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Chronicle of Higher Education: A Note From the Editors

Dom, 03/15/2020 - 18:17
Our mission, at a time of crisis and confusion, is to show you the full picture of how higher ed is affected — and how it’s responding.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: 2020: The Year That Shredded the Admissions Calendar

Dom, 03/15/2020 - 14:19
A chaotic week on many campuses, prompted by the coronavirus, has upended the enrollment process. Now some colleges are pushing back their deposit deadlines.

Chronicle of Higher Education: As Coronavirus Drives Students From Campuses, What Happens to the Workers Who Feed Them?

Vie, 03/13/2020 - 19:03
While colleges haven’t reportedly laid off food-service workers and other staff members yet, they may face tough choices in the fall if the pandemic lasts through the summer.

Chronicle of Higher Education: As the Coronavirus Scrambles Colleges’ Finances, Leaders Hope for the Best and Plan for the Worst

Jue, 03/12/2020 - 18:16
The short-term costs of Covid-19 might be manageable. But if the effects last too long, some colleges that are perched on the edge may go right over it.

Chronicle of Higher Education: One Year After College-Admissions Scandal, 3 Questions About What (if Anything) Has Changed

Jue, 03/12/2020 - 09:04
Operation Varsity Blues felt like an earthquake when it struck higher education one year ago. But did anything change?

Chronicle of Higher Education: Preparing for Emergency Online Teaching

Jue, 03/12/2020 - 08:00
The coronavirus may be the most recent, and pervasive, threat to campuses. But preparing instructors to teach online in an emergency is something that Clemson University has been planning for a while.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: DePauw U. and U. of Wyoming Name New Presidents

Jue, 03/12/2020 - 06:45
Lori S. White will be the first woman and the first person of color to serve as president of DePauw.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Free Chronicle Guide on How to Move Courses Online Now

Mié, 03/11/2020 - 19:45
This special collection includes our best advice on teaching online during the coronavirus pandemic. We hope it will offer guidance during these uncertain times.

Chronicle of Higher Education: When Coronavirus Closes Colleges, What Do Students Lose? For Some, Hot Meals, Health Care, and a Place to Sleep

Mié, 03/11/2020 - 18:39
As fears of Covid-19 lead colleges across the country to send students home, they risk leaving many low-income students in the lurch.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Senate Republicans Join Democrats in Rejecting DeVos’s Borrower-Defense Rules

Mié, 03/11/2020 - 11:55
A bill to help some borrowers have their student loans forgiven is likely to be vetoed, but a bipartisan vote shows that even members of her own party are not in lockstep with the education secretary.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Were 3 University-Press Employees Fired Then Rehired? Discrimination, EEOC Complaints Allege

Mié, 03/11/2020 - 11:35
The white employees filed charges of racial discrimination, asserting that the university moved to fill positions with black candidates.

Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Michigan Ousts Provost Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Mié, 03/11/2020 - 10:28
Martin Philbert remains on paid administrative leave as an external investigation into his behavior proceeds.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Coronavirus Looks Like a ‘Black Swan’ Moment for Higher Ed

Mié, 03/11/2020 - 05:00
Colleges are rushing to serve their students via technology as an emergency stopgap. But once they build up that capacity, there’s little reason for them to abandon it.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Communicating With Parents Can Be Tricky — Especially When It Comes to Coronavirus

Mar, 03/10/2020 - 11:50
The outbreak has unleashed a rash of phone calls and emails from anxious families.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Will Coronavirus Cancel Your Conference?

Lun, 03/09/2020 - 18:02
ACE and SXSW could suffer enormous financial losses after nixing their signature events; other higher-ed groups are still waiting to decide.

Chronicle of Higher Education: With Coronavirus Keeping Them in U.S., International Students Face Uncertainty. So Do Their Colleges.

Vie, 03/06/2020 - 19:33
As the health threat brings visa headaches, travel concerns, and financial uncertainty for overseas students in the United States, colleges must plan for different scenarios.

Chronicle of Higher Education: As Coronavirus Spreads, the Decision to Move Classes Online Is the First Step. What Comes Next?

Vie, 03/06/2020 - 18:51
The transition to remote teaching involves a lot more than flipping a switch.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How Do You Quarantine for Coronavirus on a College Campus?

Vie, 03/06/2020 - 10:49
There are the logistics, like getting food to quarantined residential students, and then there’s the question of how to ensure people keep to quarantines that aren’t legally mandated.