'We have to shift away from the idea that prestige is about who an institution excludes," says IHEP President Mamie Voight. Read more
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More than 1,200 students in Oakland, California, have signed a petition saying they would stay home this week unless school administrators provide additional Covid protections, including more N95 masks, weekly testing and better social distancing – or a shift to virtual learning. Read more
This month, college students across America are experiencing reversions to online learning and COVID-19 vaccine or booster mandates. But they are also dealing with surveillance testing and systems in place on campus. Read more
A senior academic who says she was sacked from her post in a university’s physics department because of her loud voice has been awarded more than £100,000 after winning a claim for unfair dismissal. Read more
A New York state college is experimenting with a shortened work week for its non-teaching employees, gaining both nationwide admirers and questions of applicability beyond its particular circumstances. Read more
Microsoft says it plans to buy major games company Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7bn (£50.57bn). Read more
A Penn State professor says he was protecting pro–vaccine mandate demonstrators when he struggled with a counterprotester. The professor was vindicated in court, but Penn State wants to fire him anyway. Read more
The Department of Education has closed an investigation into one university’s disbursal of COVID stimulus funds as direct payments to students. Read more
The University of Michigan Board of Regents said Saturday it fired President Mark Schlissel after an investigation found inappropriate conduct with an employee. Read more
The Department of Justice has granted U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar an ethics waiver, permitting the former Harvard professor to support race-based admissions in a Supreme Court case involving Harvard University. Read more