Purdue University hands out $750 bonus

The following comes from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s live blog:

Purdue University will give faculty and staff members and graduate-student employees $750 bonuses each for their “patience, forbearance, extra effort, and sometimes true sacrifices that have gone into” the institution’s uninterrupted fall semester, the president, Mitch Daniels, announced last week. In his message, Daniels also said that people on campus had “emphatically refuted the cynical predictions that their behavior would overwhelm any protective actions the university attempted.” The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that campus testing has logged more than 3,000 cases of Covid-19, but that case spikes during the semester were not severe enough to cause the university to depart from its in-person fall plan.


Universities in Russia’s two largest cities switching immediately to remote learning

The Moscow Times has the details.

“I signed an order yesterday switching the universities under the ministry’s jurisdiction in Moscow and St. Petersburg to the remote learning format,” Falkov said, according to the RBC news website.

And with coronavirus spreading as viciously as it is in the United States, this decision will be a necessary one here before too long.

Leading Premier League player facing ban for “negrito” social media post

The Guardian has the story.

Social media postings are covered by FA Rule E3, and if a comment is deemed to include a reference to a person’s ethnic origin, colour, race or nationality, then that will be regarded as a potential aggravating factor in any punishment. The rules also make it clear that the owners of social media accounts are responsible for any content posted from their account, whether by themselves or by a third party.