Study: Colleges can prevent 96% of COVID-19 infections with masks, distancing, and routine testing

The combined effectiveness of three COVID-prevention strategies on college campuses—mask-wearing, social distancing, and routine testing—are as effective in preventing coronavirus infections as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new study co-authored by a Case Western Reserve University researcher.

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University of Northern Colorado Plans for In-Person Course Delivery for Fall 2021 Semester

The University of Northern Colorado is planning to return to a full schedule of in-person courses for the fall 2021 semester, which begins on Aug. 23, and restoring activities and events that will allow students to enjoy experiential learning, campus life and community engagement opportunities.

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Wilkerson fulfills dream of earning college degree 55 years after graduating high school

At 73, Carolyn Wilkerson has completed her lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree. Wilkerson joined UA Little Rock in 2016, fulfilling a promise she made to herself many years ago. Having graduated from Little Rock’s Horace Mann High School in 1965, Wilkerson is the third of her high school classmates who have graduated from UA Little Rock in recent years.

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$5 Million Donation for Stryker Institute for Leadership Development Helps Women Students Succeed

The Stryker Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Northern Colorado, a participation-based scholarship program that serves women and transwomen from underrepresented groups, has received a $5 million donation to support the program over the next five years.

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Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA Program Receives STEM Certification

The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business has announced that 14 of its 22 concentrations in its highly ranked full-time MBA program are now STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) certified, demonstrating a level of quantitative rigor across the MBA program.

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‘Examining the Higher Education Response to the COVID19 Pandemic’

“Examining the Higher Education Response to the COVID19 Pandemic” to feature Hall Network Director and Faculty Fellows discussing their project to examine higher education’s response to the COVID19 pandemic. Their project examines the impact on students, how institutions have responded, and the fiscal and operational shifts caused by the global pandemic of 2020.

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Salisbury U: How the University System of Maryland’s Last In-Person Campus Made It Through the Fall

When Salisbury University students returned to campus after Thanksgiving, they were the only students in the University System of Maryland — and part of a dwindling number nationwide — allowed to do so. The milestone was made possible, in part, due to SU’s aggressive approach to battling the virus.

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Study finds COVID-19 hindering US academic productivity of faculty with young children

The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

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