Following the announcement that the first two weeks of classes would be held online, provost Mary Boyce has officially announced that the following two weeks will also be virtual. When asked about the continuation, Boyce stated, “We’re not extending the virtual learning period per se. Think of it more as reimagining what the word ‘first’ means.”
Students have voiced their concerns that this spring will quickly devolve into last year’s situation with Zoom classes all semester. Boyce was quick, however, to assure students that “the remote learning period is purely temporary. Unless, of course, it isn’t. Haha.” Regardless of Columbia’s eventual decision, students may rest assured that they will be notified at the most inconvenient time possible.