Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, will require that students enter into a “behavioral compact” aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 162,000 people in the United States and infected over five million. … [Read more...] about Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback
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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
If you are under 21, studying for non-advanced education, such as A levels or a diploma, and you are without parental support If you or your partner are responsible for a child If you or your partner is a foster parent If you have a limited capability for work and are also receiving personal independence payments (PIP) or disability living allowance (DLA) If you have a partner who is not a student Or if you are taking time out from your course because of illness or caring responsibilities The Sun wants to Make Universal Credit Work … [Read more...] about Universal Credit Q&A – Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?
Reggie, Staton's brother, decided to drop out of his sophomore year of school to work and help his dad, to allow Staton the opportunity to go to university. Reggie told him: "Literally everything you do, you become the best at it, you were born different. I can't do what you do. If you go, you're going to make things happen." … [Read more...] about From Garbage Collector to Harvard Law School—Maryland Man’s Inspiring Story
“Can he or she keep a tab on the quality and functions of such a huge number of colleges? That is why in the NEP we are saying that in a phased manner we will work on this. One university will not affiliate more than 300 colleges and for that if we need to increase the number of universities we will do that,” Nishank said. … [Read more...] about NEP: Universities won’t affiliate over 300 colleges, says education minister
Ballots for industrial action are due to be held or are pending at the University of the Arts, Sussex University, the University of Gloucestershire and King's College London. Lecturers at Leeds – where 750 posts are at risk – voted by a large majority to strike this week. … [Read more...] about Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts