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The University of Texas will start classes for the fall semester on campus at the end of August, but students will have to leave after Thanksgiving, the Texas Tribune reports:


"We hope to avoid the possibility of students becoming infected during the Thanksgiving break and then spreading the virus to classmates upon their return," read the email, which was signed by President Gregory Fenves and Jay Hartzell, interim president designate.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

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