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A fan sits among cardboard cutouts of other fans before the first half of an NCAA college football game between Mississippi and Florida in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease. Many major universities are determined...

N.C. State students can take in-person classes in spring

Sep. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — N.C. State University students can take in-person classes for the spring semester and live in campus housing, the school's chancellor announced Wednesday. Chancellor Randy Woodson said on the school's website that classes will start Jan. 11 and finish April 29. There will be a mix of...

Virginia college Greek life changes in the face of COVID-19

Sep. 22, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There are no dodgeball games, cookouts or other rushing events at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Richmond, but fraternities and sororities are still recruiting new brothers and sisters. The Greek chapters at VCU, and many other Virginia schools, are using Zoom to...

Rhode Island added to other state's travel advisory lists

Sep. 22, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island was added Tuesday back to the list of states whose residents are required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Those three states add states to their travel advisory lists if new daily cases hit 10 per 100,000 residents over...

LSU police investigate reports of hazing at fraternities

Sep. 22, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University police were called to investigate two complaints of hazing at campus fraternities last week, according to police reports. A complaint detailing “criminal hazing” at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the university in Baton Rouge on Sept. 13 was...

University of Minnesota fraternity party scene has new look

Sep. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The college frat party: to some, a hallmark of the college experience. To others, it’s a pass for a night in. The University of Minnesota has a notable frat party scene, but this year, those parties will look different. To ensure safety among prospective and current members, many...

11 more houses near Michigan State quarantined due to virus

Sep. 17, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ingham County health officials have identified 11 more large houses near Michigan State University’s campus where there are known exposures to the COVID-19 virus. The health department has ordered residents in those houses to quarantine for the next two weeks. Mandatory...

GVSU students ordered to stay in place for 2 weeks

Sep. 16, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Students at Grand Valley State University were ordered Wednesday to hunker down for two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus cases linked to the western Michigan campus. There have been more than 600 cases of COVID-19 among students since Aug. 23, with the majority among students...

Evers: UW reopening was right call despite virus surge

Sep. 15, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison officials made the right decision to reopen the campus even though there's been a surge of COVID-19 cases among students and university employees, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. The state's flagship university reopened Sept. 2 after officials sent...

MSU frats, sororities ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks

Sep. 14, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A county on Monday ordered a two-week quarantine for 23 fraternities and sororities and seven large rental houses near Michigan State University following a coronavirus outbreak that a local health official said was turning into a “crisis.” The quarantine, which is...