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Courtesy of Wor-Wic Community College Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, like most of Maryland’s 16 community colleges, did not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to on-campus classes. Two of Maryland’s 16 community colleges require COVID-19 vaccines for students and faculty. The College of Southern Maryland and Montgomery College require all faculty …

NASHVILLE — A bill introduced in Tennessee House would allow students, faculty and staff to sue universities and public colleges if they believe they are being punished for refusing to accept one or more “concepts of division” that the legislation says “exacerbate and inflame divisions” on race, gender, ethnicity and religion. House Bill 2670, sponsored …

Republicans say they’re just trying to give colleges and universities more options when it comes to finding an accrediting agency; but others see something much more insidious: an effort to break the influence of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which has repeatedly snubbed the efforts of state politicians to influence the outcomes of …

January 21, 2022, 12:17 a.m.Updated 1 hour ago Through: News 12 Staff Community college students return to in-person classes on Friday, but some faculty and staff say it’s not safe. Education unions are calling for more protections against COVID-19. “Each of these people is going home to a family, and we’re also looking to keep …

A class action lawsuit was filed Sunday against 16 private colleges and universities accusing them of running a ‘cartel’ and violating antitrust laws in the way they calculate aid, forcing thousands of students to pay more than they should only to be able to register. The lawsuit was filed by five recent graduates, but is …

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH— At the start of the 2022 spring semester, the University of Pittsburgh announced that it had “unenrolled” an unknown number of non-exempt, non-vaccinated students for refusing to take the COVID shot. “The most successful and sustainable approach to keeping our community healthy and safe is one that uses vaccination as a …

The schools are resuming their lessons. Next step: higher education. ¶ Before lecture theaters fill up again this month, colleges and universities are releasing new COVID-19 guidelines as students and staff return amid the nationwide surge of the omicron variant. ¶ Many students and staff will need to be tested for the virus before the …

Some private colleges and universities in Wisconsin are delaying the start of spring semester classes, requiring negative COVID-19 tests or vaccinations and reminders for students and employees amid a rapid influx of new COVID-19 infections. At the same time, the University of Wisconsin system said students “will be back on time and as usual” for …

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, many university campuses in Ventura County are starting the semester with online classes. CSU Channel Islands will switch to virtual education for most courses during the first two weeks of the spring semester, which begins January 22. The Ventura Community College District will also go virtual when the …

Here is an overview of the position of Oregon public universities and some private schools in the state regarding recall requirements. PORTLAND, Oregon – Oregon’s seven public universities require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff on campus. Of those seven universities, Oregon and the state of Oregon have publicly announced a recall requirement. Some private …

In Florida, the private University of Miami announced last week that it will switch to remote learning for the first two weeks of the spring semester, in light of rising COVID-19 cases. Elsewhere, several private colleges and universities such as Harvard, Howard, Stanford, Syracuse and Northwestern plan to resume classes in a virtual setting for …

Some students across the state will need a boost before returning to class. Central Michigan University has joined with other Michigan colleges in adding a COVID-19 booster to its vaccine needs next semester. The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University all have a recall requirement. When CMU students and staff return …

The University of Oregon will host winter courses primarily in person, joining all other public universities in the state in a unified approach from day one of January 3. UO President Patrick Phillips made the announcement in a letter to the university community on Tuesday morning. He cited the high vaccination rate of students and …

HENDERSON – One of the principal administrators of Vance-Granville Community College is leaving school to take a leadership position with community colleges in North Carolina. On January 18, VGCC vice president of learning, student engagement and achievement Levy Brown will become senior vice president and academic director of the state’s 58 college system. The NC …

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University and the eight other state public universities will require students, faculty and staff to receive a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. This semester, universities demanded that anyone working, attending classes in person, conducting research on campus, living in dorms, or participating in activities of life on campus be fully …

We have grappled with some of the most difficult issues of our time since the COVID-19 pandemic exposed deep rifts in our country, including the social and racial inequalities that have long plagued our communities. As the pandemic continues, we are faced with fears and concerns related to a safe return to work, reluctance to …

New state law expands a pilot program that allows community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and allows colleges to increase the number of programs they offer from 15 to 30 per academic year. Assembly Bill 927, enacted by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 6, makes permanent the baccalaureate programs currently being piloted at 15 community …

AB 245 and other assembly bills will impact California community colleges Governor Gavin Newsom signs an Executive Order on Advances in Workforce Automation on International Workers’ Day at American River College on May 1, 2019. A number of bills have recently been passed adopted in 2021 that directly affect community colleges. (File photo) Many assembly …

