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(03-09-2020 03:23 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(03-08-2020 08:51 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  I'm fascinated to see how canceling beer bike but not athletic events plays on campus.

They are worried about large crowds. Beer bike draws one, athletic events lately don't.

sadly, that's true.
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Water balloons are the ultimate large droplet.
Beer-Bike was doomed...
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(03-09-2020 06:34 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(03-09-2020 03:23 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(03-08-2020 08:51 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  I'm fascinated to see how canceling beer bike but not athletic events plays on campus.

They are worried about large crowds. Beer bike draws one, athletic events lately don't.

sadly, that's true.

I haven't been to BB in forever, but I would assume the sparser athletic crowds were also distributed through larger venues.
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I think there is a valid argument for not creating hysteria, as weakened economic activity will do more harm to people than the virus itself will.
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(03-10-2020 08:21 AM)Volente Beach Owl Wrote:  I think there is a valid argument for not creating hysteria, as weakened economic activity will do more harm to people than the virus itself will.

Bingo.
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(03-10-2020 08:28 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:21 AM)Volente Beach Owl Wrote:  I think there is a valid argument for not creating hysteria, as weakened economic activity will do more harm to people than the virus itself will.

Bingo.

I'm not sure why cancelling a week of classes and some events should create hysteria. I don't feel hysterical. Do you feel hysterical? Does anyone posting feel hysterical? Keep calm, listen to the experts, don't be stupid. Easy enough.
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(03-10-2020 09:22 AM)mrbig Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:28 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:21 AM)Volente Beach Owl Wrote:  I think there is a valid argument for not creating hysteria, as weakened economic activity will do more harm to people than the virus itself will.

Bingo.

I'm not sure why cancelling a week of classes and some events should create hysteria. I don't feel hysterical. Do you feel hysterical? Does anyone posting feel hysterical? Keep calm, listen to the experts, don't be stupid. Easy enough.

And that's exactly what Rice is doing. They are following the recommended actions put out by the CDC for universities with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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(03-10-2020 09:51 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:22 AM)mrbig Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:28 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:21 AM)Volente Beach Owl Wrote:  I think there is a valid argument for not creating hysteria, as weakened economic activity will do more harm to people than the virus itself will.

Bingo.

I'm not sure why cancelling a week of classes and some events should create hysteria. I don't feel hysterical. Do you feel hysterical? Does anyone posting feel hysterical? Keep calm, listen to the experts, don't be stupid. Easy enough.


And that's exactly what Rice is doing. They are following the recommended actions put out by the CDC for universities with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The CDC doesn't give two flips about costs and benefits, and knock-on effects. Their goal, their charge, is containment. That's what they do. There are -- or at any rate, should be -- other considerations in addition to containment, especially of a variant of the common cold.

As a society it's ridiculous to cede decison making that affects every sphere to one agency concerned with one thing, but obviously that train has left the station and at this point, sad to say, Rice is guilty of nothing more than climbing aboard.
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(03-10-2020 10:56 AM)illiniowl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:51 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:22 AM)mrbig Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:28 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:21 AM)Volente Beach Owl Wrote:  I think there is a valid argument for not creating hysteria, as weakened economic activity will do more harm to people than the virus itself will.

Bingo.

I'm not sure why cancelling a week of classes and some events should create hysteria. I don't feel hysterical. Do you feel hysterical? Does anyone posting feel hysterical? Keep calm, listen to the experts, don't be stupid. Easy enough.


And that's exactly what Rice is doing. They are following the recommended actions put out by the CDC for universities with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The CDC doesn't give two flips about costs and benefits, and knock-on effects. Their goal, their charge, is containment. That's what they do. There are -- or at any rate, should be -- other considerations in addition to containment, especially of a variant of the common cold.

As a society it's ridiculous to cede decison making that affects every sphere to one agency concerned with one thing, but obviously that train has left the station and at this point, sad to say, Rice is guilty of nothing more than climbing aboard.

So who should Rice look to for expert opinions for the needed "Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019?"

Would it be better for Rice to completely ignore the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention?
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(03-10-2020 11:25 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 10:56 AM)illiniowl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:51 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:22 AM)mrbig Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 08:28 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  Bingo.

