The Unsettled Semester
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jessica Orozco is a good student. In her family of six siblings, she’s the studious one. But this unpredictable semester has broken Orozco’s good habits. Like so many other students, she’s just trying to get through it.
Indeed, if this past spring semester was defined by the sudden shift to remote instruction, the theme of the fall has been sustained uncertainty. The usual patterns of living and learning are gone, and students know any new routines they create are subject to the trajectory of the pandemic and colleges’ changing policies.