New fee on some college bills: It’s for the virus

College students are used to seeing fees on their semester bills: activity fees, lab fees, athletic fees, technology fees, orientation fees and so on.

This year, some students are noticing a new item: coronavirus fees.

Faced with extra expenses for screening and testing students for the virus and for reconfiguring campus facilities for safety, some colleges and universities are asking students to pay a share of the cost.

The level of testing and protective steps, and the associated cost, vary widely by campus. Some colleges are testing all students at the start of the semester, while others will also test repeatedly throughout the academic term. Testing is mandatory at some campuses, voluntary at others. “It really varies,” said Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

The University of Michigan is charging a $50-per-term coronavirus fee this year. Revenue from the fee will help cover the costs

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Bills’ Mario Addison on chance to add former teammate Cam Newton to career sack list: ‘Hell yeah!’

New Buffalo Bills edge rusher Mario Addison had a pretty normal-feeling zoom press conference on Friday before practice.

He spoke about getting to know his new teammates in Buffalo during a pandemic after seven seasons in Carolina. How each member of the team’s defensive line is motivating each other on the field with every rep. And even shed some light on how coach Sean McDermott aggressively rotating the d-line to get everyone on the same page with less time to prepare for the season.

But when former teammate Cam Newton’s name was mentioned near the end of the session, Addison couldn’t help but smile when he was asked whether he’s looking forward to finally getting a chance to hit the New England Patriots quarterback.

Addison stroked his beard a few times and joked that he wanted to get it just right before he replied.

“To answer that question: hell yeah,”

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Alex Salmond sells major stake in his TV company ‘to help pay legal bills’

Alex Salmond hired one of Scotland's top QCs to help him fight charges - Andy Buchanan/AFP
Alex Salmond hired one of Scotland’s top QCs to help him fight charges – Andy Buchanan/AFP

Alex Salmond has sold a major stake in his TV production company to help pay his legal bills following his acquittal on sexual assault charges, The Daily Telegraph understands.

Documents lodged at Companies House show that the former First Minister is no longer listed as a person with “significant control” over Slainte Media, which he set up in 2017 when he launched a TV and stand-up career after losing his Westminster seat.

Mr Salmond is believed to retain a small stake in the company, of around 10 per cent, although Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, the former SNP MP and his business partner, now holds more than three quarters of shares. The pair previously held half of the company each.

The company is behind Mr Salmond’s controversial weekly chat show on RT, formerly Russia Today, which Ms

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