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HBCU Leaders to Meet Google’s CEO After Racism Allegations

After allegations of racism at Google, leaders from some of America’s top HBCUs are meeting the tech giant’s CEO to discuss the future of the relationship between Black students and the company.

SAT Scraps Essay, Subject Tests to Ease Demand on Students

College Board has removed the optional essay section and subject tests from the SAT college entrance examination because of the impact the pandemic has had on standardized testing.

$1.3B Loan Forgiveness for HBCUs ‘Nothing Short of Transformational’

Congress' coronavirus aid package inclusion of $1.3 billion in loan forgiveness for HBCUs is "nothing short of transformational,” HBCUs leaders said.

Georgia Governor Earmarks $5M in Coronavirus Aid for Students to Finish College

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will allocate $5 million from the federal coronavirus relief to fund grants that will help college students to finish their degrees.

UFlorida Lets Students Report Profs That Won’t Teach In Person

The University of Florida has added a feature to its Gator Safe app that allows students to report professors that are teaching remotely instead of scheduled in-person classes.

Dartmouth Bans Smoking on Campus

Dartmouth College is set to become an entirely non-smoking environment, prohibiting smoking, vaping, and the smoking of other tobacco products on college properties.

University of New Mexico Graduate Employees Push for Right to Unionize

University of New Mexico graduate workers released a petition calling for recognition of their right to unionize after UNM said graduate workers are not employees and do not share a community of interest.

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Union College to Implement Campus Quarantine

After having students back on campus for over a week, Union College implemented a two-week campus quarantine on Sunday, January 17.