A College President Worried About the Risks of Dorm Isolation. So He Moved In.

Col. Mark Anarumo, the president of Norwich University, had been through suicides of students during in-room lockdown. He thought he could help by moving into the dorm.

#anarumo-mark-c, #anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #mental-health-and-disorders, #norwich-vt, #norwich-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Cornel West Is in a Fight With Harvard, Again

The popular professor, who left Harvard in 2002 after a dispute with its president, says he may leave again if the university does not grant him tenure.

#bacow-lawrence-s, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #cornel-west, #garcia-pena-lorgia, #harvard-university, #race-and-ethnicity

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Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

#campusclear, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #health-screening, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #science-and-technology, #software, #symptom-checker, #university-of-idaho, #university-of-missouri, #wearable-computing

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Smith College and the Failing Liberal Bargain

Absolution is off the table. And liberal ideals themselves are up for renegotiation.

#bryn-mawr-college, #colleges-and-universities, #dalton-school, #discrimination, #kanoute-oumou, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-college, #yale-university

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Virginia Fraternity Is Suspended After Death of Student

Virginia Commonwealth University said it had suspended its Delta Chi chapter after Adam Oakes, 19, was found dead at an off-campus party where he was reportedly blindfolded and given alcohol.

#colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #richmond-va, #virginia-commonwealth-university

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Recluse Spiders at University of Michigan Cause Brief Library Closure

The discovery of Mediterranean recluse spiders at the University of Michigan prompted a two-day closure of one of its libraries.

#ann-arbor-mich, #colleges-and-universities, #dearborn-mich, #libraries-and-librarians, #spiders, #university-of-michigan

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Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College

A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #kanoute-oumou, #northampton-mass, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-college

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With Help from M.L.B., Baseball Returns at Xavier University of Louisiana

In a sport with declining participation from Black Americans, Xavier University of Louisiana returned to the field on Tuesday for its first intercollegiate baseball game since 1960.

#baseball, #baseball-college, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #major-league-baseball, #softball, #xavier-university-of-louisiana

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Morgan State Gets $20 Million Pledge From Former Student

The gift will help Morgan State University, a historically Black college, finance scholarships for financially needy students.

#baltimore-md, #colleges-and-universities, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #morgan-state-university, #philanthropy, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tyler-calvin-e-jr, #united-parcel-service-inc

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Cow Curriculum Becomes India’s Latest Ideological Battleground

The Hindu nationalist government postponed plans for a national student exam on cows that critics said used specious claims and substituted religion for science.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #cattle, #colleges-and-universities, #hinduism, #india, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #tests-and-examinations

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Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants

Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #common-application-the, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sat-college-admission-test

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High School Basketball Players Are Jumping to College

An N.C.A.A. decision related to the pandemic inspired some elite players to finish high school early and jump to college to take advantage of an extra year of eligibility.

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

#admissions-standards, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #cornfeld-leslie, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #ivy-league, #national-education-equity-lab, #new-elisa, #tests-and-examinations, #yale-university

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Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’

The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #colonization, #discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #women-and-girls

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After Capitol Riots, Billionaire’s ‘Scholars’ Confront Their Benefactor

More than 160 participants in a master’s program funded by the Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman have urged him to stop donating to election objectors. He has declined.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #private-equity, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #schwarzman-scholars, #schwarzman-stephen-a, #trump-donald-j, #tsinghua-university, #united-states-politics-and-government

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No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.

Colleges across the country are figuring out how Covid has changed the college experience, while parents are struggling to understand why schools haven’t changed their price tag.

#cancel-culture, #carmen-twillie-ambar, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #oberlin-college, #united-states

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Should Student Debt Be Canceled?

Readers discuss fairness and the racial wealth gap in debating whether this would be the right move.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Scottish University Draws Ire for Dismissing Female Gender Studies Lead

The decision by the University of St. Andrews not to renew the contract of a female philosopher points to broader underrepresentation of women in academia, critics say.

