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Ohio universities tiptoe back into the classroom

BY: - September 11, 2020

With school back in session, Ohio’s eyes are on the state’s 3,600 schools, but also its nearly 100 public and private universities. As universities have scrambled to put together new policies and procedures in place to somehow reconvene an institution that is, in essence, a nine-month string of consecutive mass gatherings, data transparency has become […]

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Without a statewide strategy for schools and sports, everyone is on their own

BY: - August 31, 2020

Ohio has entered a new strange phase of the coronavirus pandemic. To borrow from a circulating meme, Ohio is where “college students go to school but don’t play sports, and high school students play sports but don’t go to school.” Gov. Mike DeWine in recent weeks gave the green light for a fall season of […]

Ohio colleges scramble to explain sweeping new DeVos rules on sexual misconduct

BY: - August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio colleges welcoming some students to campus this fall despite the pandemic face a second major challenge. They also must put in place major new federal rules on campus sexual assault and misconduct that extend added rights to the accused. Aligning university policies with the new federal regulations — while also overhauling health and safety […]

Ohio State to launch mandatory COVID-19 testing program for students

BY: - August 12, 2020

Ohio’s largest university began its early, voluntary phase last week of an ambitious COVID-19 surveillance plan for the looming pandemic semester. But come Aug. 25, if randomly selected Ohio State University students opt out of swabs up their noses, they can expect a university order to quarantine, a referral to Student Conduct for non-compliance, and […]

Big Ten reportedly votes 12-2 to cancel football season

BY: - August 10, 2020

The Big Ten has voted to cancel the 2020 college football season, the Detroit Free Press is reporting. The historic move stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision reportedly told the Free Press. The conference is expected to officially announce the decision publicly on Tuesday. The […]

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ICE ruling throws Ohio colleges for a ride, terrifies international students

BY: - July 14, 2020

COVID-19’s cases in the United States have started to rise again, despite seemingly being on track to reduce a few weeks ago. With that, universities, public schools, and other institutions are figuring out a way to continue the school year, while still keeping students and faculty safe. For most schools, going online-only is the answer; […]

DeWine asks colleges to go remote; sporting events to block fans to slow COVID-19 spread

BY: - March 11, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine ramped up efforts Tuesday to curb the novel coronavirus in recommending — though not ordering — colleges to hold classes remotely, professional and collegiate teams to prohibit spectators, and other changes in nursing homes, churches, and prisons. The requests mark an escalation in Ohio’s preventative efforts after officials announced Monday that three […]