The IU made 139 religious accommodations and 12 medical accommodations A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to an emergency nurse at the hospitals and clinics at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Monday, December 14, 2020 (Andy Abeyta / The Gazette) IOWA CITY – Since the Board of Regents ordered its public …

Sacramento, Calif., December 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – California Community Colleges are transform the way their students have access to medical and mental health care, in partnership with The California Community College Foundation (FondationCCC) and Timely®, the leading provider of telehealth specializing in higher education. California’s Budget Act 2021 includes $ 30 million in ongoing …

In universities, the Kyle Rittenhouse’s recent acquittal should be an opportunity to study a controversial case that has sparked complex debates on issues as diverse as self-defense laws, guns, race, riots, human rights. accused, prosecutors’ missteps, media prejudice, etc. If administrators did their job, faculty and students would freely express a wide variety of points …

Without agriculture, there would be no cities, trades or know-how to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The United Nations projects that the world’s population could reach 9.7 billion by 2050. The demand for food is also expected to increase by 59% to 98% by 2050. The rise of climate change …

November 5, 2021 The Aspen Institute named West Los Angeles College (WLAC) one of 150 institutions eligible for the Aspen Million Dollar Award for Excellence in Community Colleges, National Recognition of College Achievement and High Performance American community. Former President Barack Obama described the Aspen Prize as “essentially the Oscars of the great community colleges.” …

Arkansas State University-Newport and Black River Technical College presented awards to faculty, staff, alumni and students at the Arkansas Community College Conference held online on 11 and October 12. Courtney Clements of Pocahontas was selected as an Outstanding BRTC 2021 Professor for her dedication to the college and its students. Clements taught as an adjunct …

The State Council of Community Colleges returned to North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) on October 14 and 15 for their monthly meeting. It was their first gathering in the Council of State chamber since January 2020. Chairman of the Board, Burr Sullivan, welcomed two new members of the Board of Trustees: Tom Looney, appointed …

The University of Portland has hosted thousands of students at its North Portland campus and has been successful in keeping COVID-19 cases relatively low, in part due to high vaccination rates. Hanin Najjar / OPB Portland’s Reed College has only reported four positive cases of COVID-19 since it began its fall semester in late August. …

Don Doucette, Chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC), will retire on July 1, 2022, at the end of his current employment contract, after 11 years of seniority, according to a press release on Wednesday. The EICC board plans to conduct a national search for its successor. “Doucette took college [EICC] to the next level …

The South Dakota Board of Regents adopted three policies related to “opportunity for all” at its meeting on Thursday and heard plans from each of the six public university leaders on their plans to implement centers of education. opportunities on campus. The centers are supposed to be a “one-stop-shop” for student needs, BOR officials said. …

(WSIL) – The Illinois Community College Board says the state’s community colleges represent $ 3.5 billion in economic output. They also provide 43,000 jobs. This study also indicates that in fiscal 2020, Illinois community colleges directly employed 33,000 people for a total payroll of $ 1.3 billion. News 3 spoke with John A Logan College …

Post-secondary administrators face challenges such as preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping people safe through in-person learning This month marks the first time that post-secondary institutions in British Columbia have opened their doors for in-person learning since the start of the pandemic. While many students and faculty are excited to connect in person, preparing …

OSWEGO – SUNY Oswego continues to be ranked in the top 10 public colleges in best northern regional universities by US News and World Report 2022, according to the publication released on September 13. This year, SUNY Oswego comes in at -50 overall in the Northeast. The region includes public and private colleges across New …

Ohio University COVID-19 Dashboard provides updates on coronaviruses, including vaccination rates and positive cases. Other colleges and universities in Ohio have similar methods of reporting COVID-19, but some are not reporting at all. At the start of the fall semester, OU, along with several higher education institutions, released the COVID-19 vaccine mandates. OU students, faculty …

On the first day of classes at the University of Massachusetts in Boston last week, students, faculty and staff – most of them masked – flocked to stand-up campus shuttles. More than 20 months after the state’s first public case of COVID-19 was reported on this blustery bay-side campus in Dorchester, UMass Boston is sinking …

Higher education workers will likely be asked to get vaccinated or take tests every week to prevent the spread of COVID. Photo from whitehouse.gov As part of his “Exit from the pandemic planPresident Joe Biden said Thursday that large private companies must require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of negative …

