GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > General Chat Topics > Chit Chat

Chit Chat The Chit Chat forum is for discussions that do not fit into the forum topics listed below.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 314,601
Threads: 115,576
Posts: 2,170,456
Welcome to our newest member, bobertostop8323
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61  
Old 03-12-2020, 10:00 PM
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 27,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASTalumna06 View Post
Our Greater Chicago Alumnae Chapter just posted this to Facebook with the message: Are you tired of singing Happy Birthday? Try saying The Creed when washing your hands instead. 💚⚓💛

Going around Alpha Delta Pi circles is this same meme to our "Boom Boom" Recruitment song1

Our Centennial Celebration, scheduled for April 3-5, has been cancelled. At Pitt, classes are cancelled and no group over 25, students or alumni, is permitted.

The real kicker is that Heinz Chapel, which hosts 5-6 weddings each Saturday, has cancelled all weddings until further notice. This is causing mass hysteria on wedding sites.
__________________
~*~ honeychile - ~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 03-12-2020, 10:27 PM
msbeta msbeta is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 21
My University starts spring break tomorrow afternoon. As of today, spring break has been extended to a two week period to provide faculty an opportunity to convert all of our face to face classes to an online format. This will be the most difficult two weeks of work for me since the aftermath of Katrina. Rest assured, if the University has invested in training and preparation, students will not be teaching themselves. For faculty who have never taught online and/or have large class sections, teaching online will likely be more difficult than teaching face to face. We would absolutely prefer to see our students on-campus and for life as we knew it to continue. I feel sad for our students and student-athletes and our faculty. This is not what we signed up for and never anticipated such an event.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 03-13-2020, 09:27 AM
carnation carnation is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Georgia
Posts: 11,845
So most Georgia districts, as well as the University System of Georgia schools, are out for at least 2 weeks. My sons will come home from their university for that period--no idea if they'll get online work because 1 week was their break. My husband and I will be off and I guess we're keeping grandkids because most of our children who live in town don't teach.
__________________
WARR EAGLE!!! WOOO PIG! SOOIE!! HAIL STATE!!
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 03-13-2020, 10:45 AM
ForeverRoses ForeverRoses is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: right here
Posts: 2,008
COVID-19 in the age of Helicopter Parenting. Sounds like an amazing thesis paper in a few years.
__________________
So I enter that I may grow in knowledge, wisdom and love.

So I depart that I may now better serve my fellow man, my country & God
.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 03-13-2020, 11:18 AM
naraht naraht is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Rockville,MD,USA
Posts: 3,206
I'm at work from Home until at least two weeks from Today. School is cancelled for my kid (HS Sr.) until that point. Still wondering if he'll get Prom or Graduation.
__________________
Because "undergrads, please abandon your national policies and make something up" will end well --KnightShadow
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 03-13-2020, 11:37 AM
FSUZeta FSUZeta is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: naples, florida
Posts: 16,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by ForeverRoses View Post
COVID-19 in the age of Helicopter Parenting. Sounds like an amazing thesis paper in a few years.
No kidding.
__________________
I live in Fantasyland and I have waterfront property.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 03-13-2020, 03:25 PM
AGDee AGDee is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 14,840
All K-12 public schools in Michigan have been closed until April 6th. Many start Spring Break that day so are really closed until April 13th. Closed. Not moved to online.

Most of the universities and colleges have gone to all online courses until late April. That's the week before finals for most. I think they'll go back in to take a final and leave. But my friend whose son is at Brown has to figure out how to get him out of a dorm and get all his stuff out of the dorm in the next week. Thankfully she has a brother in Connecticut who is going to help out.

My son is all online and I'm hoping his master's graduation ceremony isn't canceled. My work gave us the "work from home" direction today. Everything is canceled everywhere- theater tickets, sports, museums.

My daughter in DC is not so lucky. She's still going in to work (Dept of Education is her current project) and has practically no food and is panicking because store shelves have been wiped out. She's a bit anxious about everything.

