I have long been a fan of how Matt Reed writes about his family. Maintaining family privacy goes a long way in bringing our superior work home with the matte industry.

When I let Matt know how much I admired his writing style about his kids and partners through the higher ad lens, he encouraged me to give it a shot. So here goes.

For the past two weeks, my wife and I have been attending introductory events for our daughters. We did two graduations in one week because our eldest daughter Kovid started two years late.

Watching this show and seeing my kids in Regalia and trapping all the beginnings brings to my head all the things that I got wrong as a superior parent. Here are some of the top mistakes I made with my kids:

Mistake # 1 – Thinking I can reduce the madness of the college admissions process:

We are lucky to have a nice public high school in the college town where we live. The downside is that high school students experience a lot of stress and strain throughout the college admissions process.

Many parents of children go to fancy schools. It didn’t seem like a good thing to tell our kids that it was so easy to be accepted into a fancy school when we were applying.

It doesn’t seem to be helpful to tell our kids that there are so many awesome, wonderful, and top-notch colleges out there. We tell our kids to focus on a school that fits their strengths and aspirations and doesn’t focus on ranking, status or brand.

It doesn’t work.

It turns out that peers are faster than parents.

My kids have felt the pressure of the college admissions process. If anything, my request puts more pressure on them to put less pressure on the process.

Mistake # 2 – Overvaluing my ability to judge the right college for my kids:

I thought I knew what a good college should be. And so, what a wonderful college it will be for my kids. I was confused.

In my opinion, Adarsh ​​College is one where teaching is paramount. What I wanted for my kids was a place where professors (term track all) could get to know students as individuals.

I’ve highlighted schools with a variety of small to medium-sized liberal industries. A place where I thought the class would be small and the professors would be careful.

What actually happened is that my little girl moved from one of those small private liberal art schools to a large public research university. And he was much happier to find a place to explore and find his way to a bigger school. He found strong ties with those small classes and professors in a small college located at his larger university.

Mistake # 3 – Going on too many college tours:

We went on many college tours.

All of this is entirely my responsibility for visiting the campus. I loved visiting the college campus. Ask me what my favorite thing in the world is, and I’d say go to a college campus.

The problem is that you arrive at a deductible return from a campus visit at a specific time. And then you go to negative returns. There are only so many schools that any potential applicant can process rationally.

The lesson here is that educators should not listen to their parents’ advice when planning to visit their potential students. Instead, high school juniors / seniors should bring a reasonable list of their top few schools and then, if possible (and substantially privileged), visit them.

Mistake # 4 – Not knowing too much about the transfer process:

Our youngest daughter has been transferred since her first year. He does this entirely on his own. I had no help.

It wasn’t that I couldn’t help him with the transfer process. It was on her, and it’s good she did it all herself. It’s more that I really talk about how it’s normal to transfer it. Or the timing of the transfer, what questions to ask, or to be wary of damage I had no insight into.

Since I never moved as a student, I didn’t understand internally how common a transfer is. Since I do not work directly with any of the students transferred to my higher education work, I had no insight into the process.

What I have learned is that parents (at least our parents) put all kinds of emphasis on primary college selection. And very little focus on where our kids might end up graduating.

Mistake # 5 – Thinking that my knowledge of the higher education system translates to how to be a higher ad parent:

My last mistake when it came to my kids’ college experience was believing that I knew more than I did. There is a frustrating little connection between professional higher education skills and practical family-related higher education knowledge.

Most likely, parents who are therapists (or hostage negotiators) will tell you the same thing. You may know a lot about your professional life, but be aware that knowledge translates into anything related to parenting.

Smart experts know how much they don’t know. My identity as a student of higher education blinds me to how little I understand about my kids’ college journey.

Fortunately, my kids navigated their college experience – and did it their own way. So maybe I’ve done some things along the way.

What higher mistakes have you made with your kids?

