Quick Takes  (Page 19)

Betsy DeVos Advises Colleges Not to Give Stimulus Funds to Undocumented Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10:30am 4/23/2020 at 10:30am
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The left already hates Betsy DeVos, and this will only increase that, but it’s the right thing to do.

Campus Reform reports:

Betsy DeVos tells colleges not to give coronavirus aid to illegal immigrants

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued guidance Tuesday reminding colleges that financial assistance provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

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Harvard Now Says it Won’t Accept Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 8:30am 4/23/2020 at 8:30am
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This is the right thing to do but remember they basically had to be shamed into it.

FOX News reports:

Harvard won’t ‘seek or accept’ federal stimulus money after calls from Trump to return cash

Harvard University announced in a statement Wednesday that it will no longer “seek or accept” aid from the CARES...

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Public Universities in Maine Plan to Reopen Campuses This Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/22/2020 at 12:00pm

The thinking here is that the schools have rural campuses and will maintain social distancing.

The Bangor Daily News reports:

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VIDEO: President Trump Says Harvard Must Pay Back Coronavirus Stimulus Money

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:00am 4/22/2020 at 10:00am
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We recently noted that Harvard is getting millions in Coronavirus stimulus, despite their massive endowment. Trump commented yesterday that Harvard is going to pay back the money.

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In Midst of Crisis While Paying Student Refunds, University Hires Diversity Administrator

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8:00am 4/22/2020 at 8:00am

Some institutions deserve to fail. It is astounding that Salisbury University would hire a diversity administrator at this time.

The College Fix reports:

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U.S. Air Force Academy graduates cadets early due to Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:10pm 4/21/2020 at 5:10pm
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The U.S. Air Force Academy sent its 2020 graduates into the ranks six weeks this past Saturday, in response to the response to the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic that has impacted the country and the institution.

In a sign of how graduations may be conducted for other schools in the future, the cadets’...

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Stanford Considering Possibility of Reopening Campus in 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/21/2020 at 12:00pm

Boston University is also entertaining this idea. Seems like a drastic measure.

Campus Reform reports:

Stanford provost flirts with 2021 return to campus

While many universities have closed for the remainder of the spring semester and are contemplating when to begin classes again, Stanford University hasn’t eliminated the possibility of not beginning until...

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Harvard Prof Worries Too Much Homeschooling Freedom is ‘Dangerous’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10:00am 4/21/2020 at 10:00am

Everyone is a homeschooler now. It will be fascinating to see how this crisis affects attitudes about homeschooling. Will more people adopt the practice going forward?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard professor: Too much homeschooling freedom is ‘dangerous’

American homeschooling law ‘poses real dangers to children and to society’

A prominent Harvard professor argued recently...

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More College Students Turning to Courts to Obtain Refunds

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8:00am 4/21/2020 at 8:00am

Schools are already panicking over finances, but you can’t blame the students for doing this.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Students Turn to Courts for Refunds

“Are you a college student who was forced to leave campus? You may be entitled to compensation,” a notice on collegerefund2020.com announces.

The website was created by a law firm...

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College Football Programs Stand to Lose Billions if Season is Canceled

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/20/2020 at 12:00pm

So many schools have become dependent on their sports programs as a source of revenue.

Campus Reform reports:

College football programs could lose BILLIONS if season is canceled

Colleges could be dealt a major financial blow this fall if the upcoming football season is canceled, potentially adding to an already bleak economic outlook for...

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University of Arizona Announcing Pay Cuts, $250 Million Loss Expected Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00am 4/20/2020 at 10:00am

The financial losses for colleges and universities are really adding up.

IBL News reports:

Pay Cuts Set for Anyone at The University of Arizona as a...

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Left Leaning Students Win Majority of Federal Truman Scholarships in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:00am 4/20/2020 at 8:00am

This is a pattern that keeps repeating.

The College Fix reports:

Left-leaning students once again win vast majority of $30K federal Truman Scholarships in 2020

Students who identify as Democrats and progressives were given the vast majority of prestigious Truman Scholarship awards in 2020, continuing an annual trend that heavily favors left-leaning recipients, according...

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Prof: White Males Biggest Risk in Spreading Virus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:30pm 4/19/2020 at 3:30pm

Richard Stokoe is a lecturer at the University of South Wales.

He writes at the Huffington Post:

The White Male Is The Biggest Risk In Spreading The Virus

Covid-19 has found an ally in its pursuit of infecting as many people as possible in the shortest space of time — the older white man.

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Vermont State Colleges May Close Three Campuses and Lay Off Hundreds

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 11:30am 4/19/2020 at 11:30am

This is just the beginning. Other states will follow in a similar fashion.

The Burlington Free Press reports:

Vermont State Colleges could close three campuses, lay off hundreds

Vermont State Colleges could close three campuses and cut hundreds of employees as part of a system-wide transformation in light of financial losses from the...

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Harvard Getting $9 Million in Coronavirus Aid, While Sitting on $40 Billion Endowment

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 9:30am 4/19/2020 at 9:30am
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Why is Harvard getting a single penny of this relief aid?

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Nets Nearly $9 Million in Coronavirus Aid from Federal CARES Act

Harvard University will receive nearly $9 million in aid from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education announced...

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Researchers Estimate 450,000 Undocumented Immigrants are Enrolled in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 3:30pm 4/18/2020 at 3:30pm

And Democrats want college to be free of charge. Amazing.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Report Finds Growth in Undocumented Student Population

Undocumented immigrant students make up about 2 percent of all students enrolled...

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Conservative Student Group Denied Recognition at Santa Barbara City College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:30am 4/18/2020 at 11:30am

You never hear of this happening to liberal student groups.

Campus Reform reports:

Another conservative student group denied recognition

Just before coronavirus began to force colleges across the country to close and move all classes online for the rest of the semester, the Santa Barbara City College Associated Student Government unanimously denied a charter...

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