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Brigham Young U. Students Withdraw over Coronavirus Rules

Two students at Brigham Young University have withdrawn from the university this week after they refused to comply with guidelines adopted by the university to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Prior to their withdrawal, the students had been disciplined by the administrators for refusing to wear masks and practice social distancing on campus.

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Middlebury College Suspends 22 Students for Violating Coronavirus Rules

Nearly two dozen students at Middlebury College in Vermont were removed from campus this week over violations of coronavirus mitigation policies, despite zero cases of the Chinese virus reported at the college. Students at colleges and universities around the nation have been suspended over the past several weeks violating similar policies.

FILE - Pedestrians wear masks as they walk in front of a sign reminding the public to take steps to stop the spread of coronavirus, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Glendale, Calif. Los Angeles County is seeing some hopeful signs amid the coronavirus surge. The county reported Wednesday that COVID-19 …

Coronavirus ‘Circuit Breaker:’ U. of Utah Shuts Down Classes for 2 Weeks

The University of Utah announced this week that it will shut down its campus for two weeks to limit the spread of coronavirus and to prepare for the upcoming vice presidential debate that will take place on campus. Over the summer, health experts at the university devised a “circuit breaker” strategy for coronavirus mitigation, which mandated a two-week pause of in-person classes in the middle of the semester.

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Franklin and Marshall College Students Forced to Quarantine After Sewage Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A group of students at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are being forced to quarantine after wastewater from their residential building tested positive for coronavirus. Franklin and Marshall is one of several colleges that is testing sewage water as part of its coronavirus mitigation protocols. None of the 92 students required to quarantine have actually tested positive for the Chinese virus.

Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, lifts a vial with a potential coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] …

Gettysburg College Students Fight Plans to Send Them Home over Coronavirus

Students at Gettysburg College are pushing back against a proposed plan to send some students home to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Prior to the decision, the college had implemented some of the nation’s strictest mitigation protocols. Students were required to stay in their dorm room when they weren’t at the cafeteria or in the restroom.

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Boston College Coronavirus Cases Drop After Short-Lived Spike

Boston College announced this week that the number of positive coronavirus tests on campus has dropped after a brief spike. 3.5 percent of students at the college tested positive at the beginning of September. This week, just 0.6 percent of students tested positive for the virus.

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Cal State Will Keep All 23 Campuses Closed for Spring Semester

California State University has announced that it will keep all 23 campuses closed for the upcoming spring semester. According to a letter written by a university official, Cal State students will likely be asked to continue their courses online until a coronavirus vaccine is widely available.

Nurse Canan Emcan shows a test kit for coronavirus samples at the isolation ward of the Uniklinikum Essen university hospital in Essen, western Germany, on March 9, 2020. - The number of coronavirus cases in Germany has passed 1,000, official data from the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre showed. …

YouTube Censors Video of Trump Coronavirus Adviser for Contradicting W.H.O.

Big Tech platforms continue to censor conservatives for offering commentary on the Chinese coronavirus. The latest victim is the Hoover Institution, the Stanford University-based conservative think tank, which posted a video to YouTube of an interview with Hoover Senior Fellow Dr. Scott Atlas, who is now serving as an adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus task force. The Google-owned platform censored the video as it “contradicts the World Health Organization or local health authorities’ medical information about COVID-19.”

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Medical Experts: Stop Blaming College Students for Campus Coronavirus Spikes

Medical experts around the nation are pushing back against college administrators that have blamed campus spikes in the number of positive coronavirus tests on students. Experts claim that administrators need to set reasonable expectations by adopting strategies that attempt to reduce the spread rather than eliminate it entirely. For example, some experts have encouraged colleges and universities to plan outdoor activities rather than banning gatherings altogether.

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UCLA Students Call for Removal of Department Chair for Not Being the ‘PC Police’

Students at UCLA are calling for the removal of Eli Gafni, the chair of the computer science department, over his defense of a colleague’s use of the term “Wuhan virus.” Gafni told students that were upset by the term that “what is ‘sensitive’ to you might feel like PC police to others,” leading to the petition for his removal over “ethical” failures.

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U. of Illinois Sanctions 100+ Students for Breaking Coronavirus Rules

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign disciplined over 100 students this week that were found to have violated protocols that were designed to mitigate the spread of the Chinese virus. Universities around the nation have recently introduced policies that impose sanctions on students that attend large social gatherings.

A man reacts as a health worker collects a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19, in Eldorado Park outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Mark Zuckerberg to Donate $300 Million for U.S. Election so ‘Every Voter’s Voice Can Be Heard’

As the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election draws near, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan plan to donate $300 million to help prepare for elections during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Zuckerberg, “Priscilla and I are personally supporting two non-partisan organizations that are working to make sure every voter’s voice can be heard this November.”

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U. of Alabama Reports 560 Coronavirus Positives in First Week

The University of Alabama reported more than 531 positive coronavirus tests one week after it reopened to students. Although the spike may indicate the virus’ tendency to spread in densely populated communities, experts claim that young people are unlikely to face serious health repercussions after contracting the virus.

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U. of Pittsburgh Bans 8 Students from Campus for Coronavirus Violations

The University of Pittsburgh has announced that it has suspended eight students over violations of its coronavirus mitigation policies. Although the students will be unable to access the campus, they will still be permitted to attend class remotely. The university announced that it has labeled the students “persona non grata.” The move comes just a week after the school placed nine fraternities and sororities on interim suspension for violating policies.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas puts on a face mask, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as he attends an EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, July 13, 2020. European Union foreign ministers meet for the first time face-to-face since the pandemic lockdown and will …

Thomas College Turns Residential Assistants into Coronavirus Snoops

Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, announced this week that its residential assistants will be encouraged to report coronavirus policy violations by students. The RA’s participated in a two-week training session this month to learn about new policies adopted by the university to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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