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With Virtual Rush, Fraternities And Sororities Race To Pitch More Than Parties

Greek organizations are coming up with creative ways to engage potential freshman in their virtual rush events 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.

Students rack up COVID-19 suspensions across New York

Various New York public and private colleges and universities have issued suspensions 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…

A Yale Administrator Reportedly Told Students to "Emotionally Prepare" for COVID-19 Deaths

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. The school has upped their safety precautions since the July memo.

Statement from NYU Spokesman John Beckman on Difficulties with the Meal Delivery Service

NYU is addressing shortcomings with meal delivery for students under quarantine Our world-class students, faculty, and scholars expect high achievement in pursuit of engaging the world's diverse challenges.

'This Isn’t What I Signed Up For': RAs on the Huge Burden of Student Health

Three RAs were interviewed for this article. Lack of authority to enforce school COVID-19 protocols is one of their concerns. 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.

NYU students back early, tested for COVID-19 ahead of 14-day quarantine

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 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…

Last Night’s Selfish and Reckless Behavior

Stern message from the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Syracuse University 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...

College Admissions Are About to Get Even More Unfair

An eye opening article! The pandemic will make institutions even more eager to admit wealthy legacy students.

Air Force adds 100 ROTC scholarships for students at Black colleges in diversity push

What a wonderful opportunity! Thus far, seventy-two students have received these new scholarships! 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 Has Announced a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree

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. Google's new certificate program takes only six months to complete, and will be a fraction of the cost of college.

The August SAT Is Cancelled For Nearly Half Of Students

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. 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.

Startups eye college-aged students taking gap year during coronavirus pandemic

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. These companies are investing in college-aged talent taking a gap year during coronavirus pandemic.

6 College Students on Going Back to School During the Pandemic

Interesting perspectives from these college students "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."

Notre Dame About To Get A Crash Course In Typical College Student Behavior

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 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.

Eight tips for boosting mental health at college in the age of COVID-19

Good tips for students as they adjust to this year's college environment 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.

New medical school opens at Sam Houston State University

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: 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.

Villanova University threatens to send students home after large gathering

On the second night of freshman orientation, students violated Villanova University's COVID-19 protocols Hundreds of freshmen met near an outdoor tent earlier this week

How Universities Are Increasing The Utility Of The Humanities

"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." 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.

The Ground Is Shifting For Colleges And Students As Covid-19 Spikes

With higher education institutions recently changing fall plans to remote learning and Coronavirus cases on some campuses, some college students are rethinking their options. Forty percent of students are considering changing where they will go to college as more schools change their plans for the fall.

How To Have Others Help You Save For College

Programs such as Upromise, Ugift and 529 Plan Gifting are discussed in this article 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 Launches College From Home Shop Experience | LATF USA

Bed Bath & Beyond has launched "College from Home". This service helps college students redesign their bedrooms as remote learning spaces. Creative way to pivot!

UConn Will Not Allow Out-of State Students Taking Online Classes to Live on Campus

This change is being announced today! 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...

Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback

A look at COVID-19 protocols at Rice University, Tulane University and Cornell University 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.

Baylor College of Medicine sees rise in minority medical students

This year, there's an 80% increase in the number of incoming underrepresented minority students! The Houston native is a first generation college student who is also one of the 186 minority medical students at Baylor College of Medicine.

Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Howard universities to hold fall classes online

Move to online fall classes was announced as follows:
* Thursday, 8/6/2020: Johns Hopkins University
* Friday, 8/7/2020: Howard University & Princeton University Roughly 20% of Harvard's first-year students have deferred attending school this year.

Incoming Temple students attend new student orientation online

Colleges & universities are finding creative ways to deliver new student orientation and academic advising. Here's how Temple is handling these processes. New students say they’re finding ways to meet friends and learn about Temple over Zoom and through GroupMe before the year.

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

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. U.S. colleges are asking returning students to promise to help contain the coronavirus

High school athletes fear shorter seasons, less college recruiting over coronavirus concerns this fall

With over 280 college programs cut, there is increased competition for the limited number of roster spots available for high school players High school athletes' futures are uncertain and opportunities limited as school administrators delay sports seasons and college coaches have their recruiting budgets slashed.

High school principal's coronavirus-themed 'Can't Touch This' parody rocks internet

Thank you Dr. Lee for such an energetic parody! 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.

Higher Ed’s Hail Mary Responses Mount Up

This article contains recent campus updates from nine universities 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.

Jobless college students are being given summer jobs to mentor younger peers

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. 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.”

Caltech Student Develops Tool That Configures Socially-Distanced Students In Classrooms

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). 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.

UT-Austin asks students to self-quarantine for 14 days before fall semester starts amid coronavirus

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. The university has reported nearly 500 on- and off-campus cases since March 1.

Baylor students must test negative for coronavirus before returning to campus this fall, officials say

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. Some students are worried that the one-time testing policy leaves room later in the semester for an outbreak.

Will college football return this fall? Texas Tech athletic director says they’re ready to play despite coronavirus

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! 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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