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University of Idaho student’s journal from 1918 flu pandemic ‘frighteningly relevant today’

U of I student Esther Thomas was a very social lady, according to her diary. That is, until the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic shut down the Moscow campus.

MOSCOW, Idaho — While researching for an article for Blot Magazine, University of Idaho journalism student Riley Haun found a diary belonging to a young college student in 1918.

Esther Thomas was a home economics student at the University of Idaho in 1918.  According to her diary, she was a very social lady, until the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic shut down the campus.

“She writes, ‘Still nothing doing. I am almost desperate. Make some sheets.’ And then the next day, the 23rd, ‘Make some more sheets. Desperation increases. What will become of me?'” Haun read of her journal entry dated Oct. 22, 1918. 

“There’s really only one line per day that she wrote, but she packed so much feeling and snarkiness, honestly,

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Some Ann Arbor hotels offering winter semester rates to University of Michigan students

ANN ARBOR, MI — The University of Michigan has canceled housing contracts for the winter semester for all but a certain number of undergraduate students to limit the number of students on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But there is another option students affected by this action will have.

Some hotels, such as the DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North, the Graduate Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel, are offering student rates for the winter semester.

All three are offering single- and double-occupancy rooms. Tyler Glombowski, a sales manager at the DoubleTree, said single rooms start at $1,500 plus tax per month, and double occupancy rooms are $2,000 per month plus tax.

Those rates tend to be a little bit more expensive than UM’s housing contracts because of housekeeping and extra amenities that students wouldn’t get in dorms, Glombowski said. It’s also a month-to-month contract, so if

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Students begin exodus in university travel window

Bags are packed and coronavirus tests are under way; this is the week Johnny Jenkins, like thousands of other students across the UK, is finally able to go home. The 20-year-old, who is in his third year studying for his degree in politics at Warwick University, has taken two tests (to show whether he has Covid-19) organised by student services ahead of the mass departure. He had one swab on Monday and will have another on Thursday before he leaves. He’s hoping it comes back negative.



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Jenkins is planning to make the 130-mile drive home to his family in Southend, Essex, on Friday (4 December) with his dad. It comes after a year of turmoil for university students who have faced lockdowns, fears that they wouldn’t be able to go home at all, and a narrative that they are behaving irresponsibly and are responsible for

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First-of-Its-Kind Dual Enrollment Program Enables Xceed Anywhere Students to Earn University of Pittsburgh Credits

WESTON, Fla., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — When Faith, a Florida high school student, learned she could earn college credits from the University of Pittsburgh from the comfort of her own home and at no cost to her, she couldn’t wait to sign up.

“I was excited to hear that I will be able to take a college-level course in a subject I like and earn credits toward my first year in college,” Faith said. “I’m looking forward to taking Psychology and I’m happy Xceed Anywhere is giving me this opportunity.”

Faith is a student at Xceed Anywhere (XA), a private virtual school for students in grades 6-12 known for its innovative, personalized and flexible educational model. Through a new dual enrollment partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and Outlier.org—the first of its kind in the country—11th and 12th grade students at Xceed Anywhere

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Covid-19: University students not dropping out despite disruption

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News family and education correspondent

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image captionStudents have been getting Covid tests this week ahead of going home in the “travel window”

The number of students dropping out of their university courses across the UK has been lower this term than in previous years.

Despite the pressures of the pandemic and campus lockdowns, figures from the Student Loans Company show a fall in those leaving this autumn.

About 5,500 students withdrew from courses, compared with 6,100 last year.

The figures have been released on the day that the “travel window” opens for students to go home for Christmas.

The lower drop-out rate reflects the lack of any better alternatives this year, suggested Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute think-tank.

“What else are you going to do? You can’t travel

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Behind screens and in hospitals, South Korea students sit college exam amid coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) – Nearly half a million South Korean students took university entrance exams on Thursday, with COVID-19 students sitting in hospital and others separated by transparent screens.

South Korea is battling a third wave of coronavirus infections and authorities have taken strict steps to ensure all students can safely take the test, deemed a life-defining event for high school seniors to win a degree that could help land a good job.

Police and school officials guarded some 31,000 test venues across the country, which in normal years are usually filled with praying parents and cheering squads distributing hot drinks and snacks.

“It’s my second test, and I just wanted to get it done despite the risks of contracting the coronavirus. That’s all I was thinking about coming here,” Jeon Young-jin, 19, told Reuters in front of a test venue in Seoul.

Of the 491,000

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Texas launches artificial intelligence platform to assist college-bound students with financial aid

Higher education officials and agencies are working together to save college enrollment and admissions from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by bolstering support for high school students and their college counselors and advisers.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Dallas nonprofit Educate Texas are launching Future Focused, an initiative aimed toward maintaining enrollment rates at colleges throughout the state by providing on-demand resources related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which students are required to complete to receive federal and some state aid. ADVi — short for “adviser” — is a virtual advising chat box that uses artificial intelligence to answer questions about the FAFSA and related deadlines, and directs users to videos and resources.

Students and counselors can use the chat box to ask questions about FAFSA application deadlines and resources at any time and as many times as they need, said Jerel

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Boston University students who came up with “(Expletive) It Won’t Cut It” slogan go national

Boston University students who came up with a provocative public health campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic soared to the national stage Wednesday — as they were front-and-center at a CDC emergency response event about the virus.

BU students who launched the “(Expletive) It Won’t Cut It” slogan on campus presented at CDC’s webinar that explored using social media at colleges to promote positive health behaviors related to COVID-19.

The campaign garnered a lot of interest when BU filed a trademark for the slogan with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — and it even caught the attention of national leaders at the CDC.

“(Expletive) It Won’t Cut It” was one of four public health campaigns from colleges across the country chosen to present at the COVID-19 emergency response webinar, and it was the only initiative fully run by students.

“This is a dream for us. We would have never thought

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Students will have staggered return to university over five-weeks



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Students will face staggered returns to universities after Christmas in a bid to prevent a spike in cases, it has been revealed.

Hands-on courses, such as medicine and performing arts, will return as normal in January.

However courses which can be taught online, such as English and history, will stay online until at least January 25.

Some students will not return to campus until at least February 7, according to the BBC.  

University students will be offered Covid tests following the end of lockdown in England yesterday, before having a six-day window to travel home for Christmas under the government’s evacuation-style plan.



a man drinking from a wine glass: University students will be offered Covid tests following the end of lockdown in England yesterday, before having a six-day window to travel home for Christmas under the government's evacuation-style plan


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University students will be offered Covid tests following the end of lockdown in England yesterday, before having a six-day window to travel home for Christmas under the government’s evacuation-style plan

Students will be offered two lateral-flow

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Students will have staggered return to university over five-week period

Students will have staggered return to university over five-week period after Christmas to avoid Covid surge – with thousands paying rent on halls despite not being on campus until February 7

  • Hands-on courses like medicine and performing arts to return in early January
  • But courses such as English and history to remain online until at least January 25
  • Some students will not return to face-to-face lessons until at least February 7 

Students will face staggered returns to universities after Christmas in a bid to prevent a spike in cases, it has been revealed.

Hands-on courses, such as medicine and performing arts, will return as normal in January.

However courses which can be taught online, such as English and history, will stay online until at least January 25.

Some students will not return

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