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Some college students face stay-at-home orders as local leaders try to control Covid-19 spread

Hoping to slow an outbreak of Covid-19 cases among their students, a small college in Rhode Island announced a stay-at-home order this week.



a group of people sitting at a picnic table: Students here are seen moving onto the campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Township in late August. Students in the township are now under a 'staying in place' order


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Students here are seen moving onto the campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Township in late August. Students in the township are now under a ‘staying in place’ order

“We are out of options,” Providence College President Rev. Kenneth Sicard said Thursday. “If we are not successful, we will have no alternative other than to shut down our campus for the remainder of the fall semester.”

The college moved to remote learning for at least a week after more than 80 students tested positive for the virus over two days, Sicard said. Indoor and outdoor gatherings and travel to bars, restaurants and neighborhood businesses are not allowed. Violations will result in “immediate interim suspensions,” the president

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How do vocational school students get hands-on education during COVID-19? – News – telegram.com

UPTON – Connor McNamara, 17, watched the towering piece of equipment he programmed to make a chessboard Tuesday morning, as it whirred, drilled, and cast piles of white shavings onto the floor.

The day was one of about four per month when McNamara and his classmates have on-site classes at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, under coronavirus safety precautions.

“Despite remote learning, I am on track,” the advanced manufacturing and fabrication student said, noting that a lot of his study, like learning coding, doesn’t require him to practice on the machine regularly. “All of our textbooks were previously online to begin with.”

A room over, in a heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration shop class, 17-year-old Nick Loschiavo didn’t feel the same optimism.

“It’s not enough, but it’s better than nothing,” said Loschiavo, troubleshooting a faulty heat pump on one of his few days in school Tuesday. “I

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Students return to Hartford’s Martin Luther King Jr. campus after $111 million renovation to overhaul neglected school

For the first time in three years, Hartford students once again walked the halls of the century-old school building on the hill overlooking Keney Park.



Martin Luther King, Jr. standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the cafeteria space of the newly renovated building for Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School-North in the Blue Hills neighborhood in Hartford's North End on Sept. 4.


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A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the cafeteria space of the newly renovated building for Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School-North in the Blue Hills neighborhood in Hartford’s North End on Sept. 4.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School campus quietly reopened Wednesday, the completion of its $111 million renovation perhaps overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a ransomware attack that delayed the start of Hartford’s school year by one day.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be planned at a later date to allow the Hartford community to celebrate the revival of the Collegiate Gothic building and its history as a neighborhood hub at the intersection of Blue Hills and the

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$30M in improvements coming for B.C. logging road where two students died

VICTORIA — Improvements are coming to a narrow logging road on Vancouver Island where members of the local First Nations as well as two university students have lost their lives.

Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser announced today that just over $30 million will be spent over three years to make Bamfield Road safer.

He says the province is contributing $25.7 million while the Huu-ay-aht First Nation will spend about $5 million on the project.

Sunday marks the first anniversary of a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students and injured many others.

Forty-five students and two teaching assistants were headed to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre aboard a chartered bus that moved over for an approaching vehicle and rolled down an embankment.

Chief Coun. Robert Dennis Sr. says all those who’ve lost loved ones share a common grief.

“We share some heavy burdens and we share losses of

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Syracuse University hopes Carrier Dome renovation allows students to use it as study space, use Club 44 as a classroom

Syracuse, N.Y. — With large spaces at a premium because of the coronavirus pandemic, Syracuse Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala said Syracuse University is hoping that the school’s Carrier Dome renovation will allow students to utilize the space to study and even take classes.

Sala dropped the interesting study space idea during a teleconference with reporters to provide an update on the project as it heads into its final two weeks. Sala said the deadline for the project remains Sept. 18, eight days before the school is set to host Georgia Tech in football in the first competition in the new building. He noted that remains a tight deadline but expressed his belief the school would hit it.

This year’s portion of the renovation includes a new roof, center-hung scoreboard, videoboards, sound system and improvements to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The school was

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