Some Boston University Students Return To In-Person Learning

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After months of virtual learning, some students at Boston University's School of Public Health are preparing to heading back to classrooms this week.

As WBZ-TV reports, many members of the BU community are hesitant about returning to in-person learning; more than 150 professors, staff and students of BU's School of Public Health are currently calling for their graduate courses be held virtually for the start of the spring semester.

Boston University says all necessary measures are in place to begin safely returning some students, faculty and staff to campus buildings, despite the pandemic.

BU's Office of the Provost says the university is "approaching the spring semester with a sense of optimism," due in part to the "arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations and the establishment of a vaccination program for faculty, staff, and students."

"One thing that will not change for the spring semester is the importance of the health and safety protocols that carried us safely through the fall," BU Provost Dr. Jean Morrison said. "We must continue to wear masks and maintain physical distance; we must observe all of the protocols and strategies that are epitomized by our comprehensive screening, testing, and contact tracing program."

According to the Boston Herald, BU has previously denied a petition by a group of students for classes to remain online for the start of the spring semester.

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Written by Brit Smith

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