William & Mary was featured in a segment on “60 Minutes” June 14 that explored how universities nationwide are working to reopen this fall in the course of the biggest pandemic in 100 years.
“We’ve an obligation to make sure that this cohort of scholars would not lose velocity, would not lose momentum of their faculty educations,” W&M President Katherine A. Rowe stated on this system.
Journalist John Dickerson not too long ago interviewed Rowe on the W&M campus, the place she and her husband are actually the one residents. Rowe walks the campus every day, desirous about the scholars she misses tremendously and the challenges offered by COVID-19, Dickerson stated.
“One weight comes sheerly from uncertainty,” Rowe stated. “Human beings detest it. We are going to do virtually something to not have it. And we’re referred to as to tolerate uncertainty at a very excessive degree proper now.”
However one factor that helps is considering how W&M has survived “large shocks prior to now,” stated Rowe.
The college introduced its framework for fall — Path Forward: Fall 2020 — on June 12 with extra particulars to return by July 1. As a part of that, the autumn semester will start and finish early, and college students will likely be given versatile choices for studying, together with a full summer season semester subsequent 12 months.
Imagining a W&M that doesn’t present college students with methods to proceed pursuing their training is unimaginable, Rowe stated.
“So nevertheless now we have a 12 months subsequent 12 months, we could have a 12 months,” she stated. “Nonetheless they be taught, we are going to make it attainable for them to be taught.”
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