First of all, thank you for the warm welcome to this new blog. As soon as I published the first post, I came down with Covid and now, two weeks later, I’m digging my way through emails, tweets and LinkedIn messages. Thank you and I’m catching up!

On May 16, I sat down with Terry Hartle and John Fansworth at the American Council on Education, The Policy and Politics of Student Lone Forgiveness, in May. I try to attend these monthly sessions whenever possible and often recommend them to my students.

I started my career in higher education in a financial aid office and was given loan responsibilities – especially debt collection. That was more than 30 years ago. I started managing the organization’s Perkins loan program and then took out personal loans for Stafford, Plus and the family. In this role, I was the main contact with the collection agencies and it was brutal. I also conducted exit interviews with students and, finally, created budgeting workshops. This initial introduction of financial aid has shaped my outlook on my work ever since. While we have made significant improvements in loan servicing and repayment, student loans have become crippling for many of our young people.

Terry and John have done a great job setting the stage for their session on student debt forgiveness. They noted that there are currently seven federal student loan programs, 16 repayment options and an estimated 45 million borrowers involved. It will take a lot. It is complex and seems to be as much political as it is easy to implement policy solutions.

The same Monday in the ACE policy pop-up, Tom Harnish’s morning email included reports on student loans and at least 8 links to mainstream press articles and op-eds. The first link was a NASFAA report – Protecting Borrowers and Promoting Equity. The title of some of the articles says:

  • The Washington Post (Posted: May 16, 2022)

  • Op-ed: Student debt is crushed. Canceling it is still a bad idea for everyone. New York Times (Post Date: May 14, 2022)

  • Student borrowers are not eligible for ‘forgiveness’. They deserve forgiveness. New York Times (Post Date: May 13, 2022)

For those who have time to go through the recommendations, I recommend the NASFAA report. It focuses on three main areas: Student Loan Servicing, Student Loan Payment and Student Loan Default. If this is your thing, it’s definitely worth a read.

The report emphasizes the ছাত্র 1.6 trillion in outstanding student loans and echoes a recurring theme that the situation is a “symptom” of a flawed system. Solutions require a systematic approach, and from what Terry and John are saying, it seems that the easier the approach, the more political it will become. One approach might be to “forgive” up to 10k for each borrower (undergraduate and graduate) with a household income below 125k and it seems that this may soon become a reality. Inside Higher Aid is the latest here this morning.

In my two weeks of cowardly smoke, it seems that student loan commentary has multiplied rapidly. I will direct the people in this fantastic part of the NY Times to turn my sister sociologist, Tracy Macmillan Cottom, America’s greatest vehicle of social mobility into a loan device. And then a study is highlighted at the AERA Open that takes an equity lens for debt repayment behavior – like any other trap: the student debt repayment circuit path. The author studies the types of student loan repayments and identifies five types of loan repayments: persistent defaulters, perpetual payers, fast full payers, late full payers, and consolidators. They have separated the data based on the borrower race / ethnicity, social class and institutional sector to analyze the stratification of the borrower.

Readers, what are your thoughts on the politics of student loan waiver? Should I be interviewed on this topic for future blog posts?

Mary Churchill is the former head of policy and planning at Boston City Mayor Kim Jenny and the current associate dean for strategic initiatives and community engagement and director of the Higher Education Administration Program at the Wheelk College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. He is the co-author of When College Close: Leading in a Time of Crisis. She is on Twitter @mary_churchill and can be reached by email [email protected]

This article is the third in a series of multiple career paths outside the academy. The first part gives advice on when and why to consider a career outside of higher education and the second part gives advice on exploring career paths and taking care of oneself while navigating a potential career change.

Once you decide to explore যাওয়ার or decide you are leaving — the process rarely happens overnight. Although the interview process outside the academy is often much faster, you can expect to spend significant time researching the organization, developing your materials, and preparing for the interview.

