Virginia college provides vending machines with free masks, sanitizer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students returning to campus this fall will find vending machines stocked full of snacks and sodas as well as personal protective equipment.

The machines located throughout Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University are filled with masks and hand sanitizer. They’ll soon include wipes, too.

The supplies are available to students and employees for free, with a once-a-month limit per each product.

George Mason University also dispenses masks and sanitizer through vending machines.

Other universities across the nation are adding such vending to campuses.

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William & Mary to cut 7 sports in pandemic budget crunch

William and Mary said it will cut seven of its 23 intercollegiate sports at the end of the 2021 academic year because of budget constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The school said men’s and women’s gymnastics and swimming, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and women’s volleyball will be cut.

The student-athletes that choose to can remain on scholarship and graduate as scheduled.

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