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Poll Finds 1 in 6 Have Changed Plans for Full-Time College Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:00am 4/3/2020 at 10:00am

Higher education won’t be the same after this. Schools are already worrying about lower enrollment.

Campus Reform reports:

1 in 6 say coronavirus has changed their plans to go to college full-time

A new poll shows one in six high school seniors who had planned to go to a four-year college in the fall...

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Democratic Student Groups Want Joe Biden Investigated Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00am 4/3/2020 at 9:00am
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This does not bode well for Joe Biden’s chances of capturing a large portion of the youth vote.

The College Fix reports:

Democratic student groups call for investigation into Biden for sexual assault allegation

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made his name in the past decade as a tireless champion of denying due...

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Pelosi Forms Committee to Investigate Trump Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:30pm 4/2/2020 at 2:30pm

Americans are dying, losing their family members and friends, and facing economic ruin. Trump-obsessed Democrats see nothing but a new opening to investigate Trump. This is all they care about. This is all they will ever care about.

Democrats clearly have no idea what kind of anger this could unleash.

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University of California Easing Admissions Requirements for Next Two Years

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/2/2020 at 12:00pm

This is because of the Coronavirus. We will see this at more schools which are worried about lowered enrollment.

The Hill reports:

University of California will ease admissions requirements for the next two years due to coronavirus

The University of California (UC) announced measures Tuesday to ease admission requirements due to the coronavirus impacting...

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More College Students Contract Coronavirus After Returning From Spring Break

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:00am 4/2/2020 at 10:00am
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Given the prolonged gestation period, this is probably going to get worse before it gets better.

Campus Reform reports:

More spring breakers come down with the coronavirus

Despite warnings against international travel, 70 young Americans vacationed in Mexico only to learn that twenty-eight of them brought COVID-19 back with them. The 28 people who...

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Survey Finds 3 in 4 Democratic Students Believe Offensive Jokes Can be Hate Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00am 4/2/2020 at 8:00am

This is why comedy is dying. When people are afraid to make jokes, they won’t.

The College Fix reports:

3 in 4 Democratic students believe ‘offensive jokes can constitute hate speech,’ survey finds

As if you didn’t already have enough bad news this month …

A survey of 2,000 undergraduates by College Pulse, conducted in...

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U. Minnesota Students Claim School is Shortchanging Them on Room and Board Refunds

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/1/2020 at 12:00pm

This is going to become such a mess. Students all over the country are going to demand refunds.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

Students say University of Minnesota shortchanging them for room and board refunds

The University of Minnesota is being criticized for coming up short when refunding room and board to students who...

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What Happens if Democrats Have to Cancel Their July Convention Due to Coronavirus?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:00am 4/1/2020 at 11:00am
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The Coronavirus crisis has shut down public life, and bans on large gatherings could extend well beyond the end of April. The 2020 Democratic National Convention is scheduled for July 15th. What happens if it has to be canceled?

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Harvard Backtracks and Agrees to Pay Dining Hall Workers During Shutdown

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00am 4/1/2020 at 10:00am
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The Washington Free Beacon claims their widely circulated report helped change this situation.

Alana Goodman reports:

Harvard Agrees to Pay Dining Hall Workers After Free Beacon Report

Facing pressure and protests from employment rights advocates on and off campus, Harvard University on Friday agreed to pay its contract dining hall employees and other workers...

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Yale Comes Under Fire From New Haven Residents for Not Doing Enough to Help in Crisis

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:00am 4/1/2020 at 8:00am
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Like Harvard, Yale has a massive endowment and tons of resources. Who can blame the local community for feeling this way?

The College Fix reports:

New Haven residents criticize Yale’s municipal contributions during coronavirus pandemic

Residents of New Haven, Connecticut, criticized Yale University in a recent city council meeting, claiming that the school needs...

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Parents Turn Son Away From Their Home When He Returns From Spring Break

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/31/2020 at 12:00pm

The parents are worried about Coronavirus and who could blame them? They did make some provisions for their son.

Mass Live reports:

Coronavirus: Springfield College student banned from his family home after spring break

Springfield College student Matt Levine returned to his family home in Nanuet, New York after a short stay on South...

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Notre Dame de Namur University in California Struggling to Avoid Closure

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:00am 3/31/2020 at 10:00am

This school was having issues before the current crisis hit.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Bay Area University Works to Stave Off a Closure

Notre Dame de Namur University’s interim president said a decision announced last Monday not to admit new students is buying time for...

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#TheResistance Media Mocks ‘My Pillow Guy’ Who’s Trying To Save Lives By Producing Masks, CNN Cuts Away

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00am 3/31/2020 at 9:00am
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During Trump’s Coronavirus press conference on Monday, he invited some people from private industry to speak, including Mike Lindell, the owner of My Pillow.

CNN decided to cut away from the event when Lindell spoke.

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U. Texas Dean Condemns Use of the Term ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 8:00am 3/31/2020 at 8:00am

Isn’t it amazing how this keeps coming up? This is the most important aspect of this crisis? Really?

The College Fix reports:

University of Texas dean connects phrase ‘Chinese virus’ with harassment of Asian American students

If you use the phase “Chinese virus” as shorthand to describe the novel coronavirus that creates the illness...

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FIRE Says U. California System Cannot Ban Use of the Term ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/30/2020 at 12:00pm

Whenever there is a question about free speech, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education leads the way.

The College Fix reports:

Free speech group: U. California system cannot ban term ‘Chinese virus’

A First Amendment organization has chimed in on the University of California system’s recent “guidance” forbidding use of terms like “Chinese...

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Arizona Board of Regents Faces Lawsuit for Not Providing Refunds After Campus Closures

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:30am 3/30/2020 at 10:30am

So much more of this is coming. Students across the country are going to demand refunds.

Campus Reform reports:

Arizona colleges SUED after refusing to refund students amid coronavirus closures

A lawsuit has been filed against the governing agency of the three major Arizona universities over refunds for tuition, housing, and other fees.

The Arizona...

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Suffolk University Transforms Dorm Into Housing for the Homeless During Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:00am 3/30/2020 at 8:00am

There is a petition calling on Harvard to do this. Suffolk made the decision on their own.

WCVB News in Boston reports:

Suffolk University dorm transformed into shelter for homeless during coronavirus crisis

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the creation Sunday of hundreds of additional beds to house the city’s homeless population.

“These additional beds...

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