When you are creating your resume and cover letter and preparing for the interview, it is important to use the language of the industry you are applying to by rearranging your experience for your audience. You can learn and use this language by reading job descriptions, reading trade publications, through informative interviews, and through courses, certificates and webinars that focus on professional education and development.

When you are creating your resume, be sure to look for examples from other professionals in the field in which you are applying. Create a simple resume template and then carefully adjust to the position you are applying for. When you are modifying your resume for a specific position, change the language of your resume to reflect the language in the job description. For example, if “event publicity” is listed as a requirement in a job ad, modify your resume from “event marketing” to “event promotion”. Explaining the impact of what you have done is as important as describing your job responsibilities. For example, instead of using “developer and pioneer university-wide training and upskilling programs,” use “developing and pioneering enterprise-wide training and upskilling programs for 50+ units, 32% and less than 66% of the budget.”

Instead of repeating your resume in descriptive form, your cover letter should indicate why you are passionate about why you do it, what makes you excited about the mission, products or services of the company you are applying for and why, in particular, this role is for you. Excellent fit. Highlight 2-3 key areas of your skill set and experience that are most relevant to the position rather than trying to provide a complete but surface-level overview of what you’ve accomplished. Like your resume, reviewing cover letter examples from other professionals working in the area you are applying to can be extremely helpful in making sure your tone and content are on the right track.

Once you are contacted for an interview, celebrate! Changing career paths is an important initiative, and I strongly encourage you to celebrate every step of your success.

Like your resume and cover letter, it’s important for your interviewers to connect points between your experience in the higher ad industry and the industry you’re applying to. Your pitch should be smooth, compelling and targeted for the specific company and role for which you are interviewing. Before you begin the interview process, create a “talking point”. Review each item in the job description and be prepared to tell how you have done similar work in the past and what the results have been. Focus on describing what you did, how you did it, and what impact it had. Industries outside the academy often value teamwork, collaboration, and teamwork; Using examples that illustrate how you not only participated but the benefits of collaboration are important. Your job in the interview process is not to explain how much you want the job – although motivation is important – but how you can help the company you are interviewing to address the specific business needs described in the job description.

Having a well-developed list of questions for your interviewers is an important part of interview preparation as it helps you assess the issues that are important to you in your next career. In addition to learning more about the specific role and the team you will join, you should also explore whether the organization and its culture are right for you.

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for the interview process to begin to answer that question. Read reviews on GlassDoor (which also posts interview process reviews and sample interview questions), in fact, and other review platforms. Look for companies that regularly win awards in areas that are important to you — work-life balance, happy employees, best place for women, best place for parents, best place for minorities, etc. The relatively best companies for happiness, the best companies for luck at work, Newsweek’s most preferred companies, and similar rankings of employers are also useful sources of information about organizational culture.

Remember that interviewing is a two-way street; As you go through the interview process you should be as focused on determining if a particular organization and role is right for you as your interviewers are determining if you are the right candidate for the role.

In the next and final part of this series, I will share tips for navigating a professional identity change, creating a vibrant new professional network, and improving your career outside of the academy.

Brandy L. Simula, PhD (he / she) is a mentor, trainer, and professional speaker working in connection with leadership and organizational development, DEIB, and wellness. After a decade of working as a scholar, teacher, and administrator at Higher AD, he was transformed into a leadership development role at Fortune 50 in 2021. Read more about his work at brandysimula.com.

In an elementary school in rural Appalachian, most children are white and poor; Eligible for 90 percent free or low-cost lunches. Guess how many of the 800 students are talented? Answer: Three. At the very least, it is the determination of a widely used national intelligence test, on which a small number of students living in poverty score high.

School administrators wanted to increase the number of talented students and invited a team of researchers to come up with another way to find them. The researchers asked 16 teachers to rate their students, which could be much higher than their classroom average, if not race, and benefit from improved instruction.

In this 2021 test, when the research team raised the teacher ratings for 282 students, they were shocked. The different methods of creaming from the top 10 percent make students from completely different groups who will be identified as talented without almost any overlap. Each class gave a group of top 10 percent talented students. The school-wide top 10 percent gave another result. There were only six children in both groups.

