Coronavirus Affects Higher Education

Coronavirus Coverage

LIVE UPDATES: Latest news on coronavirus and higher education - Apr 5

LIVE UPDATES: How higher education is reacting to the new coronavirus pandemic.


Advice for colleges dealing with the financial issues brought on by the pandemic (opinion) - Apr 3

Colleges must immediately develop flexible financial planning that accounts for what happens in the spring and what might occur in the fall, write Brian C. Mitchell and Richard K. Gaumer.


Among the newly unemployed in the U.S. is a prestigious group: Fulbrighters - Apr 3

When the State Department made the unprecedented decision to suspend Fulbright grants worldwide last month, many grantees found themselves back in the U.S. without jobs, housing or health insurance.


Roundup: More funding, closures and a sloth - Apr 3

Everything you need to know about higher ed and the coronavirus for Friday and the weekend in one easy-to-read package.


Financial woes of states threaten free college proposals from Biden and Sanders - Apr 3

States would pay for large chunks of the free college plans from Biden and Sanders, but the coronavirus is sending state finances reeling.


Zoombombing isn’t going away, and it could get worse - Apr 3

Digital disruptors sharing racist, sexist and pornographic content in Zoom videoconferences show no sign of slowing down as “Zoombombing” trend grows.


Scholars confront coronavirus-related racism in the classroom, in research and in community outreach - Apr 2

Scholars with expertise in Asian American studies, public health and other fields have a new urgent agenda for their teaching, research and outreach: confronting coronavirus-related racism.


Scholars remember those lost to COVID-19 - Apr 2

Four prominent academics died last month from COVID-19. The toll is likely to grow as the coronavirus spreads and more Americans die, as predicted by public health authorities.


Colleges can lead efforts against the pandemic that have impact beyond campus borders (opinion) - Apr 2

Higher education institutions are well positioned to lead efforts beyond campus borders, write S. Abu Turab Rizvi and Peter Eckel, who offer three suggestions for doing so.


Roundup: Distance education rules, relaxed admissions and a polite bear - Apr 2

Everything you need to know about higher ed and the coronavirus for Thursday in one easy-to-read package.


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