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NBC News

Denise Chow

29 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Amongst other efforts, the University of Arizona has begun analyzing sewage to mitigate the spread of coronavirus as students return to campus for the new school year. The practice is known as wastewater-based epidemi...

BBC

Mehreen Zahra-Malik

13 July 2020

Pakistan

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The Pakistani government uses technology, like a state-owned TV channel that broadcasts content for grades 1-12 and apps sourced for free by ed-tech companies, to help the over 50 million school children without broad...

The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

18 May 2020

United States

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Colleges across the nation suspended in-person classes due to the coronavirus, but it also meant suspending campus life—a classic staple of the American college experience. Students innovated by creating their own ver...

The New York Times

Dionne Searcey

28 April 2020

United States

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When universities suspended in-person classes, this also included canceling campus tours for prospective and recently accepted students. So, they did the next best thing—they resorted to recreate as much of that physi...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 April 2020

United States

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When the pandemic disrupted in-person classes and campus operations, questions arose regarding grades and some students at different colleges proposed the option of receiving pass/fail credit in lieu of letter grades—...

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Nisha Venkat

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Mutual aid programs that connect those in need with funds or assistance have launched across the nation as a means for many to navigate the closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For university students, these d...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

23 March 2020

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...

The New York Times

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Penina Krieger

23 March 2020

United States

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Medical students have found creative ways to pitch in during the Coronavirus pandemic when they are not yet certified to work with patients. Students across the country are organizing to help out by doing things like ...

CALmatters

Felicia Mello

Vanessa Arredondo

Janelle Salanga

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused universities to close campuses and forced classes to transition to virtual formats. While this transition has had its limitations for many – especially those who lack reliable acces...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

The New York Times

Eduardo Porter

27 January 2020

Portland, Maine, United States

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Universities situated in the right market have proven to jumpstart innovation and technological hubs across the country, from San Diego to Boston. Now, Portland, Maine is testing out the economic impact and growth of ...

USA Today

Kenny Jacoby

16 December 2019

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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A new college athletic policy called the “Tracy Rule” is gaining traction as more colleges are held accountable for the behavior of their student athletes. The Tracy Rule, which has been adopted by 12 NCAA schools so ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Deagan Urbatsch

29 November 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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To help retain elementary school teachers, an Arizona school district teamed up with the University of Arizona. The program covers the cost of tuition for a student's teaching degree and pays students a monthly stipend.

The Hechinger Report

Pete D'Amato

30 October 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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One way that colleges are able to offer increasing amounts of financial aid is by increasing the full cost for others that can afford to pay. However, studies have found that these strategies are not effectively bring...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

16 October 2019

Auburn, Alabama, United States

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Several colleges in the U.S. use a third-party corporation to manage their dining services, but Auburn University's contract is unique in that it specifies 20 percent of all food must be locally sourced. This partners...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

Juan Salinas

18 August 2019

Ralls, Texas, United States

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In several small rural towns in Texas, mental health professionals from Texas Tech are offering telemedicine counseling to make up for a lack of counselors available in local middle and high schools. The Governor's of...

Missoulian

Cameron Evans

Keila Szpaller

17 August 2019

Billings, Montana, United States

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Several courses offered at colleges throughout Montana are using storytelling that is founded in cultural competency to better connect students with their heritage. This effort is part of a larger project that aims to...

The Mercury News

Rob Waters

1 July 2019

California, United States

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To address the difficulties foster youth face when trying to complete a college program, California has implemented a series of support mechanisms designed to increase the chances of graduation. From extending the cut...

Carolina Public Press

Quashon Avent

12 June 2019

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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Veterans in North Carolina are eligible for student loan forgiveness when they leave the forces; however, the complex application process serves as a barrier to entry for those applying. Now, general attorneys across ...

Pepperdine University Graphic

Mary Margaret Davis

Griffin Finck

6 June 2019

Malibu, California, United States

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Pepperdine University is having some trouble as they try to go about achieving the goal set by the California government stating that 75% of waste must be diverted by 2050. This article covers the specifics of the con...

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Molly Fosco

2 June 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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After her experience arriving woefully unprepared at Dartmouth, Alex Bernadotte started Beyond 12, a tech nonprofit that provides virtual coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students. Beyond 12 has ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

30 May 2019

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

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Bucking the stereotypes of strained town-gown relations and the removed university, the Mississippi Communiversity is bringing together a community college, research university, local high schools, state and local gov...

Berkeley Science Review

Casey Smith

11 May 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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The Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley has spent over a decade collecting data about native Californian bees who regularly interact with humans so that they can share their findings to help farmers improve production. The l...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

1 May 2019

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Ball State University and Muncie, Indiana, are forging an inventive town-gown partnership. In 2018, the school became the first public university to assume responsibility for the city's public schools. The transition ...

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Joanna Lobo

9 April 2019

Dimapur, Nagaland, India

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The city of Dimapur in India had no public library - until an online crowdfunding campaign provided the capital needed to rent a small space and get the library idea off the ground. While funding is still limited and ...

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