College students.

In this week’s roundup:  

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA, studies show that many high school students are rethinking their plans for higher education and tribal colleges and universities are finding new ways to meet student needs. 

June 17 - 23

  • On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that colleges and universities cannot bar student athletes from receiving modest payments. This decision appears to mark the beginning of a shift in the long-running battle between the NCAA and athletes. 
  • In addition, the narrow ruling is having an impact on NCAA Division I institutions’ consideration of changes to rules about athletes’ ability to make money from their own name, image and likeness.
  • A group of Indiana University students are suing over the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, alleging it violates the 14th Amendment and Indiana’s recently passed vaccine passport law. 
  • Two new studies from The America’s Promise and Strada Education Network show that high school juniors and seniors have begun to rethink their plans for education post-high school. More specifically, many want to save as much money as possible. 
  • For the college students who have been enrolled in classes this year, many of the early findings show that students, especially first-year students, felt neither prepared nor that they learned as much in their courses as they did pre-pandemic. 
  • Harvard University won a class action lawsuit by students about the university’s decision not to partially refund tuition when it moved classes online early in the pandemic. 
  • Several states anticipate passing laws that prohibit state-funded institutions from discussing or teaching critical race theory. 
  • While many colleges and universities are adopting cloud-based technology for student-use, the pandemic put a pause on tech spending, a technology advisory firm says. 
  • Tribal colleges and universities, many of which are located in remote areas and often serve older and low-income American Indian students, are finding new ways to meet student needs. 
  • Black campus police officers at the University of Washington report that they suffered “unbearable” racism. 


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