Several of Harvard’s Schools announce fall plans

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 09:10 in Psychology & Sociology

Six Harvard graduate and professional Schools announced on Wednesday that they would continue teaching classes online at least through the fall semester, citing concerns about the ongoing health threat posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of new quarantines due to resurgence of the disease. Five of the Schools — the Graduate School of Design, Divinity School, Law School, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Kennedy School — detailed their plans to extend their current practice of remote teaching through the rest of the calendar year in messages to their communities. The Harvard Graduate School of Education took the further step of announcing it would transition to a “fully online experience ” for the entire school year. “Our decision largely centers on continued disruptions to residential learning in the wake of COVID-19,” wrote HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long. “In addition to the strong likelihood of intermittent periods of...

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