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Some Schools Bringing Around Half Students Back To Campus

Princeton is cutting tuition 10 percent because most classes will be online. But it has come up with a creative plan for students: Half the undergrads will be on campus at a time: Freshmen and juniors in the fall, while sophomores and seniors will be there in the spring, with restrictions on social activities and a rigorous testijng program. Harvard said it is bringing up … Continue reading Some Schools Bringing Around Half Students Back To Campus

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USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

WINNERS USC athletes After the second round of coronavirus tests, USC has had two athletes test positive in two weeks out of 126 tests. Jacki Gemelos  The former USC basketball player, who was the No. 1 player in the nation in 2006 but had eight surgeries in six years, has signed with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. USC alumni More than 3,100 have signed this petition … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

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Timing Of Online Classes Irks Some Students

USC has to deal with the ever-changing conditions of COVID-19 but its announcement last night struck some students the wrong way because of the timing. The announcement came at 9 p.m. (EDT). July 1 was the rental deadline to for many off-campus apartments, which meant the decision came too late for some students unless you have an understanding landlord. Continue reading Timing Of Online Classes Irks Some Students

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Morning Buzz: USC Recommends Online Courses For Fall

Why a USC student would pay for fall classes became a good question Wednesday night when the university recommended students take all classes online and not live on-campus or close to campus. “While not what we hoped, we are now recommending all undergraduates take their courses online, and reconsider living on or close to campus this semester,” Provost Charles Zukoski and Senior Vice President David … Continue reading Morning Buzz: USC Recommends Online Courses For Fall

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Carol Folt Apologizes For Racism Experienced At USC

USC president Carol Folt sent out a letter tonight addressing the “Black at USC” Instagram I wrote about this morning. Folt: “I am deeply moved and saddened by the many devastating stories and experiences of anti-Black racism at USC that our students and alumni are posting. It takes great courage and strength to share these stories publicly, and as President, I apologize for the pain you have … Continue reading Carol Folt Apologizes For Racism Experienced At USC