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Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University Welcoming Adult Learners Back To School With New Programs

Bellarmine University Welcoming Adult Learners Back To School With ...

August 26, 2021

Bellarmine University President Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D., wrote:  When you think of college students, you likely picture nervous, excited 18-year-olds making their first forays into the real world. We are welcoming a number of those first-year students to Bellarmine University this month — 600 of them, in fact. But we are also paving the way for different types of students — many who have been in the real world for years — to earn a college education. We are doing so by launching new programs that target the needs of adults seeking to complete four-year degrees.
Bellarmine University President Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D., wrote:  When you think of college students, you likely picture nervous, excited 18-year-olds making their first forays into the real world. We are welcoming a number of those first-year students to Bellarmine University this month — 600 of them, in fact. But we are also paving the way for different types of students — many who have been in the real world for years — to earn a college education. We are doing so by launching new programs that target the needs of adults seeking to complete four-year degrees.

August 26, 2021

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Inside Higher Ed

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

August 19, 2021

David Wippman, president of Hamilton College (NY) and Glenn C. Altschuler, professor of American studies at Cornell University (NY), write: Just a few weeks ago, colleges and universities across the country anticipated a relatively normal fall semester. Now, with the Delta variant surging, confidence has given way to apprehensiveness. At many institutions, mask mandates have returned, along with fears of an escalating series of “déjà vu all over again” restrictions. These fears are understandable, especially at campuses with low vaccination rates. But this year is different. We should be able to balance safety and normalcy much more effectively, to have our cake and eat it, too.
David Wippman, president of Hamilton College (NY) and Glenn C. Altschuler, professor of American studies at Cornell University (NY), write: Just a few weeks ago, colleges and universities across the country anticipated a relatively normal fall semester. Now, with the Delta variant surging, confidence has given way to apprehensiveness. At many institutions, mask mandates have returned, along with fears of an escalating series of “déjà vu all over again” restrictions. These fears are understandable, especially at campuses with low vaccination rates. But this year is different. We should be able to balance safety and normalcy much more effectively, to have our cake and eat it, too.

August 19, 2021

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EducationDive.com

President Speaks: There's Only Upside For Colleges To Improve Transfer Policies - Presidential Opinion

President Speaks: There's Only Upside For Colleges To Improve Trans...

August 10, 2021

Mary Hawkins, President, Bellevue University writes:  Transfer students are considered a new enrollment frontier for many colleges. That makes sense considering that transfer students account for around 1.3 million students enrolled in postsecondary education.
Mary Hawkins, President, Bellevue University writes:  Transfer students are considered a new enrollment frontier for many colleges. That makes sense considering that transfer students account for around 1.3 million students enrolled in postsecondary education.

August 10, 2021

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Let’s Not Return to Normal When the ‘New Normal’ Finally Arrives

Let’s Not Return to Normal When the ‘New Normal’ Finally Arrives

August 02, 2021

Morton O. Schapiro, President, Northwestern University writes: The students loved having classes recorded. One admitted that recordings had made it easier to sleep in and miss class, but others said that they appreciated being able to rewatch a lecture or discussion session in order to revisit points that were confusing. Another said that several of her professors had used the Zoom format to invite expert guests from all over the world to participate in classes, something that happened much less frequently when teaching was in person. Several reported that viewing professors in their living spaces — with children, partners, and pets roaming by — had made it easier in some ways to get to know them as real people.
Morton O. Schapiro, President, Northwestern University writes: The students loved having classes recorded. One admitted that recordings had made it easier to sleep in and miss class, but others said that they appreciated being able to rewatch a lecture or discussion session in order to revisit points that were confusing. Another said that several of her professors had used the Zoom format to invite expert guests from all over the world to participate in classes, something that happened much less frequently when teaching was in person. Several reported that viewing professors in their living spaces — with children, partners, and pets roaming by — had made it easier in some ways to get to know them as real people.

August 02, 2021

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Princeton University

President’s Blog: #DoublePell

President’s Blog: #DoublePell

July 30, 2021

Christopher L. Eisgruber, President, Princeton University writes: One of my highest priorities is to increase the number of low-income and middle-income students getting college degrees, both at Princeton and nationally. A college education is a rocket-booster for these tremendous young people, who for too long have been underrepresented at Old Nassau and many of our peers. We need their talent on our campus and in our country!
Christopher L. Eisgruber, President, Princeton University writes: One of my highest priorities is to increase the number of low-income and middle-income students getting college degrees, both at Princeton and nationally. A college education is a rocket-booster for these tremendous young people, who for too long have been underrepresented at Old Nassau and many of our peers. We need their talent on our campus and in our country!

July 30, 2021

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