Northwestern Abruptly Changes Re-Opening Plans, Prompting Apology From PresidentSeptember 4, 2020 |
by Jessica Ruf
As Northwestern University’s president Morton Schapiro watched COVID-19 cases rising in Chicago’s Cook County, he made the last-minute decision on Friday to allow only third- and fourth-year students back on campus for in-person classes and residence living. That way, the school “could increase its capacity to quarantine students based on estimates from the state,” reports The Chicago-Tribune.
“Backlash” from angry first- and second-year students then followed, reported the Tribune, prompting an apology from Schapiro during an online presentation Tuesday, in which he provided more details.