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Students decide on pass fail as semester comes to close

Julia Caruso – Contributor Some students say COVID-19 has caused poor communication between professors and classrooms, leading them to fall behind and be overwhelmed as the work piled up. Just last spring, over 1,300 students withdrew from over 1,800 courses. “As a nursing major, I had to teach and educate myself in all of my classes,” said senior Zoë Stradinger.

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Spring break canceled extending winter break

Desteny Maragh – Reporter COVID-19 has pushed back the return of classes for the spring semester.   President Joe Bertolino said, “in the interests of maintaining the continued health and safety of students, faculty and staff, the decision has been made to begin the semester on January 26, 2021.”  This is a week later than previously scheduled, and it will be concluded on May 31, 2021.  “This

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Students travel back home for the end of the semester

Desteny Maragh – Reporter As Thanksgiving break is approaching, many students are saying goodbye to their dorms and are heading home for the holiday season.  Finance & Administration Executive Vice President Mark Rozewski said in a statement that “the majority of faculty and staff, apart from essential personnel, will not be required to work on campus after Thanksgiving.”  “Individual offices may stay open with limited/staggered staffing, dependent on the schedule

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