Did You Know? College Shutdowns from Coronavirus at 100+ and Counting | Beaufort County Now

As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus quickly rises in America, colleges have started to take action. james g. martin center, did you know, colleges, coronavirus, shutdowns, march 12, 2020, cvd19
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Did You Know? College Shutdowns from Coronavirus at 100+ and Counting

Publisher's note: The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal is a nonprofit institute dedicated to improving higher education in North Carolina and the nation. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, it has been an independent 501(c)(3) organization since 2003. It was known as the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy until early January 2017.

The author of this post is Anthony Hennen.



    As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus quickly rises in America, colleges have started to take action. Scores of them have extended their spring breaks, shut down campuses, moved classes online, and a few have even canceled spring semester. While the college-aged haven't died in large numbers from coronavirus, they could transmit it to others who face greater complications-such as their aging relatives, professors, administrators.

    As of Thursday evening, more than 250 colleges have modified their academic calendars. The Chronicle of Higher Education is tracking closures on Twitter, and the Daily Caller also has a running list. Below, the Martin Center will update its college closure map as more schools make announcements.


    Anthony Hennen is managing editor of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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