SUNY Oswego continues to be ranked in the top 10 public colleges in best northern regional universities by US News and World Report 2022, according to the publication released on September 13, 2021. This year, SUNY Oswego is ranked 50th in the Northeast. The region includes public and private colleges across New York, Pennsylvania, New …

Students participate in the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus. Photo by Brock Doman. While the FDA has approved the Pzifer COVID-19 vaccine, the Utah government is still barred from requiring vaccines or masks on campuses. In April 2021, the Utah legislature created a new law preventing the Utah government from requiring vaccines with emergency approval …

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The city of Austin and Travis County on Friday extended their orders, which require masks in public schools, to public colleges as well. This means that students, staff and visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering on school property or on school buses during stages 3, …

In an in-person return-to-education demonstration, representatives from Illinois State University joined the virtual hearing of the two House committees on August 5 from a conference room on their campus to present what it would look like the reopening of the ISU. Zachary Clingenpeel With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Illinois and a new semester …

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WSAZ) – All public colleges and universities in Kentucky require face coverings to be worn in all campus buildings. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. A joint statement was released on Friday and signed by all presidents of Kentucky’s four-year public universities, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and the …

As cases of COVID-19 increase and students return to class this fall, the state’s public colleges and universities are demanding masks. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All public colleges and universities in Kentucky will need masks indoors this fall semester. The move was announced in a joint statement from the presidents of four-year universities in Kentucky, the …

Face coverings are to be worn inside Hendrix College from now on, the private Liberal Arts College in Conway announced on Wednesday. Ellis Arnold, president of the college, in a message to students, faculty and staff cited “a significant increase” in covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Arnold said the state “is a high transmission area right …

As a mask mandate is reinstated throughout St. Louis and St. Louis County, local colleges and universities are set to open for the fall semester. They are taking radically different paths when it comes to mitigating COVID for students and faculty. Missouri has become a national hotspot for COVID, with an average of about 2,400 …

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the state, hundreds of faculty at Mississippi colleges and universities have signed an open letter calling for vaccinations to be mandatory for students returning this fall. The letter, originally written by four faculty members at Mississippi State University, has garnered more than 400 signatures since late May. …

The fastest, most solid way to grow Maine’s economy and attract new people to the state is to focus on the assets we have, not the ones we want to have. For many years, Maine considered various ways of recharging its economy, but it largely ignored three institutions with incredible strength and capacity for growth: …

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a law that requires public colleges to assess their level of “intellectual freedom and diversity of viewpoints,” among other things. Groups of professors have criticized the new law as unnecessary and potentially frightening. Florida’s more than three dozen public colleges and universities will need to determine “to what …

Union leaders say their findings, compiled in a 14-page report, show schools in the university system should “cut up” when they cut jobs. They demand in the report that schools prioritize rehiring people of color and women whose jobs have been cut in the past year and said they will continue to advocate for those …

By Kelli R. Brown • Guest Columnist | More than 242,000 students attend the 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina system. It is one of the largest and arguably the best systems dedicated to public higher education, research and community development in the country. More than 12,000 of these students attend Western Carolina …

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference. | Spencer Platt / AP Photo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that State University of New York and City University of New York will require Covid-19 vaccination for students returning this fall, assuming the federal government approves fully vaccines. “If you have to …

Students Respond to Possible COVID Vaccine Requirement Posted April 30, 2021 through Hunter Britt | Capital Information Service COVID-19 vaccine administered Photo courtesy of Capital News Service RICHMOND, Virginia – Colleges in Virginia are starting to announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the fall following advice from the state attorney general that higher education institutions …

Oregon’s public and private higher education institutions differ over whether to require COVID-19 vaccination for students returning to campus this fall. Two private colleges announced vaccination warrants over the past week, but public universities are opposed. Last Thursday, the same day Lewis & Clark College announced that its students must be vaccinated against COVID-19, Willamette …

This spring, Colorado’s legislative agenda includes a bill allowing out-of-state Native American students to attend all Colleges and Universities in Colorado at the state’s tuition rate if student tribal nations have historical ties to state lands. Colorado State University strongly supports this effort and sees it as a big step forward. While Fort Lewis College …

SALT LAKE CITY — Enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities was down slightly from a year ago, but generally held steady amid a 2.5% national decline, according to some estimates. Total fall enrollment at Utah’s six universities and two colleges was 189,021, down two-tenths of a percentage point from fall 2019, when enrollment was …