Rutgers University to require Covid vaccine for students returning to campus in the fall

A worker prepares materials for vaccination at University Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 15, 2020.

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Rutgers University will require students returning to campus this fall to prove they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19, becoming one of the first institutions in the U.S. to mandate the immunizations.

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced the change Thursday, saying in

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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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MU students, officials say fall semester was a qualified success

The University of Missouri delivered on its promise of an on-campus experience for the fall semester, students and officials said, but they also acknowledged a need for adjustments during the pandemic and room for improvement.

The semester ends this coming Friday.

Professors have shown a lot of flexibility with students, said Frannie Wilkinson, 24, a graduate student in nutrition science from Kansas City. She and other students interviewed were studying

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New format, same wild spirit for the 5Point Adventure Film Festival this fall

When the annual 5Point Adventure Film Festival postponed its flagship event in April, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, its organizers went online with a small “5Point Unlocked” virtual program with a pay-what-you-want model.

The online event proved that the 5Point community is much larger than the 800 or so people who normally pack into the Carbondale Recreation Center for its programs.

Over three days, 20,000 people watched

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Transylvania’s PumpkinMania and fall fest go virtual; even more chances for public to participate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Transy Public Affairs) – Transylvania University’s PumpkinMania, a pumpkin-carving event and display, and Alumni Fall Festival are going virtual this month instead of happening in person.

The annual events will feature online activities — including an opportunity to share photos of jack-o’-lanterns — with the larger community.

“While we look forward every year to the opportunity to bring our neighbors onto our campus for PumpkinMania and the Alumni

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West Virginia Tourism releases first fall foliage report – News – Mineral Daily News-Tribune – Keyser, WV

CHARLESTON – The higher elevations of West Virginia are staring to show the first signs of fall color just in time for the West Virginia Tourism Office to release its annual autumn forecast to help travelers enjoy peak leaf season.

CHARLESTON – The higher elevations of West Virginia are staring to show the first signs of fall color

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Ariel Whitely-Noll: Fall a great time to explore outdoors – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fall is one of the best times of the year to get out into nature, and take your kids, to hike and explore.

The cooler temperatures and changing leaves create unique opportunities to see changes in the natural world. In Shawnee County and across the state, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails to be enjoyed.

To start your hiking adventures, you have to pick a trail. Locally, Shawnee

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Take A Field Trip To Monterey County, Calif. This Fall | State

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This fall, Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Monterey County CVB) is inviting travelers to give themselves a “permission slip” to break away from the ordinary and indulge in a customized field trip in the stunning California central coast destination. Known for its extraordinary experiences – from exploring the Monterey Bay’s tide pools and hiking lush terrain to immersing in the area’s

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The Rise and Fall of Creal Springs’ Ozark Hotel

More than a hundred years ago, those in need of some rest and relaxation would often travel to Creal Springs.

To explain, we have to go back to 1720

At the time, mineral-rich spring waters were discovered in the area which led to small communities growing around them.

According to the Williamson County Historical Society, in the late 1800’s multiple buildings once stood near the springs as hotels and resorts

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Thanks to coronavirus, Americans looking at a stay-at-home fall season, survey suggests

Most Americans have likely accepted that the coronavirus pandemic will make this fall much different from past years, with most expecting their home to be a place of work and learning when the school year starts.

More than 6 out of 10 Americans (61%) said it is likely they will be working from home this fall and 56% said it was unlikely they would be working from their office, according

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New York City says child care will be available for 100K children in the fall as schools partially reopen

New York City plans to provide child care for 100,000 children once its schools partially reopen in the fall with the goal of expanding that capacity even further during the school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

New York’s schools have preliminary plans for a “blended learning” approach for its 1.1 million students, relying on a combination of in-person and remote learning beginning in September. With the current hybrid

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Will UConn play football this year? Public health experts unsure about fall sports during coronavirus pandemic

Currently, UConn football players are on campus in Storrs. They have been tested for COVID-19. They have passed through a modified quarantine period during which they remained in small groups. They have completed strength and conditioning workouts. They have begun on-field activities.

But no one knows for sure whether they’ll actually get to play.

Amid a raging pandemic, public health experts both nationally and in Connecticut have raised eyebrows about

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U.S. Government Backs Down On In-Person Requirement This Fall

Harvard University sued the federal government to block sa proposed rule change that would have required foreign students to take some in-person classes this fall. File photo

Coronavirus cases are climbing across the country. Multiple states have sued. Universities, from the big names to the small, have voiced their opposition, and in some cases gone to court.

Now the government of Donald Trump is backing down from a rule change

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Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

One student is circulating a
One student is circulating a “Hear Us Harvard” petition asking the university to better support international students.

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  • Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university.

  • This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote.

  • Students

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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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How University of California campuses are opening this fall

University of California campuses will offer mostly online instruction this fall, but each school has the power to set its own rules and at least two of them are already revising early plans to account for new coronavirus outbreaks.

Some schools plan to offer 30% of instruction in person, while others intend to limit on-site coursework to laboratory and studio classes. Some are prioritizing incoming freshmen for campus housing while

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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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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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Christian Dior’s Fall 2020 Couture Collection Was Inspired by Surrealism

The 37 looks were unveiled via a short film and a miniature mannequin display on Monday.

On Monday, Christian Dior unveiled its Fall 2020 haute couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri. But instead of presenting it on a runway — in front of an audience of customers, celebrities, editors, stylists and influencers — in Paris, the line debuted online, as Couture Week moved to an all-digital format, due to the

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