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Five killed in shooting at Russian university – law enforcement

Reuters
MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A student gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing five people and injuring six others, law enforcement authorities said. The gunman was detained shortly after the incident at Perm State University, located around 1,300 kilometres (800 miles)......

Why men are lagging behind women in college enrollment

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Why men are lagging behind women in college enrollment – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Ron Lieber, author of “The Price You Pay For College,” joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss what’s behind the gender gap at colleges and universities.......

Howard University cancels classes after ransomware attack

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The university’s information technology team detected “unusual activity” on the network last week and shut it down to investigate the situation, the statement said. “The situation is still being investigated,” according to the university, but “based on the investigation......

Oakland University, professors reach deal for new contract; classes resume

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The start of Labor Day weekend brought a labor agreement between Oakland University and its professors, ending a two-day strike.  On Saturday morning, the OU chapter of the American Association of University Professors and university negotiators announced they had reached......

Oakland University faculty strike over contract dispute mars first day of classes

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Rochester — The campus of Oakland University was quieter than expected on the first day of fall classes Thursday after the faculty was unable to reach a labor contract with the university and went on strike. University officials encouraged students......

Duke University mandates Covid vaccines for staff and reinstitutes mask rules following outbreak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A general view of the Duke University Chapel on the Duke University campus on March 4, 2016. Lance King | Getty Images Duke University on Monday enacted a vaccine mandate for staff and a mask requirement for the entire campus......

American University of Afghanistan students and alumni trying to flee were sent home.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Hundreds of students and alumni of American University of Afghanistan gathered at a safe house on Sunday and boarded buses in what was supposed to be a final attempt at evacuation on U.S. military flights, students and alumni......

University of Nebraska fraternity with history of sexual harassment suspended over alleged rape of teen

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity has a long history of inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment. Now, the chapter has been suspended again after a member allegedly raped a minor on the night of the......

Ohio University mandates vaccines for students, faculty and staff

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Ohio State University on Tuesday announced it would be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all students, faculty and staff in light of the Food and Drug Administration granting Pfizer’s vaccine full approval. With Monday’s news that the U.S.......

Clark Atlanta University, HBCUs across the country clear student balances and cancel debt with federal funds

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the finances of many Black Americans, including student loan borrowers. Black college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more in student loan debt than white college grads, and over 50% of Black borrowers say......

FDA approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here FDA approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Now that the FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine, many governments, companies and universities are pushing forward with vaccine mandates. CBS This Morning lead national correspondent David Begnaud......

University of Virginia disenrolls 238 students for not complying with COVID vaccine mandate

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The University of Virginia removed more than 200 students from its rolls for not meeting the school’s coronavirus vaccine requirement. Of the 238 students disenrolled, only 49 were actually registered for fall semester classes, leading the university to believe......

Rice University announces switch to online classes for beginning of school year

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Rice University on Thursday announced that it will be switching to online classes for at least the first two weeks of school amid a higher number of COVID-19 cases. Rice’s provost, Reginald DesRoches, said in a letter to students......

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