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    Unlike other major purchases in life, families know little about what they will actually pay for a college education when they begin the search. Without clarity on the eventual price, families think more about the academic and social fit of campuses rather than the financial fit. They believe, often incorrectly, that they can figure out a way to pay the cost through a combination of scholarships, loans, and savings. After all, they’ve heard that every school offers a discount to entice you to enroll (hint: they don’t). As a result, emotions steer choices, and many wind up disappointed when the hoped-for financial aid doesn’t materialize. During the year I spent inside the admissions process, what I came to...
    PORTSMOUTH — Joe Biden signaled throughout his campaign and now as president-elect the possibility of forgiving student debt, a decision that could affect thousands of students at Shawnee State University. Originally a portion of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Heroes Act, Biden supports federal payments of $10,000 to help pay off student loans. That $3 trillion stimulus passed in the Democrat-held House, its first edition proposed in May, has since stalled in the Republican-majority Senate. That $10,000 would only cover a portion of student debt, where the Institute for College Access and Success reports that 62% of 2019 college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges had student debt and they owed an average of $28,950. Graduates in...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — The Harvard University student body has elected a Black president for the first time in the school’s history. “Me being a Black man from Mississippi is not something that I run from,” said Class President Noah Harris. “It was a historic election and for it to come in a year of so many racial injustices with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement on the part of Harvard and the student body,” Harris continued. He said “it’s a message to the university that we really have to be conscious about the decisions that we’re making and how we’re standing with all...
    High school senior Mia Irvin-Pollard had hoped to finally win a title running track this year. She wanted to ramp up fundraising as the head of her school’s Black student union. But the pandemic quickly put a dent in those plans to build up her college résumé for the first step in her journey to become a successful Black woman in tech. For Irvin-Pollard, that has placed even more importance on a traditional aspiration for ambitious high school students: the prestigious internship. With college application deadlines right around the corner, thousands of California students are still in virtual school, making it harder for them to network, complete extracurricular activities and get critical internships they hope will get them into...
    (CNN)Efren Berrones grabbed his luggage and booked a 4,000-mile flight home to Houston fearing his mother would be highly vulnerable to Covid-19 and alone. In the past seven months, Berrones, a sophomore at Hawaii Pacific University, withdrew from school for a semester to stay with his mother, who has several autoimmune disorders. Without a job, he depleted his savings and later, he considered giving up on college when he learned his full-ride scholarship would be partially cut. "The thought crossed my mind with all of this happening because I started to think, 'how am I gonna afford it?,'" the 20-year-old said. College enrollment across the United States has been on the decline for years but in the past two decades,...
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    By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press Connecticut has launched a pilot education program in Bristol that puts college students in public schools to help ease the state's teacher shortage during the coronavirus pandemic and increase diversity in the classroom. The NextGen Educators program is a partnership between the state Department of Education and Central Connecticut State University, which this week placed 18 of its education students in Bristol's elementary schools to work as apprentice teachers. Officials said the program is recruiting CCSU students from diverse backgrounds, in an effort to give schoolchildren of color role models who look like them and increase the number of educators of color in the state by about 1,000. That would be an increase from 8.3%...
    SALT LAKE CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Schools across the U.S. are working fast to increase COVID-19 testing as college students prepare to go home for the holidays. The effort is in hopes of keeping infections from spreading further as the virus surges across the country. Thousands of coronavirus cases have been connected to campuses since some colleges reopened this fall, forcing students to quarantine in dorms and shifting classes online. Now, many students are heading home for Thanksgiving, raising the risk of the virus spreading among family, friends and other travelers. “The responsibility and the reach of the impact is not just to the student body anymore, it’s to those close contacts,” said Emily Rounds, a student who helps collect data...
    (CNN)When Dr. Deborah Birx hit the road earlier this year to take her message of coronavirus prevention to towns and cities across the country, she made a point of including college campuses. There she could see how universities were adapting in the pandemic with social distancing, mask wearing and introducing testing regimes. And the senior member of the White House coronavirus task force also had a message for students: Don't take coronavirus home for Thanksgiving. Dr. Deborah Birx talked to students about the masks they were making at Plymouth State.At Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, she said: "We will have to adapt this Thanksgiving, just like the students have adapted to how they interact with each other. This virus...
    VIDEO7:0907:09What it's like to return to college during a pandemicWork "As soon as I heard that that the freshmen class would be invited back, I decided to go," said Ahmad Alsheikh, 18, of his decision to attend college in person this fall. But even though Alsheikh has been on campus since September, he still communicates with his classmates largely online. The Harvard freshman says he is careful to follow the school's guidelines for social distancing and restrictions on social gatherings to fewer than 10 people.Ahmad Alsheikh, 18, was admitted to the Harvard class of 2024.Source: Ahmad AlsheikhThere are "a lot of virtual meet and greets," he said. "Largely with the help of community building events through Zoom, I have been able...
              Four University of Virginia (UVA) undergraduates have created a website called The Collegepedia that aims to make the process of finding the latest reliable, college-specific news about COVID-19 at universities throughout the Commonwealth easier. “[Journalists] have been working tirelessly to keep communities informed about their health and safety, but there is no single media outlet or aggregator that compiles all of these stories, searchable by community, in an easy to read and straight to the point format. So, we wanted to fill that void.” UVA senior Nik Popli, one of the website’s creators, told The Virginia Star. “We wanted to provide that for college students, specifically [those] who grew up in an era...
    “That smile!” If asked about Cindy, that is one thing that most people will always say they remember about her. Her infectious smile, and her dedication to the students of Coastal Pines Technical College (formerly Okefenokee Technical College) were what she was best known for. Cindy Tanner was the former Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Coastal Pines Technical College, where she served for 25 years. Tanner served tirelessly in her role over the Foundation, starting many fundraisers and events, all in the name of raising monies for technical education students. She not only believed in technical education and the benefits of it but understood the deep impact it made...
