Tags fall 2020

More universities delay reopening plans amid COVID-19 surges

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

After a spike in positive coronavirus tests, leaders at the University of Arizona announced a pause on bringing more students back to campus, while outbreaks at other schools have are similarly delaying reopenings.

U. Virginia cracking down on gatherings after launch of reporting portal

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

An online portal allowing community members to report violations of the university's COVID-19 heath policies has already generated dozens of tips.

University responses to COVID-19 outbreaks vary

by Betsy Foresman • 4 weeks ago

Each university is handling the return to the fall semester differently as COVID-19 outbreaks spring up, with some institutions reversing their decisions and others sticking to their plans.

Brown University aids development of national K-12 pandemic dashboard

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

A dashboard slated for release this September is being designed to help administrators across the country better understand COVID-19 trends aid decision making.

As students return to campus, universities monitor for outbreaks

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

Some universities have reversed course on reopening their campuses, but others are pressing on, pleading with students to act responsibly.

Ohio State challenges students to make campus safe during the pandemic

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

The university will be listening to student ideas to promote safety and health on campus though a new innovation design challenge.

At universities, contact tracing app reception hinges on privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

Privacy-minded apps that use Bluetooth to monitor exposures are being accepted, while a mandatory app tracking students' locations at Albion College is getting less favorable reviews.

Some universities are reversing reopening plans as COVID-19 spreads

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

After over the summer announcing plans to reopen this fall, some universities are postponing those dates as the virus spreads and they're challenged by faculty and students.

Employees at University of Wisconsin-Madison demand campus remain closed

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

Faculty and staff at the university said community health has taken a back seat to university revenue and demand that in-person classes do not resume in-person for the fall.