University Of Illinois To Go Remote For Spring

By Horace Douglas, The Chicago Times

December 22, 2021

CHICAGO – University officials at University of Illinois Chicago and Northwestern University announced they will be joining other colleges that return to remote learning when students return from holiday break.

According to a press release, the remote session will last the first two weeks of the spring semester in response to surging cases of COVID-19.  The two-week period will allow returning students time to get a negative test before returning to in class instruction.

“No one has a crystal ball and we’re driven by the data and by the science and this gives us some indication that it is better to make sure that the students. . . delivered two negative test results, whether they’re vaccinated or not,” said Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois.