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US universities are charging full fees for ‘virtual’ class this fall....

Colleges and universities are in an unprecedented bind. Coronavirus continues to rage in many parts of America, making the sort of communal gatherings that are hallmarks of collegiate life outright dangerous. Lecture halls, libraries, football games and dorm-room parties can all be superspreader events. Some educational institutions have already declared that almost the entire academic…

America’s international students are facing deportation. This is a disaster |...

If you are an international student planning to study in the United States this fall and your classes are online, you might want to prepare yourself. Unlike students who are American citizens, you won’t get to resume your classes. You are looking at losing your legal status in the US. You are looking at getting…

Surgisphere: mass audit of papers linked to firm behind hydroxychloroquine Lancet...

Dozens of scientific papers co-authored by the chief executive of the US tech company behind the Lancet hydroxychloroquine study scandal are now being audited, including one that a scientific integrity expert claims contains images that appear to have been digitally manipulated. The audit follows a Guardian investigation that found the company, Surgisphere, used suspect data in major…

Court won’t dismiss Lori Loughlin college admissions case after FBI misconduct...

A federal judge refused on Friday to dismiss charges against the actor Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents accused of cheating the college admissions process, siding with prosecutors who denied that investigators had fabricated evidence. The US district judge Nathaniel Gorton rejected a bid by the defense to throw…

‘Load like you’re not returning’: how coronavirus is interfering with trainees’...

Universities and colleges across the US are halting teaching, moving lessons online, and even asking students to move out of campus accommodation in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Dozens of institutions – including UCLA, NYU, Yale and Princeton – are cancelling in-person lessons in favour of online teaching. Harvard and Amherst have…

Blackstone pays record ₤ 4.7 bn for trainee real estate company...

Blackstone has struck the largest-ever private property deal in the UK by agreeing to acquire the UK student accommodation firm iQ in a £4.7bn deal. The New York-based private equity firm is buying iQ from the US investment bank Goldman Sachs and the health research charity Wellcome Trust. The property firm is one of the…

United States homeless trainee population reaches 1.5 m, the greatest in...

The number of public school students experiencing homelessness in the US has increased 15% in the past three years, reaching its highest number in more than a decade. More than 1.5 million students reported experiencing homelessness during the 2017-18 school year, according to a study by the National Center for Homeless Education, with California at…

United States business owner establishes Oxford scholarship for black UK trainees

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is to fund Oxford university’s first dedicated scholarship for disadvantaged black British students, the university has announced. Arlan Hamilton, the founder of Backstage Capital, which specialises in supporting startups by overlooked groups, is to donate more than £200,000 to establish the fund and pay the tuition fees and living expenses for…

Very first transgender Rhodes scholar called in varied 2020 class

Minorities make up the majority of the latest group of US college students to be named Rhodes scholars, and the class includes the first transgender woman selected for the prestigious program. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 selections late on Saturday after two days of discussions over 236 applicants from 90 colleges and universities across…

Harvard and Yale trainees interrupt football video game for nonrenewable fuel...

Students and alumni from Harvard and Yale disrupted the annual football game between the two elite universities on Saturday, occupying the field in New Haven, Connecticut, at half-time and demanding the colleges divest from investment in fossil fuels. More than 200 protesters stalled the high-profile game for around an hour, many chanting: “Hey Hey! Ho…

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