On March 30, 2020 the Brenau Office of Academic Affairs announced that there will be a commencement ceremony for the senior class. Once the Brenau campus is allowed to re-open there will be commencement ceremony, which could be around May or June. This means for seniors they will no longer have to wait until August- the estimated date for graduation- for the biggest moment of their college career. These are few things Brenau seniors had to say about the the possibility of graduation being sooner than expected:
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has unveiled racial disparity around the world. In America, xenophobic attacks have ensued toawrds Asian, specfically Chinese, communities. These attacks began based on the assumption that the Coronavirus had begun in China. While researchers are still working on finding out the origins of the virus, racial tensions around the world are rising. America isn’t the only country currently experiencing cases of xenophobia and racial inequality, but it is happening in China as well. It has been reported that there has been prejudice treatment of Africans in China and here is why.
All athletic season have been cut short. Not just for Brenau, but for all NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), and NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). This means that any athletes that just started playing or haven’t played yet lose that athletic season.
Generation X, Millennials, and Gen.Z have taken to various social media platforms to express their thoughts and feelings on how they are staying safe, their coping mechanisms, and how they are acclimating to the new normal in an on-the-go America. However, there seems to be little coverage on Corona through the eyes of Boomers, so here are the thoughts and experiences of 5 Boomers.
Before, Kemp issued a statewide quarantine, many people were already socially distancing and self-quarantining. This is due to many people being aware, before Kemp’s address, that COVID-19 can be spread by asymptomatic people. Now that Kemp has forced non-essential workers to return home it has caused a great deal of stress for college students.