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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.
June 17, 2020
Public sector employment has dropped below Great Recession levels, hitting its lowest point since 2001, according to a report released Tuesday by Pew Charitable Trusts.
June 17, 2020
Regional public universities in the Great Lakes region face growing financial threats due to the coronavirus pandemic, steadily declining enrollments, slow tuition growth and cuts to state higher education funding, a new report shows.
June 16, 2020
When National Guard troops staged on and near campuses in Pennsylvania this month, university leaders had little power to turn them away.
June 16, 2020
The Texas A&M University system Board of Regents will create a $100 million scholarship fund to address diversity issues and assist first-generation students and students impacted by the pandemic. “Historic challenges call for historic action,” Elaine Mendoza, board chair, said in a press release. “Given the economic impact families are enduring across the state, it is imperative we act now before the Fall semester begins.”
June 16, 2020
The School of Architecture at Taliesin announced Monday it will move to two new locations in Arizona. The existing campuses in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Spring Green, Wisc., will be moved to two new sites: Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Arcosanti near Cordes Junction, Ariz. The school is working with state and institutional accreditors to approve the move, a press release said.
June 15, 2020
Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska system, withdrew his name from consideration to become the University of Wisconsin system’s next president. Johnsen had been advanced as the sole finalist for the presidency, drawing criticism from students, faculty and staff who said the search committee excluded them and lacked transparency.
June 15, 2020
A new survey shows that many colleges and universities experienced a loss in endowment values during the pandemic, with respondents averaging a -13.4 percent return during the first quarter of 2020, after paying fees.
June 11, 2020
Major donors including Koch officials expressed disapproval after Wichita State University's president canceled an Ivanka Trump commencement speech. The president's job was reportedly in jeopardy, but a special board meeting ended without comment on his future.
June 10, 2020
The University of Alaska system has for years struggled with declining enrollment and state funding. Forced into a corner, the system's Board of Regents approved massive academic and administrative cuts, but experts say it's not enough to survive long term.

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