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Bowdoin is one of dozens of colleges across the country that has announced students will be required to be vaccinated for the fall. (Photo Courtesy of Daderot/Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: U.S. colleges require COVID-19 vaccination for fall

Maddy Lawler April 21, 2021
At least a dozen colleges and universities across the U.S. have said they will require students planning to enroll in the fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Bates' lockdown follows several other colleges' rise in cases and subsequent increased restrictions. (Photo Courtesy of Wentworth Washington/Wikipedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Colleges implement lockdowns after spikes in cases

Kellen Bryant and Megan Lin April 14, 2021
In recent months, several colleges and universities — including Bates, Dartmouth, and Duke — have been placed on lockdown in response to rising cases on campus. In all three of these cases, administrators cited illicit gatherings as a main source of infections.
Amherst’s decision to divest from fossil fuels comes on the heels of student advocacy on behalf of climate justice (Photo Courtesy of David Emmerman).

In Other Ivory Towers: Amherst joins Middlebury, Wesleyan in pledge to divest from fossil fuels

Tali Natter and Kitt Urdang April 7, 2021
On March 31, Amherst College formalized its commitment to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, joining several other NESCAC institutions, including Middlebury and Wesleyan, in plans to divest.
In Other Ivory Towers: UAlbany switches to remote learning, student strike ends at Haverford

In Other Ivory Towers: UAlbany switches to remote learning, student strike ends at Haverford

Jackson Hartigan and Niko Malhotra November 18, 2020

UAlbany goes remote after COVID-19 outbreak On Nov. 9, the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) announced that all academic classes would change to a remote format, cutting the in-person...

(Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Wesleyan and Connecticut College face COVID-19 challenges

Niko Malhotra November 4, 2020

College Row at Wesleyan University. (Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.) This past week, Wesleyan University raised its COVID-19 alert levels to yellow due to changing circumstances regarding...

In Other Ivory Towers: Middlebury removes 22 students for violating COVID-19 guidelines

In Other Ivory Towers: Middlebury removes 22 students for violating COVID-19 guidelines

Oscar Triggs October 12, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Alan Levine/Wikimedia Commons.) Middlebury College removed 22 students who had gathered at two separate 15- and 16-person parties last month, suggesting that the students had violated...

IOIT: Peer institutions announce fall plans as July approaches

IOIT: Peer institutions announce fall plans as July approaches

Yannick Davidson June 23, 2020

Over the past month, many of the College’s peer institutions have announced their plans on whether or how to return to campus for the fall semester. President Maud S. Mandel committed to making an...

In Other Ivory Towers: Fall announcements

In Other Ivory Towers: Fall announcements

Yannick Davidson May 21, 2020

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble. In recent weeks, many schools, including New York University, Boston University, Boston College, Notre...

IOIT: Nation's largest public four-year university system announces classes online this fall

IOIT: Nation’s largest public four-year university system announces classes online this fall

Rebecca Tauber May 13, 2020

San Diego State University is one of the universities that will be holding most courses online in the fall, following the California State University system's announcement yesterday. (Photo courtesy of...

The Quiet Green at Brown University. President of Brown University Christina Paxson wrote an op-ed arguing for the reopening of college campuses in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Farragutful/Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Planning for the fall

Annie Lu April 29, 2020

The Quiet Green at Brown University. President of Brown University Christina Paxson wrote an op-ed arguing for the reopening of college campuses in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Farragutful/Wikimedia Commons.) In...

In Other Ivory Towers: Racist incident at Amherst College sparks #IntegrateAmherst movement

In Other Ivory Towers: Racist incident at Amherst College sparks #IntegrateAmherst movement

Irene Loewenson April 8, 2020

The main quad at Amherst. Students have called for their school to take action in the wake of a racist incident involving members of the men’s lacrosse team. (Photo courtesy of David Emmerman/Wikimedia...

In Other Ivory Towers: NESCAC grading systems

In Other Ivory Towers: NESCAC grading systems

Rebecca Tauber March 25, 2020

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble. This week, we are covering other NESCAC schools’ grading policies in light of decisions...

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