Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa will start this upcoming fall semester a week early and wrap the day before Thanksgiving in November, according to new plans emerging this week for an unprecedented academic year amid a global pandemic. The details, made public today, include other mitigation measures like contact tracing and changes to class sizes, course delivery methods, and housing and building occupancy rates. The University of Iowa has not yet released details about its plans for fall.