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RE: Rice cancelling classes and events
(03-11-2020 04:18 PM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(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

Also reported by ESPN:

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket...nt-go-fans
03-11-2020 04:21 PM
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So it's the NCAA tournament itself, so far. C-USA tournament is still open for business, though no doubt under increasing pressure to conform, especially given a coronavirus case in Frisco.
03-11-2020 04:22 PM
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The Ivy League announced today they're canceling the remainder of their sports schedules for all institutions through the rest of the spring schedule. Looking through the Rice schedule, the only team that impacts is women's tennis as they were scheduled to play Princeton on March 21st.
03-11-2020 05:02 PM
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(03-11-2020 04:22 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  So it's the NCAA tournament itself, so far. C-USA tournament is still open for business, though no doubt under increasing pressure to conform, especially given a coronavirus case in Frisco.

How many fans typically show up to a small conference tournament? I wouldn't expect anybody to draw a big crowd in Frisco except UNT, and that only because they're local.
03-11-2020 05:06 PM
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USA Rugby has told teams to stop shaking hands before/after matches. They haven't told them to stop scrummaging and rucking and mauling. So I guess every little gesture helps.
03-11-2020 06:14 PM
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They’re gonna have to come up with a flag version if they want the sport of rugby to continue.
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NBA season suspended.
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TCU is the first in Texas to institute a "no attendance" policy to all sporting events, but several conferences have already done so, and the Ivy League has curtailed all spring sports period. I just texted Rick Mello to determine whether I should cancel my travel plans for this weekend. I think it's inevitable.
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(03-11-2020 09:19 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  TCU is the first in Texas to institute a "no attendance" policy to all sporting events, but several conferences have already done so, and the Ivy League has curtailed all spring sports period. I just texted Rick Mello to determine whether I should cancel my travel plans for this weekend. I think it's inevitable.

What were your travel plans?
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(03-11-2020 09:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(03-11-2020 09:19 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  TCU is the first in Texas to institute a "no attendance" policy to all sporting events, but several conferences have already done so, and the Ivy League has curtailed all spring sports period. I just texted Rick Mello to determine whether I should cancel my travel plans for this weekend. I think it's inevitable.

What were your travel plans?

Coming down for Rice baseball (Marshall, McNeese, PVA&M, @ FIU in Miami, Houston Baptist) as part of my annual get out of Chicago for the last month of winter routine.
03-11-2020 09:47 PM
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(03-11-2020 09:47 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(03-11-2020 09:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(03-11-2020 09:19 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  TCU is the first in Texas to institute a "no attendance" policy to all sporting events, but several conferences have already done so, and the Ivy League has curtailed all spring sports period. I just texted Rick Mello to determine whether I should cancel my travel plans for this weekend. I think it's inevitable.

What were your travel plans?

Coming down for Rice baseball (Marshall, McNeese, PVA&M, @ FIU in Miami, Houston Baptist) as part of my annual get out of Chicago for the last month of winter routine.

UT cancelled attendance through March 22nd
03-11-2020 09:57 PM
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Tulane, Loyola (New Orleans), and UNO all cancelled in-person classes (I believe all 3 for the rest of the semester), moving to online.
03-11-2020 10:22 PM
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Trinity University (ranked #4 in D3) cancelled their season. Absolutely horrific for those kids.
03-11-2020 10:59 PM
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What a joke
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From the Rice Thresher's Facebook page:

Quote:BREAKING: Students who have left told not to return, students on campus encouraged to return home/stay off campus for the rest of the semester, with exceptions.

Only intl students with "immigration, travel, or visa restrictions" or "whose home is in a country currently designed as Level 3 on the CDC’s warning list for COVID-19" or "whose home country has extremely limited internet connectivity" and students "who face housing insecurity or a precarious living situation that would make remote completion of the semester unduly difficult."

These students must fill out this petition form linked to this post and be approved to stay. Everyone else must leave by March 25.
03-12-2020 04:02 PM
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(03-12-2020 04:02 PM)dragon2owl Wrote:  From the Rice Thresher's Facebook page:

Quote:BREAKING: Students who have left told not to return, students on campus encouraged to return home/stay off campus for the rest of the semester, with exceptions.

