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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — N.C. State University officials reported four new coronavirus clusters on Friday involving 51 cases in three sorority houses and one fraternity house, while another cluster was identified at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In an email sent to students, N.C. State said one of the clusters was discovered at the Sigma Nu fraternity house, where 26 positive cases were reported. The school also said reports indicate a party was hosted at the house on Aug. 13. The school said Delta Gamma sorority house had 15 positive cases, with six more positive cases at the Sigma Kappa sorority house. All three houses are located in the school's Greek Village. In addition, seven positive cases...
    Students walk through the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Talk of whether or not students should return to school for the fall semester has been in the air since the start of the pandemic. While many schools decided on complete online or remote learning for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19 concerns, some adopted hybrid models involving both in-person and online learning. Despite the United States’ lack of response on the novel coronavirus, some schools nationwide even opened their dormitory doors to incoming students, not only offering in-person classes but on-campus housing. Such actions don’t come without consequences. Ignoring student leaders who advised against...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill told students that they would be required to leave campus just a week after they arrived due to a spike in coronavirus cases on campus. According to the university’s press release, “most students who have tested positive have demonstrated mild symptoms.” According to a report by CNBC, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill told students this week that they will be asked to leave campus just days after they arrived. In a press release, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said all courses for the fall semester will take place online. The university decided to cancel in-person class gatherings after a spike in coronavirus cases on...
    UNC students are expressing their frustrations with campus parties and university policies on TikTok. TikTok/@marymilller01 College students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are using TikTok to vent their frustrations about the campus closing and switching to remote learning after just a week of classes. UNC-Chapel Hill reported four distinct COVID-19 clusters and a sharp rise in students testing positive within two weeks of students moving into dorms and off-campus housing.  Showing off a newly decorated dorm room is a popular summer TikTok trend, but for this year's students, it's been repurposed as an ironic take on COVID-19 closures. Students are also using TikTok to complain about their classmates' parties and failure to social distance. Visit Insider's...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the transition to college for many students.Michigan State the latest school to announced Tuesday night that it will moving its classes online, just days before students were even set to return to campus.Many students in the Chicago-area say they are anxious to get back to college life, even though it might not be for long.Packing up to head back to campus is a task loaded with anxiety this year."We're thinking we're packing the necessities, but we're not trying to pack everything we might need for a full semester," said Purdue University sophomore Olivia Carlson.The Carlson siblings say they are eager to get back to Purdue after months of being gone."I'm ready to...
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- Move-in looked a bit different this year at North Central College in Naperville.Masks and social distancing measures were in place as the school worked to protect students from COVID-19.Still, freshman Grace Julius couldn't be happier."I'm so excited to be at North Central," Julius said.But amid the excitement, there's also concern after in-person classes for 29,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were cancelled following several cluster outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus."We are a smaller school so I feel like the bigger schools have more of an opportunity to have cases going on," said Kayla Podwidz, North Central College freshman.The student body of the small private college is only about a tenth of...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is abruptly ending in-person instruction for undergraduates after a cluster of coronavirus cases emerged. The outbreak is a worrying development for education officials and parents looking to send students back to other schools and universities around the country.  UNC Chapel Hill officials announced in-person instruction for undergrads would end Wednesday and be replaced with virtual classes. The decision was made after over 130 COVID-19 infections were reported, with clusters confirmed at four residences. More than 300 students were quarantined as of Monday, and others scrambled to make plans to return home. In a statement, the university said it was "in close contact with local public health officials and are continually assessing our...
