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Columbia University temporarily bans 70 MBA students from campus

Columbia University bans 70 MBA students from campus for two weeks after they traveled to Turks and Caicos for a vacation in violation of the school’s COVID policy

  • Columbia University temporarily banned 70 MBA students for violating its travel policies amid the pandemic
  • The students took a recreational trip to Turks and Caicos 
  • They will not be allowed on campus until December 1 and must attend all classes virtually
  • The CDC has recommended Americans don’t travel during the holiday season
  • Some areas in New York City have been declared clusters by officials 

Columbia University temporarily banned at least 70 MBA students from campus after they took a group trip to Turks and Caicos amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The vacation was in violation of Columbia University’s coronavirus travel policy, which suspended all domestic and international organized travel until further notice.

‘All academic- or work-related travel, domestic or international, is suspended,’ the university’s website states.  

Columbia University spokesman Christopher Cashman reiterated that point, telling CNN: ‘The Turks & Caicos trip was a group event that violated this policy and thus was met with disciplinary action.’

Officials at Columbia University (pictured) said at least 70 MBA students have been temporarily banned from campus after violating its travel policies

Officials at Columbia University (pictured) said at least 70 MBA students have been temporarily banned from campus after violating its travel policies

It’s unclear when the vacation took place or when students returned to the US. 

Columbia University follows New York state travel restrictions, which required individuals arriving to New York from outside the country to quarantine for 14 days.

From November 9-15, Columbia University recorded two positive coronavirus cases among students and five among university faculty after 3,784 people were tested.     

The week before that saw seven student cases and three faculty cases out of 3,230 people tested. 

CNN reports that the 70 MBA students are barred from campus until December 1 and must attend all classes virtually. 

The 70 MBA students will not be allowed on Columbia University campus (pictured) until December 1 and must do remote learning in the meantime 

‘All of this is being done to protect the broader health of our community and, thankfully, to date our positive case rate remains low,’ Cashman told CNN.  

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans should avoid travel during this holiday season. 

But those who do travel were advised to follow health guidelines like wearing a face mask and  only participating in small gatherings. 

In New York City, several areas have experienced an uptick in cases and been declared a cluster by city officials.

New York City has recorded 278,956 confirmed cases and 19,537 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic this year. Pictured: A COVID-19 related instructional 'attention' sign is seen on Columbia University's campus

New York City has recorded 278,956 confirmed cases and 19,537 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic this year. Pictured: A COVID-19 related instructional ‘attention’ sign is seen on Columbia University’s campus 

As of Sunday, there have been 278,956 confirmed cases and 19,537 deaths.

Staten Island led the pack, as of Thursday, with a positivity rate of 4.75 per cent followed by the Bronx at 3.82 per cent and Queens

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Texas A&M University System Board Of Regents Approves South Campus Recreation Center Project

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Construction on the South Campus Recreation Center could start as early as December.

Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today authorized the construction of a $35 million South Campus Recreation Center to enhance student recreational activities.

The 63,000 square-foot facility will have strength and conditioning areas, areas for basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer, a climbing wall, locker rooms and more. It will be located off Bizzell Street across from Krueger, Mosher and Rudder Halls and adjacent to the golf course.

“In recent years, Texas A&M has invested heavily in several facilities designed to enhance the educational experience,” said Texas A&M President Michael K. Young. “With this new recreation center, we’re supporting our students’ health and well-being, which are essential to helping them succeed not only in the classroom, but also in life.”

Rick Hall, director of Recreational Sports, part of the Division of Student Affairs, said the South Campus Rec Center project will advance the university by preparing students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility and service to society.

“The South Campus Recreation Center is a critical project to the university’s commitment to provide students, faculty and staff with the best opportunities to support and nurture their health and well-being,” Hall said. “The Department of Recreational Sports provides high-quality, inclusive experiences and facilities. Multiple assessments have shown that participants in recreational activities have higher persistence rates and graduation rates than those who do not engage in recreation. A student’s overall health and well-being, coupled with academic success, will prepare graduates for successful careers within the global economy.”

