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7/9/2020

The Ivy League schools have decided to suspend collegiate sports, including football, for the fall because of the coronavirus. The decision by the eight schools in Division I is expected to set a precedent for other schools grappling with how to handle their athletics programs.

7/9/2020

An analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found stark disparities in college attendance and debt among students based on zip codes that identified white, Black and Hispanic neighborhoods. The report found disparities in where students attended college, how much they borrowed and their default rate.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/9/2020

North Carolina colleges and universities have been given protection from COVID-19 lawsuits under legislation signed recently by Gov. Roy Cooper. Five of the state's schools are currently defendants in lawsuits brought by students trying to get refunds because of campus closures.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/9/2020

A group of colleges and universities across the country is part of the ReUp Network targeting adults who didn't finish their degrees with a program to help them finish their studies either on campus or online. An estimated 35 million adults have unfinished degrees they could complete through one of 300 programs participating in ReUp.

7/9/2020

The University of Missouri - St. Louis has created a new position of vice chancellor of
diversity, equity and inclusion. The interim director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tanisha Stevens, was tapped to fill the new position.

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University of Missouri
7/9/2020

The Lilly Endowment is giving $1 million to Anderson University for its new Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense, which should be operational by 2021. The school previously received $95,000 from Lilly for the planning phase of the center that will be aligned with the Security Studies program.

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Anderson University
7/8/2020

There are five habits that can stifle your productivity and creativity, including checking your phone right when you get up, says Jodie Cook. Set the tone for your day by either setting a timer to deal with these emails or leave them for later and stay present in your most important task or thoughts for your day.

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Forbes
7/8/2020

MIT and Harvard University are suing to stop the Trump administration from forcing international students to attend on-campus classes or leave the country, a ruling issued Tuesday affecting about 1 million international students. The suit argues that the order has the effect of forcing schools to reopen on campus and international students to risk exposure to the coronavirus.

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Reuters, The Hill
7/8/2020

More than half of surveyed students anticipate finding full-time employment in the first six months after they graduate, and most don't think they'll have to alter their career path to do so, a survey from Barnes & Noble Education finds. However, salary expectations are low, with 66% expressing concern that their pay will not cover expenses.

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Noble Education
7/8/2020

The Avalon Fund has awarded a $12.5 million grant to Tulane University to establish the Center for Brain Health to develop treatments for veterans suffering from brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. The center will also study cardiovascular and psychological conditions in veterans as well as professional athletes.

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Tulane University