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FNU to Offer COVID-19 Online Student Scholarship Program for Fall 2020 Semester

HIALEAH, FLA. – Florida National University (FNU) has launched a new scholarship, The COVID-19 Online Scholarship, in its efforts to be part of the solution for the “New Norm” of attending college online. FNU is offering a reduced tuition charge of $300.00 per credit for new Online Students enrolling only for its Online Certificate, Diploma, More Info »

Insurance Costs on the Rise for Colleges – Inside Higher Ed

As colleges renewed insurance policies this month, many faced steep price increases due to the pandemic, natural disasters, sexual misconduct and athletics scandals. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Jean Demchak’s work didn’t stop. The popular July 1 renewal date for college insurance policies had just passed, and she met with several institutions to review More Info »

The only Black female CEO in the S&P 400 boosted her company’s minority leadership by 50% in 4 years — here’s how she did it – Business Insider

Lisa Wardell, the CEO of for-profit education company Adtalem, increased racial diversity in her eight-person senior leadership team by 50% over four years. Wardell told Business Insider that mentoring underrepresented employees and placing women with no prior board experience in leadership positions helped diversify the company. Wardell was also the only Black female CEO in More Info »

Trump administration amps up pressure to reopen colleges – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The Trump administration is ratcheting up pressure on college and state leaders to reopen campuses this fall. Federal officials, speaking at a White House roundtable on the topic Tuesday, said they expected K-12 schools and colleges to resume operations in the fall. President Donald Trump said during the event that he intended to More Info »

Q&A Related To Ed Relief As A Result Of The COVID-19 National Emergency (Updated) – McClintock & Associates

Due to additional guidance released by ED during June 2020, McClintock & Associates has updated its blog post, “Q&A Related to ED Relief as a Result of the COVID-19 National Emergency.” Based upon the electronic announcements issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the relief provisions in the CARES Act, we have been More Info »

User-Centered Design: Q&A with Nossi College of Art’s Web and Interactive Design Chair, Dr. Mark Mabry – Animation Career Review

Dr. Mark Mabry is a graphic and web designer and owner of Mabry Creative. He Chairs Nossi College of Arts’ Graphic Design and Web and Interactive Design programs. Web and interactive design is a varied discipline. At its core, the goal of professionals in the field is to design products that allow users to achieve More Info »

Leading Transformation: CECU welcomes Three New Members to the Board

On July 1, Mary Kelly, CEO of StrataTech Education Group, Mikhail Shneyder, President and CEO of Nightingale College and Mitch Talenfeld, CEO of MDT Marketing officially began their terms on the Board of Directors of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). Both Ms. Kelly and Mr. Shneyder have had long and distinguished leadership roles working More Info »

Lawmakers Divided on How Government Should Support Higher Education as Fall Semester Approaches – NASFAA

A virtual hearing of the House Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee on Tuesday served as a prime example of the litany of questions that remain as the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus continues to disrupt the country’s academic calendar, both this year and likely for the foreseeable future. The hearing also underscored the More Info »

Additional Coverage of the Hearing on Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Higher Education

Reopening Campuses, Racial Disparities – Inside Higher Ed Higher ed leaders warn House committee of financial strain – The Hill Smucker Opening Statement at Hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Higher Education Chairwoman Davis Opening Statement at Hearing Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education Rep. Susie Lee Examines DeVos-led Department of Education’s Failure to More Info »

Timeline For Second Student Loan Stimulus Becoming Clearer – Forbes

Congressional discussions regarding a potential second stimulus package continue, and the timeline for when new or extended relief may pass is becoming clearer. By way of background, Congress passed the CARES Act in April in the wake of the economic devastation brought by the Coronavirus pandemic. Although the implementation of the CARES Act has been More Info »