Texas A&M administrators said the facility is needed because of the school’s increasing enrollment. A study by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association shows that a university the size of Texas A&M should have at least 587,000 square feet of indoor recreational facilities, and that the school currently has about 415,000 square feet.

Since the main Student Recreation Center opened in 1995, the Texas A&M student body has grown more than 60 percent while recreational facilities have increased by only 25 percent.

In addition, Texas A&M administrators said, all current student recreational facilities are located west of the train tracks that divide the campus and are beyond a 10-minute walk from much of the academic and housing facilities on campus.

Construction on the South Campus Recreation Center project could start as early as December, and is scheduled for completion in June of 2022.

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Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion

Texas Christian University’s Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion
TCU Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion offers education, activities, equipment, classes and events to aid in making your experience at TCU well rounded and enjoyable.

We offer a weight room, cardio deck, group exercise classes, personal training, massage therapy, sport clubs, intramural sports, outdoor programs, 2 indoor pools in our natatorium and a recreational outdoor pool area. Additionally, we have a game room and TV lounge for those moments when you just want to play pool or take a moment away from studying. Please explore the section(s) you are interested in knowing more about and we will look forward to seeing you at The Rec.

To promote lifelong wellness through holistic education and quality recreation programs, services, and facilities that enhance the university experience through participation & leadership.

Wellness Definition

Wellness is a positive perspective on life. Wellness is the lifelong pursuit of developing personal values and building awareness of balanced choices to impact healthy behaviors that allows an individual to see the best version of one’s self that enhances the community in which they live.

Frog Life
Frog Life is TCU’s comprehensive wellness initiative that empowers the Horned Frog community to live well.

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Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

The Campus Recreation Wellness Center opened during the summer of 2010.  This state-of-the-art facility boasts 20,000 square feet of fitness space over three levels, a 52 ½ foot climbing wall, a 50-meter competitive swimming pool, 18-foot deep diving well, a Recreation Swimming Pool, a one-ninth mile jogging track, two basketball/volleyball courts, one multi-activity gym, a café, locker rooms, upgraded club locker rooms, a Wellness Suite and the Recreational Services Administrative Suite. In 2013, Best College Reviews ranked the CRWC No. 3 nationally in a publication outlining the 25 most amazing campus student recreation centers.

The CRWC Pool features include zero-depth entry, bubble benches, a 25-person spa, a vortex, a current channel, water volleyball, water basketball, a climbing wall, and a video board.

The Wellness Suite brings together staff from UI Wellness, Student Wellness, and Recreational Services for fitness assessments, nutrition counseling, and a variety of other wellness offerings. Massage therapy is also available.

The CRWC is located on the southwest corner of Burlington and Madison Streets. Parking is available one block southeast in Lot 11. 


Click on the link(s) below to see additional details about the CRWC building hours:

PDF icon2019-2020 Academic Year Hours (CRWC)

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Portland State Campus Rec | Outdoor Program

Outdoor Trips | Equipment Rental | Climbing Center | Become a Trip Leader | FAQs

Decorative Text: "Portland State Outdoor Program - 1966-2016. 50 years of student-led adventure.

Since 1966, the Outdoor Program has been helping PSU students access and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want a day of exploration and adventure or to learn a new outdoor skill, come join the ODP in exploring the wild side of Oregon.


505 SW Harrison Street 
Portland, Oregon 97201
(SW 5th and Harrison) 

Hours : Winter Term
M – F | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone : 503.725.5668
Email : [email protected]

Upcoming Closures

  • The Rec Center facility is closed until further notice. This includes the Climbing Center, Outdoor Program office, and Equipment Rental Center.

Upcoming Events

All Campus Rec programs and events are canceled until further notice. 


Equipment Rental Center

Need gear to get outside? We’ve got it ready for you at prices you can afford.  Take advantage of your student fees and come down to the Outdoor Program Equipment Center and get just the right gear for your own adventure.

Camping and Backpacking | Climbing and Mountaineering | Skiing and Snowshoes | Raft Packages & Accessories | Kayak/SUP Packages & Accessories | Water Sports Clothing

ODP trip participants paddle in a boat.Visit the Rental Center page for upcoming gear rental specials, equipment rental price information, and our rental policies. 




