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Operating as usual
Greek organizations are coming up with creative ways to engage potential freshman in their virtual rush events
npr.org Greek organizations rely heavily on member dues. If chapters can't provide a meaningful experience online, one expert says, they may not survive the pandemic.
Various New York public and private colleges and universities have issued suspensions
nypost.com Colleges and universities are barely back in session, and already about 100 students have been suspended statewide for COVID-19-related infractions. Roughly 80 of the suspensions were academic R…
Yale has increased COVID-19 testing for students from once to twice a week with test results available within 24 hours. This change was made after the administrator's email was sent out.
news.yahoo.com The school has upped their safety precautions since the July memo.
NYU is addressing shortcomings with meal delivery for students under quarantine
nyu.edu Our world-class students, faculty, and scholars expect high achievement in pursuit of engaging the world's diverse challenges.
Three RAs were interviewed for this article. Lack of authority to enforce school COVID-19 protocols is one of their concerns.
vice.com Being a residential advisor means taking on extra responsibilities. But in the time of COVID-19, schools are asking RAs to do work that’s way above their pay grade.
Out of state NYU students from hot-spots and international students returned to campus on Wednesday for Coronavirus testing, followed by a mandatory 14 day quarantine
nypost.com New York University welcomed back students to its Manhattan campus on Wednesday — but, as per the school’s coronavirus safety plan, the scholars are required to get tested for the virus upon arriva…
Stern message from the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Syracuse University
news.syr.edu Last night, a large group of first-year students selfishly jeopardized the very thing that so many of you claim to want from Syracuse University—that is, a chance at a residential college experience. I say this because the students who gathered on the Quad last night may have done damage enough to...
An eye opening article!
bloomberg.com The pandemic will make institutions even more eager to admit wealthy legacy students.
What a wonderful opportunity! Thus far, seventy-two students have received these new scholarships!
airforcetimes.com The Air Force is also adding more Gold Bar recruiters to colleges and universities that primarily serve Black and Hispanic students, to recruit students into Air Force ROTC.
Google currently offers "the Google IT Support Professional Certificate" via Coursera. Google Career Certificates will initially offer Project Manager, Data Analyst and UX Designer programs.
inc.com Google's new certificate program takes only six months to complete, and will be a fraction of the cost of college.
If your high schooler registered to take the SAT this month, have them check the College Board website daily and click on "test centers closings page". Some testing sites have closed due to COVID-19 and more testing sites may close within the next 11 days.
forbes.com The College Board, the Manhattan-based nonprofit that administers the SAT college admissions test, said today that of the 402,000 students signed up to take the three-hour exam on August 29, at least 178,600 will not be able to do so.
Do you know a college student who is taking a gap year? He/she may be interested in an opportunity offered by Contrary Capital, Postmates or Lumos. Read this article for more information.
foxbusiness.com These companies are investing in college-aged talent taking a gap year during coronavirus pandemic.
Interesting perspectives from these college students
vice.com "The administration asks students to quarantine and minimize contact points, but I have to go to work in order to pay for school, so that's simply not going to happen."
The majority of recent COVID-19 cases among University of Notre Dame students and staff members has been traced to an off-campus party that had been attended by hundreds of people
forbes.com Notre Dame is reporting a dramatic spike in Covid-19 cases that were traced to an off-campus party that hundreds of people had attended.
Good tips for students as they adjust to this year's college environment
popsci.com As about 20 million college students prepare to either return to school or take courses remotely, they’re not only facing the risk of infection with coronavirus, but also a mental health crisis.
Seventy-five students make up the inaugural class of Sam Houston State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Here's the link for more information about the program: https://www.shsu.edu/academics/osteopathic-medicine/
fox26houston.com The College of Osteopathic Medicine is tucked into a serene seven-and-a-half acres in Conroe, sitting south of Sam Houston State University's main campus in Huntsville.
On the second night of freshman orientation, students violated Villanova University's COVID-19 protocols
phillyvoice.com Hundreds of freshmen met near an outdoor tent earlier this week
"Colleges are now redoubling their efforts to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities for students in other fields and also help their humanities majors become more ready for productive careers."
forbes.com The humanities teach core skills that serve students well in the long-term, but universities are attempting to hasten that advantage through new programs that combine the traditions of a liberal arts education with core business content and valuable applied experiences.
