Russian statistics soar for virus-linked deaths in 2020
By Jan. 1, the task force reported a total 57,555 deaths. Russian officials ascribe that to different counting methods, saying the task force only includes deaths where COVID-19 was the main cause. December accounted for the highest number of Russian deaths since April — 44,435, according to Rosstat. AdRosstat’s count is much higher than the 77,068 deaths that have been reported by the Russian government’s coronavirus task force so far, including deaths that occurred in January and February. The Kremlin credited the government's response measures for Russia’s low COVID-19 mortality, and experts cited the way Russia counts virus deaths as one of the reasons behind the relatively low reported number of virus deaths.
Without graduated income tax, Illinois state universities brace for ‘almost inevitable’ budget cuts ‘because there’s just nothing left'
Public universities contacted by the Tribune had little to say about the failed constitutional amendment. A spokesman for Illinois State University said the school “will have to wait and see what next year’s budget cycle looks like.” Meanwhile, a spokesman for the University of Illinois System did not offer comment beyond confirming that no changes to state appropriations were planned for this year.chicagotribune.com
Fall undergraduate enrollment at University of Michigan steady, officials say
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Undergraduate enrollment at the University of Michigan is on par with rates from last fall, according to university officials. University officials said this is a signal the state’s number of high school graduates is decreasing. Among in-state undergraduates, about 27 percent pay no tuition, according to university officials. Overall, the campus enrollment fell less than 0.5 percent over last fall, from 48,090 to 47,907 students, with 16,578 graduate and professional school students, officials said. The university approved 217 student deferments this fall for out-of-state first-year students, about as many as the past five years combined.
Michigan State University announces plans for spring 2021, cancels spring break
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester in a letter to students on Thursday. Spring semester for undergraduate classes will start on Jan 11, 2021. The university plans on offering more in-person classes, with a focus on classes that students need to graduate on time. The university will require students living on campus, and undergraduate students coming to campus to participate in a COVID-19 Early Detection Program. In the spring, the university expects to offer about 400 in-person classes.
MSU housing students frustrated with new plan to hold all classes online
Distelrath is just one of the countless students looking forward to a traditional campus lifestyle. But just like so many others, He was disappointed seeing the email from the school president announcing there will be no in-person learning this fall. Jerry Cortez, whos another RA is just worried about the students who use on-campus housing as a resource. You can make the assumption that students who are utilizing off campus housing whove had to sign leases for the school year. School president, Dr. Samuel Stanley addressed that today during a virtual discussion.
Undergraduate classes at Michigan State University will be taught remotely this fall
EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University is asking undergraduate students who planned to live on campus to stay home and take their classes remotely due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Any classes that were in person or hybrid will be transitioned for remote learning. There will be exceptions for colleges of Law, Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine as well as all graduate programs. As president of Michigan State University, it is my ultimate responsibility to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. READ: More return to school coverageMore details are expected to be released in the coming days. The university is hoping for a Sept. 2 start date for remote undergraduate learning.
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