This week, one university pushed back its early deadlines to give seniors some breathing room, 50+ universities cut back on doctoral programs and, despite the economic downturn, four schools announced ground-breaking donations.
We’ll start with good news! Villanova University pushed their Early Action and Early Decision deadlines back until November 15. Seniors, you have a little more time to get your applications together!
The Washington Post reports that some colleges have decided to drop the SAT and ACT completely.
Back on campus, Harvard University dismissed three freshmen students from residential life after it was determined they hosted a party indoors. They are still able to take classes virtually, but may be suspended from living on campus for up to two semesters.
In response to the pandemic and resulting economic turmoil, more than 50 doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences won’t be admitting new students in the fall of 2021. One goal of this plan is to divert funding to students currently enrolled in doctoral programs who are taking longer to complete their programs due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.
We started with good news and we’re going to end on good news…
Three colleges in New England (Smith, Northeastern, and University of Maine) were recipients of significant donations, some the largest in their institution’s history. Princeton also received a lead gift from an alumna that will help build a new residential college– the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman.