School is (almost) back in session, at least for certain NYC universities.
The Provost for NYU, which serves almost 60,000 students across its campuses, wrote in a letter to incoming students that the college plans to resume in-person studies this fall.
“We’re planning to convene in person, with great care, in the fall (subject to government health directives), both in New York and at our Global sites,” Katherine Fleming wrote.
I can’t pretend that 2020-21 will be a typical academic year. We’ll be living with safety measures and will have to be highly flexible so we can respond to a changing landscape. I can promise you, however, that our goal is to enable you to begin your college career academically in a way that works best for you and that maximizes flexibility.
She goes on to say that if students are unable to travel to New York, they are making accommodations so they can still take classes remotely or spread classes out over two or three semesters.
As for safety measures, they are making sure all classes, events and campus activities allow for social distancing, that face coverings are always available, and that virus and antibody testing and contract tracing are routinely conducted.
The school appears to be the first NYC-based college to announce a plan to resume “normally” in the fall.
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