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Chronicle of Higher Education: When Covid-19 Closed Colleges, Many Students Lost Jobs They Needed. Now Campuses Scramble to Support Them.

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 19:24
As colleges shrink campus operations, many student employees are out of work. Some administrators are trying to keep students on the payroll.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Virginia’s Governor Urges Liberty U. to Tell Students to Stay Home

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:47
After a spike in the state’s Covid-19 cases, Gov. Ralph S. Northam strongly urged Jerry Falwell Jr., the university’s president, to reconsider asking students to return after spring break.

Chronicle of Higher Education: International Students Choose Whether to Stay in U.S. or Go Home

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:00
Global travel restrictions could mean that such students may not see their families for months.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Congress Is Poised to Pass a Coronavirus Stimulus Deal. Here’s What’s in It for Higher Ed.

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:35
About $6 billion each would be allocated to institutions and emergency student aid, according to the text of the deal, which is expected to be enacted by Congress this week.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Coronavirus Upends College Giving Days as Institutions Pivot to Raise Money for Students’ Basic Needs

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:15
The events, which have become popular ways to recruit new donors, are taking a new direction amid the pandemic.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Partners, ‘Vultures,’ and Other Dispatches From Higher Ed’s Grand Move Online

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 05:02
Bombarded by offers of “help” amid the pandemic, college officials are skeptical of vendors and products they have never worked with before. And they remain grateful to the good guys.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How Is Covid-19 Changing Prospective Students’ Plans? Here’s an Early Look

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 01:00
Many students are rethinking their intentions to enroll at a four-year college this fall, according to a new survey. Most still planning to do so aren’t expecting to end up at their first choice.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How the Coronavirus Tests Higher Ed's Disciplinary Fault Lines

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:42
Covid-19 began as a concern of doctors and scientists. Its fallout has worsened because of sociological, economic, and political concerns. 

Chronicle of Higher Education: As the Coronavirus Hit, Most Colleges Sent People Home. Liberty University Is Welcoming Them Back.

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:03
The Virginia college says nearly 2,000 students have returned and faculty members are expected to have office hours on campus. The mayor called the decision “reckless.”  

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Side Effect of Remote Teaching During Covid-19? Videos That Can Be Weaponized

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 15:46
Online lectures mean conservative critics of higher ed could have more content to mine for ammunition.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Here’s What One Campus Canceled in the Wake of the Coronavirus

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 14:01
The list includes arts, sports, and community events, and dozens of lectures and seminars.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Support Students Through a Stressful Transition

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:05
As the coronavirus outbreak scatters students far from campus, interaction with faculty members can provide a lifeline.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Sexual-Assault Investigations May Be Delayed as Coronavirus Disrupts Colleges

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:57
Title IX officials say they’ll try to do hearings and investigations remotely. But students worry about the psychological toll of waiting weeks or months for a resolution.

Chronicle of Higher Education: As Coronavirus Spreads, Colleges Make Limited Allowances for Support Staff

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:34
The outbreak underscores what many see as a lack of regard for the people who make colleges run.

Chronicle of Higher Education: University Labs Head to the Front Lines of Coronavirus Containment

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:50
As the U.S. health-care system has struggled to provide enough Covid-19 tests to fully track infections, some academic labs have designed their own.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: How Far Will Higher Ed’s Culture Wars Go? South Dakota Is Running Previews

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:00
A debacle over “Hawaiian Day” gave conservative lawmakers leverage to pass a politically charged “intellectual-diversity bill.” They were just getting started.

Chronicle of Higher Education: When Emergency Strikes: Lessons From Campus Closures

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 09:38
Most colleges have emergency plans for hurricanes, floods, and other emergencies, but there’s never been a pandemic shutting down so many of the nation’s colleges.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges Emptied Dorms Amid Coronavirus Fears. What Can They Do About Off-Campus Housing?

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:13
Some institutions are stretching the limits of their authority to stop students from gathering off campus.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Tenured Professors Say School’s Cost-Cutting Policies Violate Their Contracts and Undermine Their Research

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:13
Eight faculty members say the policies — both of which were enacted after they received tenure — have resulted in salary cuts and loss of laboratory space necessary to do their work.

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