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Coronavirus: Holy Family College closing stirs fear for more shutdowns | May 24, 2020
‘What am I going to do now?’: Some fear small Catholic college closing may not be the last…
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Why Covid-19 Could Force Colleges to Fix Their Transfer Problems | May 22, 2020
Leaving New Jersey was part of the college adventure when Naudia Johnson started her freshman year at Johnson & Wales University, in North Miami…
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The System’s Role in Saving Weakened Public Colleges | May 22, 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated the pressures on state institutions. James Page offers four ways university systems can sustain vulnerable institutions…
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The rush to reopen colleges this fall ignores harsh scientific and ethical realities (opinion) | May 21, 2020
Universities are not facing the biological and moral reality of this pandemic nor recognizing the limits of medical technology and political institutions to address the challenges, argue Irina Mikhalevich and Russell Powell…
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The Best in Education Wasn’t Lost When Colleges Went Online | May 20, 2020
Even as we acknowledge the struggles of college teachers to help students learn and grow under this spring’s difficult circumstances, another side of the story needs to be told, writes Austin Sarat…
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Why did the CARES Act give more money to hair schools than to a community college? | May 19, 2020
The reason for the disparity is the formula Congress came up with to spend the money…
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Campus life is being replicated by college students virtually | May 18, 2020
Impromptu innovations, from satellite housing to an app for mental health, help preserve social connections…
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Colleges must deliver what matters most to students, employers and society (opinion) | May 18, 2020
The long-term survival of colleges and universities will hinge on their ability to deliver what matters most to students, employers and society, write Jamie Merisotis and Carrie Besnette Hauser…
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Opinion – We Need Tuition-Free College. For Adults. | May 14, 2020
Much as the G.I. Bill served to power the postwar American economy, a federal guarantee of education for workers could accelerate an economic recovery now…
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Time to fight for the funding our kids need to mend the coronavirus wreckage | May 12, 2020
The CARES Act was not enough. School board members, teachers, superintendents and unions must put aside old differences to fight for more help for kids…
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Preventing the Collapse of Higher Education | May 11, 2020
The option of students returning to campus in the fall is not viable, regardless of the economic implications, argues William G. Tierney…
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A new approach to social sciences, humanities in a time of crisis | May 7, 2020
In the last month, the uncertainty and disruption that has impacted on the globe has been felt hard in academia, and the social sciences and humanities are no exception…
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‘I’m Bewildered’: For Tiny Colleges, Federal Covid-19 Stimulus Is a Windfall | May 5, 2020
Tom Kluding laughed when he was told by The Chronicle that his small adult-education school, the Pioneer Career and Technology Center, was eligible to receive $500,000 in federal coronavirus relief. He didn’t believe it…
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How will colleges recover from coronavirus? Campuses that survived disasters offer clues | May 4, 2020
As California’s fire seasons had become more deadly, utilities were threatening to shut off power as a way of preventing downed lines from igniting blazes. Other catastrophes, such as school shootings, were also on officials’ minds…
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What has happened when campuses shut down for other disasters? | May 4, 2020
Fires, floods, hurricanes have shut down higher education in the past — with worrying results…
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Why higher education is important for the world’s health | May 2, 2020
In late February, well before much of the world beyond China had recognised the full reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill Gates…
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Higher education internationalists need to be disruptive | May 2, 2020
Business as usual in higher education internationalisation is severely disrupted for the short and medium terms, and very probably the long term. COVID-19…
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Triaging trauma: Community schools tap partners to address needs made worse by COVID-19 | April 30, 2020
A month ago, during what now feels like the olden days of education, Lorenza Scott, a family liaison coordinator for two community schools…
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COVID-19 curriculum helps students cope with, understand pandemic | April 29, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, flexible educators have been able to give some students the opportunity to learn about it in real time as part of remote classes…
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Shared Governance Is a Strength During the COVID-19 Crisis | April 29, 2020
Colleges that share information and consult broadly with diverse constituencies have been able to respond more effectively than those that rely on top-down decision making, writes Marjorie Hass…
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Community Is the Secret to Successfully Enrolling Students in the Fall | April 29, 2020
Re-creating the space in between classes is necessary to keep university communities alive…
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Even if California college campuses reopen, will most students still come? | April 28, 2020
Worried about finances and health, some high school seniors are deciding to stay closer to home for college…
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President Speaks: COVID-19 lessons are preparing community colleges to better serve their communities | April 27, 2020
While the transition from in-person to remote learning has been difficult for all institutions of higher learning, it has been particularly difficult for community colleges…
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Time to strengthen multilateralism in higher education | April 27, 2020
Recent decades have witnessed increasing interconnectedness across borders…
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College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It. | April 26, 2020
It won’t be easy, but there’s a path to get students back on track. Higher education will crumble without it…
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Higher education’s ‘to-do’ list — the consequences of coronavirus | April 24, 2020
For U.S. colleges and universities, COVID-19 may well pose far greater, and in some cases far different, challenges than the Great Recession…
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People are dying from coronavirus because we’re not fast enough at clinical research | April 22, 2020
When medical historians look back at the Covid-19 pandemic, they will reckon with how the United States, with its vast technological and scientific resources, stumbled so badly in the face of an emerging virus…
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Leading Through Crisis: A Community College Lens | April 22, 2020
Presidents of community colleges are facing particular challenges these days, writes DeRionne P. Pollard, who shares some leadership strategies she’s found helpful…
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What Colleges Are Doing to Help Their Communities Fight the Pandemic | April 21, 2020
As the pandemic has closed campuses, forcing higher education to reinvent itself, many colleges are also meeting this unprecedented moment with a renewed sense of purpose about their role in the community…
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5 champion communicators in the COVID-19 era | April 17, 2020
When it comes to leaders and heroes in this crisis, there are few who have used their voice and platform with aplomb. Here’s what PR pros can learn from them….
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Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 | April 1, 2020
Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children…
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Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption, for SIS and PWR | March 19, 2020
Teaching during times of potential disruption requires creative and flexible thinking about how instructors can support students in achieving essential core course learning objectives…
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Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start | March 9, 2020
The coronavirus has colleges and universities swinging into action to move courses online…
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