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‘An Eviction Notice’: Chaos After
Colleges Tell Students to Stay Away

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/12/2020 9:41:03 AM

The day after colleges across the country suspended classes over fears of the coronavirus, Abigail Lockhart-Calpito, a freshman from San Antonio, ran across the Harvard campus trying to get answers. Her lectures were being replaced by online classes. Her residence hall was being cleared out. She, like thousands of others in her shoes, had a million questions: What was going to happen to her financial aid? Where would she stay? What about her credits? The abrupt disruption of the semester caused widespread concern and a feeling of chaos on campuses across the country. Administrators saw spring break as a chance

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Are thousands of students coming down with the virus to cause such chaos? Best I can tell - not one person is ill.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/12/2020 9:46:25 AM (No. 343938)
Vanderbilt just told the kids here "Be gone by Sunday." There have been some student cases however I don't think any have been or are presently on campus having contracted the illness while on Spring Break. Vanderbilt Medical Center has it's first case. A healthcare provider tested positive yesterday.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli 3/12/2020 9:50:47 AM (No. 343943)
"What was going to happen to her financial aid?" nice to see that these Gender Studies leeches have their priorities in order..
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laotzu 3/12/2020 9:54:56 AM (No. 343950)
The Left lives in a bubble. Last week it was the Atlantic with it's breathless story of a DC power couple whose $20k asian cruise got disrupted. This week, it's the poor little Harvard girl. Navel gaze much, media?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/12/2020 9:59:32 AM (No. 343955)
A bit ridiculous since young people are least at risk of serious outcome. But, with the current hysteria, a chance to "get Trump", I'm sure the leftists in charge are rubbing their hands and grinning.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: John C 3/12/2020 9:59:46 AM (No. 343957)
Come on. Once you are in Harvard nobody is expected to go to class, and you will still graduate with a Harvard degree..
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Twinkle93 3/12/2020 10:05:23 AM (No. 343967)
This shows how dumb and thoughtless the people that run colleges are. Alot force students to live on campus and then kick them out. Are they going to reimburse the students? Fifty years ago this spring multiply colleges were closed early following Kent State shootings and the subsequent demonstrations (a lot of them by non-students).
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Zumkopf 3/12/2020 10:22:27 AM (No. 343992)
I'm missing something here: are they evicting the students and sending them all home? Because if not, they're going to rub elbows (and more) in the dorms and dining halls, classes or no. [My son's graduate school just called off in-person classes in favor of online larnin', but the grad school campus never had student housing or common dining anyway, so that at least makes some difference.] Also, I expect a lot of parents are as angry as I that they paid a literal fortune for face-to-face education by the best professors in America, only to have weak tea online video lectures substituted. I could (and would) have paid a lot less if that would have been satisfactory. "It's for the CHIIIIIILLLLLDREN!" is a lousy substitute for a rational approach to any problem, including pandemic panic.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 3/12/2020 10:27:00 AM (No. 344000)
NYT, on anything controversial...nah. Not looking for propaganda this AM.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/12/2020 10:35:38 AM (No. 344011)
Most of these schools have nice fat endowments, they could easily cover any losses suffered by their students but instead leave them to feel like victims. Shame on them. And if they are such geniuses why don't they have more organized plans to move these students? I bet if they talked to the janitor or the plumber he could come up with something better than the leftist chaos that they are feeding.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Historybuff 3/12/2020 10:36:58 AM (No. 344013)
Horayyyyyy! Spring break starts now! Pass the bong kids!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HotRod 3/12/2020 10:50:51 AM (No. 344035)
This is very serious! Some students are not going to be able to go back and retrieve their Play Station!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/12/2020 11:00:25 AM (No. 344044)
Knee-jerk reactions made in panic cause more problems than they resolve. They should have thought this through before they leapt into action, but then, these are college administrators we're talking about here, not rocket scientists.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 3/12/2020 11:02:26 AM (No. 344048)
There are 5 colleges in my city. If only this could have happened prior to the Super Tuesday primaries. /sarc? maybe
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Wendybird 3/12/2020 11:17:05 AM (No. 344070)
This virus hasn’t been affecting healthy younger people below 50 or 60 years of age. Why shut down colleges? To protect the “professors”, only a small portion of whom actually contribute to their student’s actual education? (in my opinion). On second thought, perhaps the liberal disease spread would be controlled at least briefly.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: edgar 3/12/2020 12:16:13 PM (No. 344120)
As the lefties get on Trump for 'not doing enough' this is an example of the left's approach. Not good. By the way, is Biden and Bernie on the record yet as to what their response would be, if they were POTUS? I have not seen anything.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 3/12/2020 12:29:27 PM (No. 344143)
Harvard and MIT are also the, ahem, intellectual epicenters of the global warming hoax, so this is hardly surprising that they would overreact to this virus that has not even approaching killing as many as the common flue does a year in the U.S. That figure? 18,000.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bgarrett 3/12/2020 12:35:32 PM (No. 344151)
and the most important question of all: Is the physical campus even needed anymore now that we have the internet??
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 3/12/2020 12:50:42 PM (No. 344168)
Just checked my alma mater. They are "evaluating" the possiblity of online classes. However, there are some classes that do not work with online learning. Architecture is one of them. Every class has a project that involves the entire semester, projects which include hand drawings, CAD drawings and models, and in 4th year, there are competitions attached to the final project that involve travel opportunities and monetary prizes. Graduation depends on completion of these projects and the resulting crits with instructors and visiting professionals. I really don't see how the school could make all of this work through online classes, particularly given the size of the resulting drawings and models. Hopefully it won't come to this.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 3/12/2020 1:04:36 PM (No. 344187)
I expect the colleges will keep the tuition, room and board payments. My kid was going to college next fall at a good Christian college (costs more than I would like it to, but hey...). I'm thinking of telling him to move the plans back a year.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 3/12/2020 1:14:45 PM (No. 344199)
Snowflakes' delicate, protected lives interrupted by chaos. I feel so sorry for them. Imagine what a real crisis would do to their fragile psyches.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 3/12/2020 1:19:36 PM (No. 344203)
Great question, #17. Look at the nicely feathered nests that college administrators and professors have built for themselves and people will now be seriously questioning whether any of them are necessary. The next few months will provide proof that education is hurt more by brick and mortar college than aided.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/12/2020 1:38:59 PM (No. 344215)
They’re trying to coordinate lefty misinformation to try and depict it as the Black Plague but this isn’t about medical health issues This is demon politics! And we 63 million+ all KNOW it!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/12/2020 3:07:13 PM (No. 344302)
The King has no clothes! Suddenly, we all see that. if you don't have to go to Harvard to get a degree, then you don't have to go to Harvard or any other university!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 3/12/2020 4:41:08 PM (No. 344373)
Snowflakes hit hardest.....
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