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Texas A&M deploys self-swabbing COVID-19 testing kiosks
The university says the appointment-free kiosks will help the university improve its testing strategy and help prevent widespread outbreaks on campus.
Disruption continues as universities announce spring semester changes
Universities are changing their schedules again to keep students safe from COVID-19 outbreaks, opting to keep classes online, cancel in-person graduation and do away with spring break.
Academic fraud spikes as students study from home
Threat intelligence researchers at Cisco Talos said they've observed a fourfold increase in searches for homework-for-hire services since fall 2019.
Universities are staying flexible during pandemic, says Educause survey
Higher education institutions have had to change plans quickly as the pandemic has unraveled, but a new survey reveals institutions that are in many cases rising to the challenge.
More universities delay reopening plans amid COVID-19 surges
After a spike in positive coronavirus tests, leaders at the University of Arizona announced a pause on bringing more students back to campus, while outbreaks at other schools have are similarly delaying reopenings.
U. Virginia cracking down on gatherings after launch of reporting portal
An online portal allowing community members to report violations of the university's COVID-19 heath policies has already generated dozens of tips.
University responses to COVID-19 outbreaks vary
Each university is handling the return to the fall semester differently as COVID-19 outbreaks spring up, with some institutions reversing their decisions and others sticking to their plans.
Brown University aids development of national K-12 pandemic dashboard
A dashboard slated for release this September is being designed to help administrators across the country better understand COVID-19 trends aid decision making.
As students return to campus, universities monitor for outbreaks
Some universities have reversed course on reopening their campuses, but others are pressing on, pleading with students to act responsibly.