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Four University officials involved in Luis Suarez’s citizenship test scandal are SUSPENDED

  • Luis Suarez was accused of cheating in his Italian residency language exam 
  • Suarez had to pass the test in September to help a move to Juventus go through
  • The Uruguayan forward took the language test at the University of Perugia 
  • Perugia’s prosecuting office has suspended four university officials
  • The office are also looking at other involvements in the case, including Juventus 

Perugia’s prosecuting office has suspended four university officials over alleged irregularities in Luis Suarez’s citizenship test for his proposed move to Juventus earlier this year. 

The Uruguayan striker took a ‘B1’ Italian language test in September in order to gain residency, meaning Juventus did not have too many non-EU players in their squad, but the 33-year-old has been accused of cheating in the exam. 

Suarez took the test at the University of Perugia and it was revealed on Friday that the institution’s Rector Giuliana Grego, chief executive Simone Olivieri,

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Boston University men’s hockey team pauses all activities after positive COVID-19 test

The Boston University men’s hockey team has paused all athletic activities and canceled Saturday’s game at UConn after a positive COVID-19 test.



a person walking down a sidewalk in front of a building: The BU men's hockey team has paused all activities at Agganis Arena.


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The BU men’s hockey team has paused all activities at Agganis Arena.

According a statement from the school, the positive test came from a member of the team’s Tier 1 personnel, which includes athletes, coaches, managers, and support staff. Tier 1 personnel are tested three times a week in accordance with NCAA, Hockey East, and university protocols.

“To ensure the health and safety of the BU campus and greater Boston community, the Department of Athletics and all of its varsity programs have been following state, city and University guidelines since returning to campus in August,” the statement read.

The Terriers were originally scheduled to open the men’s hockey season this weekend with a pair of games at Vermont, but that series was postponed when

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Key test: South Koreans sit university exam amid COVID-19 surge | South Korea

Nearly 500,000 high school students are sitting the test with stringent measures imposed to curb the virus.

South Korea fell quiet on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of students sat for the country’s high-stakes national university entrance exam amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has prompted new measures to curb its spread, including for candidates sitting the test.

Teenagers spend years preparing for the exam, which can mean a place in one of the elite colleges that are seen as key to future careers, incomes and even marriage prospects.

This year, the coronavirus pandemic has added to the pressure – delaying and disrupting the school year and at times forcing all classes online.

At the elite Ewha Girls’ Foreign Language High School many students arrived on their own or with their test-taking friends and some parents seemed more nervous than their children. Tightened curbs following a wave of new

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Ohio State University tops Ohio law schools in bar exam passage rates for October test

Out of 958 applicants who took the October 2020 bar exam in Ohio — which was offered in lieu of what would traditionally be exams held in July — 741 (or 77.4%) passed, according to results posted by the Ohio Supreme Court.

That is the highest passage rate since July 2013, according to the court. The passage rate in Ohio for the July 2019 exams was 73.1% among 885 applicants.

There were 810 first-time test takers this fall. Their passage rate was 85%.

Among Ohio’s nine law schools, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law had the lowest total passage rate at 69% among 95 test takers. Just ahead of it is the University of Akron School of Law, which is exploring the viability of some kind of merger of the law school with Cleveland-Marshall.

The best-performing school is Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, which boasted a passage rate of 92%.

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The Test That Matters for Biden’s Education Policy

(Bloomberg Opinion) — By the looks of it, President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will be among the most teacher-friendly in history — and not just because incoming First Lady Jill Biden, who plans to continue teaching, will arguably be the most important voice in the president’s ear. Beyond that, Biden has called for a teacher-oriented Department of Education and is reportedly considering the former head of the biggest teachers’ union, and the current head of the second-biggest, for his cabinet.



A teacher wearing a protective mask assists a student in a fifth grade classroom at Logan Jr. High School in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The Illinois State Board of Education has "strongly encouraged" a return to full, in-person instruction in the fall, as long as the regions are in Phase 4 of reopening.


