Universities – World Socialist CWI http://worldsocialist-cwi.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:15:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-150x150.png Universities – World Socialist CWI http://worldsocialist-cwi.org/ 32 32 Attacks on minorities, right-wing media, covid in universities https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/attacks-on-minorities-right-wing-media-covid-in-universities/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:07:45 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/attacks-on-minorities-right-wing-media-covid-in-universities/ Hi NL team, I love your work. We need more press organizations like this. I have two requests/questions: 1) Can you report on the use and regulation of PFAS (forever chemicals) in India? For the moment, no regulations exist. They are quite poisonous and can cause serious harm to the human body. It is also […]]]>

Hi NL team, I love your work. We need more press organizations like this.

I have two requests/questions:

1) Can you report on the use and regulation of PFAS (forever chemicals) in India? For the moment, no regulations exist. They are quite poisonous and can cause serious harm to the human body. It is also the main subject of the film dark waters with Mark Ruffalo and the book Exposure on which the film is based. PFAS are used in food packaging, waterproof cosmetics, non-stick pans, etc. EU countries have already started to regulate them.

2_ The sequel is controversial, so please omit it or crop it entirely if necessary. Is it possible that the vitriol being spat out now is not aimed at extremist Hindus but at extremist Muslims, so that they do something horrible and in retaliation things get even worse? Concrete example Mumbai 1992.

Aksh

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Hello everyone,

As a Muslim community, we now know for sure that all of these things (Sulli Deals, Bulli Deals, call for Haridwar genocide, stop Friday namaz, lynching, love/xyz jihad, etc.) are all supported by the State.

But one thing hurts us: the silence of the majority that feeds these cretins and endorses their diabolical ideology. The bare minimum they should do is stand with us and at least support our truth. All the above is done in the name of safeguarding Hinduism. Is the above allowed in Hinduism? If not, then why don’t Hindus come forward and banish them and say that these morons aren’t Hindus? I mean, nothing, from the community of 100 million subscribers, is done and we see it clearly.

When ISIS and its brutality were at their peak, almost every Muslim (celebrities, politicians, etc.) around the world denounced, rejected, fought and ultimately defeated them. At every masjid pulpit by every Islamic scholar, ISIS has been condemned.

Is expecting at least the above too much for the majority?

Saquib Sheikh

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Hello everyone,

I pay sporadically Newslaundry subscription because I love the Awful and Awesome podcast and it’s fun to ask Abhinandan and Rajyasree for stuff. Unlike most of your subscribers, I don’t pay for independent media, if you read everyone’s emails, I wouldn’t pay.

I’m in the top 1% (though way down in the top 1%) in India based on data from Credit Suisse and the Global Inequality Report. Most of your regular subscribers should be at least in the top two to three percent because others can’t really afford to buy your subscription. The wealth of the richest two to three percent rests on the oppression of the poor. It is not possible for us to be so rich in a more humane and fairer world. Providing a good, free education only means more competition for our children. All Newslaundry poses a threat to the top two to three percent and yet these people are paying you.

What does it mean? Are these people delusional or are you not a real threat to the systems of oppression that keep people like me rich?

NOT

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Hi guys,

FoxNews make more money than CNN Where MSNBC. The same goes for right-wing channels in India. So there is a big market for right-wing commentators. Arnab is completely sold out and can be worth almost a thousand crores. He also seems to have lost weight, so selling your soul doesn’t seem to have any negative consequences. Do you think Anand Ranganathan just saw an opportunity to make money and abandoned all his principles? I didn’t know he went to Cambridge on a scholarship. He is obviously smart. Do you think a lot more people, especially young people, who may have leftist and liberal leanings, will just dress up as right wingers because it’s a better career path. How many times has this happened already?

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Hi Abhinandan, I was watching your interview with Manoj Tiwari ahead of Delhi elections 2020. During the interview, he had offered to do a long interview with you. Have you tried setting this up and has this ever happened? If not, can you please share why not?