Climbing Center

The Climbing Center wall is a Nicros traversing, bouldering and climbing wall. The wall is 32 feet high and bouldering is allowed up to 14 feet. The floor surface is a Surface America PlayBound Surface, which is made of 100% post-consumer recycled tire rubber. The Climbing Center is open for bouldering during all building hours. The use of ropes is allowed during staffed hours only.



A member climbs our climbing wall.Bouldering is climbing without ropes. We offer fourteen feet of bouldering along the entire length of our wall and the wall is open for bouldering during all open Rec Center hours.

In order to boulder:

  • See Member Services to watch the Climbing orientation video or watch it on YouTube.
  • Pass the climbing quiz, taken at Member Services
  • Use your PSU photo ID or government-issued ID to check out a climbing wristband and any other climbing gear from Equipment Checkout.
  • Return your wristband and gear to Equipment Checkout when you are finished climbing. Equipment rentals are FREE.

Every time you decide to climb:

Please check out a Bouldering wristband, available at the Equipment Checkout Window. Shoes are also available to check out for free.


Top-RopingA pair of hands tie a rope at the climbing wall.

Top-roping is a style in climbing which utilizes a harness and a rope as well as a climbing partner to manage the rope. While on a rope, climbers can reach the very top of our wall. Top-rope is only allowed during staffed hours.

How to top-rope?

We have many different classes to suit all skill levels. View our scheduled classes and activities.


Belay Class

Belaying is the act of managing the rope while a climber is climbing. Belaying is an essential component of safe climbing practices, and learning how to belay correctly opens many

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Campus Recreation

Due to the temporary RWC Closure, digital content is being created weekly so you can continue to Be Active and Be Well while practicing social distancing. Visit our Virtual Programming Page for new content each week. 

COVID-19 and the RWC Closure

Hello everyone,

We understand the past week has been very stressful for everyone, and we have been working to keep you informed the best we can during this ever evolving situation.

At this time we are shutting down the Recreation and Wellness Center for operations in an effort to assist with preventing any unnecessary exposure. This closure is effective immediately (Friday 3/13/20). This closure will be until further notice. We do not anticipate opening before April 30th, but will be sure to let you know as soon as we have further information.

We will be freezing membership and halting all charges. We will extend memberships for those who paid for their memberships in advance. For our month to month members, we will extend your memberships for the closure period. If you have anything in your lockers that you need access to, please let us know and we’ll work with you to come in and get your belongings. If you wish to receive a refund for your membership, we understand, and will work with you. Please check your email for updates that have been sent out regarding extensions and refund options. 

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to us about your membership, please don’t hesitate to let us know by emailing [email protected] 

We appreciate this is not ideal, as we all need to relieve stress during this time. We will be providing on-line resources for at home workouts and wellness tips on our website:


We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We will inform you of any changes the moment we are made aware of them.

Please be well and let us know if you have any questions.

Yvette Kell, PhD

Director of Campus Recreation


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Campus Recreation | The George Washington University


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Hours of Operation
Due to GW’s extension of the virtual learning period, our facility will remain CLOSED until the end of spring semester.
All on-campus events are cancelled. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming virtual events and programming. 

Follow us on Instagram for weekly workouts, fitness resources, virtual intramural activities, and more!

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45 sec. alternating side lunge to knee drive
15 sec. rest
45 sec. push-up to plank jack
15 sec. rest
45 sec. leg lift to reverse crunch
15 sec. rest

(Repeat 5x)

Watch an instructional video on how to complete this workout on our Instagram page. 

Virtual Resource of the Week: LYT Yoga

45 sec. lunges
15 sec. rest
45 sec. side plank hip dips
15 sec. rest
45 sec. push-ups (one leg optional)
15 sec. rest

(Repeat 4x)

Watch an instructional video on how to complete this workout on our Instagram page. 

