Stressed students lead charge for flexible grading with online classes
To calm fears that COVID would have a “second wave” in the winter months, USC moved the start of the Fall 2020 semester up one week earlier back in July. This move would lower the potential of students bringing the virus back to campus after Thanksgiving Travel. When the University later announced the majority of classes would be held online, the shortened schedule remained. Now, as Himani Pangal reports, students are noticing faults with the condensed calendar, and advocating for more flexible grading.