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The 5 Biggest Lessons We’ve Learned About How Coronavirus Spreads on Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education

When colleges shifted operations online in the spring because of Covid-19, so much remained in question. How did the new coronavirus spread? What were its ill effects? Could colleges open for in-person instruction in the 2020-21 academic year, and what would happen if they did? As the fall term comes to a close, we now More Info »

Pandemic is just the latest blow for small colleges – Boston Globe

Even before the pandemic shut its South End campus in March, the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology was in trouble. With little new revenue to offset mounting debt, the institution was in the midst of selling its historic building on Berkeley Street and exploring a merger with another local college. Now, nine months into the More Info »

DeLauro Elected to Lead House Appropriations Committee – NASFAA

House Democrats have selected Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to serve as chair of the House Appropriations Committee for the next congressional session. DeLauro currently serves as the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Subcommittee chairwoman and has overseen the Labor-H spending bill, which provides annual appropriations to the Department of Education More Info »

Accreditor Approves Goodwin’s Acquisition of University of Bridgeport – Inside Higher Ed

Goodwin University’s acquisition of the University of Bridgeport was approved by the New England Commission of Higher Education late last month, the regional accreditor announced Wednesday. With continuing accreditation from NECHE, Bridgeport will be an “independent institution under the Goodwin University umbrella,” Mark Scheinberg, president of Goodwin, said in a press release. NECHE also reupped More Info »

Bryant and Stratton College looks to become nonprofit – Democrat & Chronicle

Buffalo-based Bryant and Stratton College is in the process of converting to nonprofit status, according to school representatives and documents filed with the state Department of Education. The change has already been made with the state Board of Regents and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the school’s accreditor. It is now waiting for More Info »

Alexander Farewell Address: More Than Ever, Our Country Needs the United States Senate to Turn Pluribus Into Unum

“It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how to gum up the works of a body of one hundred that operates mainly by unanimous consent. Here’s my view: it’s hard to get here, hard to stay here, and while you’re here, you might as well try to accomplish something good for the country. But More Info »

Ashford University’s 2020 Teaching and Learning Conference Examines Critical Issues in Online Higher Education

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2020 — Ashford University hosted its sixth annual Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) More than a Degree: Merging the Classroom and the Real World on November 3-5, 2020. The virtual conference brought together more than 1,500 faculty, staff, students, researchers, and practitioners from across the United States and abroad for discussions More Info »

Attention: HEERF Grant Reporting Contact Information Due to ED Tomorrow – NASFAA

In a recent email to institutions’ primary IPEDS contacts, the Department of Education (ED) requested that grantee institutions submit contact information for campus officials who should receive an email from ED later in December with login information for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Annual Report Data Collection System. The email asks institutions to More Info »

Secretary DeVos Expands on Revamped College Scorecard, Adding Second-year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data to Help Students Make Informed Choices

Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Delivering on her promise to continually update and improve College Scorecard, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that students can now compare average earnings two years after graduation based on field of study and how much federal student loan debt they can expect to incur, More Info »

Additional News Coverage Regarding Alexander’s Farewell Speech

Alexander Touts Bipartisan Efforts on Higher Education Bills in Senate Farewell – NASFAA Alexander Calls for Bipartisanship as He Prepares to Leave Senate – Inside Higher Ed In farewell address, Lamar Alexander calls for Senate to come together, work better – Knox News UPDATE: Sen. Lamar Alexander delivers farewell address after 18-year Senate career – More Info »