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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Colleges worry about loss of foreign student cash and skills with visa decision

Jul 7, 2020
International students are being given the option to transfer to a university that is holding in-person classes.
Georgetown University, above, is one of the U.S. colleges planning on offering hybrid classes in the fall — some in-person and some online.
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How one college is planning to reopen campus in the fall, amid COVID-19

Jun 9, 2020
Beloit College's pandemic response includes overhauling the academic calendar.
Along with changing its academic calendar, Beloit College is planning to give students single rooms and limit class sizes to 10.
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Which colleges say they'll reopen in the fall? And which ones are keeping classes online?

Location is a big factor. And closing down this semester cost universities billions.
Notre Dame University said it will be resuming in-person classes this fall.
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Chegg CEO: In the short term, COVID-19 will be "devastating" for higher ed

May 19, 2020
Dan Rosensweig, CEO of educational tech company Chegg, predicts COVID-19 will dramatically change higher education as we know it.
The campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is seen nearly empty as classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK universities stand to lose billions if the pandemic keeps foreign students away

May 12, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of foreign students may not enroll at British schools in the next academic year.
A deserted All Souls College at Oxford University. Oxford has a large endowment, but foreign students make up 40% of those enrolled.
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For international students staying in the U.S., COVID-19 closures led to a scramble for housing

Mar 31, 2020
As schools closed, some students wondered: Where should I go next?
Not all international students could afford to return home after campuses closed.
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Would forgiving student loans benefit the neediest?

Jun 26, 2019
Progressive economists dispute who would benefit most from erasing higher-education debt.
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Morehouse gift highlights philanthropy ... and black student debt

May 20, 2019
Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith surprised Morehouse graduates by promising to pay off their student loans. Black students are more likely than white students to graduate with student debt, according to research.
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith pledged up to $40 million to pay off Morehouse College graduates' student loans at commencement on Sunday.
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Scandal sheds light on murky world of college admissions

Mar 12, 2019
Some are calling it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in history. Federal prosecutors allege that more than 30 wealthy parents paid college coaches and test administrators to boost their kids’ chances of getting into elite schools. The scandal is…
Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer arrives at Boston Federal Court for an arraignment on March 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. John Vandemoer is among several charged in alleged college admissions scam.
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