In this week’s roundup:
More universities institute COVID-19 vaccine requirements, the working class and institutions that serve it continue to feel the effects of the pandemic and parents’ feelings about sending their child(ren) to a four-year university are nearly split 50/50.
April 1 – 7
- The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected under Title IX.
- Cornell University and Brown University followed Rutgers University in announcing that COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for students for the fall 2021 semester.
- Meanwhile, mass vaccination efforts are underway at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona.
- Shelter-in-place orders were given at the University of Pittsburgh and Bates College in response to sudden spikes in case numbers.
- President Joe Biden directed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to explore the president’s legal authority to cancel student loan debt by executive action.
- Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations act passed in December, The U.S. Department of Education issued $1.6 billion in debt relief for 45 historically Black colleges and universities.
- So many stories about wait lists and surging applications at the nation’s most selective colleges.
- Thank your campus cleaning staff.
- The 16% decline in enrollment of international students will likely have effects on colleges’ and universities’ budgets for years to come.
- A new take on outcome-based funding may actually be effective in providing the tools and accountability measures necessary to make higher education more equitable.
- As COVID-19 has taken a large toll on the economics of the working class, it has done the same for higher education institutions that typically serve that very group.
- As colleges and universities consider what the steps are to bring back study abroad programs, they’re also thinking about how to change the programs.
- Survey results from the Association of American Colleges and Universities show that age differences in employers can lead to a difference in perception of recent graduates’ skills and ability to demonstrate them.
- A recent survey from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup found that parents are nearly split 50/50 on their feelings about whether or not they would send their child to a four-year college or university, with or without obstacles. Political party is the strongest determinant of how parents feel, with democrats preferring it the most.