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The Western Board of Trustees Meets on Friday, June 12.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... -virtually
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Both Iowa State and Northern Iowa will start classes a week early, on Aug. 17, and wrap up the fall semester Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, rather than stretching into mid-December as they would in a normal year.

Both schools will hold classes on Labor Day.
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wiu712 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Both Iowa State and Northern Iowa will start classes a week early, on Aug. 17, and wrap up the fall semester Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, rather than stretching into mid-December as they would in a normal year.

Both schools will hold classes on Labor Day.
I think pretty much all schools that are holding in-person classes are planning on something similar. Start a little early, finish before Thanksgiving and let people go home and stay home. Keeping everyone safe and healthy is going to be hard enough without then sending everyone home for a week, back to school for a couple of weeks, then back home. There's too much opportunity to get it and pass it around if we do the "normal" schedule. Plus this way we're avoiding the start of "flu season" which will likely also be the start of the next wave of COVID, so we'll hopefully be able to keep both of those relatively "in check".
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Board of Trustees Hears Fall 2020 Semester Update, Approves FY21 Spending Plan.
http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=17253
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Western Illinois University prepares to re-open.
From KHQA-TV (Quincy):
https://khqa.com/news/coronavirus/covid ... -to-reopen

WIU to open campuses this fall.
From the Monmouth Daily Review-Atlas:
https://www.reviewatlas.com/news/202006 ... -this-fall

WIU students will return to classrooms Aug. 24.
From the Quad-City Times:
https://qctimes.com/news/local/wiu-stud ... ff0d8.html
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WIU’s President Abraham disappointed with “visible” racism in Macomb.
From the McDonough County Voice:
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WIU Moving Ahead with Re-opening Plan.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/wiu-moving-ah ... ening-plan
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Tensions escalate within the Western Board of Trustees.
From the McDonough County Voice:
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WIU President condemns Macomb racism.
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WIU’s Interim President Challenges Macomb Leaders, Residents, to ‘Step Out of Comfort Zones’ to Combat Local Racism.
From Illinois News Now:
https://www.illinoisnewsnow.com/news/lo ... al-racism/
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