LU students begin new life in digital classroom

The COVID-19 virus has forced the closure of on-campus classes for the spring semester

A student studies from home. March 23, 2020. (Clarion News photo)

Clarion News reports

JEFFERSON CITY – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the classrooms at Lincoln University are closed. Students will finish the spring semester in the digital classroom beginning March 23, 2020 as faculty shift material to online-only formats.

Across the Show-Me-State many government offices are operating with essential personnel only, some bars and restaurants are closed to inside dining, and sports/entertainment venues have been shuttered until further notice. Gov. Mike Parson is urging citizens to stay at home, if possible, and use social distancing. In other words, avoid groups and crowds. That’s life under a pandemic.

All NCAA sports are canceled for the spring semester. Pro baseball is in delay and the Tokyo Olympics slated for the summer may be postponed. The media’s incessant reporting of pandemic-related news has created nationwide hoarding and shortages of basic necessities – toilet paper, meat, potatoes, eggs, and baby goods, to name just a few.

LU students began emptying their campus homes on March 21, just two days before classes resumed after a two-week spring break. Students say it isn’t clear how or if they will be refunded for unused housing and meal plans.

“This isn’t the fault of LU, but I’m not sure what’s going to happen in the future,” said one student, who didn’t want to be named. “I hope we can get back to normal soon and get back to campus.”

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