AP: Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes

AP: Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes. “An analysis by The Associated Press shows 26 of the nation’s 50 largest public university campuses are not requiring vaccination, representing roughly 55% of students enrolled at those schools. The AP looked at the largest campuses by 2019-2020 enrollment that offer on-campus housing and award bachelor’s degrees.”

Brown University: With new federal grant, Brown to host training institute based on digital scholarship expertise

Brown University: With new federal grant, Brown to host training institute based on digital scholarship expertise . “The institute, called Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Road Maps, will train 15 under-resourced scholars from a variety of institutions, disciplines and backgrounds, equipping them with the skills they need to develop digital scholarship intended for publication by a university press. Over three weeks of virtual and in-person sessions, the scholars will learn, among other things, how to use open-source tools and platforms, how to manage large-scale projects, and how and when to reach out to top-level publishing industry contacts.”

Yale Alumni: Digital version of The 50th Anniversary Written History Project unveiled

Yale Alumni: Digital version of The 50th Anniversary Written History Project unveiled. “Almost two and a half years after it began, the Written History Project, initiated by the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation Committee, is now nearing completion. The book produced by the project, The First Women in Yale College: Reflections on Coeducation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, is a collection of first-person essays that chronicles what it was like to be among the first women to attend and graduate from Yale College. Although early versions of the project have been released, including a book prepared for the cohort of women in the first three classes, a new digital edition of the essays, meant for general distribution, was finished this summer and is now available as a digital book.”

Washington Post: Howard University cancels online, hybrid classes as it investigates alleged ransomware attack

Washington Post: Howard University cancels online, hybrid classes as it investigates alleged ransomware attack. “Online and hybrid courses will remain suspended Wednesday at Howard University following what officials have described as a ransomware cyberattack. But hands-on courses — such as lab classes or clinicals for nursing students — will resume, officials said Tuesday afternoon.”

Yahoo Finance: Liberty University COVID-19 outbreak on campus worsens, vaccinations now offered

Yahoo Finance: Liberty University COVID-19 outbreak on campus worsens, vaccinations now offered. “The private evangelical Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia last week ordered a campus-wide quarantine from Aug. 30 to Sept. 10. Prior to the fall semester beginning on Aug. 24, the school did not have a mask or vaccine mandate in place. Liberty’s COVID-19 dashboard on August 25 reported 159 active COVID-19 cases, out of which 124 were students. On September 1, the number of total active cases reported within the last 10 days spiked to 488, out of which 430 were students.”

Irish Examiner: New website to help autistic students navigate barriers in third-level education

Irish Examiner: New website to help autistic students navigate barriers in third-level education. “A new website supporting autistic young people to navigate barriers they might face in higher-level education has launched this week. Launched by national charity AsIAm, the website includes practical resources for third-level students, including financial and budgeting advice, virtual tours, and student recipes.” Third-level is equivalent to American college, it looks like. While some of the resources were Ireland-focused, a lot of them weren’t, speaking more to the topics of autism and college in general.

Dallas Morning News: University of Dallas temporarily cancels in-person classes as cases of COVID-19 rise

Dallas Morning News: University of Dallas temporarily cancels in-person classes as cases of COVID-19 rise. “The University of Dallas abruptly paused in-person classes and many in-person events this week as COVID-19 cases surged on campus. President Jonathan J. Sanford announced the closure on Tuesday, citing rising COVID-19 cases among students. In-person classes are expected to resume Sept. 13.”

Ohio University News: University Libraries’ extraordinary legacy as the first library in the world to catalog online

Ohio University News: University Libraries’ extraordinary legacy as the first library in the world to catalog online. “t can be said that online cataloging as it is today began on Aug. 26, 1971, when Ohio University’s Vernon R. Alden Library, using a dedicated phone line, was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), became a pioneer in networking library materials. Fifty years later, the world and OHIO still celebrate the anniversary of this historic moment.”

University of Arkansas: New Digital Collection Celebrates History of Campus Buildings

University of Arkansas: New Digital Collection Celebrates History of Campus Buildings. “The Libraries Special Collections Division and Digital Services Department have teamed up to create the digital collection Campus Life and the Life of the Campus: 150 Years on ‘The Hill’ in celebration of the U of A’s sesquicentennial. The collection contains 114 digitized objects documenting the transformation of the U of A’s buildings and spaces over the last 150 years.”

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Effective Immediately – Embry-Riddle Expects Everyone to Wear a Mask Indoors, No Exceptions

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Effective Immediately – Embry-Riddle Expects Everyone to Wear a Mask Indoors, No Exceptions. “Excitement marked the first day of the fall 2021 semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s residential campuses, but there was also cause for disappointment. Although we have repeatedly and strongly encouraged everyone to wear face masks indoors, compliance with that recommendation was low yesterday. Many Eagles simply did not step up to help protect themselves and others who may face higher risks. This is unacceptable. From this moment forward, in light of the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Embry-Riddle leadership expects everyone – whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated – to wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times whenever you are inside any university facility or aircraft.”

NBC News: Liberty University in Virginia orders campus-wide quarantine amid Covid spike

NBC News: Liberty University in Virginia orders campus-wide quarantine amid Covid spike. “There were 159 active Covid-19 cases among students and staff as of Saturday, according to the school’s coronavirus dashboard. The university has about 15,000 students and 5,000 faculty or staff members on campus. The majority of infections, 124 cases, are among students. Last week, 40 students and staff members had tested positive for Covid. The current spike surpasses the previous high of 141 cases last September when nearly 1,200 people connected with the campus were quarantined.”

Red & Black: UGA professor resigns mid-class after student refuses to wear mask

Red & Black: UGA professor resigns mid-class after student refuses to wear mask. “A University of Georgia retiree-rehire professor resigned on Tuesday after one of his students refused to properly wear a mask in an upper division psychology seminar class held at the psychology building. During Irwin Bernstein’s second class of the semester, the student, who was not present on the first day of class, arrived at the 25-person class unmasked and was asked by Bernstein to retrieve one from the advising office. The student was given a spare disposable mask from a peer but did not wear it over her nose.”