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Far from home, international students find solace amid pandemic threat

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With 9,053 coronavirus deaths as of Wednesday morning, Spain trailed only nearby Italy among nations with the most fatalities stemming from the current global pandemic.

That grim reality leaves 14-year-old Lucia De Villota uneasy.

Harvard Adopts 'Emergency Grading' System Demanded by Students

Harvard University announced this week that it will adopt an “emergency grading system” that will force all professors to grade their students by a “pass/fail” standard. Harvard is one of many universities around the country that have adjusted their grading policies in response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The Ivy League institution made the change based in part on student demands.

Survey: Female Students Around the Country Claim to Have Been Sexually Assaulted by Professors

A new survey that was published recently suggests that female students around the country have been sexually assaulted by their university and college professors. Some are now asking universities and colleges to prove that they have held alleged perpetrators accountable.

UMaine professor with Antarctic glacier named for him dies

Former University of Maine geology professor Harold W. Borns Jr., who has a glacier in Antarctica named after him and founded what is now known as UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, died on March 17.

Borns, known to friends as “Hal,” retired from UMaine in 2004 after teaching there for 50 years. According to his family, Borns died at age 92 after several months of declining health.

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