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Packed dorms are risky. A student housing company still pressured colleges to not limit capacity.

August 8th, 2020 by schoolbound

The letter from the company was made public by a student’s record request.


Jerry Falwell Jr. said a racy photo was ‘in good fun.’ A GOP lawmaker says he should resign.

August 7th, 2020 by schoolbound

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), who has ties to Liberty University, said Falwell should step down as the Christian college’s president.


Johns Hopkins switches to virtual fall semester as pandemic worsens, urges students not to return to Baltimore

August 7th, 2020 by schoolbound

School officials urged students not to return to Baltimore, announced a reduction in tuition and increased financial aid for the fall. The university had planned to resume in-person classes in the fall, but a higher rate of covid-19 infections prompted the reversal.


NAACP launches new civil rights and education initiative with University of Kentucky

August 6th, 2020 by schoolbound

It will do research on the African American community in a new way, they said.


U-Va., in shift, will open online for undergraduates and start in-person classes after Labor Day

August 4th, 2020 by schoolbound

The University of Virginia will delay the return of many students. But the school year will start as scheduled on Aug. 25.


‘The kids will forget’: Custodians, housekeepers and other support staff brace for college reopenings

August 4th, 2020 by schoolbound

With the fall semester beginning soon, support staff at colleges and universities worry about inconsistent safety protocols and maskless students jeopardizing their health.


Durbin calls for DeVos aide to resign over involvement in helping for-profit college

July 31st, 2020 by schoolbound

The Senate minority whip says Diane Auer Jones, principal deputy undersecretary at the Education Department, made false representations to Congress about her involvement in Dream Center’s accreditation efforts.


The New College Drop-Off

July 31st, 2020 by schoolbound

A bittersweet family tradition has become an exercise in risk assessment, logistics and trying to understand ever-changing rules.


Senate Democrats raise concerns about educational redlining in student lending

July 30th, 2020 by schoolbound

Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts say considering where someone attends college in underwriting private student loans may be a violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.


American University reverses course, will start fall term online only

July 30th, 2020 by schoolbound

The university in the nation’s capital follows others that have made similar moves because of the coronavirus pandemic.