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Naresh Fernandes’ comment on attacks on Indian Christians happening on the fringes requires a bit of context to know who exactly is on the fringes of the Indian Christian community. He – and I, for that matter – are Konkan Catholics. We enjoy immense privilege in terms of numbers, wealth, established communities and social support. At less than five percent of the Indian Christian community, however, we are the fringe. A fringe with privileges and a voice but still the fringe. The majority of Indian Christians are non-Catholic, do not live in cities and are scattered across the country. His experience and mine in the tiny confines of Bandra are not representative of the wider Indian Christian community and I don’t think we are in a position to do the matter justice.

Eldrich Rebello

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I really like the weekly discussion of prominent Hafta personalities.

I heard a lot about the success of ivermectin in UP from some “controversial” medical professionals on Joe Rogan’s podcast. They always mention the huge success UP had with ivermectin and defeated Covid with it. I don’t remember seeing anything like this in Indian media, did you hear about this success somewhere?

Faizan

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Hi, first of all, congratulations to the team for what you do at Newslaundry. I wish you all a happy new year.

With reference to the last Hafta, I want you to explore a bit more what Jammi said about professional responsibility. This goes to the heart of wickedness in Indian culture. This in turn is rooted in the caste system which is not explored much in your reporting.

The EWS Reserve got a fair share in the Tamil press. Not just EWS, but also NEET, rebookings, etc. Is it because there have been progressive caste-based ideas in Tamil society? If so, don’t digital and legacy media have a responsibility to highlight caste issues and spread progressive ideas?

Thank you and keep up the good work.

Devi

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Hi NL Team,

I like your work. I meant to say that your field reports are really great. But I think a lot of people still don’t know that NL also makes ground reports. I mean, your shows like Newsance and Tippani and the podcasts, people know about them. Many people in my circle of friends know Newslaundry through podcasts and shows, but they didn’t know you were reporting too. Maybe you should focus a bit more on promoting that.

You also wanted to know how you decide who produces what? For example, does it depend on what interests them most and what they know in certain areas or is it just a random decision?

Also, it would be great to hear from your team for a change on podcasts. Like your producers and editors. I know journalists have a podcast, but what about producers? What are they doing? How do they produce shows and also have opinions on the topics covered in the podcasts/shows they produce? (I study film and production, so I just wanted to hear the producers’ perspective.)

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Hello NL team!

As the end of semester exam approaches, Covid cases are on the rise, but the university has declared the timetable and is taking the exam offline, ensuring that all Covid protocols will be followed, which is a joke in itself. I don’t understand why they can’t do it online like they have in previous semesters and why do they want to sacrifice us in this fire of fast growing daily cases? Can you do a story on the plight of students in this current pandemic situation?

And in the previous Hafta, where Abhinandan talked about “cowardice becoming a virtue”, it was right and very uplifting. Personally, I have the impression that everything starts at the elementary level. I have seen many parents and teachers play a part in it. I feel like some of them are embracing it a bit, like their favorite dialogue; that you are turning your seltzer water into a delicious but totally useless wine. (A joke after my long rant 😭)

Your thoughts on this?

love your job,

More power to you all!

rough

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Why is the last Hafta only 30 minutes long? As a new subscriber, I am very disappointed. This was the main reason for my subscription…to emerge in front of the paywall😀

Savitri Lakshmanan

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Universities launch campaign to celebrate creative subjects in wake of pandemic https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/universities-launch-campaign-to-celebrate-creative-subjects-in-wake-of-pandemic/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:22:58 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/universities-launch-campaign-to-celebrate-creative-subjects-in-wake-of-pandemic/ Almost two-thirds of parents believe creative university courses benefit the UK economy, research has found. The difficulties faced by the creative industries during the pandemic have prompted universities to launch a campaign to defend the contributions of creative subjects. The survey of over 2,000 parents of children aged 18 and under, carried out by Savanta […]]]>

Almost two-thirds of parents believe creative university courses benefit the UK economy, research has found.

The difficulties faced by the creative industries during the pandemic have prompted universities to launch a campaign to defend the contributions of creative subjects.

The survey of over 2,000 parents of children aged 18 and under, carried out by Savanta ComRes, found that nearly two-thirds (65%) agreed that creative lessons benefited the UK economy, while almost one in seven (69%) said students learned important creative skills at university that were vital to boosting the country’s creative industries.

