University of Alabama Covid-19 OUTBREAKS | The State of the U #2

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Last weekend, the University of Alabama reported over 1,000 students tested positive for COVID since classes began on August 19th.

These numbers place the university as one of the top schools when it comes to coronavirus cases.

Yet, the university is unwaveringly set on their decision to continue their operations.

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This week the University of Notre Dame returned to in person classes after having transitioned to online learning earlier in August.

Well, just this week, the University began its reopening plan for all in-person undergraduate classes.

The plan consists of gradually opening up through different stages until all in-person classes are back to normal.

Gamecocks University of North Carolina

The University of South Carolina is cracking down on Greek Houses for virus violations.

The University took disciplinary action on Monday against a number of Greek life organizations for hosting mass gatherings and going against community standards.

The college went as far as putting 15 students under interim suspension and charging 6 greek houses with conduct violations.

To top it all off, 9 out of 20 homes within the college’s Greek Villa had to be quarantined for 14 days due to students testing positive for coronavirus.

NCAA Basketball March Madness

The NCAA has trademarked the phrase “Battle in the Bubble”.

A sporting event that, if made a reality, would bring together the highest achieving college teams from all across the country to battle it out for the glory of march madness victory.

Between college campuses shutting down, greek houses facing backlash, and the NCAA trying to navigate their plan for the spring, the world of higher education just had a very eventful week.

And although news of a potential vaccine keeps coming out, there’s really no telling when things are going back to normal.

So for right now the best thing we can do is hope for the best while preparing for the worst.

Remember, we are all in this together.

This has been The State of the U. 

– Francisco

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