‘I’m just trying to weather the winter’: U.S. college students reflect on an unprecedented fall semester

This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures. 

The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college … Read More

‘Everyone has different ideas of what feels safe to them during COVID’: How 4 college students spent an unprecedented fall semester

This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures. 

The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college … Read More

Lucky, stressed and ready to graduate: How 4 college students spent an unprecedented fall semester

This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures. 

The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college … Read More

Lucky, stressed, and ready to graduate — How 4 college students spent an unprecedented fall semester

This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures. 

The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college … Read More

College students decide between family, safety, school protocols this Thanksgiving

Samantha Moore, a student at Missouri Western State University, is doing Thanksgiving a little differently this year.

After having tested positive for Covid-19 this month, Moore, 21, has decided to skip the usual family-filled festivities she’d grown up enjoying this time of year.

“We normally spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family,” Moore said of her Thanksgivings home in Bellevue, Nebraska. “Then the Saturday after, we go to my dad’s parents and we

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College students decide between family, safety, and school protocols this Thanksgiving

Samantha Moore, a student at Missouri Western State University, is doing Thanksgiving a little different this year.

After testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month, the 21-year-old has decided to skip the usual family-filled festivities she’d grown up enjoying this time of year.

“We normally spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family,” Samantha said of her Thanksgivings home in Bellevue, Nebraska. “Then the Saturday after we go to my dad’s parents and we

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No. 17 Iowa State-Kansas State live stream (11/21): How to watch college football online, TV, time

Iowa State is in an unusual position heading into its game against Kansas State on Saturday, Nov. 21. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV.

The 17th-ranked Cyclones (5-2, 5-1 Big 12) lead the Big 12 with three games to play, the first time they’ve been in first place this late in a season since they were tied at the top of the old North Division in 2004.

Iowa State has been poised to

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Minn. college students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is leaning toward spending the holiday with her immediate family at their Eagan home, but she likely won’t decide until a day or two beforehand to make sure no one has been exposed to the virus. It’s a dilemma that thousands of college students in Minnesota are facing ahead of the

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College students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is leaning toward spending the holiday with her immediate family at their Eagan home, but she likely won’t decide until a day or two beforehand to make sure no one has been exposed to the virus. It’s a dilemma that thousands of college students in Minnesota are facing ahead of the

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A College Student Is Coming Home. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks?

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

“I’ll probably have a mask on, and he’ll have a mask on when I hug him,” she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he’s a junior, and he’ll self-quarantine until

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As Occupancy Dwindles, College Dorms Go Beyond Students

The United States has the world’s largest student housing market, representing $11 billion in real estate investments, according to the National Apartment Association. And as the pandemic drags on and more universities feel the cash crunch, the endowment gap between legacy campuses like Harvard and Yale and smaller colleges is only going to grow.

“I think we’re really going to see a tale of two cities but also a tale of two universities,” said Laura

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As Covid upsets family finances, college students rethink their dreams

CNBC’s “College Voices 2020” is a series written by CNBC interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Michelle Gao is a senior at Harvard University, studying government and statistics. The series is edited by Cindy Perman.

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Some college students have seen their parents laid off, lose jobs or close businesses — major events

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A college student is coming home. Should the family wear masks?

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

I’ll probably have a mask on and he’ll have a mask on when I hug him,” she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he’s a junior, and he’ll self-quarantine until

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College Students Home For The Holidays: How To Keep Families Safe From COVID-19 : Shots

College students are preparing to travel home for thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection.
College students are preparing to travel home for thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection.

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

“I’ll probably have a mask on, and he’ll have a mask on when I hug him,” she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he’s a junior, and he’ll self-quarantine until

Read More

College Students Home For The Holidays, How To Keep Families Safe From COVID-19 : Shots

College students are preparing to travel home for thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection.
College students are preparing to travel home for thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection.

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

I’ll probably have a mask on and he’ll have a mask on when I hug him,” she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he’s a junior, and he’ll self-quarantine until

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College Student, 20, Found Dead in Dorm Room After Testing Positive to COVID-19: ‘This Loss Is Forever’

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A 20-year-old student has died in her dorm room while in quarantine after testing positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bethany Nesbitt — a third-year psychology major at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana — was found dead in a residence hall on Friday around 10 a.m., her school confirmed in a statement.

Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello tells PEOPLE on Tuesday that Bethany tested positive for coronavirus, which can affect the

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2020 Election Results: North Carolina voting counts, electoral college votes

RALEIGH, North Carolina — North Carolina is a key battleground state for both the presidency and control of the Senate in the 2020 election.

NORTH CAROLINA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS

*Counties are colored red or blue when the % expected vote reporting reaches a set threshold. This threshold varies by state and is based on patterns of past vote reporting and expectations about how the vote will report this year.
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Thanksgiving advice for college students traveling home

Those who are going home will be arriving from sites that, in many cases, have become hot spots for covid-19 and will be making the holiday pilgrimage at a time when cases of the novel coronavirus are surging again nationwide. To make things even more complicated, college students are often asymptomatic, meaning they could unwittingly transmit the virus, “especially during a multigenerational celebratory Thanksgiving meal,” said Rochelle Walensky, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.

In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before.

Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience because of pandemic

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.

In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before.

Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them

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