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Columbia University announces closure of school over anti-Israel protests

…says classes will be remote for the rest of the year

By Chris Thompson

Columbia University, a prestigious Ivy League institution located in New York City, has made an announcement that has stirred controversy among its student body.

Due to the ongoing anti-Israel protests that have been rocking the school’s campus for some time now, the university has decided to shift all classes to remote learning for the remainder of the academic year.

This decision has been met with mixed reactions from students, many of whom feel that the move is unjustified and that they are being denied the full college experience that they paid for.

In response to this, there has been a growing chorus of voices calling for tuition refunds for the $70,000 per year college, as the remote learning experience is not what many students had signed up for.

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The university, however, has defended its decision, stating that it is vital for teaching and learning to continue during these difficult times.

The school has also acknowledged that conditions vary across its campuses and has issued guidelines for remote learning to ensure that students continue to receive a quality education.

“It’s vital that teaching and learning continue during this time. We recognise conditions vary across our campuses and thus are issuing the following guidelines,” the school said while making the announcement.

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Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson is an international writer with expertise in politics, business and public affairs.

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