    VIDEO13:0413:04Does college make you happy?Happy Medium As the coronavirus crisis forces schools to operate remotely, a growing number of would-be college students are opting out entirely.    Such a move can have a big impact on future earnings. Overall, undergraduate enrollment fell 4% this year, according to data from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, with incoming freshmen accounting for the biggest drop, sinking 13% from last fall. Many said distance learning was simply not worth the cost — causing some to rethink their plans altogether.  More from Invest in You:The pandemic pause in student loan payments may end soonFor families of color, pandemic brings an outsized financial hitThe biggest financial challenges women face in the Covid crisis While some deferred college, other undergraduates...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (KDKA) – Westmoreland County Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania have teamed up to help students. The schools agreed to a new “dual admissions program” to help students that want to transfer from WCCC to IUP. Currently, WCCC students must maintain a 2.0-grade point average or the minimum required by the program they would like to transfer to at IUP. They also will be required to earn a certain amount of credit hours before applying for dual admissions.
    The number of foreigners registering at U.S. universities to get work permits is falling quickly, likely opening up many Fortune 500 jobs for American graduates. The good news means that “30,000 additional slots have just opened up for Americans, maybe as many as 60,000,” said Kevin Lynn, the director of U.S. Tech Workers, a group that champions the workplace interests of American professionals. The news for U.S. graduates was revealed by a survey of 700 colleges which reported mid-November that “New international student enrollment in the United States and online outside the United States has decreased by 43 percent in Fall 2020 … [and]  new enrollment of international students physically in the United States declined by 72 percent.” The report...
    The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County (HSSBC) has a fresh coat of paint for its new adoption center thanks to a group of Parker College of Business students who spent the weekend rolling up their sleeves to help the community organization. Parker Business Scholars Braylen Dixon and Alicia Martinez, as well as Jessey Alley, Addie Spinos and Christian Tinsley, all students in the Georgia Southern chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, painted the interior of the HSSBC’s new adoption center and the neighboring fence of a thrift store. “I personally chose to help the Humane Society because I believe...
    By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea kicked off a special two-week coronavirus prevention period on Thursday as the country's daily infections tallies continued to mount ahead of highly competitive annual college entrance exams. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 343 new coronavirus cases by Wednesday midnight, bringing the country's total infections to 29,654, with 498 deaths. The daily tally has topped 200 for five consecutive days and surpassed 300 on Wednesday for the first time since August after a large outbreak at a church political rally. Rising COVID-19 case numbers have fuelled worries among students and parents ahead of the annual college entrance exam, which plays a huge role in students' education and career prospects. Almost...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With Thanksgiving approaching, there are concerns that college students around the country could unknowingly bring the coronavirus home to their families and communities. Research shows more than half of transmissions in the U.S. are from young, asymptomatic people. “What we don’t want to have happen is for Thanksgiving to be an event where a whole bunch of silent spreaders, ticking time bombs, get unleashed on the nation’s airports and train stations and Thanksgiving dining tables,” says Dr. David Paltiel from the Yale School of Public Health. Preventing that from happening varies from college to college. Some require tests, some offer voluntary tests, or just rely on quick symptom checks. Schools like Temple University are offering free testing...
    Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is offering a course this semester that will discuss recent police reform efforts including the controversial “Defund the Police” movement. Students will learn about the various ways in which the United States can “reduce the size” of its criminal justice system. According to a report by Campus Reform, students at IUPUI have the opportunity to take a course that will discuss the “Defund the Police” movement. The course, which is called “Defund the Police? Race, Policing, and Criminal Justice Reform,” is offered to students this semester. The course description suggests that students will be taught America should reconsider the role of police officers and “reduce the size and scope” of the criminal justice system. We will examine...
    Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held in Dalton at the Whitfield Murray Campus as a drive-thru ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m.   Fall semester GNTC graduates from all six campuses are invited to attend the ceremony.   “We want to recognize and celebrate our students’ successes; however, during these extraordinary times, we believe it is best to once again hold a drive-thru graduation on December 3,” said GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham. “The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority.”   GNTC graduates will receive email instructions on how to participate in the ceremony. Students should...
    At the annual meeting of the Georgia Political Science Association, Dr. Lee Cheek, Professor of Political Science and former Dean at East Georgia State College, was awarded the James T. LaPlant Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring in political science. Cheek was nominated for the prestigious award by his students, former State Representative and current professor, Roger Byrd, and State Representative Matthew Gambill (District 15). In nominating Cheek, both Byrd and Gambill noted that “We strongly believe Dr. Cheek’s profound commitment to student mentoring and preparing political science students for careers in public service and the law demonstrate he is a deserving recipient of the award. During his thirty-five...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- College students will head home for the holidays, but there are concerns as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide.Some students have done their part by staying quarantined and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in a school environment."Strictly doing online classes, so if I'm not getting food then I'm just in my room," said Jason Thompson, Carthage College freshman student.Students like Thompson from Chicago have been wearing masks and social distancing on the Kenosha campus as COVID-19 cases and deaths dramatically increase in Wisconsin. At the same time, the semester at Carthage will end early and students will return home for Thanksgiving.RELATED: Illinois COVID-19: New IL restrictions announced as state reports 12,601 new coronavirus cases, 97 deaths"For the first week...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) ensures that riders are safe while riding public transportation during COVID-19. During this time, VTA continues to service students attending Mission College.Located in the heart of Silicon Valley since 1975, Mission College is a two-year community college. The public college offers a VTA smart pass for students when they enroll in classes to ride the transit for free.About 500 students use the VTA smart pass clipper card to ride both the light rail and buses. The nearest light rain stations to Mission College are Great America or Old Ironsides. VTA has direct access by bus lines (20, 57, 59) and nearby light rail service at Old Ironsides Station...
