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Inside Higher Ed

Madeline St. Amour

10 September 2020

Norwalk, California, United States

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Community college administrations across the U.S. are helping students continue their education during the pandemic by helping them address basic needs. Cerritos College in Nowalk, California has given away 300 free l...

New Haven Independent

Maya McFadden

10 September 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Gateway Community College, in New Haven Connecticut, is adapting a class that's pretty difficult to take online—automotive repair. Although 90 to 92% of the college's classes continue remotely, the automotive repair c...

The Boston Globe

Dugan Arnett

Steve Annear

4 September 2020

New Jersey, United States

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In order to supplement the limited on-campus housing due to pandemic restrictions, East-Coast universities are opting to rent out floors at hotels for students to stay in. The situation is beneficial not only to colle...

NBC News

Denise Chow

29 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Amongst other efforts, the University of Arizona has begun analyzing sewage to mitigate the spread of coronavirus as students return to campus for the new school year. The practice is known as wastewater-based epidemi...

Civil Eats

Lela Nargi

27 July 2020

United States

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University-based food pantries around the U.S. had to quickly rethink the ways they could continue to provide students with access to food during the pandemic, despite students not having the same campus access as bef...

The Economist

The Economist

23 July 2020

United States

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Universities are a source of innovative economic activity for neighboring towns and cities. The entrepreneurial activity spurred by academic programs and the effect a large student body has on a college town's main st...

Science/AAAS

Elizabeth Pennisi

15 July 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Due to the pandemic, university professors teaching field and lab work courses are rethinking ways to provide what was formerly a strictly in-person, hands-on experience. In New Hampshire staff at a marine laboratory ...

BBC

Mehreen Zahra-Malik

13 July 2020

Pakistan

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The Pakistani government uses technology, like a state-owned TV channel that broadcasts content for grades 1-12 and apps sourced for free by ed-tech companies, to help the over 50 million school children without broad...

The Hechinger Report

Delece Smith-Barrow

6 July 2020

United States

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Students at colleges across the U.S. are taking to social media to confront racism and biases at their campuses. Over 40 "Black at" Instagram accounts were launched in June on which students share their personal stori...

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Veronika Folentova

22 June 2020

Levoca, Presov, Slovakia

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The Romani Education Fund in Slovakia is helping children from the Roma community, which has a history of social and economic disadvantages as well as being subject to ethnic discrimination, overcome challenges to fin...

NHPR

Annie Ropeik

17 June 2020

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

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Geology professors at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire have found ways to overcome the challenges of remote learning and delivered their students a new, and all-around more accessible, virtual class experience. The ...

The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

18 May 2020

United States

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Colleges across the nation suspended in-person classes due to the coronavirus, but it also meant suspending campus life—a classic staple of the American college experience. Students innovated by creating their own ver...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Velvet Wahl

15 May 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, several schools are flipping the traditional format of school on its head; at home, students watch recorded lessons and then, during the day in the classroom, they work through homework. Advocates believe ...

CALmatters

Mikhail Zinshteyn

7 May 2020

California, United States

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During COVID-19, community college foundations in California are stepping up to support their undocumented students who haven't benefited from stimulus payments under the CARES Act, providing direct payments as well a...

Next City

Emily Nonko

29 April 2020

Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee Reconnect, which started as a small-scale "mentorship and financial support program", has now been adopted and expanded throughout the state as a way to help adults start or continue higher education. Now in...

The New York Times

Dionne Searcey

28 April 2020

United States

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When universities suspended in-person classes, this also included canceling campus tours for prospective and recently accepted students. So, they did the next best thing—they resorted to recreate as much of that physi...

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Sheryl Rich-Kern

26 April 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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When schools had to shut down in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, community colleges across New Hampshire found ways to accommodate and aid their students through the pandemic. Lakes Region Community Co...

Glendale News-Press

Vera Castaneda

9 April 2020

Glendale, California, United States

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California’s Glendale Community College normally operates a food pantry, called Food for Thought Pantry, for its students. Forced to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, it partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bank an...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 April 2020

United States

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When the pandemic disrupted in-person classes and campus operations, questions arose regarding grades and some students at different colleges proposed the option of receiving pass/fail credit in lieu of letter grades—...

LAist

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

3 April 2020

Santa Monica, California, United States

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In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, California community college, Santa Monica College, organized a pop-up, drive-thru food giveaway for its students. The resources were funded with help from the Santa Monica Colleg...

USC Annenberg Media

Nisha Venkat

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Mutual aid programs that connect those in need with funds or assistance have launched across the nation as a means for many to navigate the closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For university students, these d...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

23 March 2020

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...

The New York Times

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Penina Krieger

23 March 2020

United States

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Medical students have found creative ways to pitch in during the Coronavirus pandemic when they are not yet certified to work with patients. Students across the country are organizing to help out by doing things like ...

CALmatters

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Vanessa Arredondo

Janelle Salanga

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused universities to close campuses and forced classes to transition to virtual formats. While this transition has had its limitations for many – especially those who lack reliable acces...

The Atlantic

Andrew Ferguson

5 March 2020

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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Since 2013, Purdue University has frozen its annual tuition at $9,992, a stark contrast to the trend of ballooning costs at most U.S. institutions of higher education. The president has focused on savings generated fr...

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