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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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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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UVA Students Issue List of Coronavirus-Related Demands to Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:30pm 3/29/2020 at 4:30pm

Is this really the best time to be issuing demands. Wait until you read the list.

The College Fix reports:

University of Virginia students issue COVID-19-related demands to administrators

As college students across the country have chimed in regarding how they’ll be graded during this COVID-19-modified semester, some at the University of Virginia have...

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College Democrats at U. Tampa Denounce Presence of Border Patrol on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:30am 3/29/2020 at 11:30am

This apparently happened in February, but the story is just coming to light now.

Campus Reform reports:

College Dems outraged that border patrol is allowed to be on campus

The University of Tampa College Democrats publicly condemned the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in late February for tabling on campus, saying that nobody, not...

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Harvard Adopting Universal Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading System for Spring 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:00am 3/29/2020 at 10:00am

Now that Harvard is doing this, expect many other schools to follow suit.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard College Adopts Universal Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading for Spring 2020 Due to Coronavirus​​​​​​​

Harvard College will adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and...

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Rice University Creates Low-Cost Ventilators to Fight Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 1:30pm 3/28/2020 at 1:30pm
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This is just the sort of innovative spirit we need right now.

Click2Houston reports:

Rice University develops low-cost ventilators to help fight coronavirus

Rice University has created a new and inexpensive...

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Students Request Refunds, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dean Responds With Dance Video

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/28/2020 at 12:00pm
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Like students at many other schools, some students at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts are asking the school for refunds now that the campus has closed over Coronavirus.

One student who made such a request got a rather unique response.

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Student Government at Harvard Votes to Give Everyone Perfect Grades this Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:30am 3/28/2020 at 11:30am

The administration still has the ultimate say in all of this.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard student government votes to give everyone perfect grades this semester

Out with the “Double A” system and in with the A-plus system!

Harvard University’s Undergraduate Council dumped its position in favor of giving every student either an A or...

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MacMurray College in Illinois Closing at the End of May

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:30am 3/28/2020 at 9:30am

This closure was not prompted by the Coronavirus crisis. The school has apparently been struggling for a few years.

Here’s part of an email that was sent out by the school president:

Dear Alumni,

I write today to share very sad news: The Board of Trustees of MacMurray College has voted unanimously to close...

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Crisis Management Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00am 3/28/2020 at 8:00am
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Due to the Coronavirus crisis, some people are starting to worry about the future of some schools.

Tucker Carlson offers this straightforward response.

The effects are...

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University of Maine System Projects Over $12 Million in Room and Board Refunds

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/27/2020 at 12:00pm

Students are going to demand this at schools all over the country.

The Press Herald reports:

UMaine System projects $12.8 million in room and board refunds

The University of Maine System is anticipating nearly $13 million in room and board costs will be returned to students who were forced to leave the system’s seven...

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VIDEO: Joe Biden Claims He Became a Professor After Leaving the Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00am 3/27/2020 at 10:00am
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Biden was given a professor ‘title’ by the University of Pennsylvania after serving as Vice President, but it’s not like he ever taught a class.

FOX News reports:

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