But 67% of parents said they thought the creative industries had suffered from the pandemic.

Nish Kumar (Ian West/PA)

In response, Universities UK launched a campaign, Creative Sparks, to promote government support for creative arts courses.

Each university has named a national cultural figurehead, with nominees including comedian Nish Kumar and Derry Girls screenwriter Lisa McGee.

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said: “Our universities, our creative education and our brilliant academics are at the heart of the UK’s creative excellence and essential to the success of our creative industries.

“They are the engine room for so many things that make the UK the envy of the world, including our music, films, TV programs and video games.

“Universities are places where creative ideas flourish, where innovation happens and where companies employing thousands of people are created.

“This is where the nation’s creative sparks are ignited.”

Other “Sparks” nominees include musician Laura Mvula, Bob The Builder and PAW Patrol creator Keith Chapman, and Cressida Cowell, author of How To Train Your Dragon.

Chapman said, “My career would not have been possible without the skills I learned and the people I met while at college.

“If the government wants our creative industries to remain the best in the world, it needs to show that it understands how important creative courses are to their success.”

A spokesman for the Department for Education said: ‘This government remains committed to the arts and creative sectors and the importance of funding talent in our world-class education system.

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Universities Guide Canada’s Recovery, Says President Gertler University Affairs https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/universities-guide-canadas-recovery-says-president-gertler-university-affairs/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:12:00 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/universities-guide-canadas-recovery-says-president-gertler-university-affairs/ The pandemic has exposed new challenges for pluralism, diversity and opportunity and universities must take a leadership role to tackle them head on, said University of Toronto President Meric Gertler. In an op-ed published this month in University Affairs, President Gertler says universities have three key responsibilities in Canada’s recovery. “The first is to ensure […]]]>

The pandemic has exposed new challenges for pluralism, diversity and opportunity and universities must take a leadership role to tackle them head on, said University of Toronto President Meric Gertler.

In an op-ed published this month in University Affairs, President Gertler says universities have three key responsibilities in Canada’s recovery.

“The first is to ensure that our campuses remain places that welcome, foster and enable meaningful discussions on difficult and controversial issues,” he says. The second responsibility is closely linked to the first: universities “must foster diverse excellence in all its forms”.

“A wide and diverse range of people, experiences and perspectives must be able to flourish on our campuses,” said President Gertler.

Finally, he asserts that universities must respect “equal access to university education for students and equal opportunities for the diversity of professors and staff”.

As we reflect on the role of universities, “let’s focus on removing barriers to access, educating citizens, promoting debate and engaging the difference,” President Gertler said. “In doing so, we will be showing society how to do these things well and why it is important.”

Read the editorial University Affairs

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Research projects should be encouraged by universities, says governor of Rajasthan https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/research-projects-should-be-encouraged-by-universities-says-governor-of-rajasthan/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 14:41:10 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/research-projects-should-be-encouraged-by-universities-says-governor-of-rajasthan/ Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra said universities should encourage research that encourages entrepreneurship among young people. Universities should work on research projects that encourage entrepreneurship among young people while using local resources, said Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra. Universities should consider how the country can achieve the highest position in all fields, be it education, health, business, […]]]>

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra said universities should encourage research that encourages entrepreneurship among young people.

Universities should work on research projects that encourage entrepreneurship among young people while using local resources, said Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra. Universities should consider how the country can achieve the highest position in all fields, be it education, health, business, technology, industry, capital, work or culture, he added, during the graduation ceremony of the University of Rajasthan.

He also called on the University of Rajasthan to forge a unique identity in the world in disseminating knowledge and research innovations, according to a statement.

Relevance of the research to university students

“The governor stressed the preparation of a practical way to preserve the local culture being researched. He spoke of developing such a research culture in universities so that its benefits can reach the common man.” , did he declare.

University of Rajasthan Convocation Price List

DLitt was awarded to two students in physical education and one in philosophy.

Doctoral scholarships have been awarded to 472 students in the fields of arts, business, social sciences, sciences, law, engineering and technology, management and fine arts.