    The numbers reported below are from Bulloch EMA. This article will be updated daily, however, some institutions are currently only reporting on a weekly basis. 11/16/20 GSU OGEECHEE TECH The College will only report cases which are self-reported by those within the College community, including employees and students. Positive cases are counted based on the date the positive case is reported to the College, not the date of the positive COVID-19 test. EAST GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE The numbers below are based on self-reports by students and employees. Positive cases are counted by EGSC on the day the positive case is reported to the college. In many cases, there...
    The University System of Georgia (USG) has launched a comprehensive plan to significantly expand student mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, Governor Kemp announced Georgia will allocate $11.5 million of the Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding, set aside by the federal CARES Act, to support mental health and student support services within USG. “Our fight with COVID-19 has threatened lives and livelihoods, while taking a toll on the mental wellbeing of countless Georgians – young and old,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “In these challenging times, it is critical that we look out for each other and provide every resource possible to promote mental health across our...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. College students returned this fall to find rigid COVID-19 prevention rules that take away from college’s social appeal. And noncompliance can be costly. Northeastern University, for example, suspended 11 students who broke COVID-19 protocols. The school initially said it wouldn’t return the $36,000 each paid. Later, Northeastern announced it would credit each student $27,760 toward the spring. An attorney representing at least two of the families, Brett Joshpe, says Northeastern kept roughly $9,000 in room and board. “I’m not optimistic that next semester things will go back to normal,” Joshpe says. “I think we’ll see rules in place that are legacy to COVID, well beyond the time COVID passes.” Leading health professionals...
    Fewer foreign students are enrolling at American colleges and universities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which could spell trouble for the financial health of the nation's higher education institutions.  U.S. colleges and universities saw a 16% decline in international students during the fall 2020 semester, which includes those studying on their campuses or enrolled online, according to a new report published Monday by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE).  During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 1,075,496 international students in the U.S., compared to 1,095,299 in the prior year, according to the report. The IIE surveyed more than 700 institutions about COVID-19's effect on international enrollment. Get Breaking News Delivered...
    CNBC's "College Voices 2020" is a series written by CNBC interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Michelle Gao is a senior at Harvard University, studying government and statistics. The series is edited by Cindy Perman.fizkes | iStock | Getty ImagesSome college students have seen their parents laid off, lose jobs or close businesses — major events that have shaken their family finances. That's forced some to have to jump in earlier than expected to help their family financially. And, it's caused them to really take a hard look at their dreams. Is what they originally intended to do after graduation still worth it? Over 50%...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Millions of dollars in tuition for universities in Texas and across the country are at risk as complications and new policies brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have stopped thousands of international students from attending universities this fall. The trend is raising concerns that the steep decline could foretell a long-lasting shift for universities that have come to rely on attracting international students and some of the world’s brightest minds for U.S. employers. While the number of new international enrollees has been on the decline during the past few years because of new rules limiting student visas and competition from other countries, the pandemic has been a crushing blow. This fall, new international students enrolled at...
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The only pharmacy school in Vermont is ending its operations in the state next year, the school announced last week. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences said it would close its satellite campus in Vermont in June 2021, after all current students have completed the program. “This decision was made because of the challenging prospect of turning around an enrollment that has been in decline since 2012," college President Greg Dewey said in a news release. "At this time, we need to focus on strengthening our recruitment efforts for the Albany campus.” Regional Dean Jennifer Mathews says officials are committed to ensuring all current Vermont students have the opportunity to complete their degrees. "While...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Colleges in the U.S. have seen a sharp enrollment drop among international students this fall. University administrators say a number of hurdles and new policies brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are to blame. A new survey out this week shows a 43% drop among new international students enrolled online or in-person. And total international enrollment fell by 16% when including both new and returning students. Many foreign students were unable to get visas earlier this year when American consulates were closed because of the pandemic. Others were stranded because of travel restrictions or faced financial problems related to the outbreak. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    By JOHN SEEWER and COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master’s degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds. He rushed home this summer after learning that his father was in failing health after being diagnosed with COVID-19, making it to his hospital bedside only four hours before he died. “He was emotional; he was in tears,” Naini said. “I was fortunate to see him. I think he was waiting to see someone who would take care of my mother, and then he left.” Two months later, when the 28-year-old was ready to return to the University of Toledo, his visa application was...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master’s degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds. He rushed home this summer after learning that his father was in failing health after being diagnosed with COVID-19, making it to his hospital bedside only four hours before he died. “He was emotional; he was in tears,” Naini said. “I was fortunate to see him. I think he was waiting to see someone who would take care of my mother, and then he left.” Two months later, when the 28-year-old was ready to return to the University of Toledo, his visa application was denied even though he had letters from his...
    Staying safe during the pandemic has required us to temporarily change many of our routines, traditions and ways we interact with each other. Some have been easy changes. Wearing a mask and washing our hands more frequently don’t really interfere much with our normal lives. On the other hand, working and learning from home, staying away from friends and family, not hugging grandma, interviewing for a job through Zoom, or competing in your last high school or college game with no spectators? Now, those are big differences that can make us feel as if life is so changed we have to stop doing everything we had planned before coronavirus became a part of our lives. As a university president, that...
    Suzanne Rivera, the president of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, offered to pay fines for students that are arrested at local protests and riots. After facing criticism over her support of student protesters, Rivera argued that “civil disobedience” is a “time-honored” tradition in the United States. According to a report by the College Fix, Macalester College President Suzanne Rivera came under fire last week over her defense of student protesters. Rivera even told students that she would help them post bail if they were arrested during a protest. I care deeply about both the wellbeing of our students and their right to practice civil disobedience. I affirm that our students have the support of @Macalester in various ways including:...
