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FILE -- Yale University students and others spend a fall afternoon on Yale University's Cross Campus in New Haven, Conn., in this Oct. 11, 2000 file photo. The university is planning to welcome students back to campus in August 2020, with public health protocols including required weekly testing for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

Yale planning for students' return to campus in August

Jul. 1, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is planning to welcome students back to campus in August with public health protocols including required weekly testing for the coronavirus, the school announced Wednesday. To reduce the number of people on campus, Yale is inviting only some undergraduate classes...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, Ileana Valdez, 20, an undergrad student at Yale, poses for a photo outside of her home in Red Oak, Texas. Valdez created an online dating site for college students called OKZoomer.

Yale student creates 'OKZoomer,' a dating site amid pandemic

Jun. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Ileana Valdez, a Dallas-native and junior at Yale University, found out she wouldn’t be going back to campus after spring break due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she and her friends created a dating site, OKZoomer. It began as a makeshift effort. “My friend and I posted a...