President Joe Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom are investing significant federal and state dollars in new technologies. In search of clean air, clean energy, healthy living and green jobs for our community.

Job discussions are often made from the historical perspective of competitive interest Economic Stability vs. Good Environmental Practice, Corporate Profit vs. Healthy Community.

But I believe that with a green economy, we have the opportunity to show that these competitions are based on false divisions.

Columbus City Schools recently unveiled a new strategic plan outlining how we’re going to achieve our goals over the next five years. This plan is a new North Star for our district, guiding us as we work every day to ensure that all of our students are highly educated, ready for leadership and service, and empowered to succeed in the global community.

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“Fully flattened by fatigue, cognitive impairment, and mild headaches” are some of the terms used to describe the experiences of young, healthy, often athletic students who became infected with COVID-19. As much as the epidemic has affected higher education in the last two years and we want to believe that the worst is over, we fear it may not. In fact, we may be facing a second health crisis, or what some call epidemic after epidemic, which will affect our way of working, teaching and learning: long covid.

Long covid burdens in the context of higher education

Although our article focuses on students and long covid, it is important to remember that anyone, including faculty and staff members and administrators, can be affected by long covid.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to alter the underlying neural structure and therefore cognitive functioning, such as attention, memory, and motivation. Recent studies have also shown that many people who have the COVID-19 virus suffer from virus-related symptoms, such as lung disease and cardiovascular dysfunction.

Initially, it was thought that young people, especially those who are healthy, do not need to worry about long covid, especially if their COVID-19 symptoms are mild. This assumption is far from true. In fact, we are learning that long covid affects children and young adults in destructive ways. Furthermore, chronic stress appears to exacerbate long covid symptoms; A large amount of current research on long covid has focused on vulnerable populations, such as college students, who are already at high risk of chronic stress.

Even before the epidemic, medical and education professionals were seriously concerned about the social and mental and emotional health of college students. The epidemic has made the situation worse. A recent article Chronicle of Higher Education Underscores how many of our students have been disconnected and checked out. An important question to consider when considering student motivation and focus is what are the various contributing factors that are disconnecting students? Are these factors mostly psychological? What about the physical and physiological damage the epidemic has done to students? How many students who are experiencing mental fog, disconnection and disconnection due to the underlying neurological problems caused by long covid are experiencing those systems?

A recent study reported that about 37 percent of those who had COVID-19 continued to have symptoms of prolonged COVID for three to six months after the illness. The study also found that about 40 percent of patients with chronic colic experienced symptoms within three to six months after their illness. No. Experienced in the first three months. Another study highlights the fact that symptoms of chronic covid are also seen in people who have not been hospitalized for covid, confirming that chronic covid occurs even in young people and those who have a relatively mild illness. We wonder how many of our students are suffering or are suffering from long covid. What effect does that have on their learning?

Student, chronic stress and long covid

Studies have shown that students are showing significant stress-related responses to the COVID-19 epidemic. In addition, many students have been experiencing stress since the epidemic began. Traumatic stress is a clinical term used to describe a physiological response when a person experiences a drastic and irresistible change in their life, relationships or health. In other words, something terrible or irresistible happens to the person and their body and nervous system reacts to protect them. Epidemics alone have triggered or extended chronic stress, if not trauma, among many students, of course in people from historically underdeveloped communities.

As our understanding of long covid develops, we know that the experience of stress at the time before acute COVID-19 infection may serve as a predictor of long covid.

A lot of conversations are taking place in higher education about a transcendence Running It is important to remember that for many students, the long-term effects of the infection continue. Students with long covid are subject to increased feelings of isolation, loss, and frustration due to the severity of symptoms and a lack of recognition from those around them.

