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    I wonder if UNH will survive. They were reportedly in a bad place before all this. And the state seemed to be uninterested in bailing them out.

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    Under-endowed small private colleges are in the biggest danger. New England College in Henniker has an endowment of a little over $10 million. Hampshire College about $50, but they skipped a Freshman class last year. St Michaels in VT $89 million. AIC $19 million, Nichols $15, Becker, etc.

    Dartmouth just cancelled five sports programs: Golf, Men's Lightweight Crew, and Swimming. And they have an endowment of over $5 Billion. If schools come back and we get a a second wave, that's going to wipe out more.

    What is unknown is whether international students will come back. Right now if the school goes virtual, they won't be given a visa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post

    What is unknown is whether international students will come back. Right now if the school goes virtual, they won't be given a visa.
    Ironic that Trump is willing to crater the economy further to score immigration points. I doubt he even realizes how huge an effect international students have big picture wise.

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    Yet another way this administration is destroying America from the inside out. We used to be an educational hub. Now. Maybe not?!
    Shifting sands. And we aren't helping ourselves here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Dartmouth just cancelled five sports programs: Golf, Men's Lightweight Crew, and Swimming. And they have an endowment of over $5 Billion. If schools come back and we get a a second wave, that's going to wipe out more.
    I think the administration was looking to cancel some programs and this was a good excuse.

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    I can't speak for now, but a billion years ago there were a number of people in that attended US colleges from China.

    While I appreciate the federal administration's stance that if you can attend online, you can do so from anywhere.
    I don't think the federal administration understands that the Great Firewall of China is a thing.

    He remains and idiot.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    I can't speak for now, but a billion years ago there were a number of people in that attended US colleges from China.

    While I appreciate the federal administration's stance that if you can attend online, you can do so from anywhere.
    I don't think the federal administration understands that the Great Firewall of China is a thing.

    He remains and idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    I can't speak for now, but a billion years ago there were a number of people in that attended US colleges from China.

    While I appreciate the federal administration's stance that if you can attend online, you can do so from anywhere.
    I don't think the federal administration understands that the Great Firewall of China is a thing.

    He remains and idiot.
    BU has a rather large Chinese student base.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    I can't speak for now, but a billion years ago there were a number of people in that attended US colleges from China.

    While I appreciate the federal administration's stance that if you can attend online, you can do so from anywhere.
    I don't think the federal administration understands that the Great Firewall of China is a thing.

    He remains and idiot.
    when I was in college, there were zero students from mainland China, plenty from Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, taking hotel management, so after graduation, they could go home to run daddy's whorehouse. It wasn't till after I graduated, that Nixon opened up trade with China. I'm not sure what Donnie learned at that Wharton School, beyond my area of knowledge.

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    There are about 20 million college students in the country.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/world...gbr/index.html

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    Three kids ostensibly away at school this fall.... Read this today. Colleges be crazy. Or greedy. From an NYU Professor:

    https://www.profgalloway.com/higher-ed-enough-already
    I wrote this same thing to a select few colleagues two days ago. I believe that all of the promises of a return to campus were a shell game, or at best a hopeful delusion, to get as much money as the college can before moving online.

    Colleges lose money on undergraduate instruction and make money on housing. They are vastly more concerned about getting students back in dorms than they are about education.

    There is a strong belief that both parent and students would accept online classes if they are living on campus. This reinforces the idea that college has become a hugely expensive four year luxury sleep away camp with courses thrown in on the side.

    I sat this as a professor who would rather die of COVID from teaching in class than teach remotely and who knows that college costs are outrageous and largely unconnected to learning.

    I did the math and proved that my full salary plus 35% for benefits could be paid if every one of my students Venmo'd me $27 for each of our 28 meetings. $756 per student. That’s $3,800 a semester for five classes.

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    If international students donít come, maybe Harvardís acceptance rate will increase above 5%, Northeastern 15%, BU 25% etc.
    Great. That way the government can back even more loans to subsidize the higher education industry

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    I wrote this same thing to a select few colleagues two days ago. I believe that all of the promises of a return to campus were a shell game, or at best a hopeful delusion, to get as much money as the college can before moving online.

    Colleges lose money on undergraduate instruction and make money on housing. They are vastly more concerned about getting students back in dorms than they are about education.

    There is a strong belief that both parent and students would accept online classes if they are living on campus. This reinforces the idea that college has become a hugely expensive four year luxury sleep away camp with courses thrown in on the side.

    I sat this as a professor who would rather die of COVID from teaching in class than teach remotely and who knows that college costs are outrageous and largely unconnected to learning.

    I did the math and proved that my full salary plus 35% for benefits could be paid if every one of my students Venmo'd me $27 for each of our 28 meetings. $756 per student. That’s $3,800 a semester for five classes.
    Yeah, but who will pay for Cletus to get a full boat for throwing a ball gooder than Bubba?

