From Julie Adam
Ph.D. student Darcey Altschwager was on campus at McLain’s Market when she heard the news KU would close for the rest of the spring semester and describes the ominous and anxious feeling that filled the air with everyone on campus that day the news was released. The biggest adjustment for her these past two semesters has been working from home and not being able to interact with her colleagues and peers in person. Adjusting to Zoom classes and a virtual curriculum has been difficult.
Altschwager feels that KU’s professors have handled the pandemic very well and have always been transparent with their students since day one. She is also happy with the way the William Allen White School of Journalism has handled the pandemic and how they were and continue to be very on top of communication between faculty and students.