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Area Colleges Finishing Semester Remotely

(Northwest Indiana) - Students at Purdue Northwest will finish their first semester work remotely, after Thanksgiving.  Campus administrators announced this week a plan to address rising COVID-19 spread in the region.


After Thanksgiving break next week, most classes will go online.  A few exceptions, such as science labs, will be allowed to happen in-person.  Other social gatherings will be limited to 25 people. Student housing will remain open.  Semester graduation ceremonies will go on as planned in early December.


In related news, Ancilla College near Plymouth has decided to send its students home a few days early before Thanksgiving.  Residence halls are being cleared out as soon as possible. Ancilla students will finish their first semester studies remotely.


Valparaiso University made a similar move to remote learning last week.

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