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July 29, 2020
The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a new governance structure on Tuesday which will combine the roles of system president and chancellor. Mun Choi, president of the university system and interim chancellor of the University of Missouri at Columbia, will run operations in Columbia and preside over the other three system universities in St. Louis, Kansas City and Rolla. Choi was also confirmed as permanent chancellor for the University of Missouri at Columbia.
July 24, 2020
College systems and consortia have shared academic services, libraries, transportation, even a campus. Would they be able to share a president?
July 23, 2020
Public, four-year institutions are imperative to upward social mobility for the middle class, according to a new Brookings Institution report released Wednesday.
July 23, 2020
The San Francisco Art Institute announced Wednesday that it will reinstate some degree programs after settling disputes with the faculty union. The institute will retain all tenured faculty for the upcoming academic year. In the spring, the institute announced it would suspend degree programs and would not admit new students for the fall semester after years of declining enrollment and financial challenges made worse by the pandemic.
July 22, 2020
A new report outlines threats to the higher education sector and the many ways colleges should respond to challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, by the Public Policy Center of the Conference Board, listed several economic losses for colleges, including refunds for room and board fees, dips in state funding, decreasing enrollment, and increasing deferrals.
July 13, 2020
Amid a growing public health crisis, Scripps College's president walks through the process of deciding to hold an all-virtual fall semester. It comes at a cost.
July 10, 2020
The acquisition will be the first time a historically Black university buys a non-HBCU.
July 9, 2020
North Carolina governor Roy Cooper recently signed into law a bill that will protect colleges from lawsuits related to campus closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, including a swath of lawsuits demanding tuition reimbursements after colleges shifted to online instruction in the spring.
July 9, 2020
As coronavirus case numbers climb in California, Scripps College and Pomona College announced Wednesday they would close their campuses and conduct instruction completely online in the fall.
July 8, 2020
As colleges renewed insurance policies this month, many faced steep price increases due to the pandemic, natural disasters, sexual misconduct and athletics scandals.

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