With the Omicron variant fueling a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, one expert is urging institutions to use layered mitigation strategies to minimize contagion during December graduation ceremonies. Read more
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Facebook owner Meta says it has banned seven surveillance companies for targeting users on its platforms. Read more
California State University, the largest four-year university system in the nation, is poised to drop the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement — a move that would follow the University of California’s elimination of the exams and further shake up the standardized testing landscape as hundreds of campuses across the nation shift away from the assessments. Read more
University of the People is one of a number of institutions accepting payments and donations via Bitcoin and other digital assets. Read more
Persistent absence from school caused by Covid and mental illness is hampering efforts by pupils to catch up on lost learning, according to a report by Ofsted. Read more
Social media platform Reddit has announced that it has started the process to sell its shares on the stock market. Read more
Charles Lieber, former chair of Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is accused of lying to the federal government. Read more
The Ohio State University will accept 125 students for the Fall 2022 semester as part of a pilot of its new “debt-free” degree program. Read more
Georgetown, New York and Princeton Universities on Wednesday all announced changes in their plans for the close of the semester due to surges of COVID-19 infections on their campuses. Read more
In September, Coastal Carolina University theatre professor Steven Earnest was barred from the classroom after he questioned reactions to a perceived racial bias incident that proved baseless. Read more