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‘Hanging on’: How gyms in Massachusetts are implementing in-home training and Zoom classes with social interaction to stay afloat amid COVID

In May, Corey Clark’s gym, Bodystrong Fitness became the mecca of workout facilities in Massachusetts. While hundreds of fitness centers remained closed due to Massachusetts COVID-19 guidelines, Clark ignored Gov. Charlie Baker’s order and reopened his gym in Chatham.

Visitors from as far west as Fall River and as north as Boston would trek to Cape Cod to purchase day passes.

As one of the only open gyms in the state, Bodystrong Fitness would see about 250 visitors per day. The business also received fines of about $1,000 on the local and state levels. When the state moved into Phase 3 in early July, allowing for gyms to reopen, the number of visitors regressed to the mean of about 150 per day.

Still, Clark estimates between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors – many of them repeat customers – have signed in at the gym in the five months since reopening. Not

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More than 14,000 taking classes in person at Ball State University

MUNCIE, Ind. — The coronavirus pandemic has reduced on-campus enrollment at Ball State University this fall, but there are still more than 14,000 students taking classes in person.



a group of people walking down the street: Students and staff walk along McKinley Avenue on Ball State's campus Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.


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Students and staff walk along McKinley Avenue on Ball State’s campus Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

On-campus enrollment dropped from 15,969 last fall to 14,109 this fall, a loss of 1,860 students or 12%.

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On-campus enrollment is the number of students taking at least one class on campus.

International enrollment at BSU is also down, because of visa delays, safety issues and other reasons, but there are still 304 international students on campus despite the pandemic, compared to 431 last fall, a loss of about 30%.

The Star Press asked Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research about the impact on Muncie of fewer students on campus.

“Typically, having more students on campus would be

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Learn a New Skill From Home With These 15 Online Classes

If you’re feeling a little stagnant from spending so much time indoors recently, there’s no better cure than learning a new skill or picking up a hobby. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to go about taking an exciting new class without having to even leave your computer chair. So whether you want to learn the basics of computer programming, how to play guitar, or the science behind a top-shelf mixed drink, you’ve got plenty of at-home course options to choose from below—and each is currently available at a deep discount.

1. The Mixologist and Budding Bartender Bundle; $30 (93 percent off)

It’ll take just 10 hours to master these nine courses about cocktails and professional bartending, all taught by a certified sommelier. Seriously, could a class be more fun?

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2. The Fundamental Drawing Bundle for Beginners; $40 (96 percent off)

If you’ve always

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Middle-level classes back to business – Newspaper

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday resumed middle level classes in public and private schools of the province.

The National Command and Operation Centre allowed schools to resume educational activities across the country after six months closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Educational institutions were allowed to resume activities in three phases. In the first phase, all higher education institutions – universities, professional colleges, vocational institutes, as well as secondary and higher secondary classes from 9 to 12 – resumed classes on Sept 15.

Under the second phase, middle level classes were allowed to resume the conventional education system while the primary students are set to return to schools on Sept 30.

After the reopening of the schools, parents and students seem to be happy on the re-opening of the school.

Students were of the view that they could prepare for the examinations after the opening of their schools.

School

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Wake elementary students could start daily, in-person classes in November. See the plan.

Wake County elementary students could return for daily, in-person classes in November after having not been in school buildings since March.

Wake County school administrators recommended Wednesday having PreK-5 students and K-12 special-education students in regional programs start Oct. 26 with a rotation of one week of in-person classes and two weeks of online courses. Those students would shift to daily, in-person classes on Nov. 16.

The plan also has middle school and high school students start the three-week rotation on Nov. 9. But Superintendent Cathy Moore said that grades 6-12 could stay with only getting online courses for the rest of the semester, which ends in January.

The school board will vote on the plan Tuesday. The vote comes as parents are asking for a return to in-person instruction while administrators and teachers say it’s not safe to return yet.

Community urged to unify around school reopening

Moore

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Best online writing classes taught by bestselling authors and writers

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Best online writing courses



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  • Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession.
  • Online classes are an affordable and flexible way to learn new writing strategies, as well as practice and receive feedback on your work.
  • All of the classes on this list are taught by accomplished, award-winning writers who have decades of experience.

Good writing skills can take you far (just take it from a business major who wormed her way into editorial). Regardless of your profession, clear language, engaging tone, and strategic delivery help you connect with your audience and achieve your goals. How you communicate, down to the nitty-gritty of punctuation, can make a huge difference — even up to $5 million, in one case.

Year after year, strong written communication skills top the list of employers’ most-desired qualities

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UIS, LLCC offering ‘late start’ classes appealing to those affected by COVID-19 pandemic – News – The State Journal-Register

Students who delayed their studies because of the COVID-19 pandemic can get a respite.

Both the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College are offering “late start” accelerated classes beginning Oct. 19.

In most cases, the classes last eight weeks.

Both campuses opened the fall semester on Aug. 24, offering courses in a variety of formats.

Officials acknowledged that students might have been impacted in a variety of way by the pandemic and made the courses available to prospective and current students.

“Many students may not have been ready to start classes in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are ready to start now,” said UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney. “This is also a great opportunity for current students to add to their course load and potentially earn their degree in a shorter period of time.”

Accelerated courses at UIS will be offered in accountancy, athletic training,

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Sacred Heart considers suspending in-person classes as COVID cases climb

FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University officials indicated the school could suspend in-person classes if the rate of new coronavirus infections continues to climb.



a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.


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Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.


“The numbers speak for themselves,” President John Petillo said in a video message to the university community Monday.

Petillo said the school could not continue to operate “business as usual,” noting some students have opted to learn remotely, while some parents are calling for the university to suspend in-person classes.

Data from the university’s public dashboard Tuesday afternoon showed 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours.

The university reported 114 active cases as of Monday, the most recent testing data available. Of those, 92 are among students living off campus, 22 are among students living on campus.

Petillo said the school has

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UIS, LLCC offering ’late start’ classes appealing to those affected by COVID-19 pandemic – News – The State Journal-Register

Students who delayed their studies because of the COVID-19 pandemic can get a respite.

Both the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College are offering “late start” accelerated classes beginning Oct. 19.

In most cases, the classes last eight weeks.

Both campuses opened the fall semester on Aug. 24, offering courses in a variety of formats.

Officials acknowledged that students might have been impacted in a variety of way by the pandemic and made the courses available to prospective and current students.

“Many students may not have been ready to start classes in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are ready to start now,” said UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney. “This is also a great opportunity for current students to add to their course load and potentially earn their degree in a shorter period of time.”

Accelerated courses at UIS will be offered in accountancy, athletic training,

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What Teaching Online Classes Taught Me About Remote Learning

What if you gave a Zoom class and nobody came? That was my nightmare come true when I tried to teach my first online class in March. Many professors had taught online for years, by choice. Not me. I was forced.

A Manhattan technophobe, I freaked out, worried that if I lost my students I’d lose my job. I didn’t have anyone’s phone numbers, just email addresses. Luckily, I’d set up my old 2012 MacBook next to a newer model for Zooming. That way I could see and lead my entire feature journalism class while simultaneously being able to read and critique their work. The back-up laptop had an added benefit—in my inbox I found 25 emails explaining they’d never received the Zoom invitation I’d sent, the syllabus, or course material.

“Gmail doesn’t like group emails with attachments,” said the IT expert I’d emergency texted. “Send in iCloud.”

I tried

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