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Syracuse investigating reference to 'Wuhan flu' on syllabus

Aug. 26, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University is investigating a professor who allegedly referred to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan flu,” on a syllabus, and has placed him on administrative leave. The university announced on Tuesday that the professor, who they did not name, will not be teaching...

Students gathering on the Syracuse University campus on Wednesday Aug. 19, 2020, in Syracuse, NY. Syracuse University has issued suspensions to 23 students in the wake of the large on-campus gathering that administrators say could force them to shut down campus. College officials announced the disciplinary action late Thursday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Walter Freeman via AP)

Syracuse students suspended in latest crackdown by colleges

Aug. 21, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

Syracuse University has suspended 23 students following a large on-campus gathering, the latest example of college crackdowns on the kind of socializing that can spread the coronavirus and sink plans for in-person learning this semester. Syracuse officials announced the disciplinary action late Thursday and said...

In this photo provided by Jason Koski and Cornell University, Bryan Maley, right, a grad student in the Master of Public Health program, interviews a student on campus about mask-wearing experiences as part of a public health survey, Friday, July 30, 2020, in Ithaca, N.Y. (Jason Koski/Cornell University via AP)

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

Aug. 9, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social...