Around the industry: Howard University to provide rebates to graduating seniors

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  • Massachusetts: At least 41 people at Harvard University have been diagnosed with the mumps, coinciding with a second outbreak reported at Sacred Heart University, where at least eight people have been infected. Eleven people at Harvard have been put into isolation to keep the virus from spreading on campus. The source of the Harvard outbreak, which was first reported on Feb. 29, is not known (Mohney, ABC News, 4/28).
  • Washington: An infographic advising women how to look and dress for University of Washington's Husky cheerleader tryouts has been removed from Facebook following backlash. The infographic tells women to come to tryouts with a "bronze, beachy glow, false lashes, girl about town lipstick," and "flattering eye shadow," among other advice. Husky athletics officials said the graphic was designed "in response to a high volume of student questions about cheer and dance team tryouts" (Long, Seattle Times, 4/26).  
  • Washington, D.C.: Howard University is refunding more than 100 graduating seniors some of the out-of-pocket tuition they paid this semester. Officials say the goal is to encourage students to graduate on time. Graduating seniors who paid for the spring term using cash, credit, or an installment plan can receive a 50% rebate (Douglas-Gabriel, "Grade Point," Washington Post, 4/27).

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