I'm not sure why cancelling a week of classes and some events should create hysteria. I don't feel hysterical. Do you feel hysterical? Does anyone posting feel hysterical? Keep calm, listen to the experts, don't be stupid. Easy enough.


And that's exactly what Rice is doing. They are following the recommended actions put out by the CDC for universities with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The CDC doesn't give two flips about costs and benefits, and knock-on effects. Their goal, their charge, is containment. That's what they do. There are -- or at any rate, should be -- other considerations in addition to containment, especially of a variant of the common cold.

As a society it's ridiculous to cede decison making that affects every sphere to one agency concerned with one thing, but obviously that train has left the station and at this point, sad to say, Rice is guilty of nothing more than climbing aboard.

So who should Rice look to for expert opinions for the needed "Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019?"

Would it be better for Rice to completely ignore the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention?

Rice has to take action out of, as you say, an abundance of caution. But also out of a need to insulate the U. from liability. But Rice is not an individual. I think there is a lot of incipient hysteria at the individual level. I am more of a wait and see guy, rather than a move to my mountain cabin with six months of provisions guy.
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(03-10-2020 11:33 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 11:25 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 10:56 AM)illiniowl Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:51 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(03-10-2020 09:22 AM)mrbig Wrote:  I'm not sure why cancelling a week of classes and some events should create hysteria. I don't feel hysterical. Do you feel hysterical? Does anyone posting feel hysterical? Keep calm, listen to the experts, don't be stupid. Easy enough.


And that's exactly what Rice is doing. They are following the recommended actions put out by the CDC for universities with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The CDC doesn't give two flips about costs and benefits, and knock-on effects. Their goal, their charge, is containment. That's what they do. There are -- or at any rate, should be -- other considerations in addition to containment, especially of a variant of the common cold.

As a society it's ridiculous to cede decison making that affects every sphere to one agency concerned with one thing, but obviously that train has left the station and at this point, sad to say, Rice is guilty of nothing more than climbing aboard.

So who should Rice look to for expert opinions for the needed "Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019?"

Would it be better for Rice to completely ignore the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention?

Rice has to take action out of, as you say, an abundance of caution. But also out of a need to insulate the U. from liability. But Rice is not an individual. I think there is a lot of incipient hysteria at the individual level. I am more of a wait and see guy, rather than a move to my mountain cabin with six months of provisions guy.

Agree completely. Rice, having had one confirmed case of COVID-19 on camps needs to act differently than a university without a confirmed case, than a business with offices across the country, than an individual.

But I think Rice is correct in looking to the CDC for guidance on how to handle their case and path forward, the issues you bring up.
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I'm wondering with all the colleges starting to go online, extending spring break a week, etc., - have any schools announced at the same time they're refunding or reducing tuition costs for the time that they are shutting down? You'd think room and board at the very least would be reduced.
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New Orleans cancelled a bunch of St. Patrick's Day parades this weekend and some other events.
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Newton used his time when Cambridge was closed as a precaution against plague to develop the theory of gravitation, calculus, and optics.
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Apparently they're canceling the rest of Rodeo Houston?
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(03-11-2020 11:20 AM)BSWBRice Wrote:  Apparently they're canceling the rest of Rodeo Houston?

Yes, and basically all Houston events till the end of the month.
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Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be conducted with only essential staff and limited family attendance.
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(03-11-2020 03:57 PM)dragon2owl Wrote:  Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be conducted with only essential staff and limited family attendance.

Where has that been announced? I'm not seeing anything on the C-USA website.
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(03-11-2020 04:08 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(03-11-2020 03:57 PM)dragon2owl Wrote:  Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be conducted with only essential staff and limited family attendance.

Where has that been announced? I'm not seeing anything on the C-USA website.
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(03-11-2020 04:08 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(03-11-2020 03:57 PM)dragon2owl Wrote:  Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be conducted with only essential staff and limited family attendance.

Where has that been announced? I'm not seeing anything on the C-USA website.

Reported via tweet from what I have seen.

https://twitter.com/brucefeldmancfb/stat...91681?s=21
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