The new leader will take the helm as the 10-campus system responds to the coronavirus pandemic. Â Â
The University of South Carolinaâs president attributed 79 new cases among students in eight days to off-campus gatherings.
As it publicized its ambitious plans, the administration was receiving skeptical feedback from parents and alumni. Here are three takeaways from their comments.Â
Campuses have been busy fretting over coronavirus-stricken budgets. Predominantly white universities may be in for an even greater reckoning.
A group of campuses asked local leadership for protections and flexibility as preparation for fall semester continues.
The presidents of several prominent institutions told Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of their desire for clearer federal guidance and protection from liability should they hold in-person instruction in the fall.
The pandemic may narrow striving campusesâ ambitious future plans.
Colleges largely have been mum about what to expect in August. Purdue and Cal State at Fullerton came out with early answers â and they disagree.
As the pandemic spread, campus presidents came to grips with a reality that had once been unthinkable â and helped pave the way for the rest of the country to follow suit.
An internal report newly obtained by The Chronicle found that a law-school administrator may have accepted bribes in exchange for studentsâ admission.