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APLU In The News: August 2020

August 28, 2020
As the COVID-19 virus spread across the country this spring and more data became available that revealed the disproportionate impact it was having on Black communities, Tennessee State University launched the nation’s first COVID-19 Academy to support residents in its Nashville community. The academy uses a holistic approach to help community members access healthcare, basic human services like food and job training, and education resources to help meet the needs of families who might be impacted — financially and otherwise — for a long time to come.
August 6, 2020
Senate Republicans in their opening bid for negotiations with Democrats over the next coronavirus aid package proposed giving colleges and universities an additional $29 billion in aid, which is a figure American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten called “woefully inadequate.”
August 6, 2020
Federal policy that would prohibit international students with F-1 visas from remaining in the U.S. while attending online-only university classes this fall will not apply to MU, the university has said. The directive by the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program will not apply to MU international students because the university is planning for in-person and “blended” hybrid courses.
August 6, 2020
The University of Arizona is moving online in a big way with a deal that could shake up the online education market and could signal more changes to come. The public land-grant university announced today that it will acquire Ashford University -- a fully online university that enrolls roughly 35,000 students.
August 6, 2020
America’s public colleges and universities are facing one of their toughest financial challenges ever as the economic collapse hammers state tax collections and tens of thousands of students opt to wait out the pandemic or study online.
August 6, 2020
Students who stopped short of earning their degrees at Texas State University may soon receive a personalized phone call or text encouraging them to reenroll and avail themselves of the higher salaries and other opportunities that typically follow graduates.