Over the past nine months, most colleges and universities have moved some or all of their classes online, as an emergency measure to protect communities from the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic, which to date has killed more than 270,000 Americans.
January and winter term classes will be all online, and spring 2020 graduation, which had been postponed with the hope that graduates could return for a live event, will also be online in January 2021 as will the event for January 2021 graduates, President Devorah Lieberman announced this week by email.
COVID-19 has brought all sorts of challenges to college students across the nation, from financial burdens to lack of socialization. The abrupt transition to virtual learning has also caused an overwhelming sense of fatigue for students.
The Associated Students of the University of La Verne presented the Faculty Senate with a resolution on May 6 calling for adjustments to the finals week standards – with the hope of reducing the burden being placed on students trying to finish up the semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to all online classes, and the host of challenges of this unprecedented moment.
Business on top, lounge wear on the bottom seems to be the new quarantine fashion trend as most classrooms and businesses have switched to online platforms during the coronavirus pandemic – at least according to fashion experts and lay people working virtually.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.