Binghamton University announces fall semester plans

first_imgThe flexibility in how students learn has brought some reassurance during the transition. “I personally think it’s a bit too early to make that kind of call. Especially just because things are just starting to open right now, so we need to foresee the consequences about that before we make a decision later on,” said Josh Marcus, a junior at Binghamton University. Officials at Binghamton University say they are working on ways they can have students move in much earlier than the August 26 start date, so there is a gradual increase of students on campus. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says the fall semester academic calendar will not change, with students returning to class on August 26. When it comes to attending classes, officials are introducing the “HyFlex learning model”, where students and professors have flexibility in meeting for classes in-person or online. Even with the current plans, the situation could change in the coming weeks as the reopening phase continues to unfold. University President Harvey Stenger says he is concerned about parties on campus when students return, but they have a few ideas on ways they can educate students on the importance of social distancing. “It doesn’t seem that novel, but you’re in class, you’re watching the professor, that’s one mode,” said Stenger. “You can be at home, the professor is in the classroom, there’s some students in the classroom, but this student isn’t, so you’re still watching the same lecture.” Even with students eager to return to campus, some have concerns over the starting date. “The less things we change, the more time and effort we can spend on things that we can change, to make the campus safer and healthier,” said Stenger. “I really do appreciate that they’re at least giving the options to students for both, and I think anything at this time that can help us students transition through everything is beneficial,” said Marcus. On the school’s finances, officials say they will not be laying off any staff. President Stenger says the school has about 10% flexibility in the budget and the Deans and Vice Presidents will work with 90% of their normal budget. Binghamton University switched to distanced learning on March 19 due to coronavirus concerns.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, 76ers will pursue Kyle Korver after he receives buyout from Suns

first_imgSuns are planning to buyout the partially guaranteed contract of Kyle Korver, league sources tell ESPN. Lakers, Sixers and Bucks are frontrunners to sign Korver once he clears waivers, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019Korver played with Lakers star LeBron James with the Cavaliers while he began his career in Philadelphia. Milwaukee finished with a 60-22 record last season and reached the Eastern Conference finals.Korver was dealt to the Grizzlies last month as part of the package that landed the Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. Korver began 2018-19 with the Cavaliers before he was traded to Utah in late November. Phoenix also acquired guard Jevon Carter in the deal.The Grizzlies are trading Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter to the Suns for DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson 2020 second-round pick and 2021 conditional second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019Korver, however, doesn’t appear like he’ll ever play a game with the Suns as they are expected to buy him out. The Lakers, 76ers and Bucks will be interested in him once he becomes a free agent, according to ESPN. Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers believe they’re ‘firmly in the lead’; Drake plans Raptors pitch Kyle Korver has been traded again.The 38-year-old guard has been sent from the Grizzlies to the Suns in exchange for Josh Jackson, De’Anthony Melton and two second-round picks, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among 3 teams still ‘in the mix’ for Danny Green Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles continues to fill out roster, signs Jared Dudley The sharpshooter has knocked down 42.9% of his 3-point attempts over his 16-year career.Jackson, meanwhile, was selected by the Suns with the No. 4 pick in the 2017 draft. But, his career has been derailed by inconsistent play and off-the-court issues. He has averaged 12.3 points and shot just 29.4% from behind the arc during his two NBA seasons.last_img read more