Gold medals were awarded to 113 students with high marks.

Read: Government of Rajasthan is closing schools in Jaipur for grades 1 to 8 amid increase in Covid cases

Read: Those not fully vaccinated will be deprived of government programs: Rajasthan Minister of Health

Click here for IndiaToday.in’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Some Private Colleges and Universities Delay Start of Spring Semester Classes, Requiring Vaccinations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/some-private-colleges-and-universities-delay-start-of-spring-semester-classes-requiring-vaccinations-amid-covid-19-outbreak/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 20:45:52 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/some-private-colleges-and-universities-delay-start-of-spring-semester-classes-requiring-vaccinations-amid-covid-19-outbreak/ Some private colleges and universities in Wisconsin are delaying the start of spring semester classes, requiring negative COVID-19 tests or vaccinations and reminders for students and employees amid a rapid wave of new COVID-19 infections. At the same time, the University of Wisconsin system said students “will be back on time and as usual” for […]]]>

Some private colleges and universities in Wisconsin are delaying the start of spring semester classes, requiring negative COVID-19 tests or vaccinations and reminders for students and employees amid a rapid wave of new COVID-19 infections. At the same time, the University of Wisconsin system said students “will be back on time and as usual” for classes starting this month.

As the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports a record number of new COVID-19 cases daily, state colleges and universities are discussing what changes, if any, may be needed before thousands of students converge on the campus.

Edgewood College announced on Wednesday that it was delaying the start of the spring 2022 semester for in-person undergraduate courses by one week until January 24.

Edgewood vice president for student development Heather Harbach said administrators are seeing the delay as a way to implement a “community-wide quarantine.” She said the students had traveled, spent time with loved ones who may or may not have the virus.

“And so, we thought in giving the students notice now, it gives them a few weeks to really bond, to limit their exposure to others, to really focus on managing their symptoms or monitoring symptoms.” , said Harbach. “And in some ways maybe we can ask them to handle a wave, if that were to happen, somewhere they were away from campus or somewhere they could comfortably quarantine and then come back to the semester with a wave, maybe on a downward slope. ”

On January 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened the recommended times for isolation after exposure or infection to COVID-19. People who test positive should isolate themselves from others for five days if they are asymptomatic or symptoms go away, the agency said.

Edgewood College does not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations, but Harbach said they are highly recommended and students must report their vaccination status. She said the student body had an 86 percent vaccination rate during the fall semester. Students are required to wear face masks in classrooms.

Wisconsin’s largest private college, Marquette University, also released an announcement Wednesday that the school would delay the start of undergraduate, graduate and law school courses by a week, with a new start date. January 24.

“Additional information on how the class time for these four days will be composed will be shared in the coming days,” the campus statement read. “There are no plans to cancel Spring Break or Easter Break.”

Marquette is also asking students to prove that they received boosters by February 1. Neither vaccinations nor boosters are required for university employees. An indoor face mask requirement has also been extended across campus.

Matt Rentmeester is Vice President of Admissions and Marketing at Bellin College in Green Bay. He said the campus would start requiring vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff before the spring semester begins on January 17. Rentmeester said face masks will continue to be mandatory indoors until further notice.

Rentmeester said the college is lucky the semester begins later in the month as administrators will have more time to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the community and on campus.

“We are already seeing this, acutely, with some of our staff and faculty who have come out with positive tests, and we hope our students will come back healthy,” Rentmeester said. “But in reality, we already know that the impact could be a bit deeper than in the fall semester, which we have done relatively successfully.”

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There are no plans to move online classes to Bellin College, he said.

“It is very difficult to teach healthcare education remotely,” Rentmeester said. “You have to be at the bedside, you have to work in the labs and eventually go to your clinics in the hospitals that are in desperate need of our graduates. “

Beloit College will continue its vaccination mandate which came into effect before the start of the fall 2021 semester. The college also requires a negative COVID-19 test before students or employees return to campus on January 24.

Lawrence University announced on December 23 that “distance school and extracurricular activities” during the winter term will be extended until the second week of classes, which begins on January 10. The move of students into the residences has been postponed to January 9. and all employees other than those in direct student support roles are encouraged to work remotely.

