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NJ executive order rolls out new guidelines for colleges, says ‘hybrid system’ of online and in-person most ‘realistic’

On Wednesday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the N.J. Office of the Secretary of Higher Education would release guidelines for reopening colleges. Universities must submit their restart plans to the Office at least 14 days before any students or staff return to campus, according to Murphy.

NEWS | June 17

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As Harvard goes test-optional, U. becomes only Ivy requiring SAT, ACT for applicants to Class of 2025

Universities remain divided on whether to drop the requirements in light of the shuttering of testing centers and disruption of exam schedules caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The College Board announced on June 2 it will be halting the administration of at-home SAT testing, and urged schools not to punish students who do not submit scores.

NEWS | June 17

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Vice Provost Minter calls Devos Title IX changes ‘problematic,’ explains U. process for adopting regulations

“Whatever the [Trump] Administration has done or will do with respect to gender identity [or] gender expression, our policies will protect people’s gender identity and gender expression,” Title IX Administrator Regan Crotty ’00 said.

NEWS | June 15

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Fall study abroad, Novogratz Bridge Year 2020-2021 cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

The Office of International Programs (OIP), University Global Safety and Security Unit, and off-campus partners came to the decision based on the “health and safety concerns, evolving travel restrictions, and a lack of clarity surrounding logistical, immigration, and security matters,” according to an OIP statement on June 1.

NEWS | June 12