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    Yeah, but who will pay for Cletus to get a full boat for throwing a ball gooder than Bubba?
    Those college-sponsored semi professional teams are an important marketing tool.

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    ... to attract more sports ballers.

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    An Army buddy went to UFlorida. He had a job as a Football player tutor. On Monday he was given a 10 question multiple choice Biology test. The player had to take it on Friday. They still didn’t always pass.

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    An Army buddy went to UFlorida. He had a job as a Football player tutor. On Monday he was given a 10 question multiple choice Biology test. The player had to take it on Friday. They still didn’t always pass.
    Yeah but 10 is a big number.

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    Driving to Colorado Springs. Stopped at a rest area off I90 in [Schyler] NY at 6:15pm.

    2 cars, including mine. So there’s that.

    Next stop USAF National Museum at. wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH.

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    I can't speak for now, but a billion years ago there were a number of people in that attended US colleges from China.

    While I appreciate the federal administration's stance that if you can attend online, you can do so from anywhere.
    I don't think the federal administration understands that the Great Firewall of China is a thing.

    He remains and idiot.
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    Eldest childs' school has almost entirely reversed course. Latest "plan" seems very (very, very) different than the "plan" they announced barely weeks ago. The administration seems to be between a rock and a few different had places.

    We've all but decided to pull the plug and just home-school for 2020-2021. Kid is bright as fuck (not my genetics) and won't miss. Biggest hole will be in our sanity. And when I say "our" I mean my wife.

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    This shit is getting serious! SEMA 2020 cancelled!

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...o-away/614860/

    “ The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has sickened more than 16.5 million people across six continents. It is raging in countries that never contained the virus. It is resurging in many of the ones that did. If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. One outcome is now looking almost certain: This virus is never going away.”

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    Just talked to a Boston teacher neighbor.

    He said the “Stupidintendent” made two big mistakes:

    1. She decreed that no student would be disadvantaged by remote learning, so whatever grade in February was year-end grade.

    2. Out of concern for disrupting households, she decreed students did not have to have their audio or video on. They just had to log on. He would end classes a few minutes early and note who stayed logged in - proving they weren’t there.

    Still not clear what Boston will do this Fall.

    http://blog.redrockscounseling.com/s...s-of-our-kids/

    “Sara, you are a mental health professional, what do you think about the psychological consequences to our children beca use of all this?”

    “There is no clean answer to that question. This decision affects different children in different ways.”

    Are there negative psychological byproducts of a continued breakage of our children’s normal full-time school schedules? Yes. Absolutely. Anyone who tells you different is full of shit.

    Children thrive with some degree of routine and structure. It makes them feel safe. When kids feel safe, they are significantly more likely to grow and evolve. We are hard-wired to do life in connection and collaboration with other humans. This is as true for children as it is for adults, and it does certainly apply to the way we develop during adolescence.

    The consequences of missing out on Monday through Friday community in their learning environment are relevant on biological, psychological, neurological, social, emotional and educational levels. This is especially true of children who are old enough and have been in school long enough to be accustomed to what a traditional full-time in-person school schedule looks and feels like. Learning in a group environment is a legitimate contributor to the kids’ education. Recess, close seating during shared meal times, PE, singing in choir, school sports, theater, and extracurricular clubs are all such incredible opportunities for our children to engage in psycho/social/emotional development.

    With altered education dynamics and schedules due to COVID-19, most of these things are going by the wayside until at least 2021. And good grief, really most of the families here in our school district are worried about layers and levels of lessened-okayness that are luxuries compared to the consequences to the kids in marginalized communities and low-income families. The brokenness in our school systems and exponential risk of growing dissonance because of increasing privatized education is a much greater detriment to the basic okayness levels for many other people. All to say, yes, this funky school stuff sucks, no matter how you dice it”

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    Well now. This should get interesting.

    https://www.mass.gov/regulations/830...g-due-to-the-0
    (3) Massachusetts Source Income for Non-Residents Telecommuting due to Pandemic-Related Circumstances
    Under M.G.L. c. 62, ß 5A(a), income of a non-resident derived from a trade or business, including any employment, carried on in the Commonwealth is sourced to Massachusetts. Pursuant to this rule, all compensation received for services performed by a non-resident who, immediately prior to the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency was an employee engaged in performing such services in Massachusetts, and who is performing services from a location outside Massachusetts due to a Pandemic-Related Circumstance will continue to be treated as Massachusetts source income subject to personal income tax under M.G.L. c. 62, ß 5A and personal income tax withholding pursuant to M.G.L. c. 62B, ß 2.

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    Well now. This should get interesting.

    https://www.mass.gov/regulations/830...g-due-to-the-0


    Good luck enforcing that one haha.

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    The NH AsG office is "reviewing"... https://www.unionleader.com/news/hea...39c3a1663.html

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