While college presidents like Fitts say public health is paramount, some industry experts point to schools’ powerful financial motivation to be on campus and in residences because of auxiliary revenue from services such as dining halls, bookstores, and vending machines. … [Read more...] about Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback
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Allow athletes to profit off NIL rights Create a revenue-sharing program that provides 'fair and equitable compensation.' Install 'evidence-based health, safety and wellness standards' and punish teams that fail to comply Provide comprehensive health care coverage for injuries suffered while playing or practicing NCAA sports Ban any restrictions on athletes transferring from one school to another Establish a commission of current and former NCAA athletes to serve as players' voice with college sports decision makers. If approved, the College Athletes Bill of Rights could help student athletes earn a profit through a revenue-sharing plan that is similar to those used by professional athletes … [Read more...] about VP candidate Kamala Harris, senator Cory Booker, and other democratic lawmakers propose College Athletes Bill of Rights to protect players and give them a chance to profit through endorsements and revenue
Caoimhe Lyons, a senior at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, had a similar experience. She signed up to take the SAT in March but ended up having to cancel it because of another commitment. So she registered for May and June. Those both got canceled. She then tried to sign up for September and October, but all the spots were taken. She has the same fear as Quigley. … [Read more...] about Canceled tests, virtual tours: Pandemic changes make college admissions even more stressful
Get paid faster: The government must slash the time Brits wait for their first Universal Credit payments from five to two weeks, helping stop millions from being pushed into debt. Keep more of what you earn: The work allowance should be increased and the taper rate should be slashed from from 63p to 50p, helping at least 4million families. Don’t get punished for having a family: Parents should get the 85 per cent of the money they can claim for childcare upfront instead of being paid in arrears. Together, these changes will help Make Universal Credit Work. … [Read more...] about Universal Credit Q&A – Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?
We are keeping our fingers crossed that students will receive the news they are hoping for, while standing ready to ensure everyone is given the opportunity to reach their potential, whatever grades they achieve. … [Read more...] about Exam chaos means thousands of A-level students face agonising wait for university place
Staton had grown up with a "pretty privileged" life until his mom left when he was 8-years-old. Shortly after his mom left, his dad got laid off and had to work two or three jobs to keep the family going. However, sometimes the family was left with no food in the fridge, no electricity, and no heating, leaving Staton having to wear a coat at night. … [Read more...] about From Garbage Collector to Harvard Law School—Maryland Man’s Inspiring Story