could you go back to class?

In light of Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech, their Provost announced a few decisions that I feel were good.
First, classes will resume on Monday. Students, on a course-by-course basis, can have their grades determined by one of three methods. First, the grade could be determined based on coursework completed up until April 16th. Second, all of the previous material plus some that the student wishes to complete. Third, the course would be graded as normal with all requested coursework.
This allows the greatest flexibility for the students and staff as they begin to recover. The procedure does not hurt students who were hoping to bring their grade up during the last weeks of the semester while also allowing students the option of heading home and not returning for the semester.
Also, they decided to award degrees to all of the students whose “lives were taken”. I assume that excludes the shooter, as he “took his own life”. It is a fitting tribute.
If you read this today, don’t forget that the UCC will be holding a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.






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