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Ohio State, U. of Cincinnati, to require masks indoors

Aug. 03, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati announced this week that masks will be mandatory inside campus buildings amid a new wave of statewide masking requirements as coronavirus cases rise. Ohio State's rule, made public Monday,...

2 New Mexico universities to require vaccines for some

Aug. 03, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest public university will require students, faculty and other workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30, while its second-largest university will implement the mandate only for staff. The University of New...

Wayne State University will require COVID-19 vaccinations

Aug. 03, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from students, faculty and staff that wish to return to campus in the fall, the Detroit school announced Tuesday. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they...

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

Aug. 03, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges...

Top prosecutor: Univ of South Carolina can't require masks

Aug. 03, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina can't lawfully require students and staff to wear face coverings on campus this fall, despite increasing cases of coronavirus, thanks to recent legislative action, according to the state's top prosecutor. Last week,...

National Science Foundation awards $982K for WVU projects

Aug. 03, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $982,000 for two research projects at West Virginia State University, the state's two U.S. senators announced. “The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West...

Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

Aug. 02, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A committee of Texas senators...

Appeals court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

Aug. 02, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19, in what is the highest court decision regarding college immunization mandates. The Chicago-based...

Tennessee health chief: No signs COVID resurgence is slowing

Aug. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top health official said Monday that the state sees no signs that the resurgence of COVID-19 is slowing, though she saw hope in a recent bump in vaccinations. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey's comments coincided with announcements...

Minnesota universities mandate masks to curb COVID-19 spread

Aug. 02, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Public colleges and universities in Minnesota will be requiring masks to be worn on campuses to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as the delta variant of the virus is surging. The University of Minnesota said Monday that it will require all students,...