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Wall Street Plunges on Virus

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Wall Street plunged on Thursday, the dow had its worst loss since October 1987 “Black Monday.”

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 2,352.6 points, or 9.99%, to 21,200.62, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 260.74 points, or 9.51%, to 2,480.64 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 750.25 points, or 9.43%, to 7,201.80.

Source: Reuters

All 11 major sectors of the S&P 500 closed sharply lower.

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List of Colleges Closed

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Colleges from  California to New York have closed campus classrooms as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread. The list below includes colleges and universities that have stopped in-person classes, limited access to campus, and/or have started to use online classes. Includes Ivy League universities. Not a complete list. Updated regularly.

Harvard University

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 *online classes by March 23, students told not to return to campus after spring break!

Yale University

Yale announced that classes will be held online using Zoom, Canvas, or other online tools from the end of spring break until at least April 5. The University is asking that students remain home after break or leave campus no later than March 15.

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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth has canceled spring term international programs, Provost Joseph Helble announced on March 6

Cornell University

Cornell announced Tuesday that the University will shift to online instruction for the remainder of the semester. Cornell Tech and all New York City-based programming will move online beginning March 12, and Cornell’s Ithaca campus will shift to remote instruction on April 6. 

Princeton University

Princeton, the Ivy League university located in New Jersey, said all lectures, seminars, and precepts will be moved to virtual instruction from March 23, after spring break, according to Princeton University President Chris Eisgruber.

Amhearst College

students to leave campus for spring break by next Monday and to be prepared to work off-campus when they return for March 23 classes.

University of California, Berkeley

 Suspended most of their in-person classes, will use virtual classes.

Ohio State University

Ohio State University has announced it is planning to suspend in-person classes effective immediately through at least March 30,

Columbia University and Barnard College

All classes at Columbia University in New York are suspended on March 9 and 10.

Barnard College suspended classes Monday and Tuesday and said to expect classes to resume Thursday as online courses.

Hofstra University

Hofstra University, located in New York, announced that it is canceling in-person classes for a week beginning on Monday.

Seattle University

Seattle University, which has a body of 7,200 students, said that classes will no longer be held in person starting Monday and extending until the end of the quarter.

University of Southern California

There are no cases of novel coronavirus at USC, but the university is replacing in-person classes with online lectures and seminars from Wednesday to Friday.

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University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego announced plans to deliver all lectures and discussions remotely staring in Spring Quarter, which commences on March 25.

Stanford University

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Stanford University is canceling all in-person classes for the final two weeks of its winter quarter, starting Monday, according to a letter on the university’s website . Exams that were scheduled to be taken in-person will be taken in a take-home format.

University of Washington

Students at the University of Washington are on campus for the last day of in-person classes on March 6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

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Car Wash Crossword

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Can you solve this carwash crossword? Test your brain with this fun puzzle. Plus, learn business words too!

Find the clues and answers below

# ACROSS                                        # DOWN

2 Does not cause pollution            1 Money made 

4 Car wash without h20                 3 A type of business

6 Used to polish                             4 Cleans a car

7 Used for transport                       5 Natural world

8 A color

9 Used for trading

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Colleges Use Online Classes On Virus Concerns

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While the new coronavirus spreads in the United States, several West Coast universities, including the University of Washington and Stanford University, have chosen to forgo in-person classes.

The solution is to use remote learning. Online classes include the use of either videoconferencing, record instructional videos or try some other modality, decided by the teacher. Final exams could be transitioned to take-home tests or projects.

Source: InsiderHigherED

Ivy Prep Schools Closed on Virus News

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Two prestigious Manhattan private schools will be closed Friday due to coronavirus concerns. The Spence School, and The Collegiate School, a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League. Source: 1010WINS

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Italy Closes All Universities

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Breaking News: Italy has closed all schools and universities as the death toll from coronavirus increased, for a period of two weeks. Via: CNBC

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Coronavirus Cases in New York and LA

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Breaking: According to the news, cases of coronavirus have been reported in both New York, and Los Angeles. LA county declares an emergency after 6 cases. Via CNBC

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Lemonade Crossword

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Can you solve this lemonade stand crossword? Test your brain with this fun puzzle. Plus, learn business words too!

Find the clues and answers below:

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Compare IT, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering Degrees

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Want to follow a IT career? Do you want to study computer science? There are three basic study options in college: computer science, information technology, and computer engineering. Learn more about these degrees below:

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Computer Science Degree

Here’s some coding languages you will likely study:

  • SQL
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • Python
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Swift
  • Ruby
  • HTML
  • CSS
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Programs will be on topics including:

  • Programming
  • Operating systems
  • Software engineering
  • Algorithms
  • User interface
  • Discrete mathematics

Information Technology Degree

Degrees in this field will likely offer specializations including:

  • Network and security
  • Information management
  • Enterprise computing
  • Software development
  • Health information technology
  • Mobile and web development

Computer Engineering Degree

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You’ll study subjects including:

  • Microprocessing
  • Circuits
  • Cybernetics
  • Power and energy systems
  • Computer architecture

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