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The virus spread faster in counties where large universities held classes in person.

The virus spread faster in counties where large universities held classes in person.

The virus spread faster in counties where large universities held classes in person. The virus spread faster in counties where large universities held classes in person. The spread of the coronavirus accelerated sharply in U.S. counties where large universities held classes in person last fall, federal health researchers reported on Wednesday. Incidence rates in those counties rose more than 50 …

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Universities and colleges in Scotland move teaching online until end of February

Two London councils have advised schools to move online during the final week of term before the Christmas holidays

Universities and colleges in Scotland move teaching online until end of February Universities and colleges in Scotland move teaching online until end of February Universities and colleges in Scotland have been told to move courses online until at least the end of February. Nicola Sturgeon said students should not travel back to their term-time accomodation during the latest coronavurs lockdown. …

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‘We aren’t asking for the world’: Students describe taking on universities through rent strikes

<p>Barnaby Fournier, Ana Stockton and Saranya Thambirajah tell The Independent their reasons for rent striking</p>

‘We aren’t asking for the world’: Students describe taking on universities through rent strikes ‘We aren’t asking for the world’: Students describe taking on universities through rent strikes “It’s really upsetting because we don’t want to have to do this,” Liam*, a student at the University of Sussex, says. “We want the university to work with us to work with …

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Universities call for more student support funding, as NUS warns of mental health crisis ‘exacerbated’ by coronavirus

<p>Labour says January return must be addressed ‘urgently’ to avoid ‘spikes in infection rates of the kind seen in September’</p>

Universities call for more student support funding, as NUS warns of mental health crisis ‘exacerbated’ by coronavirus Universities call for more student support funding, as NUS warns of mental health crisis ‘exacerbated’ by coronavirus A leading body has called for the government to put more funding into university support services amid “significant increases in demand”, as the National Union of …

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Coronavirus: Universities should offer Covid tests and stagger students’ return in new year, guidance says

75% of university students in England in asymptomatic testing scheme

Coronavirus: Universities should offer Covid tests and stagger students’ return in new year, guidance says Coronavirus: Universities should offer Covid tests and stagger students’ return in new year, guidance says University students should be offered a coronavirus test after returning from the Christmas break, and follow a staggered return to campus, the government has said. On the other side of …

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Universities must improve awareness and understanding of racial harassment and white privilege, guidance says

The OfS chief executive has warned grade inflation remains a ‘significant and pressing issue'

Universities must improve awareness and understanding of racial harassment and white privilege, guidance says Universities must improve awareness and understanding of racial harassment and white privilege, guidance says British universities have been urged to improve awareness and understanding of white privilege and microaggressions, as a vice-chancellor warned they “perpetuate institutional racism”. Universities UK (UUK),  which represents 140 institutions, has published …

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Coronavirus: Boost in testing could take place at universities ahead of Christmas return

Coronavirus: Boost in testing could take place at universities ahead of Christmas return

Coronavirus: Boost in testing could take place at universities ahead of Christmas return Coronavirus: Boost in testing could take place at universities ahead of Christmas return The Independent understands the government has contacted universities about enhanced asymptomatic testing that could be in place in the run-up to the winter break. Guidance for university students wishing to travel home for Christmas will be issued soon …

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As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities

As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities

As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities HONG KONG — When Harry Wu, a professor of medical humanities at the University of Hong Kong, gave a lesson last fall about doctors’ responsibilities in society, he focused on a real-world example: the volunteer medics treating protesters …

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Union calls for universities to move teaching online

A union has called on universities to move more teaching online amid England’s lockdown

Union calls for universities to move teaching online Union calls for universities to move teaching online A leading union has called on universities to push teaching online amid England’s new lockdown. The University and College Union has written to vice-chancellors to ask them to stop all non-essential in-person activities, and make them virtual instead. Their call comes ahead of England’s …

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Dog parades, free food and online meet-ups: What universities are doing for self-isolating students

Coronavirus: Give university students ‘right to return home’ and switch to online teaching, say scientists

Dog parades, free food and online meet-ups: What universities are doing for self-isolating students Dog parades, free food and online meet-ups: What universities are doing for self-isolating students Thousands of students have been told to self-isolate amid Covid-19 outbreaks at universities across the UK, including first-years who had not long moved away from home. Institutions have found different ways to …

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