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Marshall University moving more fall classes remotely

July 30, 2020 GMT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will move more fall semester courses to a remote format than originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Marshall President Jerome Gilbert announced the change Wednesday.

“This transition will allow us to continue to monitor the status of the pandemic in our community, further reduce density inside our classroom facilities, and preserve, as much as possible, the important on-campus experience for our freshmen,” Gilbert said in a statement.

Gilbert said most sophomores, juniors and seniors will attend classes online that are broadcast live and recorded.

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He said freshmen, some graduate students and most professional students can expect a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

Marshall’s fall semester is set to begin on Aug. 24. Students can move into residence halls starting Aug. 15.

In Morgantown, West Virginia University has pushed back the start of its semester by one week to Aug. 26 and also is switching some courses to online instruction.

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