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News: Thursday, May 6

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Manheim Township High School (Source:
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Pa. state university system adopts anti-racism strategy: Following a group of students of color speaking out about feeling unsafe and overlooked at their college campuses, Pennsylvania’s public university system has agreed on a strategy to address racism on its campuses by building a more diverse staff and curriculum. (Source: Spotlight PA)

New Lancaster County programs look to solve foreclosure, credit card issues without litigation: The idea behind the programs, which start July 1, is to bring debtors and creditors together to work out their problems. The nonprofit Tenfold will assist. (Source: LNP)

Gov. Wolf, Penn State coach James Franklin encourage college students to get Covid-19 vaccine: The governor and football coach spoke to Penn State students on Wednesday, encouraging everyone who is able to get the vaccine so Beaver Stadium can be full for September's first home game. (Source: WGAL)

Survey shows a slight rise in mental health issues for Lancaster students during Covid-19: The TeenHope program of the Samaritan Counseling Center found that 23% of students screened in Lancaster County school districts are at risk for anxiety, depression or suicide, up 2 to 5 percentage points from recent years. (Source: ABC 27)

Manheim Township High School closed for two days after Covid-19 outbreak: It and Middletown High School in Dauphin County will switch to online learning for the rest of the week to allow cleaning in the buildings. (Source: CBS 21)

National/global roundup: Global pharma shares slide as Biden backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver. (Source: Reuters) Moderna: Vaccine is 96% effective in youth aged 12-17. (Source: UPI) First-time weekly U.S. jobless claims fall to 498,000. (Source: NBC) Petition to cancel Olympics gains tens of thousands of signatures in Japan. (Source: AP) SpaceX completes its first successful rocket landing. (Source: UPI)