The Lion's Roar

Instructors’ perspectives on distance learning

Noel Milton, an instructor of biological sciences, is one of many instructors who is now delivering coursework remotely due to COVID-19.
October 28, 2020

Due to the unforeseen arrival of the coronavirus, the university was forced to shut down and move to remote operations last semester. However, this semester, some classes continued the tradition of taking...

How to stay distracted in online classes this semester

How to stay distracted in online classes this semester
October 10, 2020

Online classes have definitely presented a challenge in maintaining focus on social media and other important aspects of my life. Usually when I attend class, I am in a classroom in which my teacher...

Combatting the spread of COVID-19 with virtual final exams

Combatting the spread of COVID-19 with virtual final exams
October 6, 2020

Before the semester began, the university announced that students will be taking finals remotely during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4. This has raised concerns for many. Laura Latino, director of the Office...

Students and faculty reflect on virtual public speaking experience

D Vickers Hall is home to the Department of communication and Media Studies. Many students have had to take their public speaking courses online due to the pandemic.
September 24, 2020

Although the pandemic forced some classes to switch to a virtual format, virtual public speaking courses were already available prior to this semester. While some instructors have noticed students struggling...

Finding the silver lining in virtual class

Finding the silver lining in virtual class
September 5, 2020

The only bad thing about online classes is the fact that, well, we are taking them because of a pandemic. Besides that, I could not be more grateful for them. Forget about the fact that I do not have...

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