Colleges begin releasing coronavirus test results ahead of fall

Dive Brief:  Colleges and universities are beginning to release the results of coronavirus tests done on students and employees upon their return to campus.  Some institutions — including the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington and West Virginia University —  also have public dashboards showing how many coronavirus cases the tests are turning up.  These […]

Freshmen uncertain about enrolling in fall classes, survey finds

Dive Brief: Forty percent of incoming freshmen say it is unlikely they’ll attend college in the fall, according to a survey conducted last month of more than 1,800 college students, split evenly between incoming freshmen and returning students....

As an uncertain fall looms, some colleges turn to free tuition

Dive Brief:  In a bid to keep students on track during the pandemic, a handful of small colleges are offering a period of free tuition if they enroll full time for the fall term.  Among them is Washington state’s Pacific Lutheran University, which is giving...

Faculty push back on how colleges are planning for the fall

At the University of Pittsburgh, the student newspaper seems to get news about fall reopening plans before the faculty. In early June, the public research university emailed plans for the fall semester to incoming first-year students — but not to faculty members or...