Atlanta HBCUs To Go Virtual For Fall Semester

July 21, 2020

Three historically Black colleges and universities in Atlanta — Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta University — have announced that students will not return to campus when classes begin this fall amid coronavirus fears.

“It was just 19 days ago, on July 1, when we published our plan, fully anticipating that, as summer progressed, the virus would subside,” Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell said in a statement. “Quite the opposite has been the case. An honest appraisal of the facts compelled us to change course.”

The news comes days after Georgia marked a single-day record in coronavirus cases, reporting 4,689 cases in a 24-hour period.

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