This week, the NCAA announced a temporary policy on profits from NIL, the Biden administration removed potential hurdles for international students to attend school in the US, alumnae from Mills College protested a proposed merger, and a generous gift was made to the University of Oregon.
The NCAA has approved a temporary policy that will allow college athletes across three divisions to get paid for their name, image, and likeness. The policy will remain in place until a federal law is established or until the NCAA creates its own permanent rules. College athletes and recruited students can now make money off of ventures such as autograph signings, endorsements, and personal appearances as long as they are consistent with state laws where the athlete’s school is located.
The Biden administration formally withdrew a proposed rule by the Trump administration that would have required international students to reapply for student visas after fixed terms of up to four years. The Trump rule would have eliminated the long-standing “duration of status” policy, which allows international students to stay in the U.S. indefinitely without reapplying for a visa as long as they remain enrolled in college and in good standing with their visa requirements.
A few weeks ago, we shared that Northeastern University is planning to acquire Mills College. A group of Mills College alumnae are protesting – not the merger itself, but the plan to admit male students.
University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has been nominated by President Biden to serve as Ambassador to Germany. If confirmed by the Senate, Gutmann will be the first woman to serve as Ambassador to Germany and she will leave her post as President a bit earlier than planned. She will remain in her current position until confirmation hearings begin.
The University of Oregon announced a second gift of $500 million from Penny and Phil Knight (co-founder of Nike) for the next phase of development on a scientific, research-based campus. Just Do It? You bet.