Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 3)
 

Columbia University Prof Suggests Giving Everyone an ‘A’ for Spring 2020 Semester

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:00am 3/24/2020 at 10:00am

Another alternative would be to just write off this semester completely.

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League prof: Just give everyone an A

As colleges across the country are finding ways to ease the academic burden on students amid the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, one Ivy League professor has a simple solution: “Just give...

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Joe Biden’s Attack on Trump Over China Serves as Reminder of Biden’s Awful Judgment and Record

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:00am 3/24/2020 at 9:00am
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Joe Biden has some nerve. In the last few days, he has accused Trump of not being tough enough on China in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.

But Biden’s recent record on China is embarrassingly awful.

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Pomona College Allows Student Activists to Stay in Dorms Despite Campus Shutdown

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8:00am 3/24/2020 at 8:00am

This seems like a reckless decision. Doesn’t public health override protest concerns?

The College Fix reports:

Pomona will allow students to remain on shut-down campus

Student activists at Pomona College in California scored a win late last week when the administration of the school agreed to let protesting students remain in their college dorms...

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Trump Suspends Student Loan Payments and Standardized Testing Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:30am 3/23/2020 at 11:30am
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This was the right thing to do.

The New York Post reports:

Coronavirus crisis: Trump suspends standardized tests, student loan payments

President Trump said Friday that elementary and high school kids will not have any standardized test requirement this school year as he also announced that college student loan payments and interest would be...

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Five Students From U. Tampa Test Positive for Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:30am 3/23/2020 at 9:30am

When you read this, does your mind instantly flash to the recent images of students partying on beaches?

The Hill reports:

Florida university says students tested positive...

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Stanford Epidemiologist Claims Coronavirus Crackdown Based on Bad Data

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00am 3/23/2020 at 8:00am
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This is a very interesting take. You have to wonder how many people already suspect this.

The College Fix reports:

Stanford epidemiologist warns that coronavirus crackdown is based on bad data

“If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR [virus] tests, the number of...

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University of Minnesota Going ‘Full-on MacGyver’ to Fight Coronavirus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00pm 3/22/2020 at 3:00pm

This is great. We need more people to go Full-MacGyver right now.

The Star Tribune reports:

University of Minnesota is going ‘full-on MacGyver’ against COVID-19

Upon hearing that a surge of COVID-19 cases could consume all hospital ventilators, Dr. Stephen Richardson rummaged for parts in the medical device lab at the University of Minnesota...

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Harvard Class of 2020 Will Have ‘Virtual’ Online Graduation

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/22/2020 at 12:00pm

Thank goodness for the internet. This is going to be the way of things for a while.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard 2020 class will graduate ‘online’

Harvard University will replace its scheduled commencement ceremony with a “virtual” graduation in light of coronavirus concerns.

University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Friday that the traditional ceremony scheduled...

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“There is not enough federal bailout money in the Treasury to save every pointless university in a bad recession”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11:30am 3/22/2020 at 11:30am
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As I pointed out in a recent Quick Take, people are already wondering if the Coronavirus crsis will burst the higher education bubble. Tucker Carlson addressed this issue in a monologue on his show this week which was right to the point.

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Drexel University Students Held a ‘Die-in’ to Show ‘What the Future Looks Like’

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 10:00am 3/22/2020 at 10:00am

This apparently happened before the campus was closed and was not focused on Coronavirus, but was about objections to a food service company.

The College Fix reports:

Drexel U. students hold ‘die-in’ to show ‘what the future looks like’ for entire planet

Before the coronavirus-induced withdrawal from campus, several Drexel University students held a...

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Hail to the Chief Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00am 3/22/2020 at 8:00am
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President Trump is performing so well in this crisis that he is winning over some new fans.

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Michael Bloomberg Spent $900 Million On Failed Campaign, Then Fired Staff In Middle Of Pandemic

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:30pm 3/21/2020 at 2:30pm
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It was initially reported that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent upwards of $500 million on his short lived presidential campaign. It has now been revealed that the final figure is much higher.

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Op-Ed: Public Higher Ed Needs a Bailout Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:30pm 3/21/2020 at 1:30pm

It becomes more apparent by the day that some schools may not survive this crisis.

John Warner writes at Inside Higher Ed:

Public Higher Ed Is Going to Need a Bailout

Right now, by necessity, higher education institutions have been focused on short-term continuity as they deal with the sudden disruption of a...

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Democrats Push for Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:30am 3/21/2020 at 11:30am

Never let a crisis go to waste, right?

Campus Reform reports:

Dems push for student loan forgiveness in coronavirus relief package

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) called for the “next coronavirus relief package” to include “cancellation” of all student loan debt. This comes after the House passed the coronavirus...

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Students at Harvard and Yale Push for ‘Universal Passing’ for Online Courses

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:00am 3/21/2020 at 10:00am

Everyone passes, no matter what? No, that’s not how these things work.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard, Yale students demand ‘universal passing’ for online courses because of ‘equity’

Students at Harvard and Yale are demanding a “universal pass” grading system for their online courses in the wake of coronavirus-induced campus evacuations.

A coalition of Yale...

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Coronavirus on Campus Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00am 3/21/2020 at 8:00am
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In a matter of two weeks, Coronavirus has completely changed higher education.

Not everyone is adjusting well.

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Empty Dorms at Tufts Might be Used to House Healthcare Workers and Coronavirus Patients

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/20/2020 at 12:00pm

This approach should be replicated throughout the country if necessary.

CBS News in Boston reports:

Health Officials, Universities Consider Using Empty Dorms To Help Coronavirus Crisis

Tufts University President Anthony Monaco is preparing his campus for a crisis. Health officials have predicted coronavirus cases could spike and overwhelm local hospitals, so Monaco is offering...

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