Ripon College Acting President Andrea Young told campus on Wednesday he would require students and employees to provide a negative COVID-19 test before returning to campus for the spring semester starting Jan. 18 . mixing phase “from January 16 to 20 during which events other than face-to-face lessons and track and field training or games will be postponed or held virtually.

St. Norbert College in De Pere will begin classes as scheduled on January 24, but students and employees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before coming to campus.

The UW system has not announced any significant changes for the spring semester at its 13 universities or their side campuses. A tweets thread Jan. 4, said, “Due to our successful mitigation measures, UW system students will return on time and as usual to campuses and classrooms.”

The discussion thread indicates that UW System was “the first to provide large-scale testing for our students and staff” and touted a scholarship lottery to encourage students on campuses to achieve at least an immunization rate of 70%. All UW campuses except UW-Platteville have met or exceeded the 70% threshold.

For a limited time at the end of the fall 2021 semester, it emerged that some campuses in the UW system were moving towards requiring employee vaccination in order to comply with an executive order issued by President Joe Biden.

Ultimately, UW-Madison was the only public school to announce tenure for all employees, including students. This was put on hold due to a federal lawsuit blocking Biden’s executive order. Yet UW-Madison’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that nearly 96% of employees have been vaccinated.

In recent days, the campus dashboard has also shown a noticeable increase in the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive. The results of January 4 show that 21.5% of the tests came back positive.

A spokesperson for UW-Madison said there was no change in campus operations at this time and administrators were closely monitoring the current increase in Wisconsin cases while consulting with experts. in public health.

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Covid-19 in schools: Schools, universities will reopen in Spain this Monday with 100% face-to-face courses | Society https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/covid-19-in-schools-schools-universities-will-reopen-in-spain-this-monday-with-100-face-to-face-courses-society/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:20:00 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/covid-19-in-schools-schools-universities-will-reopen-in-spain-this-monday-with-100-face-to-face-courses-society/ An agreement was reached on Tuesday between the central government and regions of the country that the next start of the school year would normally start on January 10, despite the unprecedented levels of coronavirus infections currently recorded in Spain. Speaking after the meeting, Health Minister Carolina Darias said finding consensus “has not been easy, […]]]>

An agreement was reached on Tuesday between the central government and regions of the country that the next start of the school year would normally start on January 10, despite the unprecedented levels of coronavirus infections currently recorded in Spain. Speaking after the meeting, Health Minister Carolina Darias said finding consensus “has not been easy, but it has been possible”.

Education Minister Pilar Alegría added a message of calm for families before returning to school next week: “Yes to caution, but no to alarmism”. The minister added that during the pandemic in Spain, schools “did not export cases, but imported them from other environments”.

Joan Subirats, the new universities minister, who was making his first appearance in the role in front of the press, reinforced this idea. “We have to avoid the feeling of constant change in the health situation, generate certainty and a feeling of protection,” he said. “I’m aware of this because this past semester I’ve seen it myself. Universities are ready to face this problem. The Catalan politician was teaching a course at the Autonomous University of Barcelona late last year after leaving city council.

According to the agreement reached today, all classes will be face-to-face and resume on Monday. Madrid, where there have been no additional restrictions on coronaviruses during the holiday season – meaning major events such as raves and other parties have taken place – recently pitched the idea of ​​a home schooling for older students given the high rates of coronavirus infections. Murcia had also announced similar plans, but these two regions eventually agreed to allow the semester to start normally.

Teachers ‘unions and parents’ associations had called for a return to face-to-face teaching, with even threatening protests if schools did not reopen or if home schooling was again compulsory.

For now, elementary school classrooms will still need to be fully quarantined when a positive coronavirus case is detected. The government is studying the possibility of abolishing this protocol, but according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, “there is still some way to go”. Wearing a mask will remain compulsory for all students aged 6 and over.

After the initial national lockdown in spring 2020 and the closure of schools, the new term began normally in September of the same year. Since then, there has been no general closure of schools and universities, although there have been sporadic quarantines of classrooms and some entire education centers due to coronavirus cases or outbreaks.

