Aug 8, 2020 - Economy & Business

Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Howard to hold fall classes online

Princeton University presdient Christopher Eisgruber speaking in 2016.
Princeton University presdient Christopher Eisgruber speaking in 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Howard, Johns Hopkins and Princeton universities will hold all undergraduate classes this fall online as the coronavirus pandemic persists, according to the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The outbreak has already disrupted many institutions' reopening plans just weeks before they were set to begin the fall term.

The big picture: Howard University, which originally planned to offer some in-person classes, announced Friday that it will hold fall semester courses remotely.

  • Johns Hopkins on Thursday announced its fall term would move online for undergraduates
  • Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber announced “with deep regret and sadness” on Friday that the school's undergraduate program would be fully remote for the fall semester.
  • Meanwhile, roughly 20% of Harvard's first-year students have deferred their attendance this academic year, according to Forbes.

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