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July 1, 2020
Researchers at Cornell University have concluded an online semester at the university will result in more COVID-19 infections than an in-person one. The university is reopening, with plans to monitor students and moderate misbehavior.
June 30, 2020
Calhoun Community College in Alabama has received criticism for its name, a reference to John C. Calhoun, a former U.S. vice president who owned slaves and argued for the institution of slavery. The community college has said it will forward any complaints on to the Alabama Community College System, whose chancellor and Board of Trustees handle naming policies, AL.com reported Thursday.
June 30, 2020
In March, Florida State University decided to temporarily permit its employees to care for children while working remotely. The university now will reverse that policy, the administration announced in a memo to faculty and staff members. Beginning Aug. 7, employees will no longer be allowed to care for children while working remotely.
June 29, 2020
A federal judge has ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to cancel the federal student loan debt of 7,200 Massachusetts students who attended Everest Institute, The Boston Globe reported Friday. Everest was part of Corinthian Colleges' chain of for-profit institutions.
June 29, 2020
After posting a racist video on TikTok, a student at Hardin-Simmons University has been subject to the college's disciplinary process and is no longer enrolled, NBC News reported Saturday.
June 29, 2020
The University of Oregon and Oregon State University have mutually agreed to no longer refer to athletic events between the rivals as the "Civil War."
June 29, 2020
Faculty at Washington & Lee University have proposed taking "Lee" out of the college's name, WSLS News has reported. The name refers to Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate States Army and former president of the university, who is buried on campus.
June 29, 2020
The North Carolina Legislature passed a bill on Thursday protecting universities from legal claims related to spring 2020 campus closures, The News & Observer reported Friday. North Carolina colleges will be protected from legal complaints demanding tuition or fees refunds due to the switch to remote learning and closure of campuses.
June 25, 2020
College announcements fall along a continuum from mostly online to mostly in person. Some unusual elements: scheduled showers and a primarily freshman campus.
June 24, 2020
Over 1,500 mathematicians have signed a letter urging the community to stop working with police.

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