Vaccination

According to government forecasts, more than 90% of schoolchildren aged five to 11 will have received at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of January, which should slow the rise in cases after returning to school.

During the last week of the December semester, 1.3% of classes were in quarantine – the worst number since schools reopened in September 2020. This number is believed to be exceeded now with the explosive spread of the omicron variant.

As for universities and high schools, entire classes will not be sent home for isolation when positive cases are detected given that the majority of students in these groups are vaccinated, meaning quarantine is not not required under current protocols.

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Henry County Schools Offering Dual Enrollment Courses for Stanford and Harvard Universities | News https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/henry-county-schools-offering-dual-enrollment-courses-for-stanford-and-harvard-universities-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 04:35:10 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/henry-county-schools-offering-dual-enrollment-courses-for-stanford-and-harvard-universities-news/ McDONOUGH – Henry County Schools has expanded its dual enrollment program to include classes from Harvard and Stanford universities. Students from McDonough and Stockbridge High Schools participated in the district pilot program in the 2020-21 school year. According to JD Hardin, spokesperson for the HCS, the school system intends to offer the program to more […]]]>

McDONOUGH – Henry County Schools has expanded its dual enrollment program to include classes from Harvard and Stanford universities.

Students from McDonough and Stockbridge High Schools participated in the district pilot program in the 2020-21 school year.

According to JD Hardin, spokesperson for the HCS, the school system intends to offer the program to more than 100 students in seven high schools. Starting in the spring, students will have access to double-enrolled Ivy League college courses as part of their regular day.

“Our core business, student learning, means our district is fully committed to the academic success of each of our students,” said Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis. “Our students have these unique experiences and are exposed to top colleges and courses without any financial obligations or having to leave their home school or community.”

Director of Learning and Performance Melissa Morse said she would love to see every high school student graduate with college experience.

“As students take advantage of this opportunity with Harvard and Stanford, we know that this level of rigor will better prepare them when they become full-time students,” said Morse. “Having the opportunity to experience this level of rigor and academic exposure will prepare them well for future opportunities, and we are happy to be able to provide it to them right here at Henry County schools.”

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Saint-Louis area universities add new COVID rules amid wave https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/saint-louis-area-universities-add-new-covid-rules-amid-wave/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 03:52:50 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/saint-louis-area-universities-add-new-covid-rules-amid-wave/ ST. LOUIS – The spring semester is fast approaching and universities are taking new measures to keep everyone safe in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19 throughout the Saint-Louis region. The University of Washington announced on Thursday that it will switch to virtual learning for two weeks when classes resume on January 18. The […]]]>

ST. LOUIS – The spring semester is fast approaching and universities are taking new measures to keep everyone safe in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19 throughout the Saint-Louis region.

The University of Washington announced on Thursday that it will switch to virtual learning for two weeks when classes resume on January 18. The university also requires students to be tested for COVID before returning to campus. In addition, there will be no crowds during sporting events.

WashU will mail kits with two self-tests to every student on the Danforth campus whose US address is on official university records.

The University of Saint Louis also tightened its COVID-19 rules this week. It requires that all students and employees of SLU Care receive a reminder by January 31. All other staff will have until February 28 to get a recall.

However, the university urges everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, preferably during the winter break.

“I totally agree, anything to bring life back to normal on campus,” said Kiyan Haiter, a student at SLU. “I got mine a few days ago actually.”

SLU plans to start the spring semester in person, but is prepared to consider other options if necessary.

“We have contingency plans that we are discussing that we may need to implement if we see a large number of cases on campus,” said Terri Rebmann, professor and special assistant to the president of SLU. “So in other words, we have backup plans and we’re ready to pivot quickly. “

While not a requirement, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville “strongly urges” students and staff to obtain a COVID recall as soon as they are eligible.

For the spring semester, SIUE is asking unvaccinated students and staff to take a mandatory weekly COVID test on campus. Completely online students who learn at a distance are exempt.

