How Will Colleges Evaluate Students during Pandemic?

When schools around the U.S. closed starting in March 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, more American students than usual received low grades.

Now, many people are wondering: How will colleges and universities consider promising students who had trouble in school?

Information gathered by the Reuters news agency shows that the number of very low grades increased by two or three times in some places. School closures and the move to internet classes affected all grade levels in U.S. schools.

Reuters looked at schools in big cities like Chicago, and in smaller places like Carlsbad, California. Schools in all areas were

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College debt worsens the racial wealth gap

The Alexanders are not outliers: Higher education is supposedly the ticket to a better future, and it usually translates to a larger salary regardless of race, according to a 2011 study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. But college does not pay off for Black students the way it does for White students. At virtually every step — from taking out loans to facing a racist job market to dealing with repayment plans — Black students and their families have disadvantages. As a result, the Black-White wealth gap widens.

Black college graduates

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Polish college calls lecturer’s antisemitism ‘scientific discourse’

A Polish lecturer who said that Jews had practiced “ritual murders” will not be reprimanded because his claims are the subject of “scientific discourse,” the university that employs him said.

An internal ethics panel made the decision not to take disciplinary action against Tadeusz Guz, a priest and faculty member at the Catholic University of Lublin, for a second time after again reviewing complaints over a 2018 speech he gave in Warsaw.

“We know, ladies and gentlemen, that the facts of ritual murder cannot be erased from history. Why? Because we, the Polish state, in our archives, in the surviving

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College Coach Steve Waithe Charged For Stealing Nude Photos

A former Northeastern University track and field coach who had been fired after multiple sexual harassment complaints has been arrested and charged with stealing nude photos from six student athletes and trying to dupe them into sending more.

Authorities charged Steve Waithe, 28, from Chicago, with cyberstalking and wire fraud on Wednesday, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Waithe worked as a coach at Northeastern from October 2018 to February 2019. The university said Waithe was fired “as a result of a university investigation into his inappropriate conduct toward female student athletes.”

The campus police department also

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Dad sues Netflix over college admissions scandal doc

A financier charged in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that ensnared actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman has hit Netflix with a defamation lawsuit — calling his portrayal in a new documentary about the saga the “ultimate destruction” of his reputation.

John B. Wilson, who has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges, his wife, Leslie Wilson, and son John B. Wilson Jr. filed the suit Tuesday in Superior Court in Essex, Mass., over the streaming giant’s recent doc “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal.”

“They [the Wilson family] have been forced to endure the ultimate destruction of

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Bill Belichick goes the extra mile when scouting college players

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has always tried to keep a close connection and open line of communication with coaches in the college ranks. Alabama’s Nick Saban is the most prominent example, but there are plenty of others as well — from Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, to Georgia’s Kirby Smart, to, apparently, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.

The latter recently appeared on an episode of the Pat McAfee Show to give some insight into the pre-draft process. One of the questions asked was about NFL personnel calling their college-level counterparts to find out more about draft prospects.


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