Quick Takes  (Page 21)

Dartmouth College Projects $83 Million Loss for 2020 Fiscal Year

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:30am 4/12/2020 at 11:30am

Dartmouth has the resources to survive this. Smaller schools facing similar losses do not.

The Dartmouth reports:

College projects $83 million loss in revenue for fiscal year 2020

The College currently estimates an $83 million loss in revenue for fiscal year 2020 as a result of the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

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Heather Mac Donald: ‘Higher Education Today Resembles a Massive Ponzi Scheme’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 9:30am 4/12/2020 at 9:30am
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It’s hard to argue with this analysis. Mac Donald hits the mark.

She writes at City Journal:

Call It a Ponzi Scheme

Higher education today resembles a massive Ponzi scheme. Colleges desperately recruit ever more marginal students who stand little chance...

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College Republicans at Syracuse U. Reject Resolution Condemning Ben Shapiro

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 1:30pm 4/11/2020 at 1:30pm
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The College Republicans invited Shapiro to speak, and some students are trying to pass a resolution condemning Shapiro as a white supremacist. So ridiculous.

The Daily Orange reports:

College Republicans reject resolution condemning Ben Shapiro

The Syracuse University College Republicans pushed back against a draft resolution from students that condemned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s...

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University of Louisville Plans Furloughs and Pay Cuts Due to Coronavirus

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

Coming soon to a college or university near you.

The Courier Journal reports:

University of Louisville to furlough employees, cut pay due to coronavirus pandemic

The University of Louisville plans to furlough some employees and will institute pay cuts for those earning at least $100,000 due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Al Sharpton Asks Harvard to Disclose the Diversity of its Asset Managers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 9:30am 4/11/2020 at 9:30am
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He obviously doesn’t care if they’re effective at their jobs, just what they look like.

The College Fix reports:

Reverend Al Sharpton demands Harvard disclose the diversity of school’s...

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U. Chicago Student Petition Calls for 50 Percent Tuition Reduction Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/10/2020 at 12:00pm

This is happening as schools across the country are already panicking about finances.

CBS News in Chicago reports:

University Of Chicago Students Say They Won’t Pay Tuition Unless It’s Slashed In Half Due To COVID-19 Crisis

University of Chicago students say they won’t pay their tuition unless the administration slashes it in half.

An empty...

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Poll Finds Democratic Students Blame Trump More Than the Chinese Government for Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00am 4/10/2020 at 10:00am
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Many Democratic figures and people in the media are pushing the same false narrative.

The College Fix reports:

Democratic students blame Trump more than Chinese government for global spread of coronavirus: poll

Democratic college students blame President Donald Trump more than the Chinese government for the global spread of the coronavirus, according to the...

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Even a Small Reduction in Enrollment Due to Coronavirus Will Devastate Some Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2020 at 8:00am 4/10/2020 at 8:00am

Families with lost income due to a job loss will be less likely to send kids to college. Plus, students are not as excited about the prospect of an online experience. And as you’ll read below, it won’t take much to tip the scales.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed:

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Yale Adopting Universal Pass/Fail Grading System for Spring 2020 Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:30pm 4/9/2020 at 1:30pm
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Harvard did the same thing a week or two ago. More schools will follow.

Yale Daily News reports:

Yale College adopts universal pass/fail grading policy

Yale College will adopt a universal pass/fail policy for this semester’s grades, according to a Tuesday morning announcement from Yale College Dean Marvin Chun.

The news comes after weeks of...

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Loss of Tuition from Foreign Students is Hitting Universities Hard

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10:30am 4/9/2020 at 10:30am

Higher education has come to rely on foreign students as a source of revenue. Losing it is major.

Bloomberg News reports:

Universities Forced to Face Addiction to Foreign Students’ Money

When the coronavirus outbreak triggered travel bans during the Lunar New Year holidays, about 100,000 Chinese students were stranded at home and unable to...

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After Campus Evictions, Some Schools Are Charging Students to Get Their Belongings Back

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8:00am 4/9/2020 at 8:00am

This is outrageous. Parents and students would be justified in being angry over this.

The College Fix reports:

After sudden coronavirus evictions,...

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Coronavirus Shutdown Could Cost U. Minnesota Upwards of $300 Million

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/8/2020 at 12:00pm

Schools across the country are likely facing similar circumstances.

The Star Tribune reports:

University of Minnesota bracing for $75M to $300 million hit from COVID-19

The University of Minnesota could lose more than $300 million because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered campuses across the country and forced schools to switch to online...

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Arizona Considering Bill to Promote Free Speech on Campus Through Ideological Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:00am 4/8/2020 at 10:00am

This is a very interesting idea. The bill would call for the promotion of debate and speakers from different backgrounds.

Campus Reform reports:

Arizona campus free speech bill unlike anything we’ve seen before

A bill currently making its way through the Arizona legislature aims to promote free speech on campus.

Republican state Rep. Anthony Kern...

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‘Fat Studies’ Prof Suggests Telling Heavy People to Eat Right During Quarantine is ‘Traumatizing’

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

Everyone is a little traumatized right now and I suspect there is a lot of ‘stress eating’ happening.

The College Fix reports:

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Boston University Lays Off 1,600 People Due to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The report doesn’t specify which type of workers were laid off, and it would be interesting to know. Were they food services and facilities staffers or administrators?

Mass Live reports:

Coronavirus: Boston University lays...

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UC Davis Student Newspaper Declares Criticism of the Chinese Communist Party is Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:00am 4/7/2020 at 10:00am

It is maddening that even in a crisis like the one we’re living through right now, social justice warriors refuse to let go of their insane worldview.

Campus Reform reports:

Student newspaper characterizes criticism of Chinese Communist...

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Oregon State Considers Raising Tuition as Classes Go Online

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:00am 4/7/2020 at 8:00am

So the students are going to get a less dynamic experience but the school wants them to pay more?

The College Fix reports:

Oregon State rewards incoming students with higher tuition for worse experience under COVID-19 restrictions

You’d think public universities would appreciate the fact that mandatory online classes during the COVID-19 outbreak are...

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