AP: Colleges go back to drawing board — again — to fight COVID. “Cornell University shut down all campus activities on Tuesday and moved final exams online after more than 700 students tested positive over three days. In a campus message, President Martha Pollack said there was evidence of the omicron variant in a ‘significant’ number of samples. ‘It is obviously extremely dispiriting to have to take these steps,’ Pollack wrote. ‘However, since the start of the pandemic, our commitment has been to follow the science and do all we can to protect the health of our faculty, staff and students.'” (I wonder if the science advice is keeping up with the stage of the pandemic. Cornell is highly vaccinated and there are almost no serious cases. Does it make sense to send young people back home to their communities?)