Faculty at Cornell University’s English Department have voted to change the department’s name so as to avoid the “conflation of English as a language and English as a nationality.”
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University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia’s University City. John Hopkins University and much of Baltimore city. The dichotomy and interdependence between a city and neighborhood that a university resides can often be summed up by the expression “town and gown” — there are the residents, and then there’s the academic population, and the two are distinct.
Service staff in higher education have seen drastic layoffs and furloughs. Some have argued not all of those cuts were necessary.
Amherst College President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin and Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth co-authored a letter to the U.S. Department of Education.
Several years ago, colleges concerned about racism on campus began setting up what they called “Bias Response Teams” — online systems where students and professors could anonymously report one another for perceived bias relating to race, ethnicity, sexual identity, or otherwise.
Librarians are quarantining print materials for several days between loans to stop the spread of COVID-19. For students who rely on the library to access textbooks, that’s a problem.
In-person instruction during Covid linked to Republican states and whiter student bodies
The SAT and ACT tests will be optional for students planning to go to college in 2021. In fact, most colleges are not requiring students to take the exams to be considered for admission.
The Centennial Ball planning team at University of New Haven took key components from traditional in-person galas and found ways to make them work virtually—while attracting more than double the attendees and raising $150,000 for student scholarships.
Research shows that student travel spreads COVID-19. Davidson College hopes a last-second break last week gave students a rest without spreading the virus.