CONAHEC News and Information

Mardi, mar. 31, 2020

Universities across Europe are grappling with digital problems, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced campuses to shut down and move research and teaching online. 

Digital capabilities are not distributed equally across European universities, and deficiencies have delayed implementing systems for online teaching. Bandwidth and student access to computers is also an issue. 

Mardi, mar. 24, 2020

Colleges have been moving classes online in droves to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

At first, school officials said they'd reassess the need to continue remote instruction after a few weeks. Federal agencies and accreditors afforded them some flexibility to do that, loosening rules that would typically guide how colleges use distance learning. 

Mardi, mar. 24, 2020

NEW YORK – When news came that coronavirus concerns would close South Carolina’s Benedict College for the semester, Jayla Berry soon found herself heading home to Detroit with her ticket fully paid for and her transportation arranged.

Mardi, mar. 24, 2020

The prom dress Norwegian foreign exchange student Tuva Soby bought as soon as she arrived in the U.S. will stay unworn on its hanger. 

The spring break day trips Japanese foreign exchange student Justin Miwa planned to take with his Jasper host family, the Robertses, won’t happen. 

Italian foreign exchange student Lorenzo Vaiardi, who broke several swimming records at Northeast Dubois this year, won’t get to see how he stacks up against Americans in track and field. 

Mardi, mar. 24, 2020

UK universities have been warned that they need to step up their support for international students, as conflicting travel advice at some institutions has created panic.

Several Cambridge colleges have been criticised for causing alarm when they sent out emails instructing international students to “go home” immediately.

Mardi, mar. 24, 2020

When Will Rayner, a University of South Alabama student, traveled to Peru as part of a spring break study abroad program earlier this month, he never imagined he'd get stuck there or become one of thousands of Americans stranded overseas and having a terrible time trying to return to the United States.

Mardi, mar. 24, 2020

Colleges and universities across the country made swift moves to protect the health of their campus communities as President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus a national emergency. Students, faculty, staff and administration at colleges and universities have been forced to rethink the process of educating students by moving all instruction and non-essential daily operations online. 

Mardi, mar. 17, 2020

Universities across the US are places where students live and work in close quarters -- and where international partnerships are a point of pride.

Mardi, mar. 17, 2020

On February 28, 54 graduate students were fired from their teaching assistant positions at the University of California Santa Cruz after striking for higher wages, and 28 more were told they wouldn't be rehired when the next quarter starts at the end of March.

Many of those dismissed by the university are parents, expecting parents, and international students — and now, they say they're struggling even more to cover basic living expenses.

Mardi, mar. 17, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 is the priority on everyone’s minds, and higher ed institutions are responding.

However, there is a lot of confusion, lack of communication, and missed opportunities as leaders attempt to address the crisis from the perspective of campus facilities, students, faculty and parents. Institutions need a resource that will allow them to work together and address this crisis in the most effective way possible.

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