TCU cancels homecoming and family weekend amid COVID-19 worries

first_imgReddIt Twitter TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Linkedin Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Facebook Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear A view of the Campus Commons. (Photo courtesy of Connor Allen.) Facebook Twitter + posts Previous articleInstructors, students given distance learning optionNext articleCourt won’t allow graduate students to join discrimination suit Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ printAs the number of COVID-19 cases at TCU and across Texas continues to climb, the university announced Thursday it was forgoing Family Weekend and Homecoming plans and pushing back the next phase of its reopening. TCU FrogFest in 2015. (File photo)Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull announced the changes in an email to faculty and staff.As of Wednesday, June 24, TCU reported 70 active COVID-19 cases – 61 involved students and were listed as off-campus exposure, meaning they hadn’t been on campus within two days of exhibiting symptoms and testing positive. “It is disappointing to have two fun weekends canceled but this is a smart decision to keep students and families safe,” said junior nursing major Izzy Gregoire.Ella Gunn, a junior communication studies major, said she hopes the cancellation of these two weekends will show people “how important it is to wear face coverings to be able to do the bare minimum of just going to class next semester.”The announcement came hours after Tarrant County’s countywide executive order requiring face coverings, effective Friday, June 26, until Aug. 3.“This is a proactive move to reduce travel to the campus and limit large indoor gatherings in an effort to decrease risk to the campus,” said Cavins-Tull.In addition, TCU made the decision to push back Phase 3 of its Return to Campus for Employees’ plan to July 13.  Face coverings are a requirement on the TCU campus until further notice, Cavins-Tull said. At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Provost Teresa Dahlberg said students would be required to wear masks at all times on campus. In order to adjust to CDC recommendations and guidance from local officials, Cavins-Tull wrote that it is “critical that we all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.” COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Texas. As of today, there are a total of 4,389 people hospitalized with COVID-19; up from 2,793 cases last week. Tarrant County has seen a substantial community spread of COVID-19 with 10,363 positive cases along with 517 new cases.  Minority students talk about election results ReddIt Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis King Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Lack of strikers, Rangers major problem – Coach Salisu

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Rangers supporters kick against declaring Plateau United NPFL champions LMC condoles with Rangers FC on player’s death Rangers FC players get 10-day break Salisu Yusuf, Coach of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, on Tuesday identified lack of strikers as the club’s problematic department. Yusuf told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu, after the morning training, that other departments had been fixed. “Our problem is from the striking force as other departments have been fixed and there is the transition from the back to the front. “We have improved a lot but our strikers are letting us down by missing several begging chances created in every match. “In the match against Heartland FC of Owerri in Okigwe Township Stadium, we created lots of chances but converted only one. “But Heartland was able to convert two of their few chances created. “So, our strikers made the match not to have its true reflection,’’ the coach said. He said that the players were ready to change things to ensure good results, both at home and away. “We are ready to play because there is a lot of improvement from the time I arrived here. “Though we have not won a match from the time I took over but soon, people will start seeing the dividends of all we have been doing with this club. “In every match we played, we do create up to a minimum of six chances so our problem is converting them. “At times, some things are unexplainable in football but we are going to keep on working hard to improve in all the departments.’’ NAN reports that Rangers occupied 20th position in the league with six points after nine matches, scoring five goals and conceding 10 in the league.Tags: Rangers International Football ClubSalisu Yusuflast_img read more

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