Only intl students with "immigration, travel, or visa restrictions" or "whose home is in a country currently designed as Level 3 on the CDC’s warning list for COVID-19" or "whose home country has extremely limited internet connectivity" and students "who face housing insecurity or a precarious living situation that would make remote completion of the semester unduly difficult."

These students must fill out this petition form linked to this post and be approved to stay. Everyone else must leave by March 25.

If you need to complete a lab course to graduate I guess you are screwed?
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Interesting....from President of UT-Austin

Dear Longhorns,

Today, we canceled classes at UT and closed the university. My main concern at this time is the health and well-being of UT students, faculty, staff and community members. We took this action because the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) within our UT community was confirmed this morning.

It is difficult for me to write this because the person who tested positive is my wife Carmel. And a second member of my family (who works at UT) is presumed to have COVID-19 as well. I have now been tested for the virus, and the three of us are in self-isolation.

Carmel and I have compiled a list of individuals who might have recently been in close contact with us. UT Health Austin nurses will be reaching out to those on the list who are affiliated with UT to screen them per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

If you have had close contact with me or my family members or another person with COVID-19 and you are not exhibiting symptoms, we strongly recommend that you self-isolate starting today. You should continue to do so until it has been 14 days since your last contact. If you develop symptoms at any point, please contact your primary care physician. If your symptoms are urgent, please call 911 or seek care immediately at the closest emergency facility.

Regardless of whether you are showing symptoms, please remember to take preventive measures and be cautious when traveling and interacting with people. This includes washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoiding shaking hands and other physical contact.

Last week, Carmel and I traveled to New York City for several events with alumni and students. We returned home on Saturday afternoon. After the trip, Carmel started exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms. She tested negative for the flu yesterday and was then tested for COVID-19. This morning at 5:30 a.m., we received the news that she had tested positive. This news came several hours after local health officials had announced two other, separate cases in Travis County.

Under normal circumstances, I would not describe the details of an individual’s illness. However, given the widespread impact of COVID-19, Carmel and I want to share this information with you so members of our community can take proper precautions.

We had been anticipating that someone in Austin or at UT would test positive for COVID-19 in the coming days or weeks, and we will be making modifications for the rest of the semester. The university is working around the clock to adjust to this rapidly evolving situation, and I suggest you check our website frequently to stay informed.

Sincerely,

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03-13-2020 02:00 PM
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Online classes only for the rest of the semester. Colleges closed except for special cases (visa problems, home is heavily virus positive, etc.

Leebron letter:

