College Insurrection  (Page 20)

Amherst College Claims Coronavirus Shutdown Could Cost Them $10 Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:30am 4/5/2020 at 11:30am

Amherst College has the resources to deal with this. So many small schools don’t have such reserves.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports:

Amherst College says shutdown will cost it $10M

Costs associated with Amherst College’s decision to move instruction online, and sending students home for...

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“Coronavirus pandemic has been a gift for the grievance studies industry”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 9:30am 4/5/2020 at 9:30am

We’ve already seen countless higher ed stories about people crying racism over the term “Chinese virus.”

The College Fix reports:

The new ‘urgency’: teaching about coronavirus-fueled racism

The coronavirus pandemic has been a gift for the grievance studies industry.

Just as student journalists rushed to make use of what they learned in their “studies” courses...

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Journalism Profs Sign Letter Claiming FOX News Spreads Coronavirus ‘Misinformation’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 3:30pm 4/4/2020 at 3:30pm

Have you noticed a recent surge in the left’s efforts to discredit FOX News? It’s related to the effort to get networks to stop airing Trump’s pressers.

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Scientists at U. Pittsburgh Develop Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:30am 4/4/2020 at 11:30am
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This is exciting and positive news. The real sciences are one of the best things about our higher education system.

FOX News reports:

Potential coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by University of...

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San Francisco Art Institute Expected to Close After Spring 2020 Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:30am 4/4/2020 at 9:30am

The school was already having issues, but the Coronavirus crisis was the final blow.

The Architect’s Newspaper reports:

The San Francisco Art Institute expected to close permanently

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)—one of the oldest art schools in the country and the alma mater of greats including Catherine Opie, Kehinde Wiley, and Annie...

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Dancing at the End of the World Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00am 4/4/2020 at 8:00am
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This crisis has provoked some interesting reactions.

No wonder people want refunds.

Expect more of this.

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University of Louisville Researching How Tobacco Plant Could Help Fight Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/3/2020 at 12:00pm

This is the sort of positive contribution universities can make at this time. Many of them have great scientific resources.

WVLT News reports:

Kentucky university studying to see if tobacco plant could play role in fighting COVID-19

The University of Louisville is doing research on the tobacco plant, and it could be a game...

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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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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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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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