Baptist and Reflector
Union University in Jackson informed students, faculty and staff that it would move full semester classes on March 16 to an online or alternate delivery format.
In a letter to the Union University community, university president Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver said, “While there have been no confirmed cases (of the coronavirus) at the university and no one associated with Union is currently in self-quarantine, we believe that it is prudent to take necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of those in our community.”
The letter noted that the online or alternate delivery classes will continue until spring break (March 23-27) and will resume from March 30-April 10.
“We hope to resume face to face instruction on Monday, April 13, but will monitor the ongoing situation and provide updates as we know more,” Oliver wrote.
Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler also indicated C-N’s move to suspend courses on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 before moving all lecture courses online the following day. He said there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, Jefferson City, or on the campus.
“Because the health and well being of our students, faculty and staff, is paramount, we have taken preventative measures to reduce their risk to COVID-19,” said Fowler. “We will ask the Lord for wisdom and direction to walk well through these challenges while caring compassionately for everyone in our community.” B&R