Virtual Resources of the Week
7 Minute Workout app
Down Dog app

Quarantine Quiz Show

Every Wednesday night in April beginning April 1st at 8pm EST.
Win SWAG from different schools across the country. To play just create a Twitch account and play against students, faculty, and staff from all over the country right from your own couch.

For more info, follow the Twitch Channel: Recwithoutborders


We will be offering four esports tournaments for you to participate in from the comfort of your home! They will be: FIFA 20, NBA 2K20, Madden 20, NHL 20.
To register you must own the system (XBOX or PS4) and enter your team name as your GAMER TAG. Registration closes on April 12 at 11:59pm. Games will begin on April 13. If you have any questions please contact: [email protected].

Intramural Trick shot challenge

Design your own trick shots to participate in our challenge! Video submissions will be accepted between April 15 – April 29. Top videos will recognized the week of May 4.

Creativity is key so use your imagination.

For more information on competition rules and how to submit click here. 

Interactive Activities

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If you are not being challenged, you are doing it wrong.




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Campus Rec | USU


Workout with us virtually! Visit our Fitness at Home page for workouts designed by our 
Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors!

Campus Recreation facilities will be closed beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020 until further notice in order to minimize the potential risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. This closure will include the Aggie Rec Center (ARC), USU Fieldhouse and the HPER Building recreational spaces. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Lockers in the Aggie Recreation Center, Fieldhouse and HPER Buildings need to be cleaned out by March 18th at 5:00pm. Lockers not cleared out by March 19th will be cleaned out, bagged and stored until the USU recreational facilities are able to reopen. You will be contacted about being issued a prorated refund as soon as possible.


Please continue to check USU Campus Recreation website and social media for updates.


We recognize that this is creating additional stress and anxiety for many of us, here is a helpful link to navigate anxiety during this time.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Campus Recreation Staff


You can find up-to-date information on USU’s response to COVID-19 here





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Portland State Campus Rec | Home

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The Rec Center is closed until further notice to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. All Campus Rec programs and events are cancelled. 

MEMBERSHIP: All Campus Rec memberships are suspended. Members will not be charged any late fees. Due to the timing of our closure, payroll deductions for March have been adjusted by PSU Human Resources to reflect the closure for 3/16 – 3/30. All payroll deductions for April have been paused through HR. No action is needed at this time. The university is evaluating the situation and more information will be communicated once a decision has been made.

LOCKER COLLECTION: Lockers will not expire or be cleaned out during the COVID-19 closure. Items left in lockers during the closure will remain secure at no charge. 

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Coronavirus Response

Portland State has developed a website for our collective response to the coronavirus. There are FAQs on the site that you might find helpful.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed or are showing symptoms of coronavirus, contact your healthcare provider or call the SHAC Nurse Line with coronavirus related questions or concerns at 503.725.2515 or the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line (after hours) at 844.224.3145.


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Recreation Center | Campus Recreation

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Explore our state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality programs. backed by a trained, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Access to the Recreation Center is automatically granted to all currently-enrolled, fee-paying students. We offer a wide variety of membership types and rates.  We continually strive to improve the quality of life for the university community, and promote healthy living through opportunities for fitness, wellness, and education.

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  • 4 basketball courts
  • 6 racquetball courts
  • 2 squash courts (non-regulation)
  • 5 volleyball courts
  • 3 multipurpose fitness studios
  • Indoor track (10 Laps = 1 mile)
  • Wellness Suite
  • 38-foot Climbing wall
  • Free weight area
  • TRX/Functional Fitness corners
  • Selectorized machines
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Multipurpose gym used for indoor soccer, basketball, and volleyball
  • Fitness Assessment room
  • Locker Rentals

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In support of the Green NAU Energy Initiative we will be keeping all gym court lights and racquetball court lights turned off until requested. Thanks for helping us “Flip the Switch”! You can join our initiative by turning off lights when you leave an empty room, and let the Front Desk know when you are done using a racquetball court! Visit the Green NAU Energy Initiative page to learn more!

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Our rules and regulations are designed to minimize the risks and contribute to a safe and comfortable workout environment. These policies are applicable to all areas of the Recreation Center, but if you have any questions please direct them to the front desk staff.

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