While college presidents like Fitts say public health is paramount, some industry experts point to schools’ powerful financial motivation to be on campus and in residences because of auxiliary revenue from services such as dining halls, bookstores, and vending machines. … [Read more...] about Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback
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Speaking to Newsweek, a spokesperson from Johns Hopkins University (which has been widely used for citing virus figures from across the globe), Douglas J. Donovan, said: "The Johns Hopkins dashboard updates far more frequently than government websites. The Hopkins map updates approximately every 30 minutes while government websites typically update once or twice a day. Therefore, any county level data flowing into our count will appear on the Hopkins map before it appears in the official state report." … [Read more...] about U.S. Coronavirus Transmission Rate: These States Have the Highest R Number
The proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights was revealed Thursday following the Pac-12 and Big Ten's decisions to postpone their fall sports seasons, including football, until springtime due to coronavirus. The senators' proposal would provide students with a larger voice in such decisions while improving health and safety protocols, as well as access to educational opportunities. … [Read more...] about VP candidate Kamala Harris, senator Cory Booker, and other democratic lawmakers propose College Athletes Bill of Rights to protect players and give them a chance to profit through endorsements and revenue
Caoimhe Lyons, a senior at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, had a similar experience. She signed up to take the SAT in March but ended up having to cancel it because of another commitment. So she registered for May and June. Those both got canceled. She then tried to sign up for September and October, but all the spots were taken. She has the same fear as Quigley. … [Read more...] about Canceled tests, virtual tours: Pandemic changes make college admissions even more stressful
We are keeping our fingers crossed that students will receive the news they are hoping for, while standing ready to ensure everyone is given the opportunity to reach their potential, whatever grades they achieve. … [Read more...] about Exam chaos means thousands of A-level students face agonising wait for university place
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