As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, colleges across the country have found ways of dealing with the virus while steadily working towards a normal college life for their students. While cases have climbed, there are noticeable differences to how universities handle the situations across the U.S.
As of Feb. 13, there have been 28 confirmed on-campus cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of the spring semester. These students have the option to either isolate at home or stay in an isolation room on campus. Those isolating on campus are having mixed experiences.
The well-known Covid-19, or SARS-CoV-2, has been running rampant across the globe since 2019 with over 100 million cases since the start of the pandemic. Even with those numbers, there is still more that the coronavirus has in store.
Eleven months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two vaccines. While vaccinations are a promising step forward in the fight against the virus, they do not promise a quick return to pre-pandemic life.
As the virtual fall semester comes to a close, students are left wondering what the future holds for them on the College campus. A start to the Spring Flex plan was outlined in October, but an email from President Foster yesterday aimed to clarify outstanding questions.
We are told that the ticking clock on the wall is an unchanging, constant fixture in our lives. It sits there, clicking its heels, and moving us bit by bit through a day, a month, a year. It takes us into our future.
The lights of the Rutgers University natatorium seemed to be shining brighter than ever on the last night of the Metropolitan Conference Championships. I stepped up on the starting block to swim the 200-yard butterfly for my last race of the season. For the second straight year, I finished in 16th place and our team once again finished in second place, just shy of winning a championship.
In giving professors the option to implement the use of lockdown browsers, shifting to accommodate open-note testing and asking students to take exams while on Zoom, the College community has experienced drastic change.