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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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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. 

 

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Vaccines and the decisions around them will be a point of concern for the months to come, waitlists are likely to be miles long and institutions’ commencement plans vary. 

 

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The NCAA has more heat coming their way with impending institutional rule changes, students report mixed feelings regarding their experiences with this academic year and transfer policies will likely prove to be a point of contention in the coming years. 

 

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Despite cancelled spring break at many institutions, students have packed up their things and headed to the beach, going test-optional has caused admissions professionals to take a deeper dive into other parts of applications and colleges and universities continue to plan for an in-person fall semester. 

 

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The Biden administration is taking a look at changing Title IX regulations, admissions continues to be a hot topic this spring and international students are speaking out about how the pandemic affected college for them. 

Warmer weather is on the horizon and we are ready to kiss this winter goodbye! 

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Miguel Cardona has been approved to be the U.S. Secretary of Education, more schools are having to use “professional judgement” for financial aid appeals and Common App data shows some interesting trends in this year’s admissions pool. 

It would feel wrong not to acknowledge the anniversary of pandemic living. Anyone else have fuzzy memories of Tiger King, empty aisles at the grocery store and the sudden need to learn how to bake bread? Wow, are we glad that spring is around the corner and hope is on the horizon. 

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President Biden made another pick for a member of the education department, endowments saw lower returns for FY2020, and a growing number of colleges and universities are hopeful about fall ‘21.

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