#colleges-and-universities, #scotland, #st-andrews-scotland, #women-and-girls

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For This College Athlete, Covid-19 Was Just the Start of a Nightmare

After learning she had myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that has been linked to some Covid cases, Vanderbilt basketball player Demi Washington spent months hoping she could play again someday.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #vanderbilt-university, #washington-demi

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Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #ewell-philip-a, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunter-college, #jackson-timothy-l-1958, #journal-of-schenkerian-studies, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #schenker-heinrich, #society-for-music-theory, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-texas

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Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students

The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duterte-rodrigo, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students, #security-and-warning-systems

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J. Hillis Miller, 92, Dies; Helped Revolutionize Literary Studies

He was most closely associated with the Yale School, which took on the foundations of literary scholarship in the 1970s and ’80s.

#books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #deconstruction, #derrida-jacques, #miller-j-hillis, #yale-university

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Spring Break’s New Look: Older and Socially Distant

Beach parties in Florida, Texas and Mexico made headlines a year ago for ignoring virus safety advice. Here’s how the travel ritual will look different in 2021.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #spring-season, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations

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Valparaiso U. Drops Crusader as Mascot, Citing Ties to Hate Groups

The private university in Indiana, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, said the Crusader name could be associated with “aggressive religious oppression and violence.”

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #indiana, #mascots, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #valparaiso-university

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Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge

As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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M.I.T. Student Wanted For Questioning in Yale Student Killing

Kevin Jiang’s killing has attracted attention because of ties to Yale and has put a spotlight on an uptick in shootings in New Haven, Conn.

#colleges-and-universities, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-haven-conn, #yale-university

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The Sinking of a Bust Surfaces a Debate Over Denmark’s Past

An artists’ group, criticized as vandals for dumping the bust of an 18th-century king, Frederik V, into Copenhagen Harbor, says it wanted to draw attention to Denmark’s role in slave trading.

#art, #colleges-and-universities, #colonization, #denmark, #dirckinck-holmfeld-katrine, #frederik-v-1723-66, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #royal-danish-academy-of-fine-arts-copenhagen-denmark, #slavery-historical, #vandalism

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Colleges Vowed a Safer Spring. Then Students, and Variants, Arrived.

Many universities instituted new testing protocols, hoping to avoid the problems of the fall. But coronavirus variants and uncooperative students have already driven outbreaks.

#american-college-health-assn, #ann-arbor-mich, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #interscholastic-athletics, #university-of-michigan

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Naomi Levine, Lawyer Who Helped Transform N.Y.U., Dies at 97

She thrived in a profession where she found herself mostly surrounded by men, taking on leadership roles and helping to turn New York University into a top-tier institution.

#american-jewish-congress, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #jews-and-judaism, #legal-profession, #levine-naomi, #new-york-university, #women-and-girls

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Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back

A lawsuit against the University of Tennessee questions when schools can discipline students because of their online speech.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #diei-kimberly, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-tennessee

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An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt

Is it any wonder that plenty of people are tempted to borrow a whole lot of money to send their kids to college?

#budgets-and-budgeting, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #grandparents, #parenting, #personal-finances, #the-price-you-pay-for-college-an-entirely-new-road-map-for-the-biggest-financial-decision-your-family-will-ever-make-book, #tuition

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E.A. Sports Will Resurrect College Football Video Game

The planned return of a game beloved by fans was announced amid a protracted national debate over whether players should be paid for their images.

#college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #collegiate-licensing-co, #computer-and-video-games, #electronic-arts-inc, #football-college, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

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Why Are There So Few Black Economists at the Fed?

Monroe Gamble became the San Francisco Fed’s first Black research assistant in 2018. His path shows why fixing a striking diversity shortfall will take commitment.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #daly-mary-c, #federal-reserve-bank-of-chicago, #federal-reserve-bank-of-san-francisco, #federal-reserve-system, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?

Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #greece, #history-academic-subject, #princeton-university, #slavery-historical, #whites

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The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale

The way we talk about her covers up uncomfortable truths about American racism.

