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Closing Down Campus Week in Higher Education

Closing Down Campus Week in Higher Education

Your weekly report on campus news.

Coronavirus has caused many schools to take the unusual step of sending everyone home.

It hasn’t gone smoothly in some places.

Otherwise, it was business as usual in higher education.

Politics on campus are as balanced as they ever were.

Science is transphobic?

Good for him.

What could go wrong?

How does this happen?

What a mental picture.


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My nephew was told to leave his medical school.. In Grenada. They do not have any Covid-19 cases on the island…

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to amwick. | March 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Bet all those colleges are still planning on keeping all the students tuition and other fees for housing, meals, etc…..

    Methinks the students have legal standing for some class action lawsuits for refunds – WITH DAMAGES!

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | March 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      BTW does anyone know anything about this phrase I’ve heard college administrators use “Denial of Access.”

      It was used in the context of not allowing students in after a class hour had started and they thought it was illegal.


The coronavirus, COVID-19, has shaken up everyone’s way of life in a matter of weeks, and the students of UMaine are no exception. We found out Wednesday that our classes would shift entirely online and students living on campus would have to leave. For many students, their two months left in Orono turned into less than a week. Choirs, sports teams and clubs had to squeeze in their goodbyes before people left for break. Underclassmen, while disappointed, still get to come back to town in the fall and continue business as usual. The class of 2020 won’t have that chance.

so the dean of students, who was involved with shutting stuff down, was there partying too. but the 1200 people all hugging and shit were safe cause they used hand sanitizer…

Louisiana’s governor shut down our schools yesterday. None of us knew it was coming. The DoE was telling us to come up with a phased plan to deal with CoVID in our districts. Two hours later we were told to close down for a month. Our administration wasn’t told that was happening. I was sitting in a meeting with the school leadership developing the plan when the gov closed it down.

None of us know what is happening. There appears to be no state plan. None of us have ever done anything like this before. We all still report for work, but none of us know what we will be doing.

Will colleges whose administration buildings are currently being taken over by protesting students require those students to leave as well? /s

one of the colleges near us will be closing for a couple of weeks–a professor there(a neighbor)said it is looking like an extended spring break

imagine colleges/universities going to online classes for the majority of their curriculum–would the need for all the diversity/gender studies/equality studies suddenly disappear? certainly staff reductions would be in order and, due to staff reductions, less would be required of any ” administration ” staff–down-sizing/eliminating superfluous ” diversity ” staff would be an immediate consequence(and certainly welcome in the main)–fewer, if any, ” demonstrations ” for whatever bs reason–overall, a positive outcome for the entire ” education ” industry

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to texansamurai. | March 14, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    A recent study discovered that since about 1985, every single penny of additional funding for education has
    ended up in administration spending.