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A teacher wearing a protective mask assists a student in a fifth grade classroom at Logan Jr. High School in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The Illinois State Board of Education has “strongly encouraged” a return to full, in-person instruction in the fall, as long as the regions are in Phase 4 of reopening.



a man standing in a room: A Covid-19 prevention sign is displayed as students work in a fifth grade classroom at Logan Jr. High School in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The Illinois State Board of Education has "strongly encouraged" a return to full, in-person instruction in the fall, as long as the regions are in Phase 4 of reopening.


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A Covid-19 prevention sign is displayed as students

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Test developed by University of Minnesota research could help hemp farmers keep crops legal

On top of all the other risks Minnesota farmers face from planting to harvest, those growing industrial hemp deal with an unusual one: If the crops produce too much THC, the psychoactive substance present in all cannabis plants, then it’s not hemp under state and federal laws, but marijuana.

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It can be very difficult for growers to know exactly how much THC their hemp seeds are going to produce, so farmers can plant seeds thinking they are growing a legal and environmentally friendly crop, only to find out they’ve actually invested time and money in growing a drug.

All of it, then, must be destroyed.

To combat that uncertainty and risk, researchers at the University of Minnesota recently developed a genetic test that will take out some of the guesswork.

The research, published last month in the American Journal of Botany, compared the genes of different varieties of

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Should college students get a COVID-19 test before heading home for the holidays? | Momaha

Garcia, 19, said she is wary of travel and felt that completing her coursework at home, in a different time zone, would be too challenging. As a result, she plans to finish the quarter in Chicago and then fly home for the longer winter break because her parents want to see her and she misses the landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

Still, Garcia she said she’s nervous about traveling when the time comes, especially because her airline has started filling all of its seats instead of spacing out passengers. Though Garcia takes a COVID-19 test every week as required by U. of C., she said she might quarantine upon arriving home if the airport feels too crowded.

“If I didn’t absolutely have to be traveling I would not,” said Garcia, a classics and computer science major. “I would really rather not at all. I try not to go many places

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COVID Update: Temple University doctors seek Philadelphians to test Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Doctors with Temple University Hospital are looking for participants in Philadelphia to test a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Health officials, including those from the government’s vaccine development program Operation Warp Speed, said COVID-19 vaccines could be approved before the end of the year.

Philadelphia residents had differing opinions Friday on if they would be a participant in the test and take the vaccine.

“I’m not trusting that. It’s not trustworthy to me,” Shirley Freeman of West Philadelphia said.

“I have an autoimmune disease, so yeah, maybe,” Alexis Roe of Center City said,

“Yes, I would because we’ve had other vaccines. I trust them,” Patty Hyland of Ridley Park said.

To get back to normalcy, doctors with Operation Warp Speed and Temple University Hospital said it’s going to take vaccines.

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One of the vaccine tests is

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University staff voice concerns at being asked to test students for Covid

University staff have voiced concern after their employers asked them to join a hastily assembled army of workers who will carry out mass Covid-19 testing of students before the pre-Christmas exodus home.



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They include staff at the University of Sussex, whose vice-chancellor sent out an email saying it was only with their help that a mass testing programme – which could be rolled out in just under two weeks – would succeed. More than 100 members of staff there are understood to have volunteered already.

“The mass testing programme will entail very significant challenges in an extremely short time period, and we are planning the logistics now so that we are as prepared as possible,” Adam Tickell, the university’s vice-chancellor, told staff in an email on Wednesday.

He said about 100 members of staff would be required each day to work

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New coronavirus breathalyzer test in the works at University of Miami

Researchers at the University of Miami are working on a new COVID-19 test that they say will be quick, easy and painless. 

“This is a totally non-invasive test that you just blow three times into a little breathalyzer. It’s like a kazoo and the breath is then caught into this apparatus and in 40 seconds it can be analyzed in order to tell whether or not the SARS-CoV-2 virus is in the exhaled air,” Dr. Roy Weiss, the COVID-19 chief medical officer of the University of Miami health system, said. “It can also distinguish whether or not there are other viral particles, such as the influenza virus.” 

The university is the first college in the nation to participate in this research. It’s running trials with its patients and students, but it hopes the test will be available to the general public soon. 

Depending on the results, the new testing method may receive emergency authorization from the FDA to use across the country.

Depending on the results, the new

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