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MOVE OUT—Students moved into hotels in September while crews cleaned mold from Elkton Hall at the University of Maryland. That school, and others on the East Coast, reported mold growth after abnormally wet, humid weather.

Above-normal humidity across the East this summer caused mold problems in dorms at several higher ed institutions. While crews cleaned, many students moved to other lodgings, though no serious illnesses were reported.

The University of Maryland created a webpage to keep the campus informed about mold remediation efforts, including FAQs.

Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative increased the number of students enrolling in open education resources-based courses.

Study finds that open education resources provide significant cost savings to low-income students and strengthen instruction and learning.

While House Democrats push affordability agenda, divided control of Congress could cause gridlock.

In the face of security audits and digital vulnerabilities, today’s policies must include language to protect users while remaining flexible.

Student scores reflect how passionate and persevering they perceive themselves to be.

A research project into how student athletes recover from concussions has turned into a strategic tool to help students as they transition to college life.

“Having a physical space for student philanthropy is a clear indication that it matters to the institution,” says Robert Moore, vice president of marketing and communications of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.


LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Growing college student philanthropists


Such spaces give a university “the ability to develop programs and provide intellectual stimulus to students,” he adds.

CENTER STAGE—University of Kentucky advancement leaders and Student Philanthropy Board members joined President Eli Capilouto, center, to cut the ribbon at UK’s Center for Student Philanthropy. It officially opened in September.

Higher ed institutions commonly work with students and staff on giving-related programs, and some are now opening offices for student philanthropy.

According to the first annual “Student Voice Index” report, here is how student leaders rate their roles in decision-making.

The “Student Voice Index” report by the National Campus Leadership Council outlines how student leaders rate their roles in decision-making.

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