University of Richmond trustees suspend decisions on Ryland, Freeman building names

Ryland, a 19th-century founding president of the school, simultaneously enslaved people of African descent and received payments for their labor. Freeman, a prominent Richmond trustee in the early 20th century, supported racial segregation and eugenics.

The board and the university’s president, Ronald A. Crutcher, had contended that keeping the names of Ryland on an academic hall and Freeman on a dormitory would be in keeping with the university’s educational mission. Crutcher, who is the first African American to hold the position, had said he wanted to ensure that the full, often painful story of the university’s

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Northeastern, Brown universities requiring students get vaccinated for fall

All Northeastern University students returning to campus next fall will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Boston school announced Tuesday.

The university is planning for a return to full-time, in-person learning in September with full occupancy in residence halls and dining facilities, Ken Henderson, the school’s chancellor and senior vice president for learning said in a statement.

Herd immunity is critical to reopening campus fully, the university said.

“In order to get herd immunity, we need to get a maximum number of people possible vaccinated,” Henderson said. “If all, or nearly all of our students are vaccinated,

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COVID-19 detected in Columbia University’s wastewater

Residents of two Columbia University residence halls are being required to get immediate COVID-19 tests after the virus was detected in building sewage, according to a campus outlet.

Those who refuse to get screened are subject to ejection from campus housing, officials said in a Monday note.

“The presence of Covid-19 has been detected in the wastewater of both Broadway Residence Hall & Wien Residence Hall through Columbia’s enhanced campus testing program,” school staff wrote Monday.

More municipalities are testing sewage to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among specific populations.

Bergen County, which began testing wastewater in partnership with Columbia

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Brown admits 2,537 students to the undergraduate Class of 2025

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — On Tuesday, April 6, Brown University made 1,652 offers of admission to prospective members of next year’s entering undergraduate class. These admitted students from Brown’s regular decision applicant pool join the 885 early decision applicants offered admission last December for an admitted class of 2,537.

A total of 46,568 prospective students applied to attend Brown — a 27% increase from last year, and the University’s largest applicant pool to date by nearly 8,000 students.

“Brown was incredibly fortunate to select its incoming class from a vast and deep pool of extraordinary applicants,” said Dean of

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A Michigan university is offering college students a scholarship to study cannabis

The university in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is offering its first cannabis chemistry scholarship.

Steadfast Labs, a cannabis testing facility in Hazel Park, Michigan, is funding an annual $1,200 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in cannabis chemistry at LSSU.

“We’re committed to encouraging and supporting the best scientific talent,” Avram Zallen, founder and CEO of Steadfast Labs told CNN. “We believe that education is the key to raising the level of safety and integrity in the industry — education of the consumer and education within the industry.”

“The scholarship reinforces key components of our vision statement: being vanguard-focused

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Northeastern to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students this fall

All students returning to Northeastern University’s campuses for the Fall 2021 term will be expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes, university officials said today. This announcement comes as the university advances its plan for a return to full-time, in-person learning in September while supporting the safety of Northeastern’s campuses and broader community.

Northeastern Chancellor Ken Henderson. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

“What we’ve learned over the pandemic period is the power of human interaction and the power of teaching and learning in the classroom is something we want to enhance and build upon

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