This week, a university announced a vaccine mandate, March Madness inequities were exposed, and colleges’ increased use of waitlists topped college admissions news.
Rutgers University announced this week that students will be required to be fully vaccinated before returning to campus next fall. Rutgers is the first national university to make this mandate and public health officials predict more schools will follow.
As colleges start to release admissions decisions, many students will find themselves with no clear decision, and instead on the waitlist. Many education experts are predicting that colleges and universities will have larger waitlists this year due to the pandemic. Many schools have seen an increase in applications and the typical measures they use to determine whether individual students will enroll weren’t available this year. If you want advice on what to do if you’ve been waitlisted, see our blog post!
While we’re very excited about the return of March Madness, we weren’t thrilled to learn about the discrepancies between how the women’s and men’s basketball teams have been treated by the NCAA. In other college athletics news, the Supreme Court announced it’s going to hear arguments for and against paying college athletes.
The New York Times reported that due to the pandemic and the challenges associated with teaching, there has been a drop in applications to education programs.
On the heels of April Fool’s, we share news that students on Reddit decided to invent a university: mascot, website, emotional admissions videos, and all. It was a good distraction and provided some much needed levity as they waited for their decisions from actual colleges.