    As college students across the nation head home for the holidays, they should be commended for their resilience and diligence while navigating college during a pandemic.   Most of us have never encountered the challenges of trying to juggle academics while facing a global health crisis. Students were met with new expectations and policies to keep one another safe. Many had to deal with the challenges of new online learning platforms.   Now, as they look to go home to celebrate the holidays, students will still be faced with the same challenges and must behave in the coming weeks in the same way they acted while on their college campus.   KENNEDY SAVES THANKSGIVING – 5 HELPFUL (AND FUN!) TIPS FOR A NON-TRADITIONAL TURKEY DAY...
    Were I a high school senior now applying to college today, I’d be very worried about what it would take in the era of COVID-19 to catch the eye of an admissions director. I know I would not feel confident about my chances for success. There's a good chance that if I applied today to the college from which I graduated years ago, I would not get in. The odds against being admitted to a selective college have gone through the roof in recent years. In 1990 Johns Hopkins accepted 53 percent of its applicants, Washington University in St. Louis 62 percent, Yale 19.7 percent. Now the figures are 11 percent, 14 percent, and 6.3 percent. The result, as Jeffrey...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  St. Olaf College encouraged students to “avoid kissing” while having sex to reduce spreading coronavirus, according to a photo provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The Minnesota college’s flyer also urged students to “wear a mask,” “steer clear of partners with symptoms of COVID-19,” “reduce your number of sexual partners” and “use barrier protection like internal/external condoms, as well as dental dams,” according to the picture provided to the DCNF. The flyer also reportedly listed various “sex hygiene” recommendations. “Remember to wash your hands and your sex toys (before and after sex) with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds,” the picture provided to the DCNF said. “Check in with yourself mentally...
    Rome High School’s nominees of the state-wide 2021 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) were announced this week, and ten Wolves will now begin the rigorous process to hopefully attend the residential summer program reserved for the winners. This year, Rome’s local interviews were held virtually. “We had an interview panel of four instructors and professors from Berry College and Shorter College. They interviewed 25 highly intellectual and motivated students, and I am very excited to announce the 10 nominees that were chosen to move on to the next level,” explained Melody Burse, 11th Grade School Counselor. Rome High School’s 10 nominees and their areas of nomination are: Hayley Alred (Science/Chemistry)...
    A Connecticut university has settled a lawsuit over the death of a 20-year-old student who choked during a campus pancake-eating contest. Sacred Heart University in Fairfield agreed to an undisclosed settlement with the mom of Caitlin Nelson, a Kappa Delta sorority member who died three days after the Greek life compet ition in March 2017, Fox News reported . The junior from Clark, N.J. was minutes into the charity fundraiser when she began to choke and collapsed, police said. “She starts to choke on a pancake and someone recognized it — one of the nursing students at the competition — and she caught her and brought her slowly to the ground,” Fairfield police Lt. Robert Kalamaras told The Post...
    A Connecticut university has settled a lawsuit over the death of a 20-year-old student who choked during a campus pancake-eating contest. Sacred Heart University in Fairfield agreed to an undisclosed settlement with the mom of Caitlin Nelson, a Kappa Delta sorority member who died three days after the Greek life competition in March 2017, Fox News reported. The junior from Clark, N.J. was minutes into the charity fundraiser when she began to choke and collapsed, police said. “She starts to choke on a pancake and someone recognized it — one of the nursing students at the competition — and she caught her and brought her slowly to the ground,” Fairfield police Lt. Robert Kalamaras told The Post at the time....
    By SABLE RILEY, The Dothan Eagle DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Jolie Money’s best friend is her planner — that’s how she keeps track of all of her assignments and tests now that she doesn’t really have a set schedule for college classes. “None of my classes are at a set time. They’re all kind of work at your own pace,” Money, a third-semester Wallace Community College student said about how her classes have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic remanded students home in March. While Wallace Community College does still offer some in-person courses requiring more hands-on learning, most of its classes are strictly virtual like most colleges in the U.S. When the first COVID-19 case was detected in Alabama, local...
    SAN ANTONIO – Fernando Jacquez is one of the first students to graduate from Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Fostering Assistance, Transitions & Education (FATE) program, which aims to help Bexar County foster and adopted youths earn a college degree. New program helps foster care youth aging out of system prepare for adult life The program started in November 2019 and aims to increase college admission and graduation rates of foster and adopted youth. It has already helped more than 50 students in its first year. “When we age out of foster (care), you know, we come out of foster homes, it’s like, well, you know, goodbye,” Jacquez said. At 10 years old, Jacquez entered the foster care system. “I prayed...
    Actor Lori Loughlin, facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, is escorted to federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, in April 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Dozens of wealthy people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, have been charged in the college admissions scandal. Federal prosecutors say parents paid about $25 million to get their students into elite schools like the University of Southern California, Stanford, and Yale as part of the scheme. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people, some of whom have already pleaded guilty. Here's the full list of people who have been sentenced in the college admissions scandal. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sentencings have begun for the college admissions scandal,...
    St. Olaf College encouraged students to “avoid kissing” while having sex to reduce spreading coronavirus, according to a photo provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation The Minnesota college’s flyer also urged students to “wear a mask,” “steer clear of partners with symptoms of COVID-19,” “reduce your number of sexual partners” and “use barrier protection like internal/external condoms, as well as dental dams,” according to the picture provided to the DCNF. The flyer also reportedly listed various “sex hygiene” recommendations. A screenshot provided to the DCNF “Remember to wash your hands and your sex toys (before and after sex) with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds,” the picture provided to the DCNF said. (RELATED: Hate Crime Hoax Spree...
