COVID-19 detected in Columbia University’s wastewater

Residents of two Columbia University residence halls are being required to get immediate COVID-19 tests after the virus was detected in building sewage, according to a campus outlet.

Those who refuse to get screened are subject to ejection from campus housing, officials said in a Monday note.

“The presence of Covid-19 has been detected in the wastewater of both Broadway Residence Hall & Wien Residence Hall through Columbia’s enhanced campus testing program,” school staff wrote Monday.

More municipalities are testing sewage to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among specific populations.

Bergen County, which began testing wastewater in partnership with Columbia

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White supremacy graffiti was found on Northern Kentucky University’s campus for the second time this year

“NKU will not tolerate the white supremacy graffiti defacing our campus today or any day,” the school’s president, Ashish Vaidya, said in a statement Saturday.

The graffiti included spray-painted stencils of the words, “Patriot Front,” and was found on ‘Housing Rock,’ a public space on campus which is used for promoting school spirit and painting positive images, according to Atley Smedley, Public Relations Specialist for NKU.

The Patriot Front is a White nationalist hate group that formed after the 2017 “Unite the Right Rally,” in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Anti-Defamation League said members of
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Washburn University’s softball field dedicated to longtime supporters

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Washburn University’s softball field was officially named after a family that has a special connection to the university.

Washburn University has been a major part of the Gahnstrom’s lives.

“We love Washburn because all it continues to do for students for the community and what it has done for us,” said Bill Gahnstrom.

Over the course of several years they have been giving back to the university in various ways.

“We just thought about doing a trust after we passed on and what’s the fun in that for us and whets the involvement for that for

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Columbia University’s Ultra-Woke Idea: Segregated Graduation Ceremonies

Last week, Columbia University, where I am currently a junior, made national headlines over commencement ceremonies demarcated by race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Such multicultural ceremonies have a history at many schools, but Columbia’s was apparently the one to receive nationwide media attention. Though discussion and discourse are always important, most of the resulting social-media frenzy focused on the wrong ideas. It is not about getting into the weeds and arguing over which historically marginalized group deserves to be recognized or whether these ceremonies are optional. The very creation and existence of such events is fundamentally problematic right

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Paul McCartney Surprises University’s Songwriting Class