While health experts continue research and debate the long-running Covid and its devastating consequences, college students are expected to show, engage, learn, return to pre-epidemic rules, and work to a certain standard. While it is unreasonable to expect this from most students, it is even more unreasonable to expect it from those who are struggling with cognitive impairments, especially in an institution where there is no support to support students with such evolving challenges.

Science tells us that learning in a meaningful and sustainable way is neurologically challenging when a student is not physically or mentally healthy. Chronic fatigue, a major symptom of chronic covid, presents a major learning challenge. As a result, our students with long covids can easily have a difficult time engaging and learning. Colleges and universities need to be prepared to meet their students wherever they are. We know that a student with a specific physical or cognitive disability is able to learn in a supportive environment.

Supporting our students through long covid

Below we offer five tips for supporting the mental and physical health of students by combating the long cowardice of college administrators, staff and teachers.

1. Investigate the problem. We recommend that institutions investigate the percentage of students who had COVID-19. How many times were they infected with the virus? Also, find out how many of them have had chronic covid disease. Some students may not know that they have had COVID for a long time, so ask about their ongoing symptoms in your study, especially those related to mood swings, memory loss, concentration and focus symptoms.

This information can be collected through confidential surveys conducted by student organizations. By collecting this information, the institution can revise its current curriculum and protocols with its faculty and staff to provide a higher level of support for students.

Survey students can also raise awareness about the effects and severity of long covid. Many people, including students, do not know that their symptoms of brain fog, shortness of breath or heart problems may be related to the COVID-19 virus. The data collected from this survey can give people a better understanding of their own health and abilities.

Outside of the survey, we need to have conversations with students and try to understand what they are struggling with. We need to make sure that students are aware of the resources available to them on and off campus.

2. Take the test and arrange other accommodations. Prolonged covid cognitive impairment can manifest as loss of focus and concentration, which can greatly impair a student’s ability to take exams. Because of this disability concentration, students deserve accommodation and support to help them succeed. We recommend that institutions help empower their faculty and staff so that they can understand and accommodate the unique needs of their students, including Long Covid. This type of accommodation means that institutions should be flexible with the amount of time we give students to complete exams or other assignments, as well as the form that those assignments take.

3. Provide comprehensive and holistic wellness services. Nutrition, physical activity and mindfulness can severely affect a student’s well-being, especially when they experience symptoms of chronic covidosis. We recommend that universities and colleges provide holistic support to students who have been suffering from long covid and consider everything from improving their meal options to improving the physical activities available to students. Diet and nutrition can severely affect mental processing and cognitive function, both of which are negatively affected in chronic covid patients. Offering events such as yoga classes over the weekend can also improve students’ health through physical activity and mindfulness, helping them to reflect and improve their mental and physical health.

Importantly, we need to continue our research to capture what science tells us about what we need to do to help students rehabilitate. For example, while it may seem intuitive to many that exercise will help with the symptoms of chronic covid, research shows that vigorous exercise after a severe COVID-19 infection can have a negative effect on a person. This research and its implications are especially important for student athletes.

4. Partner with the local Long Covid Clinic. An important aspect of helping students suffering from chronic covid is to provide the necessary medical care and resources to improve their health. We recommend that organizations explore and network with local long COVID clinics in an effort to offer a resource for students (the link here is a helpful online resource for identifying long COVID clinics across the country). A partnership between these clinics and institutions can make them more accessible to students who might not otherwise be familiar with them.

5. Remember that long COVID is also an equity issue. We wrote earlier this year that it is important to educate the college community about the long covid and its consequences. College administrators and faculty and staff members should understand that not all students have equal access to health education and treatment and deserve an equal playing field in understanding and receiving help from the long covid. We suggest that institutions think of long covid as an equity issue and provide educational opportunities such as seminars and workshops to help educate students about symptoms, resources and support. Institutions may want to document and deliberately address potential disparities in different student populations উদাহরণ for example, the incidence or severity of long COVID.

