Crumbling College Openings


College reopenings crumble
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
 
Colleges are attempting to control partying by taking steep disciplinary measures against students who gather, Erica Pandey writes:Northeastern sent warnings to 115 freshmen who said in an Instagram poll that they plan to party. The university went as far as to threaten to rescind admissions.Purdue and Syracusehave both suspended students who have been caught partying, and UConn has evicted them.But universities that are reopening without substantive testing and tracing strategies can’t just point fingers at the students, experts say.“It’s irresponsible and the outcome is predictable, and blaming the students is just misplaced,” says Joshua Salomon, a professor of medicine at Stanford.Some plans do seem to be working:Public health experts say the best way to prevent infections on campuses from turning into outbreaks is to test every student every few days.The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is doing just that, and conducted 17,000 tests on the first day of classes alone. “Everybody’s watching U of I right now,” Salomon says.

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