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Alabama-Huntsville trims three sports

WAAY-TV reports the cuts to sports programs are only one part of a large effort to save money.

The changes are effective starting with the 2020-2021 school year. Student-athletes who want to join another school’s roster will be released without penalty and can transfer immediately, the university said in a statement.

If the student-athletes in these programs choose to continue their education at UAH, their current scholarships will be honored.

See the full statement from the university here.

RPI boots about 60 non-tenured faculty

Photo: Anthony Moretti

According to the Albany Times-Union, close to 200 people overall were let go.


Coronavirus isn’t going anywhere

The bad news: Coronavirus is here to stay.

The good news: There are multiple reason for optimism in terms of how the world will attack it. The Guardian explains why.

Some scientists wonder whether the common cold coronaviruses crossed into humans in the distant past and caused similar illness before settling down. “If the virus doesn’t change there’s no reason to think that miraculously in five years’ time it won’t still cause pneumonia,” says Perlman. “But that’s the hope: that we end up with a much more mild disease and you only get a bad cold from it.”

List of U.K. leaders who ignored stay-at-home orders growing

Liverpool Central Library, 11March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

The Guardian identifies who the latest you-stay-home-while-I-skip-town “leader” is, while reminding us deeper in the story who else ignored government requests.

“You should not be visiting family members who do not live in your home,” the guidance said. “The only exception is if they need help, such as having shopping or medication dropped off.”