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Vaccine mandates & dorm food, the new college tour

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - 2 August 20211. Various of 1st in-person college tour in 16 months at New York University2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Williams, NYU Assistant VP of Admissions:"We're just really thrilled to be able to turn, pivot, if you will, from what's been a really difficult time and transition into what is a slightly more hopeful moment for us to be able to welcome families in person."3. Various of college tour4. UPSOUND (English) NYU Tour Guide:"So vaccines are required. As of right now, what they are telling us is that vaccines for students are required to be on campus in the fall. 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Williams, NYU Assistant VP of Admissions:"The university is requiring all students to be vaccinated. And if they aren't vaccinated by the time they get here, NYU is providing vaccinations for those students like."ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - 9 Apri. 20216. Various of NYU vaccination clinicRESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - 2 August 20217. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Abraham, Prospective College Student:"I've honestly been very hesitant on getting the vaccine, so I wanted to make sure it was actually mandatory."8. Abraham and her mother on tour9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Abraham, Prospective College Student:"I would definetly take it if it is a school I really want to go to, I would take it."10. Michelle Humi-Defunis and daughter on tour11. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Humi-Defunis, Mother of Prospective College Student:"I think at first we were just a little ambivalent and we had to do our due diligence and research about just what the vaccine was, how it would affect all of us. But we, you know, she needs it for school, for high school, for senior year. And we feel it's important to get for her safety and our safety as a family."12. NYU college tour13. SOUNDBITE (English) Leah Defunis, Prospective College Student:"I think that for me, at least, all I want is like the world to open up, have a normal college experience, have a normal senior year, so if that means getting the vaccine, then I'm going to get the vaccine."14. Wide of tourSTORYLINE:The quickly approaching fall semester has America's colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against the coronavirus.At New York University, Monday marked their first in-person college tours in 16 months. Normally questions of dorm food and admissions dominate the conversation, but this year student tour guides also have to be ready to answer questions about vaccines mandates. "The university is requiring all students to be vaccinated. And if they aren't vaccinated by the time they get here, NYU is providing vaccinations for those students like," said Jonathan Williams, NYU Assistant VP of Admissions.NYU is one of hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before classes begin. Yet many more colleges have held off on vaccine mandates. In many Republican-led states, governments have banned such requirements, or school leaders face political pressure to limit their anti-virus actions.For some of the students and parents, school vaccine mandates may be a deciding factor in students getting vaccinated.For Jessica Abraham, a 17-year-old from Staten Island, Monday's NYU tour was her first college tour."I've honestly been very hesitant on getting the vaccine, so I wanted to make sure it was actually mandatory," said Abraham, who asked the NYU guide about mandates. "I would definetly take it if it is a school I really want to go to, I would take it."Leah Defunis, a 16-year-old from Riverdale, New York, said she her high school is mandating vaccination."I think that for me, at least, all I want is like the world to open up, have a normal college experience, have a normal senior year," said Defunis. "So if that means getting the vaccine, then I'm going to get the vaccine."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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