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Thousands Less Apply to UOW Studies Through Universities Admission Center | Illawarra Mercury https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/thousands-less-apply-to-uow-studies-through-universities-admission-center-illawarra-mercury/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/thousands-less-apply-to-uow-studies-through-universities-admission-center-illawarra-mercury/ news, latest news, There was a decrease of 3,000 students indicating through the University Admission Center (UAC) a preference to study at Wollongong University in 2022. UOW’s total preference intake in 2021 via the UAC was 15,646. As of November 30, the total preferences for UOW in 2022 was 12,337. The preference snapshot released by […]]]>

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There was a decrease of 3,000 students indicating through the University Admission Center (UAC) a preference to study at Wollongong University in 2022. UOW’s total preference intake in 2021 via the UAC was 15,646. As of November 30, the total preferences for UOW in 2022 was 12,337. The preference snapshot released by UAC shows that UOW had 2,760 first preferences, up from 3,469 in 2021. But the first number of preferences is only a guide at best, as applicants can change their preferences as often as they want – and often do – so these numbers change on a daily basis. Read more: UOW awarded first international scholarship from US company As of November, 71,875 * people had applied through UAC to study in 2022. This includes more than 40,000 NSW HSC students awaiting publication of their results . Based on figures from previous years, UAC expects around 20,000 of these students to change their preferences after receiving their ATAR with a realistic assessment of the courses for which they may be eligible. Those numbers are down about five percent from a year ago, as students increasingly apply directly to individual universities to maximize their chances of receiving an offer. Although UAC processes direct applications on behalf of individual universities, these preferences are not included in this tally. The ATARs will be released at 9 a.m. on January 20, 2022 to give 12th grade students time to review their preferences, which can be changed until midnight on Friday January 21 and the first main round of offers for 12th grade students on the ATAR base will be released at 7:30 am on Wednesday January 26. The Illawarra Mercury Newsroom is funded by our readers. You can sign up to support our journalism here. Subscribe below to receive topical emails …

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North Australian Universities Launch New Alliance | Queensland Country Life https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/north-australian-universities-launch-new-alliance-queensland-country-life/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/north-australian-universities-launch-new-alliance-queensland-country-life/ Northern Australia is expected to benefit from the combined academic and research powers of its three main universities, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Northern Australia Universities Alliance (NAUA). Under the newly signed MOU, James Cook University, Charles Darwin University and Central Queensland University will partner on projects […]]]>

Northern Australia is expected to benefit from the combined academic and research powers of its three main universities, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Northern Australia Universities Alliance (NAUA).

Under the newly signed MOU, James Cook University, Charles Darwin University and Central Queensland University will partner on projects that support the social, environmental and economic development of northern Australia.

The three universities will seek joint funding opportunities, share knowledge, offer integrated education and training courses and work on research projects that benefit agriculture, regional health, water security. , renewable energy and the results of indigenous leadership in the north.

JCU Vice-Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the new alliance will harness the collective knowledge of the three universities for the benefit of North Australia in the future.

“Our aspiration is to grow and deploy our collective strengths, expertise and presence to develop and retain the skills and capacities of industry and the community in Northern Australia,” said Professor Harding.

“Being based in the north, the three universities share both the context and the operational challenges that are unique to northern Australia to provide these communities for years to come.”

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CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman said the partnership between the three universities would explore and advance strategic opportunities that would significantly benefit northern Australia.

“We know there is a real benefit to working with other universities in the north to have a positive impact on communities in northern Australia,” said Prof Bowman.

“By creating a collaborative alliance, we can realize our vision to be Australia’s most connected university and make a difference in communities across the Northern Territory and Northern Australia.”

As part of the NAUA, a North Australia Workforce Strategy will be developed to meet the needs of the labor market in the north in the areas of health, social services, education, agriculture, mining, renewable energy, environment, disaster resilience, tourism and digital capabilities.

CQ University Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp said the partnership was a good example of institutions working together for the future of northern Australia.

“Northern Australia has agricultural, mineral, cultural and environmental riches that are the envy of the rest of the country. It is time that we put our academic and research expertise at the service of North Australia to truly boost its potential for growth and development.

“We are confident that northern Australia will grow stronger over the next few years through this collaboration,” said Prof Klomp.

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