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July 8, 2020
The Trump administration’s latest rules on international students are leaving colleges in a bind: hold in-person classes—a proposition many have deemed too dangerous—or risk losing enrollees from abroad. Under the policy, issued Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, international students won’t be allowed to enter or remain in the country if their universities opt to teach classes entirely online this fall.
July 8, 2020
In 2001, Judith Ramaley, a director at the National Science Foundation, coined the acronym STEM for education disciplines in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Since then, NSF and other public and private entities have provided numerous grants and incentives to support initiatives for STEM diversity in education.
July 8, 2020
The University of California Board of Regents announced on Tuesday the appointment of Dr. Michael Drake as president of the 10-campus University of California (UC) system. Drake will be the first African American to serve in the role. He most recently served as president of The Ohio State University, having stepped down last month after six years at the helm of Ohio State.
July 1, 2020
Students, educational providers, and employers are all seeking innovative strategies to ensure their futures in this era of uncertainty. As the higher education sector begins planning for the fall semester and beyond, creating new stackable credential pathways are seen as one such innovation.
July 1, 2020
Senate Republican leaders have signaled that their proposal for the next coronavirus relief package will include additional funding to test students for the coronavirus. “The most important thing we need for normalcy is to get people back into school,” Senator Roy Blunt, the Republican chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee that handles funding for education and health, told reporters Tuesday. “And we’re not going to do that particularly in a residential setting without millions of tests people can take dozens of times.”
June 25, 2020
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 Universities.
June 25, 2020
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 been in limbo since President Donald J. Trump discontinued the program in September 2017.
June 25, 2020
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.
June 25, 2020
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 due to remaining travel restrictions.
June 25, 2020
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.