    Five freshmen share what their typical Friday night in college looks like. Aimée Parvine/Marlon Rubio Smith/Emily Lampi/Audrey Pe When incoming freshmen pictured college, their expectations for socializing included dorm movie nights, fraternity parties, clubs, and apartment hangs.  But every aspect of college life looks different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including Friday and Saturday night plans.  From movie nights to late-night quizzes, take a look at the weekends of five freshmen, from Hangzhou, China, to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A year ago, when high school seniors pictured their freshmen year of college, it looked vastly different from the reality they're living today. Aimée Parvine, a freshman at Howard University, imagined lecture...
    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The College of Idaho's administration has created an organization to address the three reported acts of hate speech or bigotry that have been associated with the school in the last year. The liberal arts college established the Representation, Inclusion and Equity Alliance to address ways the college can improve its response to bigotry. The group is made up of students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni. The college is also looking to diversity its faculty and administration, the Idaho Press reported Thursday. Earlier this year, homophobic language was spray-painted on Pride flags and sidewalks on campus after the school held its first student-led Pride March. In October, a school employee posted photos on social media of her...
    SAN ANTONIO – Early research suggests that being outside is safer from COVID-19 than being indoors. “It doesn’t travel as far, and it doesn’t live on surfaces as long,” Fred Rodriguez, the Director of Education with Workplace Resource said. “The air circulation is huge,” Rodriguez said. That is why campuses like Alamo College’s Northwest Vista College has transformed several of its spaces outside for when students come back to campus in the spring. “These kind of pop up classes give us really an expanded space and afford the teachers another venue to teach,” Rick Baser, the president of Northwest Vista College said. Instead of creating new spaces, they are just utilizing what they already have on campus. For example, an...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — With just two weeks left until Thanksgiving, the nine colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District are helping students in need. On Thursday, Los Angeles City College held the district’s second food distribution and assistance event for students actively enrolled in classes leading up to the holiday. (CBSLA) On Thursday, Los Angeles City College held the district’s second food distribution and assistance event for students actively enrolled in classes leading up to the holiday. Students in need were able to pick up a free turkey and a gift card for a local grocery store to help them put food on the table this holiday season. “Our students already have many challenges before they get into...
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa. (AP) — Morningside College in Sioux City will become Morningside University next year, officials at the school said Thursday. Morningside President John Reynders announced the the name change at a news conference on the school's campus, the Sioux City Journal reported. The decision to change the name was made by a unanimous vote of the Morningside College Board of Directors during an Oct.9 meeting. “Morningside will remain Morningside. For those that don’t know us, though, the change to university has the potential to open new doors and new hearts within the global marketplace,” Reynders said. The main difference between a college and university is that a university generally offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Reynders said Morningside...
    Keisha Murphy is on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19 as a registered nurse based in San Bernardino County, California. While the pandemic poses new challenges to her important work, the road to her nursing career was also riddled with obstacles for one reason: Murphy’s prior felony conviction. Murphy had been working as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) for six years when she decided to pursue further education and become a registered nurse, which requires either an associates or bachelors degree in nursing. Public community or junior colleges had been out of reach for Murphy when she sought to obtain her LVN certificate due to her conviction history. Six years later, as she looked to return to school for her...
    The Dallas County scholarship was called Promise and as the name implies, the main requirement is to commit to going to college or community college. Students who are currently in 12th grade can apply. Grade at any school in this county and does not require high grade or essay writing. Some of the requirements that are asked, obviously after making the promise, is to fill out an application for admission by February 5. Apply for government financial aid through FAFSA or if the student does not have social security, they must apply for TAFSA aid by March 5. Finally enroll in the classes that you will take in your higher education for July 30. For...
    Audrey Pe is a freshman at Stanford University. Audrey Pe As colleges across the nation welcome students back to campus, those welcome letters also come with agreements that outline what students can and can't do. Stanford University, for example, has students sign a "campus compact," in which students agree not to party, keep gatherings limited, social distance, and wear face masks. The compact also outlines a range of consequences, like removal from campus housing — and for international students like Audrey Pe, the consequences are constantly on her mind. You can find all of Insider's stories from college freshman here. If you're a student with a story to share, get in touch. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Each...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It was not your typical traffic near Miami International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. On NW 36th Street, you would have been behind a Learjet en route to George T. Baker Technical College. “The first aircraft that is a private jet and will continue to expand the horizons of the individuals that are getting educated on aircraft mechanics,” said Lester Sola, the Director and CEO of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Amos Rodriguez knows how valuable that experience will be. “I graduated George T. Baker over 40 years ago, 40 years!” he said, as he addressed a group gathered to see the jet depart for its trip to the college. He is now the President of iAero Tech and...
    (CNN)Weston Kerekes plans to eat his Thanksgiving dinner alone in his childhood bedroom in Santa Monica, California. If all goes as planned, the Yale University freshman's quarantine will have followed a tightly choreographed trip from his New Haven, Connecticut, campus to ensure he doesn't expose his parents to Covid-19."He'll take a Covid-19 test 72 hours before he leaves campus and then he will wear an N95 (mask) and goggles from the moment he steps into the airport," said Erika Kerekes, his mother, who has asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes. "On the plane he won't eat or drink anything or use the bathroom." Yes, we have a new US President, but you still have to wear your mask and...
    Fewer students are applying to U.S. colleges this year, with experts saying some schools could struggle to fill their incoming freshman class during the coronavirus pandemic. Through November 2, the deadline for early decisions at many institutions, the number of students filing the Common Application — the most commonly used method for undergraduate admissions — for the first time is down 8% compared with a year ago, according to Jenny Rickard, CEO of the Common App.  Among students who qualified to have their application fees waived — also a proxy for their families' income levels — the numbers are even lower. The number of fee-waiver students who applied to college using the Common App decreased by 16%. Get Breaking News...
