Youth theater classes, camps offered by Holland Recreation

HOLLAND — This spring or summer, budding young actors and actresses have the chance to learn the foundations of theater through a new set of classes and a camp offered by the city of Holland’s recreation program. 

Holland Recreation is offering six-week after-school classes for elementary-age kids this spring, designed to introduce students to the art of acting. The classes will include interactive games, exercises and activities to lay the

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USC planning to reopen COVID-closed campus classes in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California expects to reopen campuses this fall, joining the state’s major public universities in planning to resume on-campus life that was curtailed by the coronavirus outbreak.

“With conditions improving and vaccine distribution now being ramped up, many of us are feeling a sense of hope about this pandemic that we haven’t felt for a long time,” USC President Carol L. Folt wrote

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How have Penn State students adjusted to the start of in-person classes for spring 2021? | University Park Campus News

As the first week of in-person classes comes to a close, many Penn State students continue to figure out a routine that will last them through the spring semester.

Some students, like Sam Biederwolf, said the atmosphere started to feel “more normal” than during the remote period since students arrived on campus this week.

“It felt so empty until now,” Biederwolf (sophomore-biomedical engineering) said. “I feel like I’m finally back

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Ohio State cancels in-person classes Tuesday for snowstorm, campus remains open

Ohio State canceled in-person classes for Wednesday ahead of a snowstorm. Online and virtual classes will occur as scheduled. Credit: Mackenzie Shanklin | Photo Editor

Students will not have to make the treacherous journey to Ohio State’s campus Tuesday as snow and ice continue to blanket Central Ohio.

Online and virtual classes will continue as planned and the Columbus campus will remain open, the university announced in a buckeye alert

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Liberty State Park public meetings, web design classes, astronomy shows | Upcoming

Public meetings for Liberty State Park go virtual

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has scheduled two public meetings to provide time for in-depth discussion and feedback on the remediation of the interior section of Liberty State Park and the options for active recreation development.

The virtual meeting for Remediation of the Interior of Liberty State Park will take place on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. Register

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New Piedmont Rec Department classes start Nov. 30

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A new session of Piedmont Recreation Department in-person and virtual classes is starting Nov. 30.

Registration is open to sign up. The department has switched the sign-up program to CommunityPass from ActiveNet, and the department is in the process of moving credits from ActiveNet to the new platform. Dance, arts, sports and fitness classes will be offered with in-person and virtual classes for all ages. All COVID-19 safety mandates

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Western Michigan University students hopeful in-person classes will return in 2021

KALAMAZOO, MI — Students at Western Michigan, who will now pivot to online learning a few days earlier than they planned, are hopeful they will be able to return to campus in January.

On Monday, Nov. 16, as a line of cars grew at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site set up on campus, students prepared to leave campus. Their departure is a few days earlier than expected, after a public

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Exercise classes reduce loneliness, social isolation in seniors

Study: exercise classes reduce loneliness, social isolation in seniors
A new study from Cedars-Sinai showed that evidence-based group exercise classes reduce loneliness and social isolation in older adults. Credit: Cedars-Sinai

Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes have continued virtually since March, and early results suggest the online versions are also effective.

Seniors face increased risk for developing serious health

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Students Sue University of New Haven for Switching to Online Classes During Pandemic

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    El Camino Real students make it through first day of online classes

    El Camino Real catcher Josh Klein had his first day of online learning from home on Monday, the first day of the new semester for students at the Woodland Hills charter school. <span class="copyright">(Abby Spencer-Knerr)</span>
    El Camino Real catcher Josh Klein had his first day of online learning from home on Monday, the first day of the new semester for students at the Woodland Hills charter school. (Abby Spencer-Knerr)

    Monday was the first day of the school year at El Camino Real, an independent charter school in Woodland Hills.

    Junior catcher Josh Klein woke up at 7:45 a.m., took a shower, got dressed, ate breakfast,

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    Trump administration drops plan to deport international students in online-only classes

    Two of the country’s top universities won a major victory over the Trump administration on Tuesday, after the government agreed to halt its plan to deport international college students who only use online courses to study this fall.

    The decision marks a stunning retreat for the Trump administration, which left schools and students reeling following a July 6 announcement that spurred lawsuits and condemnation from a growing list of states,

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    Fall semester starts next month at UC Merced. What will happen to classes amid COVID-19?

    UC Merced plans to open campus for the fall semester on Aug. 26 with a hybrid mode — with some classes being offered on-campus and while others will be online.

    How do to that safely, however, remains a work in progress, as coronavirus case numbers surge statewide and the central San Joaquin Valley.

    Campus administrators say there will be safety guidelines in place for students, faculty and staff which include

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    ICE says students taking ‘hybrid’ classes may be able to stay in the US, but it won’t tell colleges what that means

    Many universities including NYU, which is home to over 17,000 international students, plan to operate under a hybrid model in the fall.
    Many universities including NYU, which is home to over 17,000 international students, plan to operate under a hybrid model in the fall.

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    • New guidelines from ICE prevent international students on certain visas from attending schools that are fully online, but may allow them to remain if they’re taking a mixture of online and in-person classes.

    • Many universities have announced they will use a “hybrid model,” combining both in-person and

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    ICE says foreign students can’t take online-only fall classes while in U.S.

    The Trump administration on Monday unveiled new fall semester rules for foreign students, including a requirement that they take in-person classes to remain in the U.S., a condition that raised concerns as certain colleges and universities are planning to use online instruction because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Under the new guidelines by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which oversees the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program, foreigners with F-1 or

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    Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

    International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

    The guidelines, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, provide additional pressure for universities to reopen even amid growing concerns about the recent spread of COVID-19 among young adults. Colleges received the guidance the same day that some

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    ICE says international students could be deported if their classes go online

    As the coronavirus pandemic forces colleges nationwide to assess the risks of bringing students back to campus in the fall, the fate of thousands of international students could be hanging in the balance.

    On Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that international students pursuing degrees in the U.S. will have to leave the country under the threat of deportation if their university switches to online-only classes. ICE’s release says

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    ICE says foreign students can’t take online-only fall classes

    The Trump administration on Monday unveiled new fall semester rules for foreign students, including a requirement that they take in-person classes to remain in the U.S., a condition that raised concerns as certain colleges and universities are planning to use online instruction because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Under the new guidelines by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which oversees the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program, foreigners with F-1 or

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    Harvard is keeping classes online this fall, placing it among the 8% of US colleges planning to do so. Here’s the list so far.

    A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University, after the California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online, May 13, 2020.
    A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University, after the California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online, May 13, 2020.

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    • Harvard University announced Monday that it will only conduct classes online for the coming academic year, though it will allow some students to live on campus.

    • Other universities and colleges across the US

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    Students on visas must take in-person college classes or risk deportation, ICE says

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a new guidance on how student visa status will depend on if U.S. universities are providing online or in-person classes this fall.

    ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program won’t let students into the U.S. if they are going to schools that offer online classes only, according to a news release.

    Instead, foreign students must take in-person classes if they wish to remain in the U.S.

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    Just 8% of colleges are keeping classes online this fall, but more may join them as coronavirus outbreaks surge. Here’s the list so far.

    A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University, after the California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online, May 13, 2020.
    A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University, after the California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online, May 13, 2020.

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    After a semester of remote courses and online graduations, some colleges and universities are deciding not to return for in-person classes this fall.

    California State University, the largest four-year public university system in

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