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Keeping the country’s largest public school system running during a pandemic is no mean feat. But it might be easier now that one variable that could single-handedly shut those schools down has gone out the window. more
‘Twas a few nights after Christmas and all through the house, a party lasted for hours, awakening even the smallest mouse. That was the case one evening in The Majestic. The building at 3660 Waldo Ave., is popular with Manhattan College students wanting to live off campus. And according to some of their immediate neighbors inside the building, some student apartments are infamous for causing a racket at all hours of the night. more
In the eleventh hour of the Trump presidency, many higher education institutions are rescinding honorary degrees or taking other actions against the president and his inner circle — especially in the wake of the pro-Trump riot that stormed the Capitol building Jan. 6. more
New York City’s first critical, or “hot,” nuclear reactor will be installed on the campus of Manhattan College. College officials this week were awaiting the formal government go-ahead to begin work on the reactor, which is expected to be put into use in September. more
MacKenzie Scott opened up her checkbook on Tuesday, and couldn't stop signing her name. When she was done, the author — and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — cleared out more than $4 billion from her checking out. Including $30 million she has just donated to Lehman College. more
After a little over two weeks of schools offering nothing but remote learning after a spike in coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio remains committed to finding a way for some schools to reopen physical campuses. Even encouraging schools that can to let students travel to school five days a week, instead of the two or three found in the existing hybrid learning models. more
It begins with waiting in line and ends with a celebratory sticker. No, children in preschools, elementary schools and specialized District 75 schools aren’t voting — although the process does bear some striking similarities. Instead, they’re waiting to be tested for the coronavirus. more
Thanksgiving probably looked very different for many American families this year, especially since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against both traveling and gathering with family members outside of one’s household this holiday season. more
When city public school buildings shut down after the weekly positive coronavirus test rate reached 3 percent, Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted the city’s 1.1 million public school students to return to campus as early as possible. more
Mornings begin the same for every student at BedRock Preschool. Once they walk through the doors of the Arlington Avenue school, they sanitize their hands and have their temperatures checked, all while their parents fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire about symptoms, travel and exposure. more
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