What’s the Weirdest Accoutrement Employed at Commencement?

Answering the question “what’s the weirdest accoutrement employed at commencement?” takes a bit of consideration. Is it the sheer volume of tassels? One wonders which has been deprived more—the Southern grandmother’s formal living room drapes and throw pillows or the strippers’ pasties working the Route 22/322 corridor in Pennsylvania. Or More...

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Summer Classes, 2022 Edition | Confessions of a Community College Dean

Prior to the pandemic, the direction of enrollment (up or down) in the spring and fall was usually also the direction of enrollment in the summer. When enrollment went up, it went up across seasons; when it went More...

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Double Pell, yes, but also control costs (opinion)

Student loan debt in the United States totaled almost $1.75 trillion as of April of this year. The average public university graduate who takes out loans owes roughly $30,000 for a bachelor’s degree. As policy More...

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New presidents or provosts: Batesville Fitchburg Hampton Holy Cross Morristown Notre Dame Spartanburg UMES Vermont Law

Rondall E. Allen, interim vice president for strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs there. Marco Clark, executive director More...

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Wyoming Senator Booed for Antitrans Comment at Commencement

U.S. senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming has issued an apology after she made remarks in a commencement speech at the University of Wyoming Saturday that some considered transphobic, prompting boos from the crowd. Lummis, More...

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Commencement, in Masks

Drake University had more than 300 COVID-19 cases in the days before Sunday’s commencement and sent most students home. While the numbers went down before graduation, the university imposed rules for the ceremony. “Everyone More...

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Chinese University Mocked for Online Swimming Test

Shanghai University is being mocked on Chinese social media for an online test of swimming. The South China Morning Post said the university, like many in China and a few in the U.S., requires a swimming test. More...

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Grove City College Board Accepts Anti-CRT Report

Grove City College’s Board of Trustees accepted in full a recent report on the Christian institution’s diversity and inclusion efforts, dashing the hopes of many students, professors and alumni while pleasing More...

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Arizona State Can’t Sue Anonymous Instagram Account

The Arizona Board of Regents cannot move forward with a lawsuit against the owner of an anonymous Instagram account that posted content about COVID-19 parties at Arizona State University, which officials argued More...

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2 LaGrange College Athletes Killed in Crash

Two members of the baseball team at LaGrange College in Georgia were killed in a car crash Saturday night, hours after the team qualified for the NCAA Division III championship tournament. Jacob Brown, 19, from More...