GSL Director Discusses Students Returning to University Campuses in Global News Article

Students moving into university residences

On May 26, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was quoted in a Global News article discussing the possible return of university students to campuses in the fall term.

In the interview, Hoffman said that it is unclear as of now if students will be able to return but explained that even if that was to happen it won’t be “business as usual”. It could have influences on class sizes and class locations:

“Universities are crowded places where lots of people convene in close proximity to each other, and that’s one of the things that makes university campuses amazing places to be, but it also makes them vulnerable for the spread of viral diseases.”

Another way the influence of COVID-19 could be felt on campuses is in student residences where people share dining halls and bathrooms. Changes to these types of institutions could possibly be felt long after the pandemic has ceded.

Read the full article here.


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