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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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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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