Emory University plans to launch the Peachtree Minority Venture Fund next spring, which aims to invest in startups whose founders come from underrepresented communities. The fund will be run by students as part of a course they take.
Dental students at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry are training to provide immunizations and then volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to people who lack access to health care, according to KXXV-TV. "I feel really thankful and lucky that we were able to join in on the fight and helping people that do not have the same access to care," said Dr. Penelope Drayer, D.D.S., an assistant clinical professor at the dental school. "Health inequities are very prominent."
The University of California faculty Senate had recommended against using an alternative to the SAT, which, along with the ACT, has been suspended for admissions until 2024. Dropping the standardized tests is credited with a record number of freshman applications.
Democratic lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Biden administration to take action on federal student loan forgiveness. Progressives in the party are calling on Biden to forgive as much as $50,000 of debt per borrower, though Biden has said he is open to up to $10,000.
The Texas House has approved more than $3.2 billion for capital projects across the state's higher-education campuses. State senators have approved a similar bill with slightly less money and a different approach to allocation.