#alabama, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #claudette-colvin, #colleges-and-universities, #gray-fred, #montgomery-ala, #parks-rosa, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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At Elite French Universities, Students Demand Environmental Action

At schools known for ambition, not activism, students are calling for climate change to be at the heart of the curriculum, and telling the companies that recruit them to change their ways.

#colleges-and-universities, #corporate-social-responsibility, #france, #loreal-sa, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #total-sa

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A California College Tries to Shield an Entire City From Coronavirus

The University of California, Davis, is providing free testing, masks and quarantine housing to tens of thousands of people who live nearby.

#colleges-and-universities, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-calif, #university-of-california-davis

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Changes in FAFSA May Reduce College Aid for Some Families

A new formula will no longer offer a break to many parents who have multiple children in college at the same time, experts say.

#alexander-lamar, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #income, #murray-patty

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Backlash Over Virus at SUNY College: ‘Learn From Your Fall 2020 Mistakes!’

The campus with the worst outbreak of any public college in New York is set to begin in-person classes on Monday. Some students, parents and faculty members weren’t happy about it.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #oneonta-ny, #state-university-of-new-york-at-oneonta

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College Costs Are Less Terrifying Than You Think

You probably won’t pay the sticker price, and you can start saving now.

#colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #financial-aid-education, #parenting, #tuition

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‘Thinking of You Today’: The Texts That Helped Me Mourn the Oklahoma State Crash

Reflecting on the 2001 plane crash that killed 10 people, including two players and six others associated with the men’s basketball program.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #journalism-schools, #newspapers, #oklahoma-state-university

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How to Pay for College (and Not Lose Your Shirt)

“The Price You Pay for College,” by Ron Lieber, is a comprehensive guide to navigating an often treacherous process.

#books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #financial-aid-education, #lieber-ron, #personal-finances, #the-price-you-pay-for-college-an-entirely-new-road-map-for-the-biggest-financial-decision-your-family-will-ever-make-book, #tuition, #united-states

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After the Capitol Was Stormed, Teachers Try Explaining History in Real Time

Educators have turned to Shakespeare, science fiction and cat people analogies to help students understand the past weeks.

#colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Forget ‘Dry January’ and Other New Year’s Resolutions

It seems a long time since we pledged to drink less, eat better, exercise more, cut spending and stop doom-scrolling. Be gentle on yourself: It’s been a tough month.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #social-media

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Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

Most colleges and universities now use a “merit” aid strategy to solicit teenagers. Your eighth grader probably ought to know how it works.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #discount-selling, #education-k-12, #financial-aid-education, #grading-of-students, #parenting, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #the-price-you-pay-for-college-an-entirely-new-road-map-for-the-biggest-financial-decision-your-family-will-ever-make-book, #tuition

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What Zoom Does to Campus Conflicts Over Israel and Free Speech

As battles over Israel and the Palestinian territories have migrated online, technology has scrambled the debate.

#anti-semitism, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #city-university-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-college, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #palestinians, #students-for-justice-in-palestine

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Retooling During Pandemic, the SAT Will Drop Essay and Subject Tests

By dropping or suspending the requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores, colleges have cut into the College Board’s business model.

#admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

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Tennessee Fires Football Coach Amid Investigation

Coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine members of his football program’s staff were fired after ongoing investigations into the team’s recruitment practices showed violations of N.C.A.A. rules.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #fulmer-phillip-1950, #pruitt-jeremy-1974, #tennessee, #university-of-tennessee

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China Expands Grad Schools as the Young Seek Jobs

The government is expanding university capacity, but some young people worry that the option will only postpone a crisis stemming from a shortage of well-paying work.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #generation-z, #graduate-schools-and-students, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment

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Alan Canfora, Who Carried Wounds From Kent State, Dies at 71

He devoted his life to pursuing the truth about the tragic events of May 4, 1970, and to keeping them in the public eye.

#canfora-alan, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kent-ohio, #kent-state-university, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #vietnam-war

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