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Coronavirus Pandemic – ICE STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester

US Strong news – Washington, DC: ICE reports The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications Monday to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a Temporary Final Rule. Temporary exemptions for the fall 2020 semester include: Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. The Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – IVY LEAGUE OUTLINES INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PLANS; NO COMPETITION IN FALL SEMESTER

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: The Ivy League reports Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has set in place plans for intercollegiate athletics activity in the upcoming fall ; With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing, limits on group gatherings, and regulations for visitors to campus. As athletics is expected to operate consistent with campus policies, it will not be possible for Ivy League teams to…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University will Limit Students on Campus

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports President Eisgruber message to University community about 2020-21 academic year. With focus on public health, Princeton will invite approximately half of undergraduates to campus each semester, most teaching to remain online. Dear members of the Princeton community, When I wrote to you on May 4th, I said that Princeton was committed to providing the best undergraduate and graduate education consistent with the health and well-being of our community. I also identified a goal that continues to guide our efforts and planning: to restore our on-campus, in-person research and teaching enterprise…
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Princeton University Removes Woodrow Wilson name from public policy school and Wilson College

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University President reports Board of Trustees concludes that Wilson’s racist views and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for the School of Public and International Affairs and residential college. Dear Members of the Princeton Community, When I wrote to you on Monday morning, June 22, I noted that the Princeton University Board of Trustees was discussing how the University could oppose racism and would soon convene a special meeting on that ;The meeting took place yesterday, June ;On my recommendation, the board voted to change the names of both the School of Public and…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – CDC Advises Lowest Risk Academic Behavior is Virtual-only Learning

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in IHE non-residential and residential (, on-campus housing) settings as follows: Lowest Risk: Faculty and students engage in virtual-only learning options, activities, and events. Lowest Risk: Residence halls are closed, where feasible. Behaviors that Reduce Spread IHEs may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19. Staying Home or Self-Isolating when Appropriate If a decision is made to have any…
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Princeton University Donates PPE to Mercer County

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Mercer County Executive Office reports At Mercer County's Emergency Management Headquarters in Lawrence, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, second from left, met with representatives from Princeton University on June 23 to accept the third donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the University. In this round, more than 3,000 pieces of PPE, including in-demand surgical gowns, and KN95 and N95 respirator masks, were delivered by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. With Mr. Hughes are, from left, Ryan Carney, Senior Safety Specialist; James P. McQuaid, Assistant Director for Occupational Safety; and Kristin Tucker,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 190 Princeton Cases – Wear a Face Covering or Mask, and Social Distance at Least 6 Feet Apart. Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Disease

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Jun 15. Princeton Health Dept reports 8 new Princeton covid cases, bringing total to 190. Mercer County reports 7,371 cases. 517 deaths. Jun 12. Princeton Health Dept reports confirmed cases by exposure: 27% long-term care facilities; 23% home; 22% work; 13% unknown; 8% social; 7% foreign travel. 182 cases. Mercer: 7,295 cases, 515 deaths.
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