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- If you have a child who plans to attend college next year, you don't have to be told that the pandemic has changed the application landscape.What normally would have been a summer spent by rising high school seniors touring college campuses instead became virtual tours via home computer for many.Shery Boyles, the admissions director for Meredith College in Raleigh said that admissions officials at colleges and universities understand the additional anxiety students are experiencing this year."The pandemic has just had an incredible impact on college admissions. Things that have been sacred through the years to college admissions no longer exist this fall," said Boyles.She says through all the craziness of the past eight months, college admissions staff...
    VIDEO3:3303:33How to save enough money to pay for your kid to go to an Ivy LeagueInvest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. On the heels of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, free college may finally become a reality. On the campaign trail, Biden said he will enact legislation to ensure that students can go to community college for up to two years without having to pay tuition. Biden also adopted a proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for all students whose family incomes are below $125,000 and forgive $10,000 in student debt for all borrowers — thereby slashing the country's $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab. In fact, 25 states, including Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana,...
    Time to get in “Formation” on your Peloton bike. Beyoncé has teamed up with the trendy fitness startup to create a series of themed workouts to honor historically black colleges and universities. The cycling, running, strength, bootcamp, yoga and meditation classes will be a tribute to the annual homecoming celebrations at the schools known as HBCUs, which also inspired Beyonce’s 2019 live album and documentary. They’ll be available on Peloton’s high-end stationary bikes and treadmills as well as its mobile app, the company said Tuesday. “I’ve been a Peloton member for several years, and I’m excited to partner with a company that helps people, young and old, be the best versions of themselves, in an innovative and adaptable way,” Beyoncé...
    2 newborn babies found dead, wrapped in paper in New York City Everyday items that didnt exist a decade ago I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life Here's Who Will Cause a COVID Surge This Month, Experts Say The arrival of the holiday season is usually one of the most joyful times of year. But as the United States surpasses its 10 millionth coronavirus case and continues to see numbers surge from coast to coast, many are coming to terms with the fact that bringing together friends and family may not...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. Back in the spring, college campuses around Minnesota went into shutdown mode in response to the worldwide COVID pandemic. Students were sent packing; residence halls were closed and faculty — after extended spring breaks — began offering all of their courses online.  Most everyone understood that colleges couldn’t survive if the shutdown continued: Small liberal arts schools that base their educational model on a residential, community-focused experience wouldn’t survive if students’ only option was to go to school on a laptop in their childhood bedrooms.  This reality, combined with Minnesota Department of...
    A Burlington County man was sentenced to eight years in state prison for causing the death of a 21-year-old college student who overdosed on fentanyl-laced heroin that she purchased from him, authorities said. Terrance D. Walker, 38, of the Browns Mills section of Pemberton, pleaded guilty last August to strict liability for the drug-induced death of Tessa McCullough. Walker must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Prosecutor Scott Coffina said. The investigation began in May 2019, when McCullough overdosed in her Pemberton Township home. She was transported to Mount Holly Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined that McCullough's death was due to fentanyl toxicity, Coffina...
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    Oleksandr Rupeta/NurPhoto via Getty Images A man prepares coconut water in a village in Bali, Indonesia. A hospitality college in Bali, Indonesia, has begun accepting coconuts as a form of tuition payment from students facing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff at the Venus One Tourism Academy, located in the Tegalalang district, uses the coconuts to harvest virgin coconut oil, UPI reported. Students can also pay using leaves from moringa and gotu kola plants, which can be converted into herbal soap and sold to raise money for the academy, Food & Wine added. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A hospitality college in Bali, Indonesia, has begun accepting coconuts as tuition payment as students...
    The Coastal Pines Technical College Environmental Horticulture Program is now offering a newly approved Associate of Applied Science Degree. This Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will be offered on the Waycross Campus at Coastal Pines and can be completed in two years. The job outlook for careers within Horticulture are excellent and steadily on the rise. 2020 has been one of the greatest years for the Green Industry in Georgia. This degree program offers direct, hands-on, learning opportunities to introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Students leave the program with a network of industry professional contacts, various...
    A Minnesota college president offered to cover the fines and bail of students should they be arrested while protesting. Suzanne Rivera, president of Macalester College, initially made the offer in June during the Black Lives Matter protest, saying “conscientious and peaceful refusal to obey certain laws, demands, orders or commands” to foster change “is a time-honored tradition in this country,” according to a Nov. 5 letter to students. Rivera said again in a tweet on Thursday that Macalester students can rely on the college to support their right to civil disobedience as protests over the presidential election occurred across the country. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Bail Fund Promoted By Kamala Harris Helped Free Serial Domestic Abusers) “Any currently enrolled student who participates...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As schools have scrambled to go virtual, technical colleges have faced even more challenges. But a hands-on learning model is still moving forward at Dunwoody College despite the pandemic. Stella Robinson and Maverick Patterson will graduate this spring from Dunwoody’s electrical construction program. “We’ve come up with our own solutions to problems that no one would have predicted would have come up,” Robinson said. Once unsure of their futures here, they’ve been back to school since August. “Oh I’m happy to be back. I’m definitely happy to be back,” Patterson said. As an associate professor, Polly Friendshuh and her team thought outside the box to make that possible. “I can tell you right now 90-plus-percent of my...
    A college president in Minnesota offered Thursday to help cover the costs of bail for any student arrested during protests related to the 2020 presidential election. Macalester College President Suzanne Rivera said she “care[s] deeply about both the wellbeing of our students and their right to practice civil disobedience.” The school official said she wanted to “affirm” that students “have the support of Macalester in various ways.” “Any currently enrolled student who participates in civil disobedience and needs help with bail or a fine they cannot afford can seek reimbursement by emailing me,” Rivera wrote on Twitter. Macalester is located close to Minneapolis, one of several U.S. cities where protestors took to the streets as efforts to complete ballots in battleground...
