Dorm snitches and party bans: how universities around the world are tackling Covid

From asking students to report illicit gatherings to expanded online teaching, educational institutions continue to adapt

From overcrowded lecture halls in France to a ban on sleepovers in Ireland, special coronavirus apps in the UK, snitching on dorm parties in the US and shuttered campus gates in India, students face a range of experiences when – or if – universities reopen.

Authorities around the world have introduced different measures to try to balance the needs of third-level education with those of public health amid an autumnal surge in Covid-19 infections. Students will encounter new rules, tensions and scrutiny in response to fears that universities and colleges will open the pandemic’s floodgates.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Dorm snitches and party bans: how universities around the world are tackling Covid ———