Chagrin Falls High School teachers honored by University of Chicago

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Chagrin Falls High School teachers Kenneth Kasee and Carolyn Petite have been selected for The University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

Every year, The University of Chicago gives newly admitted students the opportunity to recognize educators who have made a positive impact on their lives.

Students accepted into the university’s class of 2024 were asked to nominate an educator whose guidance has helped them along the path toward intellectual growth.

This award has existed for more than 30 years. The university honors all teachers who have been nominated.

Kasee, who teaches English, was nominated by Maggie Mills. Petite, who teaches computer science, was nominated by Parker Broz. Mills and Broz are both members of Chagrin Falls High School’s class of 2020.

A virtual event to celebrate these teachers took place on Oct. 21. Kasee and Petite received a commemorative award, certificate and letter that includes

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Virginia Tech vs. Liberty odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 10 predictions from proven model

The Virginia Tech Hokies will take on the No. 25 Liberty Flames at noon ET on Saturday at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. Virginia Tech is 4-2 overall and 2-0 at home, while Liberty is 6-0 overall and 2-0 on the road. It’s the first time the two programs have ever gone head-to-head and Liberty has already knocked off one ACC team so far this season.

However, Virginia Tech is a cut above a Syracuse squad that has only managed one win on the season. The Hokies are favored by 15-points in the latest Virginia Tech vs. Liberty odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 67.5. Before entering any Liberty vs. Virginia Tech picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer

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Western Michigan University coronavirus cases surpass 800

KALAMAZOO — Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University reported 43 new coronavirus cases on its COVID-19 Dashboard Friday, Nov. 6.

The university reported 10 cases on Monday, Nov. 2, 10 cases on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and 23 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The new cases push WMU’s total number of cases since students returned in early August to 812.

Friday’s increase marks the largest uptick in cases since Oct. 16, when the university health center reported an average of 13.2 new cases daily in a 7-day period. The current 7-day average is 8.7 cases/day, which is lower than the October surge, but higher than the 4.4 case/day average reported just a week ago.

This week’s spike in cases follows five weeks of decreasing numbers at WMU.

Since August, the school has been updating its COVID-19 dashboard within its Safe Return Plan website each Tuesday and Friday evening. Sindecuse

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COVID-19 can invade testicles, University of Miami researchers find. What can this mean?

COVID-19 can invade tissues in the testicles in some men who are infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a new study by a team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers.

The UM study was published Tuesday in The World Journal of Men’s Health.

“These findings could be the first step in discovering COVID-19’s potential impact on male fertility and whether the virus can be sexually transmitted,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, an associate professor and director of reproductive urology at UM’s Miller School.

How the study was conducted

Ramasamy and eight colleagues analyzed testis tissue from the autopsies of six men who died of COVID-19 infection in Miami-Dade County. They found impaired sperm function in three of the testis specimens and evidence of COVID-19 using electron microscopy in the tissue of one.

“We also identified the presence of the virus in a

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College football schedule, games 2020: What to watch in Week 10, TV channels, Saturday kickoff times

We can see the tide turning as 2020 is finally hitting that corner! We have every conference in college football playing now that the Pac-12 and MAC have returned to action, which means that things (hopefully) are returning to normal. 

“Pac-12 for brunch” will open a wild Saturday when No. 20 USC plays host to Arizona State in one of the biggest Pac-12 games of the season. The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between No. 5 Georgia and No. 8 Florida headlines the mid-day slate of games, and a major ACC showdown between No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame will be featured in prime time. 

Here’s a handy viewer’s guide to help you navigate through all of the action.

All times Eastern

The biggest games

No. 23 Michigan at No. 13 Indiana — noon, FS1 and fuboTV (Try for free): The Wolverines are coming off of a stunning

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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 10 predictions from proven model

A Big 12 battle is on tap Saturday between the Kansas State Wildcats and the 14th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys at 4 p.m. ET at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State is 4-2 overall and 2-1 at home, while Oklahoma State is 4-1 overall and 1-0 on the road. The Cowboys are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games on the road. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 6-1 in their last seven meetings against a Big 12 opponent. 

Kansas State is also 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against Oklahoma State at home. However, the Cowboys are favored by 12.5-points in the latest Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 46. Before you make any Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS

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Syracuse University narrowly avoids classroom shutdown as coronavirus surges

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University narrowly avoided having to suspend in-person classes today after reporting its 98th new coronavirus case since Oct. 23.

The state requires colleges to suspend in-person activities for two weeks when they report 100 cases within a 14-day period. SU reported 14 new cases today, bringing it just two cases short of the threshold.

“What we know is the data is moving in the wrong direction,” Mike Haynie, an SU vice chancellor, said in an email to students and faculty. SU is seeing an increase in cases among students and employees that is coinciding with a surge of coronavirus throughout Central New York. Onondaga County reported 149 cases today, a new record. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today the state expects to impose new restrictions on Central New York to slow the spread of the virus.

SU has 79 active cases and 465 students in quarantine. It

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Fall enrollment drops 2.8% at Grand Valley State University

ALLENDALE, MI – Grand Valley State University reported a 2.8% enrollment decline this year, continuing a four-year downward trend since the university hit its peak enrollment in 2016.

GVSU had 23,350 students this fall, down by 683 students from the 2019 academic semester. This year’s drop was slightly larger than last year, when enrollment declined by 644 students to a population of 24,003.

The decrease in enrollment at GVSU is part of a larger trend of falling enrollment at Michigan’s public universities over the past decade, attributed to a shrinking number of high school graduates in Michigan and across the country.

All 15 public universities in Michigan reported an enrollment decline this year, according to the preliminary 2020 enrollment report by the Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU).

Enrollment at Michigan’s state universities peaked in Fall 2011 at 301,919 students and has declined every year since then, MASU data shows.

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Timeline: A look at Alex Cora’s career, from his Red Sox playing days to his second stint as manager

▪ 2005-08: Cora spent three-plus seasons with the Red Sox, including the 2007 World Series team for whom he appeared in 83 games.

▪ March 25, 2012: Cora is released by the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of spring training and retires after 14 seasons.

▪ Feb. 19, 2013: Cora joins ESPN as an analyst for the network’s Major League Baseball coverage.

▪ Nov. 15, 2016: Cora is hired by the Astros as bench coach.

▪ Beginning of 2017 season: Astros employees in the video replay review room start using the live game feed from the center field camera to decode opposing teams’ sign sequences. Once they were decoded, a player in the video replay room acted as a “runner” to relay the information to the dugout.

▪ Early in 2017 season: Cora begins to call the replay review room to obtain the sign information.

▪ Approximately two months

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University of Akron would consider going remote before Thanksgiving break, if cases continue to climb

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The University of Akron could switch to online classes before Thanksgiving break if coronavirus cases continue to climb, according to a newsletter sent out Friday.

Currently about 60% of course sections are remote, where students do not need to come to class in-person, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard.

The university will shift some operations to limit the coronavirus’s spread, beginning Nov. 9. The state is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with a record-breaking daily increase of more than 5,000 reported on Friday. The changes largely affect groups and activities, including moving in-person meetings and student services and support online. Some support services could be offered individually.

There will still be recreation and sports, though limited. The university also won’t allow carpooling for academic work and may adjust public transport to reduce the number of people grouped together.

Classes will continue as normal, unless positive case

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