New Northwestern Policy on Social Distancing Effectively Ends College Football This Fall for NU!

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  1. Titanium999

    Titanium999 Well-Known Member
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    Wow! Wildcats have to be quarentined for two weeks. With the commissioner of MLB threatening to cancel the season, Wrassler states this is the beginning of the end for the wildcat football season,I'm afraid!

    Vice President for Student Affairs Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, announced a new set of safety guidelines for the University in a July 31 email, including a two-week quarantine period called “Wildcat Wellness.”

    The period — which applies to students living both on campus and off, but who plan to go to campus — will last from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20, according to the email. All new student activities that typically occur during or after this period, including Wildcat Welcome and the Student Organization Fair, will be held remotely.

    Payne-Kirchmeier wrote there would be disciplinary action for those caught violating the safety guidelines, but did not specify what actions would be taken or how the policy would be enforced. Students will also be required to complete a “Return to Campus” training and agree to a list of community expectations prior to registering for fall classes.

    Other regulations include mandatory social distancing in public spaces such as Norris University Center and the continuation of online support services such as Counseling and Psychological Services. Norris physical spaces and programs, such as the mini-courses, will be “reimagine(d)” to suit academic and extracurricular events. The email also announced that remote and in person work-study jobs would be made available for qualifying students in the fall.

    Dining during Fall Quarter will “primarily be grab-and-go,” Payne-Kirchmeier wrote, with expected wait times of 20 to 30 minutes following the end of Wildcat Welcome. She added that mobile ordering will be available to help alleviate the long wait.

    According to the email, the University expects to conduct testing once students arrive on campus and plans to release details once they have been finalized.

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    The click bait headline didn’t seem to match the article. Nothing really new there than what has been referenced in prior University statements regarding how safeguards intended.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    Nothing has changed. Actually started moving my daughter back in today
     
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  4. Titanium999

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    Good point! Social Distancing is mandated. The IHSA cancelled football because of the level and degree of physical contact. Basically,state regulations will bar the initiation of full contact sports. Likely,a decision will be made by this Friday. Watch the MLB unfold. Football will be much worse as the lineman are way,way out of shape. Barring a vaccine being discovered in a week. It's all over!
     
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  6. Titanium999

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    I sure hope we have college sports in the fall! For the life of me,I can't see why the NCAA would also cancel golf and tennis, except for traveling issues. Hopefully it will be worked out soon with the new Russian vaccine.
     
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