HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

July 30

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the large number of colleges and universities using Covid-19 relief funding to clear unpaid student balances incurred during the pandemic…William & Mary is joining the institutions requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall semester…Inside Higher Ed reports that Saint Leo University will merge with Marymount California.

Colleges Are Using Federal Money to Wipe Away Unpaid Student Balances
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | July 29, 2021

William & Mary Will Require Coronavirus Vaccine Before Start of Fall Semester
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | July 29, 2021

Saint Leo University to Merge With Marymount California
Inside Higher Ed | July 30, 2021

July 29

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke from members of her own party in saying that President Biden has no authority to cancel student loans via executive action, The Washington Post reports…ACE President Ted Mitchell joined CEOs from major companies, associations, and other groups in a letter urging Congress to act now to protect Dreamers…Inside Higher Ed looks at how colleges are adapting to the challenges posed by the Delta variant.   

Pelosi Says Biden Has No Authority to Cancel Student Loans on His Own
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | July 28, 2021

Cook, Pichai Join CEOs Urging Congress Pass Path to Citizenship
Bloomberg | July 29, 2021     

The Delta Curveball
Inside Higher Ed | July 29, 2021

July 28

The California State University system will require COVID-19 vaccinations, new CDC mask-wearing guidance could alter return-to-campus plans, and the presidents of all 12 Florida state universities are urging students to get vaccinated…Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey finds that campus business officers say their institutions are healthier now than before the pandemic…Walmart has announced it will pay 100 percent of college tuition for employees.

Cal State Universities to Require Coronavirus Vaccination, Won’t Wait for Full FDA Approval
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | July 27, 2021

New CDC Mask-Wearing Guidance Could Alter Colleges’ Return-to-Campus Plans
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | July 27, 2021

Presidents of All 12 Florida State Universities Urge Students to Get Vaccinated
Miami Herald (sub. req.)| July 27, 2021   

Post-COVID Optimism on College Finances
Inside Higher Ed | July 28, 2021    

Walmart, the Country's Largest Private Employer, to Pay 100% of College Tuition for Employees
USA Today | July 27, 2021 

July 27

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the Biden administration’s call for a renewed U.S. commitment to international education…College of Marin leaders are using $2,000 grants to persuade more than 400 students who left during the pandemic to return, and Madison Area Technical College will pay off outstanding bills for 4,500 students…Higher Ed Dive looks at fall COVID-19 mitigation strategies being put in place by colleges and universities.   

Biden Administration Calls for ‘Renewed U.S. Commitment’ to International Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | July 26, 2021  

Bringing Back Low-Income Students
Inside Higher Ed | July 27, 2021

Madison Area Technical College Will Pay Off Outstanding School Bills for 4,500 Students
Wisconsin State Journal | July 26, 2021 

Colleges Still Rolling Out Fall Mitigation Strategies as Coronavirus Cases Once Again Rise 
Higher Ed Dive | July 26, 2021

July 26

The Washington Post editorial board calls on Congress to act now to protect Dreamers…A college corps has been created in Connecticut to combat vaccine hesitancy, writes Inside Higher Ed…Cheyney University has announced a partnership with a Ghana university, and The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that new student visa data point to an optimistic fall for international student enrollment.

A Judge Just Put DACA on Life Support. Congress Can Save It.
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | July 24, 2021 

A College Corps to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy
Inside Higher Ed | July 26, 2021  

Cheyney Announces Partnership with Ghana University, its First International Pairing
The Philadelphia Inquirer (sub. req.) | July 23, 2021 

New Student-Visa Data Paint an Optimistic Picture for Fall Enrollments
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | July 23, 2021 

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