With higher education institutions recently changing fall plans to remote learning and Coronavirus cases on some campuses, some college students are rethinking their options.
forbes.com Forty percent of students are considering changing where they will go to college as more schools change their plans for the fall.
Programs such as Upromise, Ugift and 529 Plan Gifting are discussed in this article
forbes.com Saving for college is at the forefront of many parent’s minds, and it’s easy to see why. One of the most underrated ways to save is to have others help you!
Bed Bath & Beyond has launched "College from Home". This service helps college students redesign their bedrooms as remote learning spaces. Creative way to pivot!
This change is being announced today!
nbcconnecticut.com UConn has just announced that out-of-state students who are enrolled only in online courses will not be allowed to live in university housing this fall and the school is asking them to stay home for the semester. This comes as students are scheduled to return to campus for the first time since the C...
A look at COVID-19 protocols at Rice University, Tulane University and Cornell University
reuters.com Many U.S. universities are revamping campuses to resume in-person classes despite COVID-19, requiring students to be tested, wear masks and socially distance, but some college town residents and critics say schools are putting profits before public safety.
This year, there's an 80% increase in the number of incoming underrepresented minority students!
abc13.com The Houston native is a first generation college student who is also one of the 186 minority medical students at Baylor College of Medicine.
Move to online fall classes was announced as follows:
* Thursday, 8/6/2020: Johns Hopkins University
* Friday, 8/7/2020: Howard University & Princeton University
axios.com Roughly 20% of Harvard's first-year students have deferred attending school this year.
Colleges & universities are finding creative ways to deliver new student orientation and academic advising. Here's how Temple is handling these processes.
temple-news.com New students say they’re finding ways to meet friends and learn about Temple over Zoom and through GroupMe before the year.
A variety of student requirements for mitigating the spread of Coronavrius on campuses this fall has been established by colleges and universities. Requirements issued by Tulane University, UT-Austin, Amherst College, Yale University, Ohio State University, Cornell University, Syracuse University and University of Pennsylvania are included in this article.
abcnews.go.com U.S. colleges are asking returning students to promise to help contain the coronavirus
With over 280 college programs cut, there is increased competition for the limited number of roster spots available for high school players
foxnews.com High school athletes' futures are uncertain and opportunities limited as school administrators delay sports seasons and college coaches have their recruiting budgets slashed.
Thank you Dr. Lee for such an energetic parody!
foxnews.com Dr. Quentin Lee, head of Childersburg High School in its namesake town in Alabama, tapped his musical talents to write and record a parody of MC Hammer’s 1990 classic, “U Can’t Touch This,” with a decidedly pro-hygiene theme.
This article contains recent campus updates from nine universities
forbes.com College students will start their on-boarding during the pandemic very soon as many colleges are requiring a 14-day isolation period before participating in college activities and are adopting a phased strategy of bringing students back to campus.
Matriculate and City University of NY's Bridge for All program are hiring college students to work with high schoolers. Tennessee Tutoring Corps hires college students to work with K-6th graders.
pbs.org With their summer jobs and internships canceled and anxiety about getting Covid-19 — or just succumbing to boredom — college students have found one type of work that they largely can do at home this summer: mentoring younger students to prevent “summer melt” and “Covid-19 slide.”
What a great tool! Ari Rosner, a mechanical engineering student at CalTech created an Excel worksheet that maps out the most efficient social distance configuration for a classroom (based on room dimensions & social distance parameters entered).
forbes.com Caltech senior Ari Rosner has developed an interactive tool that helps schools configure students in a classroom while observing social-distancing guidelines. His idea came after observing his school administrator mother struggle with that task, measuring classroom blueprints with a ruler.
Classes begin on August 26 and students are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus. Masks will mandatory in all buildings.
chron.com The university has reported nearly 500 on- and off-campus cases since March 1.
Beginning next week, Baylor University will send 18,000 students Coronavirus test kits. Students must collect a sample using a nasal swab and mail it to a designated lab on the same day they receive the test kit. Test results will be available in 48 hours.
abc13.com Some students are worried that the one-time testing policy leaves room later in the semester for an outbreak.
TTU Athletic Director, Kirby Hocutt, outlines a new protocol for student athletes. Athletes who opt out of playing due to COVID-19 concerns will keep their scholarship!
foxnews.com In Lubbock, Texas, football players from Texas Tech University are participating in eight hours of mandatory workouts with the hopes that fall camp can start in August and their first official 2020 kick-off in September.
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