    A liberal arts college president in Minnesota wants to cover fines and bail for her students arrested during protests. Macalester College President Suzanne Rivera told the Pioneer Press she began offering to cover fines during Black Lives Matters protests in June because “freedom of speech is not a privilege only our wealthy students should enjoy.” “I would defend free speech for our conservative students as vigorously as for our liberal students,” Rivera told the paper. The recently-hired college president reiterated the offer on Thursday amid protests over the 2020 presidential election count. “Any currently enrolled student who participates in civil disobedience and needs help with bail or a fine they cannot afford can seek reimbursement by emailing me,” she posted...
    Rome City Schools’ Board of Education members had a chance to tour the new College and Career Academy (CCA). The building is currently under construction on Rome High School’s campus. During the tour, led by Rome High School Associate Principal, Misty Tucker, RCS Board members had the opportunity to walk the site and ask Superintendent Louis Byars about what curriculum will be offered when the building opens in 2021. From the mock court room, to the commercial kitchen and automotive repair garage, the Board got their first look at the spaces that will serve as an extension of what Rome City Schools currently offers in their classrooms. With the goal...
    Two Marist dormitories have been placed under quarantine after more students tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of students who have contracted the virus since the fall semester began to 80, more than any other college campus in Dutchess County.  According to the school's COVID-19 Dashboard, 19 students who have tested positive for the virus are convalescing off-campus, while another 14 are doing so on school grounds.  Since the semester began, 47 students who previously tested positive overcame the illness and were cleared by the school's medical team to return to campus.  College administrators announced on Sunday, Nov. 1 that students living in Leo Hall, which houses approximately 317 freshmen, and Sheahan Hall, home to about 130 freshmen students,...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Students in a newly developed class about COVID-19 got a lesson from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert. (credit CU Boulder) Dr. Anthony Fauci did a 15-minute conversation with University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, which  was used in the newly created Health, Society, and Wellness in COVID-19 Times class. Fauci is the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. He agreed to be interviewed because he has a specific message that he wants to get out to college-age youth. “If you don’t take care and protect yourself from infection, you are inadvertently and even innocently...
    Three incumbents and one newcomer appear likely to win a majority of seats on the governing body of the Los Angeles Community College District, demonstrating the deep influence of the faculty union, which put money and resources behind the four candidates. Current board President Andra Hoffman, incumbents David Vela and Mike Fong, and challenger Nichelle Henderson had wide leads in the races for their seats on the board Wednesday, the latest tallies from the L.A. County registrar’s office showed. The L.A. College Faculty Guild spent heavily on political mailers and phone banking to elect them. Check this page for live L.A. County election results Check this page for live L.A. County election results The...
    The outcome of an election that will determine a majority of seats on the governing board of the nation’s largest community college district, which serves some of the most vulnerable students in the state, remained uncertain Tuesday night, with three incumbents and one newcomer holding a preliminary edge in early returns. Four seats on the seven-member Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees were in contest this year, with 33 candidates vying for the at-large seats. Check this page for live L.A. County election results Check this page for live L.A. County election results Incumbents Andra Hoffman, David Vela and Mike Fong were endorsed by the Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, the union...
    (CNN)A Georgia college student was so determined to vote, she decided to take a nearly 24-hour road trip to her hometown in order to cast her ballot in person. "I filled out my absentee ballot, sealed the security envelope and realized I made a mistake," said Hannah Tindall, a 22-year-old senior at Georgia Tech. "I frantically opened it and totally destroyed the seal."Jack Purdy, her friend and fellow classmate, said that after some talk, it was a "no brainer" that they had to drive her to Harleysville, Pennsylvania, so she could vote in person. "I had the time and nothing better to do than make sure she gets to her polling place on time," said Purdy. Almost half of early...
    DAVIS (CBS13) — College is often touted as the best four years of a person’s life, but when the world is full of uncertainty, it can stoke fears of the future. When the campus is empty at UC Davis, coffee shops become the classroom. “It almost feels like a break, even though we’re doing school work,” said Lena Bondogyi, who spent the day studying with her roommate and sipping coffee. It’s one of their home’s few outings as classes continue online. “For us, we’ve had to change everything,” said Zena Lababidi. She’s pre-med and has had to take labs online, which is something she’d much rather do hands-on and in-person with the rest of her class. UC Davis said they’ve...
    CNBC's "College Voices 2020" is a series written by CNBC fall interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Colette Ngo is a senior at Chapman University. Young voters are fired up and research shows they will be a decisive factor in the 2020 election. And, they clearly have a lot at stake: They are entering the workforce during one of the most brutal economies since the Great Depression. "In the next president, we need a leader who will recalibrate the ethical and moral compass of this nation, as well as work to repair the damaged relationships both domestic and abroad while representing the country and...
    The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the nation. Voters must chose among 33 candidates for four seats on the seven-member board. Here are the basics:The issues Student basic needs crisis. Before the pandemic, an estimated 62% of students in the LACCD were food-insecure and 55% were housing-insecure. COVID-19 has deepened those insecurities, and access to laptops and high-speed internet is a necessity that many students lack, exacerbating an enormous digital divide. Oversight of the chancellor. The election outcome will determine whether the LACCD’s chief administrator, Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, stays or goes. In December, the board voted 5 to 2 to renew his contract for just one year, to 2021. Board member Scott Svonkin,...
    More than 20 students at Quinnipiac University in Hamden have been sent home after they attended a large Halloween party, violating the school's COVID-19 restrictions. The college's President Judy Olian and Chief Experience Officer Tom Ellett said in a letter to parents and the community said the students were sent home for the remainder of the semester. The party, attended by students from multiple universities, was held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, the school officials said. "We have verified that among the attendees were students from QU, that masks were not worn, social distancing wasn’t practiced, and total attendance exceeded public health guidelines," the letter said. In addition to the students being sent home, ...
