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St. Scholastica to reopen its campuses in the fall

St. Scholastica will welcome students back in the fall. St. Scholastica will welcome students back in the fall. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: May 22, 2020 03:53 PM

The College of St. Scholastica plans to reopen its Duluth and extended campuses this fall.

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President Barbara McDonald announced the decision today to St. Scholastica faculty, staff, students and parents. The College will reopen its campuses, including residence halls, for the fall semester.

Courses will be taught using a mixture of in-person and virtual methods. Students in fully online programs will not experience any change to the delivery of their courses.

Classes will begin Sept. 8. The plan could change if pandemic circumstances require it, Dr. McDonald said.

The announcement comes at the recommendation of the College’s Rapid Response Team, an appointed group of faculty and staff charged with determining the College’s best course of action for a safe return in the fall. The team studied a range of scenarios, taking into account guidance provided by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. College leadership reviewed the recommendations and approved moving forward with reopening its campuses.

“In making this decision, we have drawn upon the best resources and information available,” McDonald said in the announcement. “However, please know that this plan remains flexible and could change if pandemic circumstances require it. The safety of our students, faculty and staff will remain our top priority.”
 

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