This week, a college merger moves forward, Dartmouth students call for a new program of study, a high-profile president gets fired, UVA bans food and drink, college enrollment declines, and a new frontier in college fundraising emerges.
Mills College announced that the merger with Northeastern will move forward. The Mills Alumnae association has reached an agreement with the College and agreed to drop their lawsuit.
Students at Dartmouth College are calling for an Asian American Studies Program. After increasing anti-Asian violence and racism in the U.S., students are calling for a curriculum that reflects the current moment. The Dartmouth Asian Student Collective now has over 1,200 signatures from students, parents, and faculty.
The University of Michigan fired its president this week after inappropriate interactions with a subordinate.
In an attempt to stop the spread of omicron on campus and to ensure people keep their masks on at public events, UVA has banned food and beverages from sporting events and other on-campus student activities. The ban will be in effect until February. The university is also asking everyone to get boosted by an upcoming deadline.
Since the pandemic began, nearly one million fewer students have enrolled in higher education. The decline in students can be felt in nearly every state and at both public and private colleges.
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