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Student loan repayment looms around the corner for many Americans, the CDC has released guidance on returning to campus safely in the fall and many colleges and universities are continuing their test-optional admissions trial run. 

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Colleges and universities are making decisions about masking on campus, college admissions essays are shown to have a strong correlation with wealth and Native American activists push higher education institutions to do more to atone for previous wrongdoings. 

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Colleges and universities continue to grapple with masking policies, the job market receives a new cohort of fresh grads and the Biden administration is taking a look at student loans. 

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The CDC’s latest masking guidance leads to questions on campus, the financial toll of the pandemic (for some) may not have been as bad as people predicted and some institutions are turning to their students for opinions on how to improve higher ed. 

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The Biden administration is looking to include undocumented students in the emergency relief aid, HBCUs are seeing record admissions numbers and college sports are feeling the heat from all angles. 

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Despite record application numbers, enrollment is down 5.9% compared to last year, another unusual commencement season is getting under way and the financial burden felt by colleges and universities could be shifted to faculty members, who may see more faces in their classrooms. 

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President Joe Biden announced his American Families Plan which has several possible implications for higher ed, decisions around in-person commencement are rolling out and AI continues to seep into classrooms and campuses. 

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News of the Chauvin trial verdict quickly made its way across campuses, with related messages to the community from many leaders; questions about the equity in incentivizing COVID-19 vaccination began to arise and Princeton received a major gift for DEI efforts.  

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The pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines threw a wrench into many people’s Tuesday mornings, more institutions are being added to the list of those requiring a COVID-19 vaccine and a new study shows that faculty have noticed a major decline in student mental health in the past year.  

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