans for Reopening in Fall 2020

Nearly a week after the California State University (CSU) system announced it plans to cancel all in-person classes this fall for approximately 482,000 students,...

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...

LGBTQ Pride Month: Honoring LGBTQ and Ally Activists Who Led the...

As health and government officials across the world work to manage the COVID-19 crisis, some liken the increased impact of the pandemic on the...

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...

Pharmacy Students Play Crucial Role in Combatting COVID-19

Many experts agree that allowing pharmacists to play a larger role in patient care would improve healthcare access and equity in the U.S. Yet...

Diverse Group of Women Academics Launch ‘Dear Pandemic’ Facebook Page

Nine women PhDs are leveraging their expertise as public health researchers and educators by operating a Facebook page known as Dear Pandemic to provide...