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Columbia University bans 70 MBA students from classes after COVID-19 travel violation

The MBA students who traveled to Turks and Caicos are banned until Dec. 1.

The group of 70 MBA students had traveled to the island of Turks and Caicos on a trip that was not school-sponsored. None of the students have been suspended.

In its COVID-19 travel restrictions listed for the fall 2020 semester, the Columbia University website states, “All academic or work-related travel, domestic or international, is suspended.”

“Columbia faculty, staff and students are required to follow local,

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Arizona university locks students out of classes for not getting mandatory coronavirus tests

Northern Arizona University cracked down on students who hadn’t received mandatory COVID-19 testing by locking them out of their online classes, a move that prompted most to get into compliance.

University spokeswoman Kimberly Ott said about 25 students were notified early in the past week they wouldn’t have continued access to the online instruction system because they didn’t get tests or seek an exemption even after three email notifications and a phone call, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.

The system is used for all online materials, including the submission of assignments and exams.

By Wednesday, most of the students completed testing or provided exemption information to get back online, Ott said.

The university would reactivate the other students’ accounts once they meet the requirements, Ott said.

Faculty members heard about the crackdown from distressed students who were unable to access their accounts, Faculty Senate President Gioia Woods said.

“We all

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California police groups back requiring college classes for prospective officers

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity.

Prospective officers should have to complete college classes that the groups said would prepare them “to meet the expectations of a modern police force,” including courses on mental health, social services, psychology and communication.

It’s part of what Brian Marvel, president of the Peace Officers Research Association of California, said must be “a culture shift” not only within police ranks but in how officers are viewed by the public.

The goal is to recruit and train officers so they are “in the best possible position to serve their communities in the way their communities want to be served,” said Eric Nunez, president of California Police Chiefs Association.

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Police groups back requiring college classes for recruits

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FILE — In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, police officers stand guard as they clear the streets during a protest in Los Angeles, following Tuesday’s election. California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-in-file officers proposed legislation in the wake of recent civil unrest that they they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

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California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity.

Prospective officers should have to complete college classes that the groups said would prepare them “to meet the expectations of a modern police force,” including courses on mental health, social services, psychology and communication.

It’s part of what Brian Marvel, president of the Peace Officers Research Association

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Georgetown University to offer more housing, in-person classes for seniors in spring

But as pressure mounts for colleges and universities to bring students back to campus, Georgetown will expand on-campus housing to 500 seniors and a few other students who may have lost stable housing through the pandemic, said John J. DeGioia, the university’s president. The students will join about 500 students who were allowed to live on campus during the fall semester.

DeGioia acknowledged that other students, particularly freshmen who have not yet had a chance to live on campus or attend classes in person, may be disappointed about the school’s decision. He unveiled plans to bring the Class of 2024 to live in the dorms and take classes over the summer if it is safe.

“Given the current state of the pandemic, we are not able to bring more members of our community to campus at this time,” DeGioia said in a message to students. “We will continue to monitor

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You can go to college tuition-free if you’re 60 or older by auditing classes in Ohio: That’s Rich!

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Do you like the idea of tuition-free college and no grade pressure?



People age 60 and older in Ohio can take college classes tuition fee, without grades or credit.


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People age 60 and older in Ohio can take college classes tuition fee, without grades or credit.

Those age 60 and older have that opportunity in Ohio, by auditing classes for free at the public universities and colleges, or in some cases even private schools.

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For older Ohioans, it’s a chance to pick up some job skills or to learn just for the fun of it without actually receiving college credits. Some younger students appreciate the diversity these people bring to the classroom.

There are a handful of catches. There could be some cost for text books and special class fees. The tuition-free audit option in most cases is open only if class space is available after the paying students enroll. And some

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University of Missouri shifts to all online classes, tells students to stay home

With coronavirus cases spiking, the University of Missouri will no longer hold class on campus after the Thanksgiving break, and will shift to remote instruction and finals.

Students are asked to go home for the holiday break and not return to campus until January.

“We believe these actions will support our community, and will provide the best path forward for our university’s return to in-person learning in the spring semester,” Mun Choi, MU chancellor and president of the University of Missouri’s four-campus system, said Thursday in a letter to the campus community.

At the start of the school year, officials had thought they might go online only after Thanksgiving. But then last month, they said they were pleased with how the Columbia campus was managing the coronavirus and would continue with a mix of in-person and online classes.

The rise in cases changed their minds again.

The university has

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Lawrence Technological University to move classes online amid rising COVID cases

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Students at Lawrence Technological University will switch to online instruction next week due to increasing coronavirus spread, officials said.

Lawrence Tech announced Wednesday that the university will move to remote instruction beginning Nov. 16 as COVID-19 cases climb throughout the state of Michigan. Classes were previously slated to transition to online-only instruction by Nov. 24 before the holiday, but officials have adjusted that schedule to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Students involved in laboratory courses or senior projects in the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences and Business and Information Technology will remain on campus through Nov. 24, according to officials.

Residence halls and dining services will remain open on the Southfield-based campus through their originally-scheduled dates.

According to the university’s website, Lawrence Tech currently has eight active “residential” COVID-19 cases, 14 overall active cases, 62 “residential” individuals in active quarantine and overall 132 individuals in active

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Syracuse University switches to all-remote classes as coronavirus cases spread

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University is switching to all-remote classes on Thursday in the wake of a surge of coronavirus cases on campus, according to an email from the school.



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Today is the last day of in-person learning, Chancellor Kent Syverud wrote in a campus-wide email.

The switch comes two weeks before in-person classes originally were set to end. The school is also pausing all in-person and on-campus student activities.

“We were so close to finishing the semester together with in-person instruction and activities on campus,” Syverud wrote. “I regret we have to pause now, but it is the right decision. As we have done since the beginning

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Syracuse University cancels in-person classes amid COVID surge

Wednesday was the final day of in-person classes for students at Syracuse University this semester, as coronavirus cases have resurged among the student body. Starting Thursday, the university will begin online-only classes for the remainder of the semester, the university announced.



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On Sunday, Syracuse reported on their COVID-19 dashboard that there were eight new cases of COVID-19 among students in Central New York. That number more than doubled a day later. By Wednesday, the school reported 52 new cases, the largest single-day spike since the beginning of August. 

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Nearly 500 students are currently in quarantine, according to the school. 

Along with students moving to online classes, all on-campus student activities have been paused, the university said. Students will be permitted to attend health or counseling appointments, get “grab and go” dining services and be tested for COVID-19.

“Our community has done an extraordinary job

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