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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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Inside Higher Ed
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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
7/8/2020

Students attending Vermont colleges this fall will sign a contract promising to uphold COVID-19 protocols that include guidelines for social distancing. Rich Schneider, former Norwich University president, said college is a good place for students to learn the moral responsibility that will be needed in the workforce as well.

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VTDigger (Vermont)
7/8/2020

Michael Drake will take over as president of the University of California on Aug. 1, becoming the first Black person to hold this position. Drake, who recently retired from The Ohio State University, is a University of California at Irvine alum who has a track record of increasing school diversity, retention and graduation rates.

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The Associated Press
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University of California
7/7/2020

International college students in the US must enroll at a school with at least some on-campus classes or risk being forced to leave the country, under a new ruling announced by the Trump administration Monday. The changes to the visa program affect international students with F-1 and M-1 visas, who now are banned from attending schools with online-only classes, and also apply to students applying for such visas and seeking to enter the country.

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Politico, Inside Higher Ed
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Trump
7/7/2020

This fall, community colleges in Connecticut will be free for first-time students. The $3 million in funding for the PACT program, which covers the costs of tuition for eligible students, will come from the state's reserves for the first semester, with future funding still undetermined.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/7/2020

"Black At" accounts are springing up on Instagram as students share experiences of racism on campus while also highlighting ways people can learn to be anti-racist. Some of the sites, like the one at Cornell University, also raise funds for social justice groups.

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The Hechinger Report
7/7/2020

The University System of Georgia has reversed its face-mask policy and will now require them for everyone on campus. About 10,000 people petitioned the system to change its previous masks-optional policy to align with the policies in neighboring states and CDC recommendations.