Quick Takes  (Page 20)

Deserted Campus at University of Pittsburgh Taken Over by Herd of Deer

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/26/2020 at 12:00pm

This is like one of those ‘Life After People’ shows on Discovery where they look at how nature would reclaim buildings if human beings suddenly vanished.

CBS News in Pittsburgh reports:

Herd Of Deer Take Over University Of Pittsburgh, As School Isn’t Currently In Use Due To Coronavirus

With most of Pittsburgh social distancing,...

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Petition Calls on Harvard to Use Empty Dorms to House the Homeless

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00am 3/26/2020 at 10:00am

Let’s find out just how committed Harvard really is to social justice.

Campus Reform reports:

Will Harvard turn empty dorms into homeless shelters?

When Harvard told students to leave its dorms for the rest of the spring term earlier in March, most would have expected that they would be empty until the fall. But...

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Workers at UC San Diego File Lawsuit Over Mandatory Union Dues

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00am 3/26/2020 at 8:00am

Progressive ideas are always so popular that they have to be mandatory.

The College Fix reports:

UC San Diego workers file class action lawsuit to fight mandatory union dues

Two UC San Diego workers have filed a class action lawsuit against their union and the University of California, claiming union dues are being stripped...

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Quinnipiac University Cutting Faculty Salaries Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/25/2020 at 12:00pm

The school president says their finances are strong and this is just temporary.

The Fairfield Daily Voice reports:

COVID-19: Quinnipiac University Cuts Faculty, Staff Salaries

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Harvard President Larry Bacow Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:00am 3/25/2020 at 10:00am

This is surprising, considering Harvard closed its campus so early.

NBC News in Boston reports:

Harvard’s President Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Harvard University President Larry Bacow has tested positive for coronavirus.

Bacow published a statement on Tuesday saying that he and his wife Adele tested positive on Monday after experiencing symptoms on Sunday.

“We will be...

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University of California System Advises Students and Faculty not to Say ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:00am 3/25/2020 at 8:00am

It’s amazing how many people on the left have adopted this position. Political correctness above everything.

The College Fix reports:

UC system tells students and faculty not to use term ‘Chinese virus’

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring economic, academic and social activity to a standstill, the University of California system released a...

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Connecticut State Universities Prepare Dorms to House Coronavirus Patients if Needed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/24/2020 at 12:00pm
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This model should be replicated everywhere.

NBC News in Connecticut reports:

Connecticut State Universities Prep Dorm Buildings for COVID-19 Patients

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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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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFWq6oUI28w
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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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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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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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