HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

May 29

Inside Higher Ed reports that the Trump administration is reportedly considering temporary restrictions on a program that lets more than 200,000 international students stay in the U.S. and work after they graduate... The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote that ACE and other higher education associations sent a letter Thursday to Congress seeking temporary and targeted liability-exposure protections for institutions that open their campuses this fall…Separate stories look at plans by the University of Virginia and Arizona colleges to reopen this fall…Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke has been named interim president of Bellevue College…

Will Trump Opt to Restrict Foreign Student Work Program?
Inside Higher Ed | May 29, 2020

Higher-Ed Lobbying Group, Eyeing an In-Person Fall, Asks Congress for Liability Shields
The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 28, 2020

U-Va. Heads Toward at Least Some In-person Classes in Fall
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | May 28, 2020

What to Expect from Arizona Higher Education after COVID-19 Pandemic
Arizona Republic | May 28, 2020

Former Gov. Gary Locke Named Interim President of Bellevue College
The Seattle Times (sub. req.) | May 28, 2020

May 28

Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chair of the Senate education committee, writes in an Inside Higher Ed op-ed that The fundamental issue isn't whether colleges should reopen in August, but how institutions can do it safely…The Boston Globe reports that colleges and universities in Massachusetts are not entirely confident they will have the testing capacity in place to do so, and also are urging the governor and legislature to put liability protections in place…The New York Times reports that the Trump administration may expel Chinese graduate students with ties to China’s military schools…

The Surest Step Toward Normalcy
Inside Higher Ed | May 28, 2020

Colleges prepare to reopen but aren’t entirely confident about having extensive testing in place
The Boston Globe (sub. req.) | May 27, 2020

U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China’s Military Schools
The New York Times (sub. req.) | May 28, 2020

May 27

Education Dive covers ACE’s new survey of college and university presidents, which focuses in part on plans for the fall…The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at what a socially distanced campus might look like…The New York Times explores the stresses on college students stemming from the unpredictability of life during the pandemic, and the president of the University of Notre Dame write in an op-ed in The Times about why it’s important for his institution to open the campus back up to students in the fall…Inside Higher Ed reports on continuing confusion over the Department of Education’s guidance about CARES Act emergency grants distribution…

Half of Presidents Aim to Restart Classes In-person This Fall, Survey Finds
Education Dive | May 21, 2020

Welcome to the Socially Distanced Campus
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | May 26, 2020

Scattered to the Winds, College Students Mourn Lost Semester
The New York Times (sub. req.) | May 27, 2020

We’re Reopening Notre Dame. It’s Worth the Risk.
The New York Times (sub. req.) | May 26, 2020

Continued Confusion Over CARES Act Money
Inside Higher Ed | May 27, 2020

May 26

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci about coronavirus and higher education, including fall reopening plans…Inside Higher Ed covers ACE’s new survey of college presidents…The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at what colleges learned in adapting to virtual final exams… Colleges prepare for big declines in new international student enrollments due to the coronavirus pandemic, although survey data show that about 90 percent of current students remain in the U.S., reports Inside Higher Ed

What Anthony Fauci Thinks of Colleges’ Plans to Reopen
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | May 21, 2020

College Presidents Say Fall Reopening Likely
Inside Higher Ed | May 26, 2020

Colleges Had to Adapt to Virtual Final Exams. What They Learned Could Shape the Future on Campuses.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (sub. req.) | May 25, 2020

A Bleak Picture for International Enrollment
Inside Higher Ed | May 26, 2020

May 22

The University of California will phase out the SAT and ACT as requirements for admissions, reports The New York Times...Inside Higher Ed looks at whether testing students for COVID-19, a common element in reopening plans, is feasible . . . The Boston Globe looks at how the coronavirus might reshape higher education.

University of California Will End Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions
The New York Times (sub. req.) | May 21, 2020

Is Testing Students for COVID Feasible?
Inside Higher Ed | May 22, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis Will Bust Up and Reshape Higher Education — For Better or For Worse
The Boston Globe | May 22, 2020

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