The following article was published in the August 24th edition of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.
In-class instruction began for more than 1,200 Franklin Pierce University students on the Rindge campus last week, despite six students testing positive for the COVID-19 virus during testing done on every student as they arrived on campus.
Several colleges around the country have had to backtrack on in-person classes after coronavirus outbreaks and students holding large off-campus parties, pitfalls Franklin Pierce hopes to avoid.
Colleges across the country have struggled with reopening, with institutions such as Miami University in Ohio, University of Maryland, and Illinois State University delaying in person starts, and others announcing late in the summer that they would be scrapping in-person instruction plans for a virtual model, including Goucher College, Salem College and Berklee College of Music.
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