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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Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen sits on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Central Florida won 44-29. (Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

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Jim Harbaugh and I share something in common. No, we don’t both make $8 million a year. And no, we don’t both average 25-under in Golden Tee. However, both of us had incredibly forgettable Saturdays.

That’s putting it mildly. For as hot as the weekly college football picks against the spread have been around these parts, well, Saturday didn’t hold up. It wasn’t a complete disaster, but it wasn’t up to my expectations. Harbaugh knows the feeling. 

I’m sorry. I know we’ve all made money this past month, but I owe it to you all to be better. And better I will be.

The overall tallies for the year are still solid, even after a 3-5 week. We’re 25-18 on the season, with plenty of room for growth. Before we dive into this week’s picks, let’s look at the good and the bad from

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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Texas head coach Tom Herman shouts to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTEP in Austin, Texas. Texas’ Herman and Baylor’s Dave Aranda are old friends and college teammates who will meet for the first time Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, as opposing head coaches. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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Perfection. It’s what I strive for. The goal of this weekly staple isn’t to just hit enough winners to be respectable. The goal is to be perfect with these college football picks against the spread, week after week, despite knowing how unrealistic that goal may be. 

Last week, however, Locks of the Week were perfect.

Five wins, zero losses.

Not a single blemish.

If you thought we were hot heading into last weekend, well, things have escalated quickly. This season, Locks of the Week are now 11-3. I’ll pause momentarily so everyone can let that soak in. 

Take your time.

Overall, our total picks last week finished an exquisite 7-2. For the year, they are now a lovely 16-10. At the moment, business is good. 

Before we move on to this week’s selections, let’s digest the good and the bad from the week that was.


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Nick Saban's statue stands among fewer fans than normal as Alabama, playing against Texas A&M, and its fans adjust to the new 'Covid normal' on NCAA college football game day, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A restricted number of fans were allowed to attend the game, meaning many did not travel to the city, while others sought social opportunities at restaurants and bars. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

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The Game of the Century. It’s upon us. Sure, we say that about one game—sometimes more than one game—each season. It’s more like the Game of the Century of the Year. Whatever it is to you, the title feels appropriate here. This is a doozy. 

Alabama and Georgia will play the most interesting and important football game of the 2020 season. And the game will come with a twist as Nick Saban will not be coaching due to a positive COVID-19 test. 

First and most importantly, we wish nothing but good vibes and good health to Saban moving forward. Second, moving back to the football field, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will now be at the helm.

This move has indeed had an impact on the point spread, and we’ll get to that momentarily. Alabama-Georgia is indeed featured in this latest installment of Locks of

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