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Virginia colleges roll back employee vaccine mandates after Youngkin order

"The University of Virginia and George Mason University will no longer require employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, following a directive from Gov. Glenn Youngkin, officials announced Wednesday. At least five other Virginia campuses have rescinded similar mandates: Virginia Tech, James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary and the University of Mary Washington. Vaccine requirements for students learning and living on the campuses remain in place.

Since taking office Saturday, Youngkin (R) has issued several executive directives, including one that prohibits state agencies — including colleges and universities — from requiring coronavirus vaccines as a condition of employment," reports The Washington Post.

Photo: The University of Virginia (Julie Rendleman for The Washington Post)


house of delegates in richmond

4 lawmaker proposals to reduce the burden of direct-to-university debt

"VPM News recently reported that Virginia Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Chesterfield) is sponsoring legislation this year to ban transcript withholding as a form of debt collection for students who attend Virginia’s public colleges and universities.

VPM reached out to over a dozen lawmakers about our recent Dreams Deferred series to get their thoughts about what else needs to be done to address the direct-to-school debt crisis," reports VPM.

Photo: The Virginia House of Delegates (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)


January Council Meeting

ADVISORY: Council to Hold Regularly Scheduled Meeting on January 11, 2022

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regularly scheduled Council meeting next week at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Road campus in Henrico.

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