This week, a big donation at Arizona, increases in law school applications, a postponement in the Pac-12, Stanford extends its test-optional policy, and really green news out of Ithaca, NY.
The University of Arizona is the recipient of a $50 million gift to the College of Pharmacy. The donor’s goal is to see the College of Pharmacy become one of the “top three” schools of pharmacy in the country.
During the 2020-2021 admissions cycle law schools saw one of the biggest single-year increases in applications in decades – and law school admissions professionals don’t anticipate a decrease in applications anytime soon.
Cal and USC decided to postpone their legendary football game until December 4th due to multiple positive Covid tests on the Cal team. Meanwhile, the AP reports that colleges and universities with vaccine mandates have much higher vaccination rates than the communities surrounding them, even in areas with high levels of vaccine hesitancy.
Elsewhere in California, Stanford extended its test-optional policy to the Class of 2027 and transfer applicants.
The city of Ithaca, New York, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, announced plans this week to decarbonize and electrify all buildings by 2030. It’s the first city in the country to announce such a plan. Ithaca really is (and will continue to be) Gorges!