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Ohio State University Suspends 228 Students for Violating Coronavirus Rules

Ohio State University Suspends 228 Students for Violating Coronavirus Rules

“campus rules dictate that all students wear masks, stay six feet from others, and refrain from gathering in groups greater than 10 people both on- and off-campus”

This was basically all about student parties. Classes haven’t even started yet.

MSN.com reports:

Ohio State University suspended 228 students before classes even started after they broke coronavirus rules and threw parties

Ohio State University issued 228 interim suspensions to students who broke the school’s coronavirus rules as of Monday — one day before classes formally started.

Melissa Shivers, the school’s vice president of student life, wrote in a statement that the school’s student conduct team opened “dozens of conduct cases” for students and student groups that threw parties “that are not consistent with safe and healthy guidelines.”

Shivers warned that the campus rules dictate that all students wear masks, stay six feet from others, and refrain from gathering in groups greater than 10 people both on- and off-campus.

“Perhaps knowing about the action we are taking will influence your decisions and prompt you to encourage others to take this situation seriously,” Shivers said in the statement. “Remember that this is all about more than the individual. We have one shot at this — responding to what so many of you asked for: an on-campus semester at Ohio State.”

Though classes officially started on Tuesday, Ohio State students have been living on campus since August 12.

The Columbus Dispatch published photos last week showing that students had thrown multiple large parties hosted in at least five houses just blocks away from campus. The photos showed that few attendees wore masks and stayed six feet apart.

A spokesman for Ohio State University confirmed to the Dispatch that 228 suspensions were issued as a result of the parties.

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large parties hosted in at least five houses just blocks away from campus

OMG! Just blocks away! I mean, like, that’s practically off campus altogether!

Of course unless the school is in Lilliput, a block is a whole lot more than six feet.

campus rules dictate that all students wear masks, stay six feet from others, and refrain from gathering in groups greater than 10 people both on- and off-campus

How do these rules meaningfully affect sickness and death rates in an age cohort whose sickness and death rates are already very, very close to zero? I get the feeling this is about the show not the reality.

I see this as a good sign that the students have done the math and figured out the risk/reward ratio is strongly in their favor. Several months back I posted on a college website that the difference between wearing a mask or not was 0.00001% vs 0.000001%, and some idiot had to followup up with “well, that is a 10 fold difference.” I guess I should have added another 0 to each one to really get the sarcasm point across.

It is a shame that all of the smart people got out of the education business a long time ago.

buckeyeminuteman | August 27, 2020 at 5:48 am

Universities need to get out of the policing off campus business. Not their business.

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