Impact of GOP Convention on Colleges and Universities

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Writing for Crain’s Cleveland Business, Rachel Abbey McCafferty reports on how Cleveland’s colleges and universities are being impacted by the Republican National Convention:

Cleveland State University’s second summer session is getting underway on Monday, July 18 — the first day of the convention. With the parking restrictions and road closures in the area, . . . the university has asked professors to make alternate arrangements instead of holding class on campus July 18 -21. That can include offering online classes, holding classes off-campus or offering take-home assignments.

“Cleveland State’s campus, including the recreation center and library, will be open to out-of-town visitors, . . . and the university will hold events on campus. At this time, there are almost no students in the dorms, where convention pages and interns, as well as police officers, are staying.”

Likewise, “Cuyahoga Community College won’t be holding classes at…

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