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  • Campus Technology

    Colleges’ pre-pandemic problems haven’t gone away

    The most significant problems in higher education have not changed because of the coronavirus pandemic but have been compounded by it, according to a new report, which includes a survey of more than 550 college leaders. A potential decline in government support, and students’ well-being, were the top two concerns facing college administrators at the…

  • Forbes

    Congress Should Protect Dreamers. Now.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last Thursday offered an important victory for those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary deferred status to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Some 700,000 participants are enrolled in DACA, providing them status to live, work, and study here without…

  • Bloomberg Law

    Congress Urged to Extend Dreamers’ Protections After Court Win

    College groups are pressing Congress to pass legislation offering undocumented students the right to stay in the U.S. permanently after the Supreme Court granted them a reprieve from deportation. “This is undoubtedly a big win, most importantly for undocumented students,” said Craig Lindwarm, vice president for governmental affairs at the Association of Public and Land-Grant…

  • Campus Technology

    COVID-19 Puts 2019 Higher Ed Challenges in Stark Relief

    Graduation rates? Workforce readiness? Competitive pressures? None of these shows up in a recent ranking of the top three major issues faced by university and college executives. Still, in a survey done pre-pandemic among members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, researchers found that many of the big challenges cited by higher education…

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Pandemic Worsened Public Higher Ed’s Biggest Challenges

    The biggest challenges facing higher education have not changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey of public college leaders says. Instead, the challenges have been exacerbated and have taken on a new urgency. College leaders surveyed included presidents, provosts, student affairs professionals and others.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Reopening Labs

    Like dominoes being reset after a chain reaction, nonessential research labs are opening back up — typically in the reverse order they were shut down due to COVID-19. It is not back to business as usual. Some labs can’t reopen yet at all, as they deal in human subjects research or are hard to access…

  • Senate Approves Panchanathan as National Science Foundation Chief

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Sethuraman Panchanathan, a senior administrator at Arizona State University, as the new director of the National Science Foundation, a leading funder of academic research. Panchanathan has been a member of the National Science Board, the body that advises the NSF, since 2014.

  • Diverse Education

    Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Attempt to End DACA, Educators Celebrate

    The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported. The decision – determined by a 5-4 vote – came as a relief for the Obama-era program’s 650,000+ recipients, who have…

  • Chemical & Engineering News

    Trump throws international science immigration into turmoil

    International scientists seeking to work in the United States were thrown into limbo June 22 when the Donald J. Trump administration issued a ban on H-1B and other temporary visas. The ban, which will be in effect through at least Dec. 31, applies to thousands of international scientists who want to work in the US.…

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