Thousands of COVID Cases Already Turning Up on College Campuses | Health News

By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
HealthDay Reporters


WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Just weeks after colleges across the United States reopened their campuses for the fall semester, thousands of coronavirus infections are cropping up in students and staff alike.

More than 1,500 American colleges and universities were tallied in The New York Times survey. That included every four-year public institution, every private college that competes in NCAA sports and others that identified cases. The case total: At least 26,000 cases and 64 deaths have been reported since the pandemic began, the Times reported.

The trend is

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Ranked No. 1 Engineering College for 22nd Straight Year

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Mussallem Union

“The U.S. News ranking continues to highlight the strong return on investment from a Rose-Hulman education, and further attests our mission of continuous improvement to be the best in STEM education.”- Robert A. Coons, President, Rose-Hulman

For the 22nd consecutive year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked by its peers as best among U.S. engineering colleges that are focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education.

The latest No. 1 ranking is featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges Guide, released September

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As colleges battle COVID outbreaks, Fauci warns them not to send students home

by Robin Foster, E.j. Mundell

As colleges battle COVID outbreaks, fauci warns them not to send students home

Colleges across America struggled to control coronavirus outbreaks on campus, even as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday that sending students home after an outbreak is “the worst thing you could do.”

Universities continue to be hit with alarming infection rates, and many have already switched to online learning, the Washington Post reported. In some instances, students have been told to move out of their dorms and return home, the newspaper said.

But Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, told NBC’s “Today” show that it was important to ensure that infected students are placed

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Wildfires Near Pacific Union College and St. Helena Hospital Force Evacuations

Patients are evacuated from Adventist Health St. Helena in California as wildfires near the area. Photo provided by Adventist Health St. Helena

As of Friday, August 21, 2020, several Adventist entities and institutions in Northern California have been evacuated due to wildfires that began several days ago when an unusual heat wave and storms in the region produced more than 10,000 lightning strikes.

Reports reveal that the LNU Lightning Complex Fire has burned more than 200,000 acres with 7 percent containment. At least four Bay Area people have been reported as dead, and several others have been injured due

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Stop ‘demonizing’ students for Covid-19, say mental health experts

Students walk through the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on August 18, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Life on college campuses in 2020 bears little resemblance to the experience most students hoped for. 

Many have remained at home to attend classes virtually. Others are back on campus to take a mix of in-person and online classes. Some were required to quarantine for several weeks once they arrived back on campus. Most are taking precautions about how they socialize with other students. 

But headlines tell a different story. Endless

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