Colleges and universities need to have a comprehensive and holistic plan to help students – and members of any other college and university community – who are suffering from long-term COVID. Long covid is a problem that needs to be addressed collectively and systematically – it is not just a student health service, student life, teacher, staff or administrative problem.

It is true that many people with COVID-19 get better within a week. It’s also true that we simply don’t want to stay away from the long covid. Recently, the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Civil Rights of the Department of Justice announced that the effects of long covid could qualify as disability. Both the government and the National Institutes of Health are taking important initiatives to study and treat long-term covid. Are we ready to understand and respond to this growing situation in higher education?

Unfortunately, the long coward is an issue we will deal with for many years to come and it is not something we can ignore. We write this as a call for action for everyone in higher education to pay close attention to the long-term effects of the epidemic and to consider our individual and collective role in helping our students not only move forward but also heal. Gain improvement

White House officials plan to scrap $ 10,000 in student loans per borrower, in line with President Biden’s central campaign pledge to free millions of Americans from debt. The Washington Post.

Biden’s proposal, however, has not yet been finalized.

The announcement of the president’s plan to pay off the current 1.7 trillion arrears to the federal government on student loans was expected by many last Saturday, when Biden delivered an introductory speech at the University of Delaware. According to PostThe announcement was delayed after a mass shooting on May 24 in Texas.

White House officials say the plan would limit debt relief for Americans earning $ 150,000 and $ 300,000 to jointly file on the basis of previous year’s income. Post. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Multiple sources familiar with the matter have given this information Inside higher ed That they have not been contacted by the Biden administration for any proposal to release the students from debt.

Progressive Democrats and debt relief lawyers have long fallen short of what they have called for in student loan relief. At the very least, progressive Democrats such as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Georgia’s Rafael Warnock and New York’s Chuck Schumer have called for Biden to cancel a loan of at least $ 50,000 per borrower.

Braxton Brewington, a spokeswoman for Debt Collective, said: “It’s not enough to cancel a হাজার 10,000 student loan to close the ethnic wealth gap, boost the economy, or get the voters you need in November.” “It simply came to our notice then. Biden should cancel every dollar and ensure the cancellation is automatic so that everyone can get their arrears relief without having to jump through administrative hoops. “

The NAACP issued a statement Friday saying $ 10,000 relief would not be enough. “Two key findings reinforce our claim that student loans disproportionately harm low-income families and, in particular, low-income black households. “We find that households with student loans, 52 percent of black households and 32 percent of non-black households have zero or negative net worth,” the NAACP said.

It added, “Student loans can delay or change a family’s decisions on many issues: where to live, what kind of work to do, starting a family, buying a house or starting a business.”

Biden told reporters in late April that he would make an announcement in the coming weeks about plans to tackle student debt. Following reports that the administration was considering raising income limits on who would be eligible for debt relief, education department officials warned that such a plan would create an administrative “train wreck” because the department did not have access to income information from borrowers.

According to the Department of Education’s 2021 data, a plan across the board to help pay off $ 10,000 debt per borrower could help 15 million Americans. According to federal data, the majority of borrowers – 53 percent – put less than $ 20,000 in federal student loans.

On Thursday, a coalition of more than 500 organizations representing various interests, including labor, civil rights and education, sent a letter to the president demanding that he use his executive powers to “immediately” cancel student loans.

“When the student loan of the borrower is canceled, their ability to repay other loans increases; Their geographical mobility and ability to stay in rural communities is improved; As such, they have the opportunity to do better, ”the letter said. “President Biden should protect all student borrowers by canceling existing loans.”

Debt relief across the board, the letter continues, “will strengthen the economy, tackle racial inequality and provide much-needed relief to all Americans to help weather the epidemic and record inflation.”

A 2022 poll from Data for Progress shows that 61 percent of voters are in favor of canceling some kind of loan from the federal government.

According to Scott Buchanan, executive director of the Student Loan Servicing Alliance, an organization that represents 95 percent of all service providers overseeing federal student loans, lenders concerned about administrative overload are concerned about the lack of communication from the administration.