    Zachary Houdek and Meredith Reilly take a selfie on their trip from D.C. to Texas to cast their ballots during early voting. Courtesy Meredith Reilly Meredith Reilly poses on the Texas and Arkansas state line on a 30-hour road trip from D.C. to cast her ballot in the election. Courtesy Meredith Reilly Zachary Houdek and Meredith Reilly take a selfie on their trip from D.C. to Texas to cast their ballots during early voting. Courtesy Meredith Reilly Zachary Houdek poses with his voting sticker after casting his ballot in Texas. Courtesy Meredith Reilly Meredith Reilly poses after casting her ballot in the election in Texas. She traveled with a friend from D.C. to Texas to...
    Officials in San Diego County, California, issued cease-and-desist orders to eight college area residences to stop young people from gathering for Halloween parties to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The notices included those delivered to fraternities and sororities. The public radio station KPBS reported on the legal maneuver: County public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said this action was necessary because the region’s livelihood hangs in the balance, as we are on the brink of moving to a more restrictive tier. “Know that our place on one tier or another is not based on the state’s assessment, it is intrinsically tied to our personal and common efforts,” she said. “The risk of contracting COVID-19 is increased when we come...
    Two college students in Washington, D.C. drove 20 hours to cast their ballot in Texas after never receiving the mail-in ballots they requested in August. Twenty-year-olds Meredith Reilly and Zachary Houdek drove nearly 1,400 miles to vote in the Lone Star state after Reilly said that her request for a mail-in ballot was not received by election officials in Tarrant County. “About a month or so ago, I hadn’t heard anything back, so I checked the website and my request hadn’t been processed,” she said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “My name wasn’t in the system. Nothing.” Houdek had a similar problem in his hometown in Travis County. "Neither of us were planning on coming home to Texas for...
    While student debt and the affordability of a college education as a youth voter issue has been overshadowed by COVID and race events, it remains a top concern for many. “I’ve been paying whatever the minimum is for well over a decade,” said Victor Varadi, senior program manager at Disney/ABC, to VOA. Now 47, he has been paying down more than $50,000 in student loans for his undergraduate and master’s degree studies since 2006. The interest rate on those loans have been between 5% and 7%, he said. Varadi is among the student debtors who owe $1.5 trillion to lending institutions, more than all credit card debt in the U.S., according to Brookings Institution in an October report. A third...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) —  Reversing historical trends during economic downturns, state college enrollment has dropped dramatically as the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague Florida. Student enrollment is down between 5 and 10 percent at most of Florida’s 28 state colleges, according to St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens, who serves as chairman of the college system’s Council of Presidents. The biggest drop is among first-time college students who have recently graduated from high school, Pickens, a former state legislator, told The News Service of Florida. College campuses were largely shuttered following a statewide shutdown ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis in March to prevent the spread of the virus. The schools are now offering a mix of online and in-person...
    Princeton University's campus was largely deserted as of March 18, 2020 as a growing number of colleges require students to leave for the remainder of the spring semester.Jessica Dickler | CNBC With enrollment numbers plunging, some colleges and universities are taking an aggressive approach to lure students back. One school is slashing the price for first year students to zero. Amid the coronavirus and economic downturn, financial constraints have finally put a limit on what families can afford to pay, while many also contend that remote learning is just not worth the same as face-to-face instruction — causing some would-be college students to rethink their plans altogether.  More from Personal Finance:Falling enrollment, lost tuition puts colleges in financial distressCoronavirus slows pace of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Thousands of Bay Area college students will return home next month for Thanksgiving break, potentially carrying with them COVID-19, but only a small percentage of colleges and universities are conducting mandatory coronavirus testing.University of Michigan Freshman Abby Young traveled more than 2,000 miles across the country from Walnut Creek to begin her college career which looks nothing like what she imagined."It's going well it's definitely different being on zoom and I'm spending a lot more time in the dorm than I normally would be," said Young.WATCH: What's it like to live in a college dorm under COVID-19? It's a lot lonelierEMBED More News Videos College life is not what it used to be. The pandemic has...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —  State health leaders warn our COVID outbreak is like a strengthening winter storm. Consider this: It took two full months for Minnesota to rack up its first 13,000 infections. The state just added that same amount in under two weeks. One reason the disease is so widespread is because younger adults often don’t even know they’re infected. WCCO looks at what could help and how one college campus is holding steady. The state is working to limit the spread of COVID-19 from asymptomatic people. Soon it will focus on a rapid test for young adults, as Governor Tim Walz announced in Moorhead. “I think what we’re looking at is massive testing with pop up kiosks and asking 18...
    A Florida International University student made a Snapchat video of herself saying racial slurs while twerking. Following online backlash, the university’s president publicly condemned it Tuesday night. Hide “Stupid [N-word] hoe, stupid stupid [N-word] hoe,” the student is heard repeatedly saying as she’s being filmed by an unknown person. The video was posted to Twitter by user @fukinbuzzin and has since been viewed over 2 million times. Hide As the video makes its way around the internet, viewers and fellow FIU students are expressing outrage. The student in question has even been doxed on Twitter. @FIU this is your student. you should fix that pic.twitter.com/8DZu2NnLei— (´-`).。oO (@fukinbuzzin) October 25, 2020 Hide In response to @fukinbuzzin’s tweet, FIU said it...
    In Sunday’s paper (Oct. 25), contributing columnist Evan Green posed an extremely important question. “How are high school seniors supposed to choose a college when they can’t visit them during the pandemic?” That’s a question we’ve been helping students and families answer since the spread of coronavirus changed our worlds in early March. The campus visit has been at the heart of the college decision since students began making that decision. We spend a lot of time encouraging students to find the right fit, to picture themselves at their college of choice, and to attend events that allow them to experience campus life. Green is right. While the pandemic has not stopped us from continuing to provide high quality academic...