    (CNN)Off-campus activities caused a surge in Covid-19 cases among students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, despite precautions the school took to limit the virus' spread, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said. The university announced Monday it was cancelling in-person classes for undergraduates after about 130 tested positive in the first week of the semester.UNC-Chapel Hill reverses plans for in-person classes after 130 students test positive for Covid-19"We had a good road map that we developed," he told CNN affiliate WRAL. "When activities began to happen off campus and then bringing some of that back into the residence halls, that's where we began to see the positive cases and we were surprised at the velocity and the magnitude of...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester Monday as college campuses around the U.S. scramble to deal with coronavirus clusters linked in some cases to student housing, off-campus parties and packed bars.The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said it will switch to remote learning on Wednesday and make arrangements for students who want to leave campus housing."We have emphasized that if we were faced with the need to change plans - take an off-ramp - we would not hesitate to do so, but we have not taken this decision lightly," the university said in a statement after reporting 130 confirmed infections among students and five...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday abruptly announced it will no longer hold in-person undergraduate classes — after 130 students tested positive for the coronavirus in the first week of the fall semester. A letter from university leaders stated that “given the number of positive cases” all undergrad classes will be moved online beginning on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the school’s COVID-19 positivity rate among students skyrocketed from 2.8 percent to 13.6 percent between Aug. 10, when classes began, and Sunday. As of Monday, 130 students out of 954 tested positive the virus, most with mild symptoms. Five employees also tested positive, according to the school’s case-tracking dashboard. Close to 350 students were quarantined and...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday backtracked plans to reopen its campus for in-person learning, saying that it will shift to remote learning amid a surge of coronavirus cases among students. The announcement came just one week after the university – one of the largest in the country to resume in-person learning – began classes for the fall semester. The university said Monday that it has recorded a more than 10% jump in coronavirus cases among 954 students tested. The school said it will switch to remote learning starting Wednesday and offer students the opportunity to cancel residence hall requests with no penalty. TEACHER'S HOMEMADE CORONAVIRUS NEWS-TRACKER GOES VIRAL, WITH ENTRIES ON...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill declared Monday that it was changing to all virtual courses right after reporting 135 new COVID-19 conditions and 4 clusters within just a 7 days of beginning in-individual courses for the drop semester — an outcome several critics feared when the university resolved to reopen. “After consultation with condition and regional health and fitness officials, #UNC’s infectious ailment gurus and the UNC process, Carolina is producing two variations to de-densify campus,” the college introduced on Twitter Monday afternoon. “On Wednesday, Aug. 19, all undergraduate instruction will shift to distant finding out.” UNC-Chapel Hill has grow to be the first faculty to send out pupils dwelling following reopening. The shift was introduced...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Another cluster of positive COVID-19 cases within student housing was announced Sunday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The disclosure of cases within the Hinton James dormitory building marks the fourth such cluster — defined as five or more cases in close proximity — since the semester began Aug. 10 at the state's flagship public university campus. The other three have occurred within an on-campus dormitory, private student housing and a fraternity house. As with the other clusters, the individuals testing positive in the Hinton James cluster are being isolated and receiving medical monitoring. Contact tracing is also happening. Sunday's announcement is likely to add to the tensions at a special meeting...
    The University of North Carolina (UNC)- Chapel Hill has identified a third cluster of coronavirus cases since the school moved to reopen this fall, health officials announced Saturday. University officials found a “cluster,” of coronavirus cases in the Sigma Nu fraternity building, an off-campus residence. A "cluster" is defined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as five or more cases that are deemed close proximity in location.  “The individuals in this cluster have been identified and are isolating and receiving medical monitoring,” the university said in a statement. “We have also notified the Orange County Health Department and are working with them to identify additional potential exposures.” The news comes a day after UNC reported two separate...
    By BRYAN ANDERSON, Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — School is back in session this week at many North Carolina college campuses, and so is the coronavirus. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Friday it had two separate clusters of COVID-19 occur among residents of Ehringhaus Community and Granville Towers. At least five students in each area tested positive for the virus after being in close proximity with their peers, according to UNC. “The individuals in these clusters have been identified and are isolating and receiving medical monitoring,” the university said in an email to students, faculty and staff. “We have also notified the Orange County Health Department and are working with them to...
    UNC-Chapel Hill students expected to return to campus before classes resume Aug. 10 protested with a "die-in" on campus on Wednesday as university officials catch flak for going against the coronavirus recommendations of county health officials. Dozens of students and staff lay down outside UNC's South Building on Wednesday in protest, WCHL reported. FALLOUT AT UNC-CHAPEL HILL ABOUT RETURN TO SCHOOL "I think the most disappointing thing to me is the absolute abdication of leadership responsibilities by Chancellor [Kevin] Guskiewicz," David Brannigan, a groundskeeper at UNC, told WCHL. "He is not leading and looking after his university and his people." Orange County Health Department Director Quintana Stewart recommended that UNC only allow students in need of housing back on campus for the first...