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Chronicle of Higher Education: Distanced Learning

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 13:52
Covid-19 is worsening the hardships that will follow low-income high-school students to college — if it doesn’t prevent them from getting there in the first place.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Covid-19 Sent LGBTQ Students Back to Unsupportive Homes. That Raises the Risk They Won’t Return.

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 13:43
Vulnerable students lost their affirming communities when they left campus. Professors and administrators are offering remote support.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Welcome to the College Presidency. Oh, the House Is on Fire.

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 08:30
The Covid-19 pandemic will test the mettle and ingenuity of even the most seasoned college leaders. But some of them are brand new to the job.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Emory U. and U. of Colorado at Denver Select New Chief Executives

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 15:30
Gregory L. Fenves, president of the University of Texas at Austin, will become president of Emory.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Here’s a List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 15:16
We’re tracking whether institutions expect to have in-person or online-only classes or some mix of the two. Tell us what your campus is doing.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Could Coronavirus Antibody Tests Really Help Colleges Reopen in the Fall?

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 15:00
A few major universities have proposed using such tests to monitor the health of a student body. But there are many unknowns.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The New Tenured Radicals

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 14:00
After years of standing on the sidelines in the fight for adjuncts’ rights, more tenured professors are entering the fray. Are they too late?

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Is Zoom So Exhausting?

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:29
During our seclusion due to the coronavirus, videoconferencing seems like the closest thing to holding a meeting or teaching a class face to face. Maybe that’s part of the problem.

Chronicle of Higher Education: What One College President Learned About Remote Teaching by Becoming a Student

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 08:00
Do you know what your students and professors are experiencing during Covid-19? Try enrolling in a course, says one college president.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Harvard Bows to Pressure From Trump to Forgo Coronavirus Relief Money

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 15:35
The university said that while it faces serious financial pressures as a result of the pandemic, the intense focus on its endowment wealth could distract from relief efforts.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Death Spiral — and How Colleges Can Avoid One

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 13:33
A checklist for leaders of colleges with small endowments, diminishing cash, uneven student demand, and stiff competition, and who are wondering what the future holds for their institutions.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges Are Already Deciding Whether to Reopen in the Fall. Tell Us Your Plan

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:34
Will your campus reopen dorms in August or stick with remote instruction?

Chronicle of Higher Education: More College Students May Need Remedial Help This Fall. Can They Get it Online?

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 09:06
Students in remedial courses are more likely to struggle with virtual instruction. But a return to in-person classes is far from guaranteed.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Higher Ed We Need Now

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 05:00
Change-minded educators say it’s time for more community-based, applied learning — and more fully shared governance.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Use 3-D Printers to Create Face Shields

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:00
Professors are mobilizing colleagues and students to fire up 3-D printers to protect health-care workers.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Stitch Remnants and Fabric Into Masks

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:00
Fashion and theater students and faculty and staff members are sitting down at their sewing machines to whip up masks for hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Turn Buildings and Parking Lots Into Covid-19 Testing Sites

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:00
To expand access to testing in the local community, campuses are offering up space.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Convert Campus Spaces to Health-Care Facilities

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:00
Empty dormitories, gymnasiums, and conference centers stand ready to help hospitals that see their capacity overwhelmed.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Distribute Food and Supplies to the Local Community

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:00
Colleges are stepping up to help out the hungry during the crisis.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Provide Legal Aid to Vulnerable Populations

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:00
Suffolk University Law School, in Boston, has organized volunteers to help create mobile-friendly legal forms.

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