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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

News of More Effects of COVID-19 on Higher Education

Higher Ed news periodicals are reporting details about some of the effects of COVID-19 on higher education:

Inside Higher Education reports that a number of higher education associations (led by the American Council on Education) have written to Congress asking policymakers to "focus right now on providing short-term help for borrowers as it considers at least one additional stimulus package," and to hold off for the moment on including student loan forgiveness as part of that package.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on "major cost-cutting" measures being considered or taken by higher education institutions and systems across the country, including furloughs, salary reductions, and possible campus closures.

Inside Higher Education reports that early evidence suggests COVID-19 is having a disproportionate effect on women's productivity in terms of submissions of manuscripts to academic journals.

And the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that following the announcement of CARES Act stimulus funding, higher education "administrators are wrestling with how to quickly identify the students who need help the most without leaving anyone behind."

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