President Joe Biden called on college students to keep campuses are safe from the coronavirus and the threat of abuse and assault. Speaking at the It's On Us summit, Biden urged the students to be mindful and responsible in their own behavior.
Undergraduate students at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Ga., will be able to major in building information modeling and virtual design and construction beginning in the spring. The college will join Purdue University in Indiana as one of the few schools with such a program.
Summer school enrollment at Dickinson State University in North Dakota jumped 57%, the highest in more than a decade. President Steve Easton said he thinks students come to Dickinson to avoid student debt and learn in an environment that supports their completion.
Yale University is trying to attract female faculty and increase research on women's health. Through its Office of Cooperative Research and Women's Health Research at Yale, the school has funded a number of pilot studies and marketed the available of research positions and funds for women.
Historically under-resourced institutions will receive an additional $3.2 billion from the Education Department as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Tribal colleges will receive $143 million, historically Black colleges and universities will get $1.6 billion and other institutions that serve minorities will get $1.19 billion.