NYU Florence is closing the campus amid the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where more than 220 people have been infected and 7 have been killed.
Following NYU Shanghai, NYU Florence became the second NYU campus that stopped on-site teaching due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The sudden closure of the campus is forcing students to depart immediately, no matter if they are living on-campus or off-campus. Starting from March 2nd, all classes at NYU Florence will resume via the Zoom online platform, which is being successfully used at NYU Shanghai.
NYU Florence’s closure has left many wondering whether the outbreak of COVID-19 will impact more NYU campuses. If so, how should the students and staff react to sudden changes if another NYU campus is closed?
“The American Dream was the opposite of what they thought it was.”
Abigail, a member of the LEAD Program by Diversity Initiatives and a sophomore at NYU Shanghai from America, organized a panel on the story of Latino immigrants in the United States. Abigail shared with OCA about her personal experience and opinion on what it means to a Latino American.
Why do the left-behind children still seem to be helpless? Why is the education gap between urban and rural areas still being enlarged? Why is it that the number of students coming from rural areas is continuously decreasing in the leading universities in China? Why does it seem that the left-behind children are still repeating their parent’s fate?