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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 11:47:49 AM 
https://www.athensnews.com/news/local/ou-fall-semester-to...
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 12:25:15 PM 
One of several questions not answered in Alan's link: how does this decision affect tuition?
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 1:18:04 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
One of several questions not answered in Alan's link: how does this decision affect tuition?


Reading between the lines of the article, tuition will remain the same since online classes will start on the 24th. Room and board will be reduced per the article. No mention of the general fee however which if reduced could have a huge effect on the athletics budget. Questions that any good young reporter would be asking.

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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 2:01:57 PM 
But football will continue with in-person, close contact practices and games because.....

they are not student-athletes like so many like to pretend.
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mf279801
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 3:38:10 PM 
I really do feel bad for any student that took the university at their word (that there would be in-person classes this fall) and paid full price for tuition +room/board/fees, when they definitely could have gotten a better rate for online-only classes. Wouldn’t have blamed anyone who decided to take a gap year rather than pay full price for an online-only experience. Of course that sympathy is limited in light of how gullible anyone would have had to been to believe the university’s official line in this
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 3:44:16 PM 
Come on, you really believe our administration had/has unique insight to where this virus is going? Everyone is making this up as they go along.
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 3:47:37 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
One of several questions not answered in Alan's link: how does this decision affect tuition?


Reading between the lines of the article, tuition will remain the same since online classes will start on the 24th. Room and board will be reduced per the article. No mention of the general fee however which if reduced could have a huge effect on the athletics budget. Questions that any good young reporter would be asking.



That's what happened in the spring. We paid the full tuition for our son because he was able to complete all the classwork at home but we got money back for room and board because he wasn't there from about spring break on.

This is probably as close to a bubble for athletes as the school could get. The excuse to have them on campus is that most will need to use facilities for a few classes. But most classes will be online, so they'll have little contact with the general student population.


We will get by.
We will get by.
We will get by.
We will survive.

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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 6:10:25 PM 
Pataskala wrote:

This is probably as close to a bubble for athletes as the school could get. The excuse to have them on campus is that most will need to use facilities for a few classes.


If such thinking played even a fraction of the reason for this decision the administration should be fired

(PS - I am not suggesting at all that you feel it was)

Last Edited: 7/31/2020 6:17:58 PM by cc-cat

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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 6:18:10 PM 
If teaching in person is considered too dangerous to all involved, sports should not be conducted either. STUDENT-athletes remember? Or do we all now want to admit that is a myth.

Love to hear from those that think it is wrong to pay college athletes, but right to make sports go on while classes are going virtual for health reasons.
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 7/31/2020 8:10:58 PM 
cc-cat wrote:
Pataskala wrote:

This is probably as close to a bubble for athletes as the school could get. The excuse to have them on campus is that most will need to use facilities for a few classes.


If such thinking played even a fraction of the reason for this decision the administration should be fired

(PS - I am not suggesting at all that you feel it was)



I don't know whether it was. But it's at least lurking in the shadows, given the pressure from all kinds of sources to have some sense of normalcy this fall and given that some student-athletes are already or at least were on campus this summer.


We will get by.
We will get by.
We will get by.
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Fall announcement
   Posted: 8/7/2020 11:50:16 AM 
We got an email yesterday that announced Ohio is putting together an option for students to have only online courses for the entire fall semester. Even though we think our son benefits from the on-campus environment (he's our only child), we'd go for such an option. He'd probably be on campus for only seven weeks anyway (Sept 27-Nov 20) and odds are that another surge will occur in October, so on-campus classes will likely be done well before Nov 20. Too much risk for disruptive schedules and for health issues (his and ours).


We will get by.
We will get by.
We will get by.
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