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Masked students walk through the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. College towns across the U.S. have emerged as coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus at Ball State, more than half have returned been found positive, according to data reported by the school. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. 
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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Sep. 17, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

CU students urged to quarantine for 2 weeks amid virus spike

Sep. 16, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — All students at the University of Colorado's main campus are being told by local health authorities to self-quarantine starting Wednesday for the next two weeks to stem an alarming rise in coronavirus cases. Jeffrey J. Zayach, executive director of Boulder County Public Health, sent...

Colorado sees rise in virus among college-aged individuals

Sep. 15, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is experiencing an upward trend in coronavirus cases among college-age students, mirroring similar case growth across the U.S., the state's top epidemiologist said Tuesday. Just weeks into the fall college semester, the spike among youth — who frequently don't display symptoms...

University of Colorado Boulder faces enrollment decline

Sep. 11, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Enrollment at the University of Colorado Boulder for incoming freshmen is expected to drop by more than 12% this year, contributing to the additional $25 million budget shortfall amid the pandemic, officials said. Chancellor Phil DiStefano told the university system's Board of Regents...

University leader criticized for using 'trail of tears'

Sep. 4, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — University of Colorado Boulder President Mark Kennedy has received criticism from its Native American and Indigenous Studies Center after using the phrase “trail of tears" colloquially in a faculty meeting last week. Kennedy was quoted in a write-up of the meeting published Thursday...

University enrollment in Boulder drops; budget cuts imminent

Sep. 3, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado Boulder has announced anticipated budget cuts because of decreased enrollment as the coronavirus pandemic has posed several challenges on higher education, officials said. Provost Russell Moore and Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke sent a memo...

Police investigate report of boy assaulted over Trump sign

Sep. 3, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are investigating a report that a woman punched a 12-year-old boy carrying a Donald Trump lawn sign because she was upset about his support for the president. The incident was reported Monday in Boulder, a liberal city that is home to the University of Colorado. The...

Social worker cleared for not reporting alleged sex assault

Sep. 3, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Colorado mental health worker who was accused of failing to report sexual assault accusations against a highly regarded football recruit. Marilyn Lori, 47, testified that the victim did not tell her enough about the alleged incident to report it to authorities....

Virus forces Colorado College to switch to remote learning

Sep. 1, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Colorado said Tuesday it is moving to online classes for the rest of the fall semester after hundreds of students went into quarantine because at least 10 students had tested positive for the coronavirus. All Colorado College students are...