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San Diego start-up helps college students avoid crowds on campus amid pandemic

As college students return to school amid the coronavirus, a San Diego start-up is helping them stay safe through technology that monitors crowds in real time in libraries, gyms and other high-traffic locations around campus.

Occuspace, founded by UC San Diego graduate Nic Halverson, uses a sensor that plugs into an electrical wall socket to pinpoint Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones within a range of about 4,000 square feet.

An algorithm then predicts occupancy at up to 95 percent accuracy. Privacy protections have been built in to make the data anonymous. Occuspace claims

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9 Best Affordable Printers For College Students in 2020

When some colleges reopen this fall, students will likely have less access to communal spaces like libraries. As a result, online searches for the best affordable printers for college students have surged. If you’re planning to attend any in-person classes in the coming months, it could be worth investing in your own printer, especially if your major requires a fair amount of essays.

They’re expensive, yes, but a quality printer will save you plenty of time that you’d ordinarily spend trekking to the nearest publicly available printer on campus, which might not even be an option this semester. Plus,

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The best laptops for college students and remote learning in 2020

With the new semester fast approaching, students are not only meeting the usual set of challenges: finding their way around campus, meeting new people, and getting stuck in with their courses — they must also do all of this in the middle of a pandemic. 

Hardcover books, photocopies, handwritten assignments, and full on-campus courses are now being replaced with e-books, distance learning platforms, classes on Zoom, and collaboration over mobile apps — increasing reliance on laptops, smartphones, and tablets to work successfully both on campus and at home.  

A back to school laptop now needs to go beyond what we

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U.S. Colleges: What to Do With Students and Coronavirus on Campus?

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A consensus is building among public health experts that it’s better to keep university students on campus after a Covid-19 outbreak rather than send them home as many are doing.

It’s easier to isolate sick or exposed students and trace their contacts if they stay put, said Ravina Kullar, epidemiologist and spokesperson for Infectious Diseases Society of America. Sending students home risks exposing other people there as well as along the way, and makes

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Students call for colleges to cut tuition costs as school year begins online

“They said no. That obviously made me mad,” Patel told CNN.

“It just doesn’t make sense to be paying such a high amount for something that’s not being used to the full advantage.”

Patel started a petition in July to lower fees at the university in New Jersey, where in-state tuition costs $11,600 and out-of-state students pay $27,560 a year. She got nearly 31,000 signatures, and the college did reduce campus fees by 15% but left tuition unchanged.

Rutgers said it recognized the economic stresses faced by its community, but pointed out that costs were rising for almost all its … Read more