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Penn State IFC bans all social activities at frats in response to COVID-19 pandemic

To limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the Penn State Interfraternity Council announced a hiatus of all social events at the school's 37 fraternity chapters. It is unknown at the time when this ban will be lifted.

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Published Date: July 8, 2020

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University of California to sue feds over student visa rule

The Trump administration, which recently ruled that international students attending U.S. colleges on visas will be prevented from living in the country should their schooling be entirely online in the fall, is facing a lawsuit from Harvard, MIT, and now the University of California. Due to COVID-19, most colleges have opted to provide instruction that is either online completely, or a mixture of online and in-person, however even at universities that have opted for the latter format there are still many students who would only have online courses.

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Published Date: July 8, 2020

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Texas Universities are Shelving SAT and ACT Requirements as Coronavirus Scrambles Admissions Process

In response to the chaotic standardized testing schedule that has arisen due to COVID-19, many Texas universities have eliminated test score requirements through 2021. Several universities, who have been contemplating doing away with mandatory test scores altogether, embraced this decision. While not everyone agrees, some cite increased diversity and inclusion as upsides to being test-optional.

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Published Date: June 25, 2020

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July 8, 2020

Penn State IFC bans all social activities at frats in response to COVID-19 pandemic

To limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the Penn State Interfraternity Council announced a hiatus of all social events at the school's 37 fraternity chapters. It is unknown at the time when this ban will be lifted.

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July 8, 2020

University of California to sue feds over student visa rule

The Trump administration, which recently ruled that international students attending U.S. colleges on visas will be prevented from living in the country should their schooling be entirely online in the fall, is facing a lawsuit from Harvard, MIT, and now the University of California. Due to COVID-19, most colleges have opted to provide instruction that is either online completely, or a mixture of online and in-person, however even at universities that have opted for the latter format there are still many students who would only have online courses.

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June 25, 2020

Texas Universities are Shelving SAT and ACT Requirements as Coronavirus Scrambles Admissions Process

In response to the chaotic standardized testing schedule that has arisen due to COVID-19, many Texas universities have eliminated test score requirements through 2021. Several universities, who have been contemplating doing away with mandatory test scores altogether, embraced this decision. While not everyone agrees, some cite increased diversity and inclusion as upsides to being test-optional.

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