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July 2, 2020
The result will be a "university park" concept, where students from several universities study, eat, live and work together.
July 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused more colleges and families to consider taking out tuition insurance, but it would not have helped the students who are seeking tuition refunds for the spring's forced transition to remote learning.
June 26, 2020
The Johnson & Wales University Board of Trustees voted at a recent meeting to close its North Miami, Fla., and Denver campuses. Students will return to both campuses during the 2020-21 academic year, and operations will cease in summer 2021. Neither campus will admit new students for the upcoming academic year. Returning students who do not graduate in the spring will have the option of transferring to the university’s Providence, R.I., or Charlotte, N.C., campuses, or continuing their studies online, according to a press release.
June 26, 2020
A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers looking at gender gaps in the hospital medicine field revealed that more than three-quarters of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men.
June 25, 2020
Billionaire Robert F. Smith announced earlier this week a new initiative that aims to limit student loans for students at historically Black colleges and universities, Time magazine reported.
June 24, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated issues like government funding, student mental health and diversity and inclusion, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
June 23, 2020
University of Alaska system president Jim Johnsen will resign July 1, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Michelle Rizk, vice president of university relations and chief budget and strategy officer for the system, will serve as interim president.
June 22, 2020
The university will no longer recognize the union, citing the need to be "nimble and responsive" to pandemic-related financial challenges. Faculty are pushing back against the move.
June 22, 2020
Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson will serve as the University of Wisconsin system’s interim president. Andrew Petersen, president of the system’s Board of Regents, announced the news Friday. “The University of Wisconsin System is the state’s most valuable asset, and I will be its biggest advocate and its toughest evaluator,” Thompson said in a press release. “No other institution in the state can do more to improve lives, communities, and Wisconsin’s economy.”
June 19, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education encouraged colleges to release emergency aid to students quickly after a federal stimulus package passed in late March. But confusion over student eligibility requirements and logistical oversights have stalled the process in many cases.

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June 5, 2020
In the wake of George Floyd's killing and national unrest, activists are demanding their universities cut ties with police. Administrators largely are resisting the calls.
June 3, 2020
A litany of legal issues looms for colleges considering reopening in the fall, from safety to online accessibility to federal stimulus funding. Here's what higher education lawyers say should be on college leaders' radars.
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