- Apr 7, 2020
Initially the coronavirus impacted study abroad programs and spring break travel or service opportunities for U.S. colleges and universities. But by the second week of March, a desire to curb the spread of the virus in this country prompted more than 100 higher education leaders to temporarily cancel in-person classes and move to an online teaching program for a few weeks or an unspecified time period.
Fordham University in New York announced March 9 that it was suspending public classes on all of its New York-area campuses and would continue these courses online March 11.
With more events being cancelled and popular sites growing increasingly vacant amid Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, many in Rome find themselves torn between exercising caution and wanting to avoid panic.
As fears continue to mount over the spread of the coronavirus in Italy, several Catholic universities have ordered students abroad in Rome to return home – a move some have called extreme.
The University of Notre Dame Feb. 23 revoked the Notre Dame Award that was conferred upon Jean Vanier in 1994 after the L’Arche organization he established found credible allegations that Vanier sexually exploited six women.
Critics fear changes to St. Louis University’s core curriculum will leave students without an adequate understanding of theology and Catholic moral teaching.