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In Iowa, College Football Returns As State COVID-19 Cases Soar

In Iowa, College Football Returns As State COVID-19 Cases Soar

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A look at the state of colleges in Iowa, which has the third-highest number of new infections per capita in the U.S. Iowa State will play its first game of the season in an empty stadium.
Mayors Of College Towns Brace For The Economic Impact Of Remote Learning

Mayors Of College Towns Brace For The Economic Impact Of Remote...

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The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa makes up a sizeable portion of the city's population of roughly 100,000. Mayor Walt Maddox says losing an entire semester of school would be "economically disastrous for our community." Wesley Hitt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Wesley Hitt/Getty Images The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa makes up a sizeable…
Mayors Of College Towns Face Economic Toll Of Remote Learning

Mayors Of College Towns Face Economic Toll Of Remote Learning

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NPR's Debbie Elliot asks Mayor Walt Maddox of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mayor Donnie Tuck of Hampton, Va., and Mayor Bruce Teague of Iowa City, Iowa, how they're trying to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
How to Get the Most Out of a Virtual College Course

How to Get the Most Out of a Virtual College Course

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Colleges from the Ivy League to two-year schools have moved all or some of their instruction online this year. (Eh, you know why). This can feel extra unfair for students who’d been looking forward to, say, living in a dorm or asking for help from the cutie sitting next to them instead of, like, their…
How to Live (More) Safely in a Dorm During a Pandemic

How to Live (More) Safely in a Dorm During a Pandemic

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There’s no “safe” way to live in a dorm during a pandemic. As careful as your college kid may be, they can’t control whether Johnny Dumbass down the hall still does keg stands at frat parties on the weekends. Nothing is guaranteed with all these young people living together in a confined space with so…
College Road Trip: UNC Students Move Out After COVID-19 Outbreak

College Road Trip: UNC Students Move Out After COVID-19 Outbreak

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College reopenings have been difficult, especially in the South, where coronavirus cases are surging? At UNC, students were asked to move out two weeks after the school year started.
College contact-tracing app readily leaked personal data, report finds

College contact-tracing app readily leaked personal data, report finds

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Enlarge / A surveillance camera mounted on a wall on a sunny day.Thomas Winz / Getty In an attempt to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, one Michigan college is requiring all students to install an app that will track their live locations at all times. Unfortunately, researchers have already found two major vulnerabilities in…
‘College Football Parents 24/7’ Advocacy Group Asks NCAA To Enforce Coronavirus Rules

‘College Football Parents 24/7’ Advocacy Group Asks NCAA To Enforce Coronavirus...

Chris and Mya Hinton, parents of two football players, got worried the NCAA is not protecting college athletes during their training well enough. Now, they are mobilizing concerned parents nationwide. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The college football season is scheduled to start in about two months, though concerns about COVID-19 are growing. Athletes have been…
The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior

The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior

When asked if he could imagine a college party where everyone is wearing masks, Jacques du Passage, a sophomore at Louisiana State University, laughs. "No. I don't think they would do that," he says. "I think [students] would just have the party and then face the repercussions." That's exactly what Apramay Mishra, student body president…
Help Your Graduate Turn a ‘Gap Year’ into a ‘Purpose Year’

Help Your Graduate Turn a ‘Gap Year’ into a ‘Purpose Year’

This year’s high school seniors didn’t exactly get the full graduation experience this year. In many cases, they missed the last few months of school and with it, proms, spring sports, end-of-school-year celebrations and even their own graduation ceremonies. As uncertainty about the fall looms, graduates may be considering something that is often done even…

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