Coronavirus Scotland: Glasgow University to give students in halls month’s free rent and vouchers after outbreak (The Scottish Sun)

The Scottish Sun: Coronavirus Scotland: Glasgow University to give students in halls month’s free rent and vouchers after outbreak. “GLASGOW University will give students in halls a month’s free rent and shopping vouchers to help them out after a campus Covid outbreak. University chiefs confirmed they would offer financial support to those impacted by the virus clusters – with free accommodation for the next month and £50 for shopping.”

Route Fifty: Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

Route Fifty: Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade. “…the great student migration has resulted in Covid outbreaks on college campuses nationwide. The University of Central Florida: 378 cases since the week ending Aug. 8. Texas Christian University: 600 cases in August and 220 in September so far. The University of Iowa: 1,804 cases from Aug. 18 to Sept. 11. The University of South Carolina: 2,185 cases since Aug. 1.”

Tucson .com: Pima County, UA tells students to shelter in place as campus virus outbreaks rise

Tucson .com: Pima County, UA tells students to shelter in place as campus virus outbreaks rise. “Pima County, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, will recommend a 14-day shelter in place for all students living on or near campus to help reduce community spread of coronavirus. The recommendation comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise among UA students, who returned for the start of the semester last month. As of Friday, the university has administered nearly 25,000 tests and has recorded 1,148 positive cases among students, faculty and staff.”

Reno Gazette-Journal: COVID-19 cases continue to climb at UNR with more than 100 cases since semester started

Reno Gazette-Journal: COVID-19 cases continue to climb at UNR with more than 100 cases since semester started. “The numbers of students and employees with COVID-19 at the University of Nevada, Reno climbed to more than 100 since the start of the fall semester on Aug. 24. In just the last five days, UNR has reported 44 new cases as of Sunday.”

The latest crisis: Low-income students are dropping out of college this fall in alarming numbers (Washington Post)

Washington Post: The latest crisis: Low-income students are dropping out of college this fall in alarming numbers. “In August, Paige McConnell became the first in her family to go to college — and the first to drop out. McConnell, 18, could not make online classes work. She doesn’t have WiFi at her rural home in Crossville, Tenn. The local library turned her away, not wanting anyone sitting around during the pandemic. She spent hours in a McDonald’s parking lot using the fast-food chain’s Internet, but she kept getting kicked off her college’s virtual classes because the network wasn’t ‘safe.’ Two weeks after starting at Roane State Community College, she gave up.”

WSLS: More than 1,000 Liberty University students, employees either in or instructed to quarantine

WSLS: More than 1,000 Liberty University students, employees either in or instructed to quarantine. “Liberty University released information on its COVID-19 dashboard Wednesday that shows a large amount of the campus population in quarantine. According to the dashboard, the university has 1,118 students and employees who are either in quarantine or have been instructed to quarantine.”

The Register: GCHQ agency ‘strongly urges’ Brit universities, colleges to protect themselves after spike in ransomware infections

The Register: GCHQ agency ‘strongly urges’ Brit universities, colleges to protect themselves after spike in ransomware infections. “GCHQ offshoot the National Cyber Security Centre has warned Further and Higher Education institutions in the UK to be on their guard against ransomware attacks as the new academic year (sort of) gets under way.”

People: Sociologist Says College Hookup Culture Is ‘Incompatible’ with Preventing Coronavirus

People: Sociologist Says College Hookup Culture Is ‘Incompatible’ with Preventing Coronavirus. “Several universities, including the University of Georgia and University of Maryland, have put forth guidelines to curb the spread of the virus. The University of Georgia guidelines say ‘You are your safest sex partner. Practice solo sex, or limit the number of sexual partners you have.’ They also recommend hand washing, wearing masks and communicating with your partner about the risk of COVID-19, as well as consent, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.”

Class Of COVID-19: The Horrifying Sadness Of Sending My Kids To College During A Pandemic (BuzzFeed News)

BuzzFeed News: Class Of COVID-19: The Horrifying Sadness Of Sending My Kids To College During A Pandemic. “I have two daughters, twins. They have been and will always be the best thing my wife and I have ever done. I am so hopeful and excited for them. I am so excited to see the adults they are becoming. But I am terrified for them as well. Heading off to college mid-pandemic with no end in sight.”

People: NYU Places Entire Dorm Under Mandatory Quarantine After 6 Students Test Positive for Coronavirus

People: NYU Places Entire Dorm Under Mandatory Quarantine After 6 Students Test Positive for Coronavirus. “New York University has placed all residents and employees in one of its dormitories under mandatory quarantine after reporting several positive cases of the novel coronavirus. NYU officials said in an update shared on the school’s website Monday that six out of approximately 400 students living at Rubin Hall recently tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the entire dorm to go into lockdown since the weekend.”

WRAL: N.C. State eclipses 1,000 coronavirus cases among students

WRAL: N.C. State eclipses 1,000 coronavirus cases among students. “North Carolina State University confirmed on Wednesday it has had more than 1,000 of its students test positive for the coronavirus since classes began on Aug. 10. Mick Kulikowski, a spokesman for the university, said that 1,007 students have gotten the virus as of Monday.”

New York Times: Party Selfies and Hazmat Suits: How N.Y.’s Worst Campus Outbreak Unfolded

New York Times: Party Selfies and Hazmat Suits: How N.Y.’s Worst Campus Outbreak Unfolded. “It was the middle of the night when a man in a hazmat suit led a first-year student from her dormitory at SUNY Oneonta to a van as she cried quietly, a scary experience later shared on social media. She had tested positive for the coronavirus…. Those incidents seemed to highlight how SUNY Oneonta in upstate New York had seriously mishandled the pandemic, resulting in the worst outbreak of any college in New York State, with more than 670 cases, totaling about 10 percent of the campus student population.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: This Tenured Professor Said His College’s Reopening Plans Risked Deaths. That’s Now in His Personnel File.

Chronicle of Higher Education: This Tenured Professor Said His College’s Reopening Plans Risked Deaths. That’s Now in His Personnel File.. “A tenured faculty member at Juniata College, in Pennsylvania, is facing censure after writing a comment on Facebook critical of his institution’s reopening plans in light of the pandemic. Administrators at the college placed a letter of reprimand in Douglas A. Stiffler’s personnel file after he wrote that ‘as the result of Juniata’s decision to hold classes in person, it is quite possible that people who come on to Juniata’s campus will die, as will people in town. That is what is at stake.'”

WRAL: Fraternity parties concern members of UNC, Chapel Hill communities

WRAL: Fraternity parties concern members of UNC, Chapel Hill communities. “Photographs surfaced on Saturday night of a party outside three fraternity houses on Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill. According to witnesses, the party was in violation of Orange County’s maximum gathering size of 25 people in outdoor settings. Some members of the community are concerned about the potential consequences for activities like these.”

‘We Were Lied To’: Students Criticize Boston College Over Lack Of Transparency Around COVID-19 (WGBH)

WGBH: ‘We Were Lied To’: Students Criticize Boston College Over Lack Of Transparency Around COVID-19. “Amid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases on the Boston College campus, students, teachers and local elected officials are calling for more transparency from the university. Boston College is reporting that 67 undergraduates tested positive for COVID-19 last week, bringing the total number of positive cases to 104 since students returned to campus in August. According to school data, 82 undergraduates are currently in isolation housing, and 22 students have recovered from the virus.”