Higher Education
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Parents to plead guilty in college scam

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/21/20, 11:21 am

Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve prison time as part of a plea deal in their bribery case. Prosecutors accuse the couple of paying $500,000 to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits. Fifty people, most of them wealthy parents, faced charges in the scheme to pay students’ way into elite U.S. universities.

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Cal State campuses to stay closed in the fall

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/13/20, 11:57 am

The largest four-year public university system in the United States will not allow students back on campus after the summer break. California State University system Chancellor Timothy White announced on Tuesday that the state’s 23 campuses, which closed in March to slow the spread of COVID-19, will hold most classes online when the school year begins again. He said the university will make a few exceptions for “indispensable” instruction and research that must take place in person, such as training for clinical nursing and maritime students.

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Inside the outbreak: Coronavirus at college

Education | How Christian higher education responded to a pandemic
by Michael Reneau
Posted 3/17/20, 05:33 pm

Last week, with students scattered throughout Europe during spring break, administrators of Lithuania-based LCC International University scrambled. The week began with leaders hoping the 600 or so students on campus—72 percent of whom are from outside Lithuania—would stay out of Italy, a coronavirus hot zone. By week’s end, with coronavirus spreading and much of Europe locking down, they feared what would happen when students returned from places like Germany, France, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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