“We have not had any discussions with the department about how any of these can be implemented or outlined the program. Preparing for that unknown is virtually impossible, “Buchanan said.

Republicans in Congress have held that student loan waivers will disproportionately benefit the rich and believe that Biden does not have the power to cancel student loan loans through executive action. A coalition of Republican senators recently raised a bill that would prevent Biden from canceling student loans.

“Congress is not going to pass a law authorizing the president, or they will not pass a law denying the president authority. At the moment, the initiative in this question is entirely in the hands of the Biden administration,” said Terry Hartl, senior vice president for official relations and public affairs at the American Council on Education. “So they can and will apparently move forward. It is possible, in fact, that there could be a lawsuit challenging the actions of the Biden administration and who knows where it will end up.

The University of California, Los Angeles, restored its indoor mask mandate last week, joining Hawaii Systems University, Pennsylvania State University (for the main campus and 13 others), and other colleges and universities.

“The last few weeks have seen a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and on our campus. Last week, UCLA had about 870 new cases, which would put us at a ‘critical’ level according to the UCLA Covid-19 pivot matrix, “the order said in a letter.

The letter mentioned limited areas where masks could be removed: performance art rehearsals and performances, indoor dining and when one is alone in the house.

Beginning June 10-12, all participants must wear masks indoors, but speakers may remove their masks for their addresses, and graduates may remove their masks for a moment while walking on stage and taking pictures on stage or adjacent. Has been said. (UCLA operates on a quarterly system, and spring quarter classes do not end until June 3.) Other organizations that have announced the mask mandate have already started and are in the summer session, or their renewal mandates were announced just before the start.

The UCLA also said that the weekly test for COVID-19 would run until June 15.

For colleges, indoor mask mandates were a key part of their response during the pre-epidemic peaks. The removal of the mask mandate was seen by many as a sign of the epidemic behind us. Most colleges, however, cite the growing COVID-19 case as the reason for their actions. Here are some college mask restore mandates:

  • Penn State University. On Friday, the university restored masked mandates for the university’s main campus and Beaver, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington and Penn State campuses in Schweilkel. The university had earlier announced that masks were needed on campuses in Abington, Behrend, Brandywine, Great Valley, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. The College of Medicine also continues to require masks indoors. Penn State said it complied with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based on the County COVID-19 rate.
  • University of Hawaii Systems. The system has restored its masked mandate for the entire university system when people are working alone in a room or at least six feet away from others. “Requirements for indoor face masks will remain in place and will be re-evaluated once the level of COVID-19 infection in the state decreases,” the university said.
  • University of Pittsburgh. The university on Friday quoted the CDC as saying that the requirements for the Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Titasville campuses had been restored. Masks are optional on Johnstown and Bradford campuses.
  • Provost Robin Morgan, Dean of the Graduate College Lou Rossi and President Dennis Asanis, all wearing graduation attire and caps.  The rope is holding the hammer of the university.University of Delaware. The university last week imposed the need for an indoor mask, citing “a growing number of COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions across the country, including Delaware, last week.” The university allowed people to be outside without masks, but initially administrators appeared with masks outside (photo on the right, from left, Provost Robin Morgan; Lou Rossi, Dean of Graduate College; and President Dennis Asanis).

All those colleges worked last week. Some colleges that have previously worked to restore the indoor mask mandate include Gallaudet, Georgetown, Howard, Johns Hopkins and Rice University; University of Rochester; And California State University, Los Angeles.

Rochester promised in April 15 when it established its mandate to update the policy in early May. On May 4, Rochester announced, “Campus health officials believe that indoor masking has reduced the number of COVID infections among students in recent days. Based on the effectiveness of the mask requirement in bringing COVID cases back to a more manageable level, as well as the still relatively high rate of covid infection in the larger Rochester community and New York State – the current mask policy will remain in place, including internal initiation ceremonies and ceremonies. “