Dear Rice alumni and friends,
As our world, our nation and our city face a major health threat, it falls upon us as a community to adopt the measures that will both protect all who work and learn at Rice and allow us to continue our mission of teaching and research. As you may know, this past Sunday Rice made the decision to cancel classes for the week and to limit any gatherings until the end of April to not more than 100 people. The decision to cancel classes was driven in significant part by the need to give our faculty the time necessary to prepare to move to an online teaching environment, should that become necessary.
Yesterday afternoon, we wrote to our students, faculty and staff to share that it has in fact become necessary to take these more drastic measures, and that Rice will move to full remote instruction, beginning on March 23 for both graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, we made the very difficult decision to ask all undergraduate students living on campus in the residential colleges to move off campus within two weeks, and encouraged those who had left for the extended spring break not to return to the campus. This is not a decision that we have made lightly, as we know this has a far-reaching impact on so many of our students. We are making provisions to support students who must remain on campus due to visa issues or who would face a living environment incompatible with completing the spring semester remotely. We thus expect the vast majority of our students to remain off campus for the duration of the spring semester. Graduate and faculty research will continue on campus, but we have also asked researchers and faculty to move some research to a remote environment whenever possible. In addition, we have prohibited gatherings of more than 25 people.
We did not act because of a current threat on our campus. The faculty, staff and students who were quarantined because they had interacted with the Rice employee who was diagnosed with COVID-19 did complete the 14-day quarantine period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention without symptoms. While we are grateful for this outcome, the developments around COVID-19 have greatly accelerated and intensified in the United States in the past couple days. As many of you may know, the City of Houston and Harris County declared a health emergency and canceled the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and President Trump restricted travel from nearly all of Europe to the United States. It is clear that yesterday marked a widespread tipping point in the thinking about how fast the situation is escalating and will continue to do so, and therefore what measures need to be taken immediately. The infection will continue to spread, and it is critical that the rate be slowed so that our nation’s medical care facilities are not taxed beyond capacity.
I know that our alumni, parents and friends also are confronting the COVID-19 threat and that many of you are directly impacted by the epidemic, as travel is limited, schools and communities consider closing and canceling or postponing events, and concern about large group gatherings intensifies. We know that many families and businesses will suffer as the result of the combination of the threat to health and to economic activity. The Rice community of alumni and friends is particularly close-knit, and we will continue to share updates regarding the status of activities on campus on an ongoing basis.
We have also made difficult decisions regarding canceling or postponing alumni events both on- and off-campus. We are canceling or postponing all events with anticipated attendance of 100 people or more through April 30. This has impacted some of our most beloved traditions, including Beer Bike, the Friends of Fondren Gala and the inaugural Young Alumni Weekend. We also know that many volunteers and staff have dedicated substantial time to organize these events and to build the Rice community through these connections, and we look forward to celebrating these with you next year.
We have not made decisions yet regarding commencement or the Laureates Awards Dinner which are in mid-May, and we do not expect to do so before early or mid-April. We will continue to base our decisions on the best information available in this rapidly evolving situation, recognizing the need for timely notifications. All of this uncertainty poses challenges, and we will endeavor to communicate about plans and decisions promptly and transparently.
As I shared with the campus community earlier this week, I am incredibly grateful to our staff, faculty, students and student leaders for their commitment to Rice and their unwavering support of the campus community during these uncertain times. Our extraordinary community here at Rice has been demonstrated time and again, as we have faced other challenges in the past. As one of our seniors was quoted very recently in the Wall Street Journal, “I know this is jarring but I’ve never been let down by Rice in crisis situations. We went through Harvey. We can definitely do this.” I said in my recent note to the campus that this is a reference to all of Rice—our students, our staff and our faculty who demonstrate unwavering commitment, compassion and courage as we stare down such challenges. And I would certainly add our alumni, parents and friends, and thank you for your engagement and steadfast support.
These are for virtually all of us unprecedented circumstances. We are buoyed as we address these circumstances by the values and commitment of our community, our belief in our mission, and our undiminished optimism regarding our university continuing to provide extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovering as we address the challenges of our world.

With warm regards and gratitude,

David
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Well, I guess this will be a good practice run for when a real danger happens. Shutting all this down, a university of mostly young students and yes their somewhat older professors, who could individually quarantine if necessary, for what amounts to mainly a mild case of cold or flu if one actually developed symptoms if you actually get the coronabug which the data so far worldwide shows primarily affects those of the age of octogenarians.

Data also seems to show over half of the cases of infection worldwide already recovered. The only possibility to make this make some sense is that we are being lied to about the data and this is far worse with tons more dead than we are being told. Most of those affected appear well able to survive a cold no problem if they came down with it. Lawyers, liability and a bunch of agendas conspire in a perfect storm. Our enemies watch and remember how to take us down without firing a shot. Truly unconventional warfare.
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The point of all the campuses closing is to disperse a large population who live and work very closely together. If any student had contracted the virus, almost all of them would have contracted it living on campus. First, they would spread it to all of the faculty and staff who then spread it throughout the city living their off-campus lives. Later, when all those students who are carriers of the virus go home, they would spread it to thousands of others across the country. Sure, the students aren't likely at much risk themselves, but risk doesn't stop at the person who is sick today. It cascades down to the people they might infect tomorrow, like grandparents who may have a lot more trouble getting over a "mild case of cold" than a 20-year-old. We head that off by spreading all the students out before any of them catch the virus and infect everybody else.

China and South Korea already went through far more severe quarantining steps than anybody in the US has, and it worked. Their conditions are improved enough that China is even sending medical teams to help in Italy right now. And all this after the Chinese had tried to sweep COVID-19 under the rug at first. Do you really think an authoritarian country decided to implement quarantines that nearly crashed their economy over nothing? They ran out of hospital space at one point. Running out of beds in a hospital is not an overreaction to nothing; it's a cold hard fact of dealing with a virus that kills 1-3% of everyone that it infects and that infects nearly everyone.
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