The pandemic is creating a new kind of community among deferred students

Dec 1, 2020
These students are fostering friendships and study groups without school.
A quiet MIT campus in July. The coronavirus pandemic is giving many students a reason to defer their school admissions.
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College admissions is a business, and the pandemic could upend it

Oct 5, 2020
In his new book, Jeff Selingo looks at how some colleges must compete for applicants, and why the COVID-19 pandemic could make this competition even tighter.
A student moving into the University of Colorado Boulder on Aug. 18, 2020.
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Students face COVID-19 liability waivers upon return to campus

Sep 2, 2020
Those waivers could mean schools don't have to spend as much on precautions, like new heating and ventilation systems.
Incoming students began moving onto the Ohio State campus on Aug. 13 on a staggered schedule to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Some small colleges are closing their doors for good amid pandemic

Aug 20, 2020
By one estimate, about 200 private liberal-arts institutions are on the verge of going under.
Students on a North Carolina college campus. Smaller institutions are having a tougher time financially.
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Fury over COVID-19 changes to university admittance in England

Aug 18, 2020
At first, a new COVID-19 system caused hundreds of thousands of entrance exam grades to be deflated.
Students hold signs as they take part in a protest march from Codsall Community High School to the office of Gavin Williamson, Britain's current education secretary, to demonstrate against the downgrading of university entrance exam results.
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Could reforming student loan debt provide a long-term U.S. economic boost?

Aug 10, 2020
U.S. policymakers may look to Europe for inspiration on reforming the higher education finance system.
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College students and businesses unsure what the fall semester will look like

Aug 4, 2020
A look at how businesses on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin will be affected.
Students walk on Havard University's campus in July.
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Gap year not on horizon for students as most plan to head back to college

Jul 29, 2020
A Sallie Mae survey finds most students will return to college in the fall — online or in person.
The campus of Columbia University in New York City. Few college students are planning to take the next school year off.
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Historically Black colleges and universities face new financial hurdles

Jul 24, 2020
The pandemic has reduced HBCUs' enrollment, affecting tuition revenue. Even before this year, many struggled financially.
Pictured: Graduates of Bowie State University, an HBCU in Maryland, attended ceremonies with messages on their mortarboard hats in 2013.
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Higher education could see big revenue losses from a sports shutdown

Jul 10, 2020
College sports bring TV contracts, corporate donations and other income that could be lost this year due to COVID-19.
Fans cheer the Ohio State University Buckeyes at a 2008 game. In one year, sports brought in $209 million to the school.
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