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USC Will Not Issue Partial School Tuition Refunds Despite Going Online Due to the Coronavirus Crisis
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USC Will Not Issue Partial School Tuition Refunds Despite Going Online Due to the Coronavirus Crisis

Students at the University of Southern California will not receive partial refunds for the spring semester despite classes moving entirely online during the coronavirus pandemic. Charles F. Zukoski, the school’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in an email Tuesday obtained by the Los Angeles Times that USC is providing the same level of expertise through its online classes that students would have received in person, and would not be issuing refunds to those who believe they’re not receiving the college experience they expected. “While this is not the semester any of us envisioned, we are continuing to provide a high-quality education, ensure academic progress towards degree, and offer a robust learning environment,” Zukoski said in a message sent to the camp...
Trump to 'Suspend Immigration Into the United States' by Executive Order amid Coronavirus Crisis
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Trump to 'Suspend Immigration Into the United States' by Executive Order amid Coronavirus Crisis

Donald Trump has announced his decision to sign an executive order to suspend immigration to the U.S. in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Trump, 73, revealed the news on Twitter on Monday writing, “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” The president did not provide specifics as to when this ban would be put into place and whether there will be any exceptions. The immigration suspension will reportedly serve as an extension of the travel restrictions Trump had previously announced, The Hill reported. In March, Trump announced a ban on travel for many people from Europe in response to the...
Son Shares Heartbreaking Reality of COVID-19 Crisis for Those in Nursing Homes After Dad Dies Alone
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Son Shares Heartbreaking Reality of COVID-19 Crisis for Those in Nursing Homes After Dad Dies Alone

A New York man is shedding light on the heartbreaking impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on those in nursing homes after his father tragically died alone due to social distancing guidelines put in place across the U.S. Over the weekend, Jin Zhen, a certified personal trainer at top celebrity gym Dogpound, revealed on GoFundMe that his father died of a heart attack on Easter Sunday and sadly he and his mother could not see him for a month and were unable to say their goodbyes because of the facility’s visitors ban. Zhen’s father had been at the nursing home for nearly four years due to an “age-related illness and also a stroke,” Zhen shared. His father was left “an incomplete quadriplegic” and “couldn’t walk, became wheelchair-bound, unable to raise both arms or even gras...