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The Lookout | October 30, 2020

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Staff Editorial: Online learning necessary

Staff Editorial: Online learning necessary
  • On August 20, 2020

From The Lookout Staff

It has been five months since LCC and almost every other college and university across the country switched to mainly online learning for the remainder of the spring semester.

What K-12 schools are planning for fall is a completely different story, but we will focus on the way colleges are handling the ongoing pandemic.

The recent COVID outbreak at the University of North Carolina is a prime example of what happens when students are allowed to return to campus.

Even our neighbors at Michigan State University were told recently they must complete their fall course work remotely, only a week after move-in.

The Lookout staff commends LCC’s leadership for taking quick initiative when planning for the fall semester. LCC was one of the first colleges in the state to decide on a COVID-19 plan for fall.

The Lookout staff appreciates the attention to detail and careful consideration former President Dr. Brent Knight and his team took when making the decision. We also appreciate new President Dr. Steve Robinson’s transparent plan for safety going forward.

By having five class options, students are able to pick the most convenient and safest option for themselves.

LCC appears able to control students’ safety on-campus with required health screenings and limited face-to-face and hybrid classes.

As upsetting as it may be to be away from campus for another semester, it is necessary. It is the only way to ensure student, staff and faculty’s safety until we can hopefully return to campus in the spring.

Anyone with thoughts on this, or any other subject, is welcome to write a letter to the editor and send it to Letters should be 200 words or less and signed by the author.

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