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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University of Kentucky fraternity sanctioned for a COVID-19-related violation

A University of Kentucky fraternity was sanctioned after some of its members were involved in a conduct hearing for allegedly violating COVID-19 and public health related sections of the student code of conduct, a UK spokesperson said.

UK’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter is under further university review, UK spokesperson Jay Blanton said and the Kentucky Kernel first reported. It’s unclear what the sanctions are and what specific events led to the university investigating the fraternity. Students who violate UK’s COVID-19 guidelines are subject to discipline.

Two other UK fraternities — Pi Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Phi — are currently on disciplinary probation until fall 2021 for alcohol misuse and failing to follow UK’s COVID-19 guidelines, the university’s Office of Student Conduct website shows. According to the office, the disciplinary probation means that the fraternities are “not in good standing” with the university and subsequent violations could lead to

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