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80 UW students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

Jul. 2, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. The university learned Saturday that three fraternity residents had symptoms of COVID-19, and public health...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1973, file photo, McGraw Hall stands on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Cornell's president announced that it will welcome students back to campus, an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. (AP Photo/Jonathan Jay Fink)

Cornell says in-person learning is best for public health

Jun. 30, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University's president on Tuesday announced that it will welcome students back to campus — an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. The Ivy League university decided that compared with...

Honolulu to reopen campgrounds for first time in 3 months

Jun. 27, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- The city of Honolulu has announced that campgrounds will reopen for the first time in three months with limited permits to ensure social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hawaii News Now reported that the city will issue permits for just over 100 campsites across Oahu. Honolulu Department of...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin's

Race relations in Wisconsin capital are a tale of 2 cities

Jun. 25, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In this college town that considers itself a bastion of progressive politics and inclusion, race relations are really a tale of two cities. Demonstrators who toppled statues of figures with no racist history this week say they went after the sculptures because they wanted to shatter a...

Leicester's manager Brendan Rodgers talks to the team during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester CITY at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

Jun. 20, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The medical director of the NFL players’ union has recommended that all players stop private workouts together. Dr. Thom Mayer told members of the NFLPA in a message Saturday that the risk of being stricken by the new...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in the city's historical part of Ulus, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Turkish authorities have made the wearing of masks mandatory in three major cities to curb the spread of COVID-19 following an uptick in confirmed cases since the reopening of many businesses.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey makes masks mandatory in Istanbul, 46 other provinces

Jun. 18, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have made the wearing of masks mandatory in three major cities to curb the spread of COVID-19 following an uptick in confirmed cases since the reopening of many businesses. The governors of Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa announced the mask rule late Wednesday in line with a...

Protesters take over the elevated Interstate 10 during a march in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis after being restrained by police. In the background is the Superdome. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: 32 positive virus tests for Superdome workers

Jun. 16, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Superdome officials say positive COVID-19 tests have come back for 32 of 275 workers contracted to perform stadium renovations. A statement released by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District on Tuesday says affected...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Memphis director of athletics Laird Veatch, left, presents Memphis head football coach Ryan Silverfield, right, with a team jersey in Memphis, Tenn. As football players start returning to campus, college officials have a wide range of opinions on whether to let the public know how many of their athletes test positive for coronavirus.  Just over half of the 64 Football Bowl Subdivision members that responded to an Associated Press survey said they were still deciding whether to announce the number of student-athletes with positive tests.(Ariel Cobbert/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)

Schools debate whether to detail positive tests for athletes

Jun. 14, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

Over the past two weeks, as college athletes have returned to campuses to work out and prepare for sports later this year, a handful of them have tested positive for the coronavirus. Arkansas State. Houston. Boise State. Iowa State. Oklahoma State. More than a dozen schools in all. Just how many positive tests...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, students walk on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. A UCLA professor who was suspended following an email exchange with a student who wanted a final exam altered or canceled because of racial unrest, says his refusal to do so has nothing to do with racism. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

UCLA professor: No racism in refusing to cancel final

Jun. 10, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Los Angeles, professor suspended over an email exchange with a student who wanted a final exam canceled or changed because of racial unrest said he’s receiving threats and wants his "reputation restored" after what he calls unfounded allegations of...

Some Boise State student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

Jun. 9, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Multiple student-athletes at Boise State University have tested positive for COVID-19 after some teams started returning to the Idaho campus for workouts, the university said Monday. The university declined to say how many or what sport those athletes played, citing federal privacy...