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The Trinitonian has been reporting on Trinity’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since January. Here’s a comprehensive list of our coverage. This post will be updated as we continue reporting. For the most up-to-date coverage, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@trinitonian). This post was originally published March 16 at 1:46 p.m.
March 30 | Academic Affairs extends withdrawal deadline, allows switch to pass/fail: Associate vice president for academic affairs Michael Soto announced two changes in course registration: the ability to convert registration to pass/fail grading and a deadline extension for course withdrawals.
March 25 | Univ. asks students to work remotely, says no students allowed on campus: Both on- and off-campus students are now barred from academic buildings and other facilities.
March 23 | Early buzzer sounds as Trinity cancels spring sports: With the concern of the growing coronavirus pandemic in mind, the university canceled the spring season for all sports.
March 19 | “Functioning remotely”: Trinity begins to de-densify campus, asks faculty and staff to work from home if possible: Trinity changes its status from “open” to “functioning remotely.”
March 19 | KRTU adapts to coronavirus closures: Trinity’s nonprofit radio station relieves its 50 volunteer community hosts from on-air programming.
March 19 | How did Trinity decide who stayed on campus for the rest of the semester?: A Q&A with dean of students David Tuttle describes the process behind the exemption request process for housing. Only 28 students are left living on campus.
March 16 | University closes gym, athletic facilities for student safety: On March 16, the university restricted access to many parts of the William H. Bell Athletic Center, including the dance studio, the fitness center and multiple courts.
March 11 | Trinity cancels classes, closes residence halls: On March 11, Trinity announced its decision to extend spring break, move to online classes and close residence halls due to concerns of the spread of COVID-19.
March 3 | University announces further precautions against coronavirus outbreak, including quarantine for some intl. travelers: On March 3, Trinity announced new guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the upcoming spring break, including a mandatory 14-day off-campus quarantine period in certain situations.
February 13 | Coronavrius ends China study abroad trips: In January, Trinity took unenrolled students from their study abroad programs in China and enrolled them in classes at Trinity.
March 26 | As class Zoom on, tutoring follows suit: Different tutoring groups across campus go digital to continue to help students.
March 25 | What to watch, read and listen to while stuck at home: We have a couple of ideas to entertain yourself, courtesy of Trinity University’s finest.
March 23 | Keeping up with the Trinicats: Following the closure of campus facilities and residence halls, there is not much life to be found at Trinity — that is, except for the cats that call the university home.
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