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Columbia Students: University Is ‘Vampirically Sucking Every Drop of Blood’ with Tuition Fees

Students at Columbia University are striking this week to bring attention to their call for a 10 percent tuition decrease. Student activist Townesend Nelson said this week that the university is “vampirically sucking every drop of blood” from the “lifeless corpses” of enrolled students. Students participating in the strike have refused to pay their tuition bills for the spring semester.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

Princeton to Welcome Students Back to Campus in Spring

Princeton University announced this week that students will return to campus for the spring semester. Most Princeton students have attended their courses remotely since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The return to campus does come with stringent rules — students will be prohibited from hosting visitors and leaving campus.

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U. of Washington ‘Safety Responders’ Will Not Carry Guns

A new squad of campus officers at the University of Washington will not be permitted to carry firearms due to efforts by campus officials to accommodate concerns voiced by black students and faculty. The university’s president acknowledged last week that the decision was made in response to recent police killings of black men and women.

A protestor reacts towards a Portland police officer during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests which began since the police killing of George Floyd in late May often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

NYU To Keep Campus Open Despite Spike in Coronavirus Positives

NYU announced this week that it will not comply with guidelines set by the state of New York that urge academic institutions to suspend in-person classes if 100 people test positive for coronavirus. Although New York University crossed the threshold at its Washington Square campus, NYU has decided to continue with in-person classes, justifying the move with its low overall positive test rate of 0.5 percent.

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Data: Few Hospitalizations Out of 70,000 Coronavirus Positives at 50 Major Colleges

A recently published study revealed that only three college students have been hospitalized out of 70,000 positive coronavirus cases at 50 major universities. The New York Times, there have been approximately 130,000 positive coronavirus cases on American campuses since the pandemic began in March. Despite this, no students have yet to die directly as a result of their contraction of the virus.

This picture taken on March 16, 2020 during a press presentation of the hospitalisation service for future patients with coronavirus at Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, shows empty hospital beds in a ward. - As of March 16, Israel has 255 confirmed cases …

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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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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U. of Kansas Students Demand Campus Coronavirus Closure, Plan Strike

Students at the University of Kansas have scheduled a strike, demanding that administrators shut down the campus. The protest comes in response to a spike in positive coronavirus cases on campus. Over 500 students have tested positive for the virus since students arrived on campus a few weeks ago.

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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.

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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 …