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How Higher Education Can Turn Admissions Into Advantage

Well before the pandemic, higher education institutions were confronted with a challenge with numerous causes — a disruption in student enrollment. The shrinking high school graduate population, lack of academically prepared prospects, and increased skepticism about the value of a college education had created a formidable dilemma. Now, COVID-19 has exacerbated the issue. In 2020, undergraduate enrollment declined 4.4 percent nationally and first-year enrollment fell 13 percent.

At the same time, the increase in online learning, cross-registration, and hybrid institutions means that institutions have more competition for the same pool of students. In fact, the number of students taking online

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Report Points to Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Student Success — Campus Technology

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Report Points to Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Student Success

In a recent survey, three-quarters of U.S.-based students, faculty and administrators reported that COVID-19 has negatively affected student engagement. Nearly as many (73 percent) said the pandemic has damaged their work and career readiness. And seven in 10 (70 percent) said they believed that more students are falling behind in their studies as a result of COVID-19. The shift to online learning hasn’t drawn huge approval: Fewer than half (48 percent) of survey respondents said their preference for online learning has increased; and

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A look back at the big wins and fails in technology in 2020

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020′s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore.

But for every life-changing Zoom, there was at least one soon-forgotten Quibi. Here’s a look at the year’s tech wins and fails.

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Father Using Virtual Reality Headset With His Daughter

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As the world adjusted to a new stuck-at-home reality, the pandemic could have been virtual reality’s chance to offer an escape. With

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Research breakthrough could transform clean energy technology

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By some estimates, the amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the earth in one year is greater than the sum of all the energy we could ever produce using non-renewable resources. The technology necessary to convert sunlight into electricity has developed rapidly, but inefficiencies in the storage and distribution of that power have remained a significant problem, making solar energy impractical on a large scale. However, a breakthrough by researchers at UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the California Institute of Technology and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory,

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Dickinson College Announces 2021 Commencement Plans; Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Deliver Address | News

CARLISLE, Penn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Dickinson College will host a series of intimate Graduate Recognition Ceremonies on May 15 giving seniors the opportunity to participate in the revered traditions of hearing their names announced and walking down the steps of Old West, while adhering to the most current health and safety guidelines. Up to four guests per graduate may attend these ceremonies, elements of which will be presented during a virtual Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 23. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Premiere.

Dickinson’s virtual Commencement ceremony will include

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