UCC confirm cases of COVID-19 in campus accommodation

University College Cork (UCC) has today confirmed the presence of COVID-19 among a number of students living in on-campus accommodation.

The college confirmed to the Irish Times that three cases of the virus were diagnosed in student accommodation after the information surfaced on social media a number of days ago.

The accommodation remains open while measures are in place such as enhanced cleaning to ensure the safety of other students

Read More

Hotel Henry, Richardson Olmsted Campus reeling from pandemic | Local News

Business at InnBuffalo off Elmwood Avenue, an 11-room bed and breakfast, is down 75% due to the pandemic, owner Joseph Lettieri said.

But Lettieri – who said his inn is for sale for reasons unrelated to Covid-19 – predicted the coronavirus may actually benefit boutique hotels like his in the future.

“Boutique accommodations that can demonstrate hospital-grade standards for cleaning will come out of this stronger and with better market

Read More

UCC confirms cases among students in campus accommodation

University College Cork (UCC) has confirmed that it has notified the Health Service Executive (HSE) of a number of cases of Covid-19 among students in campus accommodation. The university said the appropriate protocols have been put in place.

Three cases of Covid-19 in a university run accommodation block were reported on social media earlier this week and UCC has now confirmed to The Irish Times that a number of cases

Read More

U moves spring break to April at Twin Cities campus because of virus

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt life at the University of Minnesota, rippling across the academic calendar and punching holes in the school’s budget.

Spring break will be moved from March to April at the school’s Twin Cities and Rochester campuses, U leaders announced at a Board of Regents meeting Thursday. Duluth, Morris and Crookston students will have their spring break days spread across the semester.

Separately, administrators and regents

Read More

UCF’s 1st Campus Hotel to Open

The Celeste Hotel, UCF’s first lodging for visitors, is ready for liftoff.

The 179-room space-themed inn and conference center will open with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the campus’ main entrance, University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail.

The $48 million, five-story hotel under the Marriott banner is decked out in all things celestial in recognition of the university’s historical connection to space exploration and Kennedy Space Center.

Read More

NUI Galway to refund students who don’t take up places in campus accommodation this year

a large stone building with grass in front of a church

© Shutterstock STLJB

STUDENTS AT NUI Galway who no longer wish to take up places in on-campus housing this year are set to be refunded by the company in charge of the accommodation.

Students at the university were informed late in August that their time on campus may be limited during 2020/21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, many students had already booked accommodation at Corrib Village and Goldcrest developments

Read More

Air ventilation in the classroom is a concern for returning to campus

HONOLULU (KHON20 — The Hawaii Department of Education does not yet have details on which schools that plan to implement blended or in-person classes over the course of the next quarter.

[Hawaii’s Breaking News–Download the FREE KHON2 app for iOS or Android]

But before students return, Senator Brian Schatz is calling for better ventilation in classrooms.

Doctors and scientists are learning more about how the coronavirus spreads. Deputy State Epidemiologist

Read More

Most universities lower cost of campus accommodation for the first time in decades

Colleges have lowered the cost of campus accommodation for the first time in decades with students due to spend less time there, the Irish Independent can reveal.

Trinity College Dublin is the only university to increase rent costs due to an extra four days on campus as semester one has been extended.

However, Dublin City University (DCU), University College Dublin (UCD), University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Limerick

Read More