Tulane University, a private college in New Orleans, plans to reopen on Aug. 19 to as many as 13,000 students. Before students move in to dormitories, they must report to an “Arrival Center” at a city hotel “where they will be guided through two days consisting of COVID-19 testing and orientation sessions” according to Tulane’s published guidance. … [Read more...] about Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback
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'As a former college athlete, this issue is personal to me,' said Booker, who played football at Stanford and was also named to the 1986 USA Today All-USA high school football team. 'The NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility - keeping the athletes under their charge healthy and safe. The time has come for change.' … [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
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?
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
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
Of this time, Staton told his brother in an open letter: "I hate thinking about the time I cried to you telling you about how I always drop the ball. How I always find a way to fail, how I am cursed, and how something always comes completely out of the blue and knocks me off track." … [Read more...] about From Garbage Collector to Harvard Law School—Maryland Man’s Inspiring Story