With COVID-19 still dominating headlines, it seems GW is taking the safe route.
The president of George Washington University recently released some big news: classes at the college will stay mostly online for the spring semester.
The news was delivered via open letter last Friday by President Thomas LeBlanc and his fellow university leaders. Touting a priority of health and safety and an uncertainty regarding the potential spread of the virus in the coming months, the statement from the unviersity said:
"Based on these considerations, and after consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Student Association leadership, academic leadership, and the Board of Trustees, we have determined we will continue virtual instruction in the spring. All undergraduate courses and most graduate programs will be conducted online, with limited exceptions for courses that require in-person instruction or research."
Like many schools and colleges, George Washington University has conducted classes virtually throughout the fall semester.
“As with the fall semester, we will continue to offer a high-quality virtual GW experience .... Managing this pandemic has called on us all to do our part to keep the community healthy and safe, and to support one another through these difficult decisions," the statement continued.
The university offered students a 10% tuition discount for undergraduates not living on the campus this fall, and that offer will continue through the spring. They also anticipate that commencement will not be held in-person in May 2021.
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