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February 27, 2020
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has offered faculty members at its 14 state institutions an early retirement plan, with the goal that 200 choose to sign up. If that threshold isn’t met, The Patriot-News reported, the system will consider retrenchment and cutting positions.
February 27, 2020
John Arrillaga, a Bay Area real estate developer and Stanford University alumnus, has committed $55 million to the university’s School of Medicine, which, along with other resources, will eliminate a substantial amount of medical school debt for eligible incoming students. The donation was given as a challenge gift, which the university says it plans to match.
February 25, 2020
The University of St. Thomas, a Roman Catholic university in Minnesota, has announced it will suspend enrollment into its full-time M.B.A. and master's of accountancy programs. Students currently in the full-time M.B.A. program will be accommodated in the part-time and online M.B.A. programs. The news was reported by The Star Tribune.
February 25, 2020
The Board of Trustees at Saint Joseph’s College, which ceased operations in 2017, has approved a comprehensive plan to bring academic programming back to the Indiana university. The college’s plan is to create one academic center focused on degree programs and one focused on nondegree certifications.
February 24, 2020
Pew Research Center has found that American adults generally favor making public colleges tuition-free for all American students. But there are still divisions in support based on political party and age.
February 24, 2020
The Faculty Council at Colorado State University has passed a resolution urging the administration “to significantly reduce athletic program subsidies, and to use the savings to support the university’s primary academic mission,” The Coloradoan reported Friday. The resolution passed 46 to 24.
February 24, 2020
After the discovery of racist graffiti in two academic buildings, Salisbury University canceled classes this past Thursday, The Washington Post reported. The graffiti targeted African American students with lynching. African American students make up about 16 percent of the Maryland university’s population.
February 24, 2020
Evidence of a coronavirus-themed party has sparked controversy at the University at Albany, of the State University of New York, The Democrat and Chronicle reported Thursday.
February 24, 2020
One trustee in Johnson County has been censured for sending a private email to state lawmakers about her concerns. The board says she promoted secrecy. She says she was only trying to get answers for constituents.
February 21, 2020
UCLA was the first university to openly consider facial recognition technology for security surveillance. The university abandoned that plan, but other colleges may be using the software.

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February 10, 2020
Panel of professors back keeping SAT or ACT at the University of California, for now, but other colleges continue to drop them as requirements.
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