Our cruise to Italy and Greece is definitely not happening for us.
__________________
AGD
Live with Purpose!
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 03-13-2020, 04:15 PM
Cheerio Cheerio is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: see you in four weeks!
Posts: 2,876
All of my region's public libraries are temporarily closed or closing, most for four weeks.
__________________
I've never seen a state more anxious to get into trouble than Illinois.
(quote from my Dad)

Who's carrying YOUR final post-it note?
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 03-13-2020, 06:39 PM
aephi alum aephi alum is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The Big Easy
Posts: 9,859
All Louisiana public and Catholic K-12 schools are closed until mid-April. They are going to try to do online classes, but, according to the paper, 71% of public school children come from economically disadvantaged families, and I'm sure many of them don't have internet at home.

Officials are trying to come up with a way to distribute lunches to students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. For some students, their free lunch is the only solid meal they get all day.
__________________
AEΦ ... Multa Corda, Una Causa ... Celebrating Over 100 Years of Sisterhood
Have no place I can be since I found Serenity, but you can't take the sky from me...
Only those who risk going too far, find out how far they can go.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 03-13-2020, 07:10 PM
sigmagirl2000 sigmagirl2000 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,042
Send a message via AIM to sigmagirl2000
I didn't mean to say that MIT was closing, but rather than many campus buildings and greek housing were likely to do so. Of course all schools in this situation of trying to close as much of the property as possible and limit students are moving to online learning. I was rather wondering how greek organizations are handling reimbursing students when they are being told to move out, etc.

Massachusetts educational commissioner today recommended NOT closing K-12 districts and gave very specific recommendations including closing for less than 2 days for thorough cleanings of buildings. The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents has issues a press release that I believe is very telling. The county I work in has over 70 confirmed cases among the very few people who have thus far had access to testing, including several passengers on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in the town that I teach in. I am so very proud of the Merrimack Valley Superintendents Association for banding together for the health and welfare of our communities. It will for sure be a strange few weeks, but the uncertainty is over and we can move forward with knowing we will be our of the building (minus a staff training day Monday) until at least March 27. Proms, Graduation, etc. unknown. Yet a little bit of solace in knowing that the superintendents in our area believe in the safety of our communities and that's enough for now....

link to press release.
__________________
ΣΚ one heart one way


::: waiting for someone to post in Irishpipes 2013-2014 chapter listing thread that quota was .25 ::: - ASTalumna06
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 03-13-2020, 09:26 PM
Rod D Rod D is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 110
They are closing down the country. ILL k-12 schools all closed. Heath clubs and the like are closing. Next up will be private businesses.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 03-14-2020, 10:43 AM
Benzgirl Benzgirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out in Left Field
Posts: 7,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by SWTXBelle View Post
You can let her know that I've been teaching - TEACHING - online for 6 years. He won't be teaching himself, and that professor is putting in too much work to go without pay.
Thank you!
__________________
BOLD is not a verb and BOLDED is not a word!
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 03-14-2020, 02:49 PM
naraht naraht is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Rockville,MD,USA
Posts: 3,206
Alpha Phi Omega's information in regards to Covid 19.
https://apo.org/apo-operations-updat...t-of-covid-19/

Options include virtual pledge and initiation ceremonies (with the suggestion of holding a walk through in person when the school comes back and in person meetings can be done again.
__________________
Because "undergrads, please abandon your national policies and make something up" will end well --KnightShadow
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 03-14-2020, 09:26 PM
Sciencewoman's Avatar
Sciencewoman Sciencewoman is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,160
Finally got an email from Princess Cruise Line stating that they're cancelling all cruises for 60 days -- up until now, it's just been one "SALE!!!!" pitch email after another.
__________________
Gamma Phi Beta
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 03-14-2020, 11:10 PM
Titchou Titchou is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 4,208
https://www.al.com/news/2020/03/coro...cials-say.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.